SUPPORTING OUR ARTISTS – BUYING ART FOR THE COLLECTION (EASTERN CAPE)

Supporting-EC-Artists

Deadline

31 March 2021

Opportunity Description

SUPPORTING OUR ARTISTS
The Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality through the Red Location Art Gallery and Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum are calling for artworks for submission for the Art Collection of the city. The Art Collection of the metro tells the story of art in the region. New and contemporary voices are added to the unique story of art of the Eastern Cape.

In 2018, the Friends of the Art Museum launched the Museum Gala to raise much needed funds for the NMM Art Museum to purchase local art for the collection. Art lovers around the city showed their commitment to support local creative talent in the Eastern Cape by buying tickets to this glamourous fashion event. The sponsorship from the Mantis Collection, has been crucial to the success of this initiative. Mantis’ Adrian Gardiner’s contribution to this event echoes his continued support of local art.

The Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality has recognized the need to commemorate and celebrate Eastern Cape artists particularly during this current moment where artists need to be supported and recognized. Additional funding has therefore been identified to support this important project.

CONDITIONS OF ENTRY
The City is looking for artworks by artists who work and live in the Eastern Cape and have made a significant contribution to the art of the region.

SELECTION: The selection will be conducted by the Purchase of Works of Art Selection Committee as per the NMBM Museum Policy.

FINAL SELECTION FOR THE COLLECTION: Artists selected through the digital submission process will be invited to exhibit their work at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum. A final selection will take place once the works are installed for works that will be considered for the collection.

For more information please do not hesitate to contact:

Uthando Baduza, Chief Curator of the RED LOCATION ART GALLERY
Contact: 060 976 2779
Email: ubaduza@mandelametro.gov.za

Emma O’Brien, Assistant Director, NELSON MANDELA METROPOLITAN ART MUSEUM
Contact: 079 490 0690
Email: eobrien@mandelametro.gov.za

Issued by Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality Communications Office

How to Apply

NUMBER OF ENTRIES: Each artist can submit a maximum of THREE artworks for selection. These may take the form of sets or assemblages. Entries must be the original work of the artist.

For consideration each artist can email digital submissions to nmm.artmuseum1956@gmail.com before 31 March 2021.

Each submission must include:

  • (5 or less) Digital images of the three submissions
  • CV of the artist
  • Maximum 500-word motivation for the works to be considered for the collection.

MEDIUM: Entries will be accepted in any medium or combination of media.

CRITERIA FOR DIGITAL IMAGES: Each artist must submit a maximum of five high-resolution images per entry, consisting of two views of the work in its entirety and three close up of views for the selection panel to evaluate technique.

Digital images must be in either JPEG or TIFF formats. Artists are encouraged to make sure that their camera or phone camera is set to take images at the highest quality available in the settings.