-28.07 - 6.08
A social manifesto, an artivist movement, an action of reclaiming the city through art, Artown has reached its second edition and will take over Ploiești.
120 artists from 5 continents will come together from July 28th to August 6th to reshape the city.
Collaboration, commitment, and creativity, they will use murals, various performances, and street art interventions will be complemented by the remodelling of the microspace behind the former Cinemascop, the exhibition "The Sin to be Seen" at the Museum of Art Prahova - "Ion Ionescu-Quintus," and a surprise sculpture on the platform of Ploiești's South Train Station.
Over 3,000 square meters of walls will be covered with 19 murals created by 37 artists who worked together, including Alex Baciu, AnnaOvni & Bona_Berlin, Barto & Mateo Sabatino, Cristina Barrientos & Denis Galocha (Twee Muizen), Dima Kashtalyan & OCU, Irlo & Eea & Taci, KSELE & RO, Med & BAKR, Megan Oldhues & SILOH, Modreanu & Matei Emanuel, Mouse & BILOS, Native Touch & Michael Marushkin, Ohboy & Eladela Furu Loom, Pandele & Tovnyah, Roper & Delia Cîrstea, Sarai & Isabela, Sophie Nicklas & Fabien Karp, SPACEBAR & TINE (Community interventions), Tammy Lovin & Wanda from 14 countries from 5 continents, such as Romania, Israel, Canada, Morocco, and more.
Ploiești will surprise you with every step, with over 50 street art interventions made by 25 artists/artist crews from 3 countries: Aeul & Cristiana, Ana-Maria Stroie, Andreea Geamănu, Brave Bots, Bucharest stickerz fest, Carmen Pavel, Cătălin Soto, Denis Nanciu, Diana Diaconu, Dragoste, Faces of Mosaic, John Dot S, Maria Bălan, Kalut Ceramics, Nadine Kseibi, Otto Constantin, Plan B, Pisica Pătrată, Rado van Jano, Robert Obert, Rosé cu apă minerală, The Plant, Victor Covrig, and Zdesroy street art.
Regarding events in public spaces, this year there will be open-air theater, poetry, jam sessions, candle-making workshops, tea, birdhouses, textile installations, morning yoga and mindfulness sessions, contemporary dance performances, DJ and live music in Artown Park, as well as a soul/afro/latino music party taking over a well-known street in the city - St. Teatrului. The schedule and event locations will be announced on the event page before the beginning of the festival.
We invite you to explore the city during the festival and enjoy how art redefines Ploiești!
The event takes place in public spaces, so the entry is free for everyone!
JOIN THE MOVEMENT
Artown Festival is an urban and social manifesto for a different world, filled with life and colour in the urban organism. Our goal is to curate a festival that builds bridges, unites communities, and showcases the incredible power of collaborative artistic expression. We can't wait to see your vision for a world that values collaboration over competition and your insights into the exploration of truth. Together, let's create an experience that transcends borders and breaks down barriers. Together, let's redefine the urban art scene.
POWER OF COLLABORATION
AND UNLEASH YOUR TRUTH!
in the urban space
COLLABORATION OVER COMPETITION
STATE YOUR TRUTH
Mark your calendars, folks! Artown Festival is back from July 28th to August 6th! This year, we're breaking away from the idea of competition and diving headfirst into a world of collaboration. We want to see what you can do when you work together! Why compete for something that is already created when you can reflect, connect, and inspire change through artistic collaboration?
Your truth is the bedrock of your creativity. We want to hear it, see it, experience it! Remember, "everyone has their truth." And this year, we're encouraging you to state your truth, no limits. Artivism is the name of the game.
We've got three categories you can dive into: Murals, Performances, and Street Art Interventions. We're challenging the norms, mixing styles, mediums, and truths, and we want you to join us.
For mural art, we're asking you to buddy up!
We invite artists to come together in the 2nd edition of Artown Festival because collaboration means at least 2, and this call is open exclusively to collaborations between at least 2 artists, from any medium. We are looking for classic mural art proposals, while we also challenge you to explore the collaboration between different mediums, combining styles, truths and artistic universes. We don't expect your proposal to be about collaboration, unless this is your truth. Otherwise, feel free to explore your truth through collaboration. While we cherish and respect street art crews, this call for concepts is open exclusively for COLLABS that showcase the unique styles of all participating artists. Thus, individual proposals or proposals of a crew will not be judged.
Feeling shy to ask for a partner? We've got you covered! Dive into our online drive HERE, where eager-to-collaborate artists are waiting to connect with you.
We are selecting 10 mural artwork proposals.
Mandatory requirement: a minimum of 2 artists collaborating in an application.
Artists' remuneration: 2,000 euro/mural artwork, regardless of the number of artists collaborating in the proposal
We offer all artists: accommodation, meals, transportation, and all necessary resources for your mural creations.
DISCLAIMER: If any artist who participated in the first edition of Artown Festival wants to apply again, we strongly encourage collaborations between you and a "new-to-Artown-Festival" artist, as we are looking to bring diversity as well as a different experience for the artists in the city.
If you have a performance idea that speaks of truth, collaboration and unity, then Artown Festival is for and about you! Crews, bands, solo performers, we're calling on you! Whether your performance involves words, sounds, movement, live creating of any kind or you have a workshop idea related to our theme, we eagerly await your application.
We are selecting 10 performance proposals.
Individual applications are allowed, but we also encourage collaboration.
Performance remuneration: 350 euro / one or more acts of performance during the festival (depending on the complexity and logistic needs)
We offer all artists: meals, transportation, and we are trying to accommodate all your logistic needs for the performance.
Let's surprise our city! We are looking to create surprises in Ploiesti, in addition to the mural artworks that we do. The city needs more reasons to be explored and in this edition of the festival we call on all types of street artists and not only to apply with proposals for urban interventions, from small sculptures and paste-ups to stickers, collages, and more – we're looking for fresh and exciting street art interventions. And how one of our favourite street art interventions says “look at the sky”, we challenge you to look beyond!
We are selecting 25 street art interventions proposals.
Individual applications are allowed, but we also encourage collaboration.
Street art intervention remuneration: 150 euro / one or more street art interventions (depending on the complexity and logistic needs)
We offer all artists: accommodation, meals, transportation, and we are trying to accommodate all the logistic needs for the street art intervention.
Let's blend styles, truths, and realities, and turn the city into a canvas of creativity and unity! We can't wait to see what you'll create when you come together. Remember, the power of collaboration lies in combining the unique strengths of individuals in order to achieve collective greatness.
Date: 28th July - 6th Aug
Location: Ploiești, Romania
Artistic Mediums: We welcome all art mediums to come together in a wide range of urban art forms
Collaborative Projects: We strongly encourage artists to collaborate on unique projects that embody the spirit of cooperation and creativity, while stating their truths.
Artwork Submissions: Please fill in the available form for your preferred section.
Deadline for Submissions: 25th June 2023
You will be notified regarding our decision by 3rd July.