Imagine all the people: Waterford arts festival issues open call for exhibition
Imagine that … a festival with people at it in Waterford long after the pandemic restrictions have been lifted hopefully!
The 2020 Imagine Arts Festival is planning to host a very unique art exhibition during the festival this October called ‘Creating Together – Apart’.
An open call for submissions to the exhibition is now being launched by the festival organisers, which aims to gather together snapshots of life as they are during the Covid-19 pandemic in the form of visual art.
The festival team wants to promote the artistic creations of young people from the ages of 7-17 during this time of Covid-19, and all that it brings.
‘Creating Together – Apart’ will focus on this moment in time, and all submissions will feature in an art exhibition at a space within Waterford City during Imagine Arts Festival 2020.
“Due to COVID 19 we are living in a new way. Spending lots more time in our homes and exploring our local areas,” Festival Manager Nora Boland says.
“But while being apart we are still finding ways to be together, from online chats to phone calls, even sending each other presents and letters in the post.”
The submissions for the exhibition will also be judged with a prize on offer for first, second and third place under two age categories, age 7 to 12 years and age 13 to 17 years.
A cash prize of €100 – 1st place, €50 – 2nd place and € 25 – 3rd place is on offer respectively in each category.
A title for the work must also be provided and the artwork must be submitted with the artist’s name, age, contact number and the title of your piece to Imagine Arts Festival Young Artists Competition, c/o Theatre Royal, The Mall, Waterford, X91 PK15. Submissions to be received no later than 5pm on Friday, August 28 2020.