Comic Art Europe looks for european comic artists!

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Sunday, January 31, 2021

Comic Art Europe launches a call for projects for European authors on the theme “Visions of tomorrow” - all formats - Comics, shows, exhibitions, ... - are welcome, the only constraint being the use of the comics medium.

The theme: Visions of tomorrow - what do we do now?
As nations struggle, in the midst of a global pandemic, to cope with unprecedented social, economic and political turmoil, people around the world are challenged to question their lifestyles, how they got to where they are today and what they could do to ensure a better tomorrow.
Comic books have often proved in recent decades that they are capable of bearing witness to contemporary societal issues, be they political, economic or social. This project invites comic book authors to offer us their visions of tomorrow, of what comes after the strange period we are going through. Optimistic or pessimistic, realistic or abstract, of the immediate future or further into the future, comic book artists are invited to give us their visions of tomorrow.

5 projects will be selected by a jury comprising comic strip experts and representatives of each of the 4 cultural organisations participating in the Comic Art Europe project. Each selected artist will be awarded a 5000€ grant and a two-week residency in one of the partner cities of the project (Lyon in France, Brussels in Belgium, Barcelona in Spain and Kendal in England). The winning artists will also have the opportunity to present their work at festivals and events proposed by the project partners and in 2022."

Read more on: comicarteurope.eu/submit-your-project/ 

Prizes: 

5 projects will be selected by a jury comprising comic strip experts and representatives of each of the 4 cultural organisations participating in the Comic Art Europe project. Each selected artist will be awarded a 5000€ grant and a two-week residency in one of the partner cities of the project (Lyon in France, Brussels in Belgium, Barcelona in Spain and Kendal in England). 

The winning artists will also have the opportunity to present their work at festivals and events proposed by the project partners and in 2022.

How to Apply: 

Your project must be centered on the use of the comic art and medium and embrace the theme described above. It can be of different shapes: a comic story, a show including live drawing, a comic exhibition, a digital comic art creation, or else as long as it is making use of the comic art narrative specificities and focuses on the theme « Visions of tomorrow ».

Comic Art Europe calls for artists from all EU countries! It is aimed at artists who are resident in Europe and who work around comics. Applicants should be 18 or over. There is no obligation to have already been published.

To complete the application, the applicant must fill out the form below with:

- a high level overview of the project in 5 lines

- an explanation of their reasons for applying

- a proposal for an output format

- a biography and/or portfolio