Biennale of young artists from Europe and the Mediterranean

03 September 2009, North Macedonia

Biennale of young artists from Europe and the Mediterranean

Skopje, Macedonia, 3-12 September 2009

On 3-12 September 2009, the city of Skopje will host the XIV Edition of the Biennale of Young Artists from Europe and the Mediterranean, realized by the Organizing Committee of Biennale Skopje 2009. During the ten-day festival, Skopje will host up to 700 young artists, and their creations will be exhibited in the public spaces of the city, which will become a melting point for intercultural dialogue.

Artists from 46 countries from European and the Mediterranean will participate in the Biennale of Skopje 2009. The XIV Edition of the Biennial will represent an important moment of inclusion and cooperation involving many Euro-Mediterranean countries. It will be a window open to different cultures, languages, and lifestyles; it will give the opportunity for promoting dialogue and the youth artistic flair.

The event is promoted by the International Association for the Biennale of Young Artists from Europe and the Mediterranean (BJCEM). Its objective is to strengthen cooperation among ministries, municipalities, institutions and cultural associations of the Mediterranean area to promote young creativity, international exchange and peaceful relations beyond the existing political and geographical borders of the Euro-Mediterranean area.

Artistic fields include:

Visual Arts (Plastic Arts, Photography, Installation, Performance, Video Art, Comic Strip, Cyber Art, Public Art)
Applied Arts (Architecture, Visual/ Industrial/ Web design, Fashion, Digital Creations)
Literature (Writing, Poetry)
Music (Folk/Ethnic, world music, Contemporary, Electronic, DJ's. Jazz, Pop, Rock)
Show (Theatre, Dance, Urban Acts)
Images on the Move (Film, Video, Animated Films)
The selection is open to all the young artists from 18 to 30 years of age, for the Show Area the age limit is 35 for directors and choreographers. The deadlines for application range from 15 December 2008 to 30 January 2009, according to the calls published by the individual members and partners.

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