BEFORE APPLYING, PLEASE READ ALL THE PROVIDED INFORMATION ABOUT THIS PUBLISHING OPPORTUNITY CAREFULLY, IT IS VERY IMPORTANT THAT YOU HAVE COMPLETE UNDERSTANDING OF OUR PROCESS OF WORK AT ALL STAGES OF YOUR APPLICATION.
Art Maze Magazine is an independent artist-run and ad-free specialist international print publication dedicated to discovering and promoting experimental and progressive contemporary art, which reflects modern society and its environment, provokes conversation and action; fosters innovation and diversity of mediums which make today’s art scene so intriguing and versatile.
ELIGIBILITY: Artists are welcome to submit works in any visual medium which can be showcased in print format: painting, drawing, sculpture, printmaking, photography, textile, installation, digital, film, performance, any form of mixed media etc.
Artists or any art organisations on behalf of artists from all countries are welcome to submit their works for consideration.
There is no specific theme for this call for art.
DISTRIBUTION: Physical and digital copies of ArtMaze Mag are distributed worldwide via select bookshops, galleries and through ArtMaze’s online store. More info: https://artmazemag.com/shop/
Edition 33 is to be curated exclusively by ArtMaze Mag editorial team.
DEADLINE: April 13th, 2023 (midnight: end of the day 13 April – Eastern Standard Time)
PLEASE USE ONLY UP-TO-DATE WEB BROWSER (e.g. MOZILLA FIREFOX OR GOOGLE CHROME) TO FILL IN THE APPLICATION FORM.
PLEASE READ THE INSTRUCTIONS BELOW CAREFULLY AND PROCEED VIA THE LINK TO THE ONLINE FORM:
WHAT TO CONSIDER WHEN APPLYING:
Make sure you have read all the information and have become familiar with the magazine - online and in print. Please note that it is crucial to consider ArtMaze’s call for art processing fees before applying to make sure that this opportunity is in line with your expectations.
You are welcome to purchase online and physical copies of published editions, as well annual online subscription via our online store to get the feel of the publication, its design and read about fellow makers https://artmazemag.com/shop/
Please don’t just blindly apply for the sake of applying – be thoughtful of the projects and art communities you choose to be a part of - do your research via all possible sources and spare a moment to read provided infomation.
If you have any specific questions please feel free to write us an email via firstname.lastname@example.org – we are happy to help!
SELECTION OF WORKS AND NOTIFICATION OF RESULTS:
Results for our contests are normally announced around after 7+ weeks after the official deadline of the call or, if the dealine was extended - after its offiacial extension, to ensure that our team have enough time to give their full attention to each applicant’s work, carefully selecting finalists for print publications.
Results will be posted at: www.artmazemag.com as well as via social media (Instagram and Facebook: @artmazemag). Notification will be made via email and by posting on the results page which will appear on our website’s home page. All artists who provide a working email address will be notified via email. Type your email address correctly, if a mistake is made you will not be notified via email.
Announcement emails and urgent images requests from us tend to go to Spam folders. Please make sure to always check your Spam folder if you did not receive anything in your main Inbox folder.
If for any reason you did not receive an email from us – please keep an eye on our website and social media as all the important announcements always appear online, alternatively you can get in touch with us via email@example.com.
"IS HAVING AN ARTIST WEBSITE MANDATORY FOR THIS APPLICATION?"
Providing an artist website is not mandatory in order to submit work however if you have any portfolio link that could show us more of what you do other than what you have submitted - it is always very helpful.
If you do not have any online portfolio at all - not to worry - just make sure you include detailed information in your statement/bio and attach good images of your best artworks as well as all the required information.
Instagram portfolio is optional (we like looking through IG profiles!), but please understand Instagram portfolio is not always enough in order to understand the bigger scope of the progress and content of work as well as enlarging images and reading more information about you as an artist. Therefore we suggest all artists to try to maintain a website and update it regularly - this is really important, not just for the open call, but in general. Many people, as well as visiting multiple art shows, browse contemporary art online everyday - as do we, but we find that taking a look at the artist's website always works best in terms of getting a 'clear picture' of each artist's practice. As much as Instagram connects us all so well around the globe and brings exposure and international reach to each one of us, it does not work so well as an actual portfolio in showcasing your work professionally online*.
*We provide this information based on our working experience with artists' submissions.
"CAN I UPLOAD IMAGE DETAILS OR IMAGES OF ONLY ONE WORK IN MY APPLICATION?"
We provide a maximum of five image uploads per each application. Please upload five different works - one artwork per image/file (unless your artwork is a diptych, triptych, large or small installation etc). Please do not combine artworks with info and other images of works in one jpg. We do not advise submitting image details of works. If we are interested in a specific work we will request more images.
"DO I SPECIFICALLY NEED TO SEND 5 IMAGES OF WORKS OR CAN I SEND LESS ARTWORKS?"
We provide a maximum of 5 images uploads per submission and we strongly advise artists to send us different works (using all 5 image uploads) for consideration because it gives more chances to be selected. But if you still wish to stick with less than 5 images of works in your application - this is acceptable.
"DO I NEED TO SUBMIT WORKS FROM ONE SERIES/BODY OF WORK OR A MIXED SELECTION?"
You are welcome to send five different works from only one body of work/series or a mixed selection from your practice. This is totally your choice.
"WE ARE APPLYING AS A GALLERY ON BEHALF OF OUR ARTISTS. IS IT OK TO INCLUDE 5 IMAGES IN ONE APPLICATION FOR MORE THAN ONE ARTIST OR MULTIPLE SEPARATE ARTISTS?"
Unless you are an artist duo or applying with collaboration pieces by a group of artists, we do not accept single applications with separate works of different artists. If such submission is made it won't be considered.
"I MISSED THE DEADLINE BY MINUTES/SECONDS - CAN I SEND MY SUBMISSION VIA EMAIL OR COULD YOU EXTEND THE DEADLINE FOR ME?"
ArtMaze Magazine is following a systematised submission process via Submittable platform which is also operating fee processes. We do not accept submissions via email and extensions of expired deadlines upon demand are not possible unless we make a special extension announcement to the call before the official deadline.
"I ATTACHED WRONG IMAGES/TEXT IN MY APPLICATION - CAN I SEND YOU THE CORRECT ONES SO YOU WOULD BE ABLE TO EDIT MY SUBMISSION?"
We urge everyone to be very attentive to our call for art requirements and extra careful whilst filling in the online form. Make sure you have enough time to think through what you will be submitting. No changes can be made once the application has been sent off and paid for. Make sure all works, including recent ones, which you are happy to showcase are also presented on your website or social media - we always check through additional information about each artist when such is provided.
If you need to change any contents of the submission that have been paid for and sent off, you will have to withdraw this submission (please get in touch directly with Submittable technical support if you cannot perform this action via your Submittable account) and submit a new submission with correct information/images. Please also make sure to reach out to us to request the refund of the submission that you have withdrew while the call for art to which you have submitted is still running. When the call for art deadline has passed, no refunds can be made.
"CAN I APPLY MULTIPLE TIMES?" or
IF YOU HAVE ALREADY BEEN PUBLISHED IN ONE OR MORE OF OUR PREVIOUS ISSUES:
If you choose to submit again: we encourage artists who have been previously published to apply each time with completely new works or new body of works which were not used for previous applications/features in ArtMaze Magazine. You are welcome to apply as many times as you wish.
"WHY WASN’T MY WORK SELECTED?" and "COULD YOU PLEASE PROVIDE ME WITH CONSTRUCTIVE FEEDBACK AS TO WHY MY WORK WAS NOT SELECTED?"
Please note, our opportunities are competition-based, therefore, if your work was published in our issues before it does not provide a guarantee that your new work will be accepted because of that. We select work based purely on the quality factor as well as taking into account the competitive nature of the opportunity and unfortunate fact that we are unable to publish everyone who applies. We accept and publish all mediums but we do not restrict each selection to a mandatory inclusion of any particular medium.
Sadly, we cannot provide all submitted artists with constructive feedback/critique on why their work wasn’t selected as this is something that is beyond our resources and physical working capacity and is a complex process in itself which requires very careful attention and time spent on constructing a specialised opinion.
PUBLISHING APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
PUBLICATION ON DOUBLE PAGE:
– apply 3-5 images (format: jpeg; 72 dpi; Title_Name_Surname.jpg; size limit per image: 5 Mb – this is not a strict size requirement but try to not go over 5Mb excessively)
– website, brief written bio/artist statement and image information (title, medium, dimension)
NOTE: bio and statement together may not contain more than 350 words*
– non-refundable processing fee**
If your work is accepted for the publication and your bio exceeds the given limit of 350 words we will shorten it.
IMPORTANT: Please DO NOT COPY/PASTE YOUR CV OR LIST OF SHOWS. We require brief bio/statement only in written format.
PROCESSING FEES: ArtMaze Magazine is an artist-run, ad-free independent international publication with a worldwide distribution. ArtMaze Magazine does not contain any advertisements in order to provide its readers with a continuous art experience. Publishing opportunities require an essential non-refundable fee due to substantial admin and processing work involved.
ELIGIBILITY AND RESTRICTIONS: The competition is open to all artists, both national and international, working in all visual mediums. Applicants must be 18 years of age or older to apply.
Selected artists will be asked for high resolution images and will be published in the next print and online issue of ArtMaze Magazine. Each selected artist will receive a 2-page spread in print and digital magazine including bio&statement, website, and 1-5 featured artworks. All published artists will receive a complimentary PDF issue of the magazine and will be promoted on our website/social media. Physical copies of Art Maze Magazine are printed to the highest quality in London, UK.
DISTRIBUTION: ArtMaze Magazine is an independent international publication which is distributed both nationally and internationally via its online store: www.artmazemag.com/shop.
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