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OPEN CALL FOR BALTIC ARTISTS: MARTELIVE CONTEST AND FESTIVAL


A lifetime opportunity for young and emerging artists. International visibility, freedom of expression, no glass ceilings – ​MArteLive is about to change the future of art.


Supported by the ​Creative Europe Programme of the European Union, this new contest-festival will enable ​thousands of young European artists ​to ​showcase their talent, win prizes ​and ​network​ ​with fellow artists and high profile professionals.

MArtelive ​represents a truly exceptional chance to ​live an unforgettable experience: selected artists will perform in ​Online and Livestream Auditions, ​take part in Semifinal Shows ​and ​Art Residencies in different European countries, and be crowned in the great Final Show in Rome, Italy.

A total overview of the world of art

MArteLive is open to a wide range of artists, featuring ​16 Artistic Disciplines: Music, Dj and Producer, Theater, Dance, Contemporary Circus, Literature, Painting and Drawing, Sculpture, Photography, Digital Illustration, Street-Art, Fashion Design, Handicraft, Short Film, Music Video, Video Art.

The Contest

The MArteLive Contest is open to artists between 18 to 35, European residents or citizens. It​ ​follows a 4-step process of selection, running both online and live:

STEP 1 – ​CALL FOR ARTISTS
Participants apply on ​www.martelive.eu​ . Application submission open from February 5th to April 30th, 2021.

STEP 2 – ​ONLINE AND LIVE STREAM AUDITIONS
MArtelive selects the 10 best artists for each Artistic Discipline that will perform online in livestream audition events. ​Artists are evaluated by both ​qualified juries and the audience.

STEP 3 – ​SEMI-FINAL SHOWS
Spectacular live events where the 3 best artists, for each of the 16 Artistic Disciplines, perform all together: a ​unique experience for both the artists and the audience. ​Semifinal Shows ​will be in ​Vilnius (Lithuania), Tuzla (Bosnia and Herzegovina) ​and ​Krakow (Poland). The winners from each Area get a ​cash prize​ and ​fly to Rome ​for the European Final Show.

STEP 4 – ​EUROPEAN FINAL SHOW​ (December 2021)
An ​unforgettable show, ​where ​the best of European talents perform together to really wow the audience. The show is held during the prestigious ​MArteLive Biennial​, a high-impact event spread through 60 locations in Rome, with an audience of 50,000 people.

Art Residencies

MArtelive is ​much more than a contest. Semifinal winners and other selected artists can take part in ​1-week Art Residencies in Italy, Lithuania, Poland ​and ​Bosnia and Herzegovina. The artists ​live together ​and ​create unique multidisciplinary ​performances, that will be showcased in ​special events ​in the Art Residency location and on the ​MArteLive Biennial Festival​ in Rome, Italy.

Best moments of the experience and “making of” will be shared on MArteLive social media and website, ​giving the artists a platform to directly connect with the audience.


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The dream goes on

This ​first ​MArtelive ​European edition takes place after ​20 years of experience ​in Italy​, where ​MArtelive ​has ​already helped thousands of youngsters ​express their artistic views and​ gain international exposure.
Thanks to this background, MArteLive proves that creativity has no limits: the energy of the festival vibrates across styles and ways of expression, creating a unique space for connections.

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