Saturday, May 23, 2009

Modifications – The Aarhus Art Building

Deadline: June 5, 2009 by at 12:00 noon (RECEIVE)

Open Call for Proposals 2010

The Aarhus Art Building


Modifications – The Aarhus Art Building, Center for Contemporary Art, 2010

Visual artists and curators working within all media types are hereby invited to submit proposals for exhibitions of existing or new projects for the year 2010 under the heading Modifications.

With the theme Modifications the Aarhus Art Building focuses on the artistic field between distorting appropriation and revolutionary intervention and the historical origination of these fields.

We therefore seek suggestions for group and solo exhibitions plus artistic, documentary or animated films etc. for a special film program under the same heading.

Read the entire introduction here.


Applications can be submitted for the category “Curated exhibitions, group and solo exhibitions” and the category “Film program”. In the first category it’s possible to apply with existing as well as new projects. The film program is open for productions belonging to genres such as artistic film, documentary and animation. The heading for both categories is Modifications.

Proposals will be evaluated by the artistic director and curator of the Aarhus Art Building plus representatives from the Aarhus Art Building exhibition committee.

Curated exhibitions, group and solo exhibitions:

The exhibition proposal must include:

* Completed application form. application form [doc]

* Project description. Max 3 pages plus a short CV for all participating artists.

* Photographic documentation for all participating artists.

* Budget for the entire exhibition project.

We do not accept photographic documentation on CDs or similar media types. If photographic material is sent in digitally, it must be embedded in a document in a printer-friendly format.

Proposals for projects can be sent via regular mail or e-mail to: This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

Film program:

The proposal must contain:

* Completed application form. application form [doc]

* Film on DVD (or mail)

* Short CV of applicant.

Proposals can be sent via regular mail on DVD or CD.
Film and videos up to 10 MB can be sent via mail to: This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

Additional instructions and guidelines:

All proposals must be in the hands of the Aarhus Art Building by Friday, June 5, 2009 at 12:00 noon.

In the event the application does not meet the above-mentioned criteria, the applications will receive an administrative refusal.

Proposals can be sent electronically to or by regular mail to
The Aarhus Art Building, J. M. Mørks Gade 13, 8000 Aarhus C, Denmark

* Submitted materials will not be returned.

* Decisions will be sent by e-mail before August 10, 2009. Refusals will not be negotiated.
Please do not inquire about the status of exhibition proposals by telephone.

The Aarhus Art Building offers:

Almost 1,000 square meters and 4 exhibition halls. See floor plan here. Floor plan

Technical assistance related to setting up the exhibit will be offered by arrangement. The Aarhus Art Building has various exhibition materials and tools plus different kinds of technical equipment at its disposal; these will be available to the exhibitors by arrangement.

The Aarhus Art Building cannot offer financial aid or support for the production of works, but provides and finances travel, accommodations, honorarium, insurance, documentation of the exhibition, PR, presentation materials and a catalogue.

The Aarhus Art Building is an exhibition venue for contemporary art focusing on experimental qualities and approaches. In general The Aarhus Art Building acts as a seismograph for the current trends on the art scene. By simultaneously creating a debate around these trends the venue seeks to play an active part in the generation of new ideas. As a non-commercial exhibition venue the Aarhus Art Building meets its audience with the same amount of openness and challenge.

Visit website for full details:

The Aarhus Art Building
J.M. Moerks Gade 13
DK - 8000 Aarhus C
+ 45 86 20 60 50