Open Call

Due to the current situation and at the request of many artists, we are postponing the start of the freedom books project by half a year. Thank you very much for all submissions so far! They will of course be considered in the selection process.

The new deadline for all submissions is 15.09.2020.

We wish you and us, during this time, freedom over your own mind.
With confidence and joy in your work:
Ute, Lucia and Florian

 

Courage to freedom?

Freedom has fallen into disrepute. Functionally obstructed, hijacked and dumped - not only within the programmatic chains of exploitation of political parties.
Do we need new everyday life myths, new patterns for our spiritual existence, a new order of reality? Does freedom enable new visions? A different art, a different politics, a different life?

Reconstruct!

The old narratives have served their time. When we create, we liberate ourselves - towards a positive freedom, not just being free of something, but freedom for something.
From subject to project.

We invite you to bring your idea of freedom into format with us: freedom books. Printed and bound. The call is open to artists and creative collectives working with photography, illustrations and/or texts.

This means:

  • send us a PDF with your work on the topic of freedom
  • a project description (max. 1 A4 page)
  • a CV with your artistic career (max. 1 A4 page)
  • a link to your website or Instagram account (if available)

Up until when?

Deadline for submitting your work is September 15th 2020

Send it where?

per Mail to:

And then what?

We will pick four projects from all submissions. Printing costs, visual editing, layout and production are covered by the publisher. The artist will receive a 50% share of the revenue from the sale.

The format?

freedom books are expected to be produced as follows (subject to change):
Number of pages: 32, print-run: 650 copies, format: 171 x 210 mm, print: 4/4 color

Send your work by September 15th 2020 as PDF to

More visual impatience, for freedom!

 

  • With best regards
    BUMMBUMM BOOKS
    Ute, Lucia und Florian

 

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