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Open Call for Romanian Jewelry Week 2023

Open call  /  05 Jan 2023  -  07 Apr 2023
Published: 05.01.2023
Open Call for Romanian Jewelry Week 2023.
The National Library of Romania
Management:
Valentina Buzamurga
DEADLINE: 07/04/2023
Romanian Jewelry Week 2022. Photo by Stefan Vartolomei..
Romanian Jewelry Week 2022. Photo by Stefan Vartolomei.

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Intro
Romanian Jewelry Week is an international event organized by Assamblage National Jewelry Association, dedicated to the contemporary jewelry field in Romania and worldwide. Assamblage is currently the main and most active platform in Romania dedicated to author jewelry, with a large area or educational and cultural activities (a portfolio of over 30 projects and exhibitions in the past 8 years).
The previous edition of Romanian Jewelry Week showcased over 190 designers and collectives from all over the world and welcomed more than 3000 visitors. The format of the event includes each year a large area of exhibitions, fairs, conferences, workshops, seminars and guided tours, with one main location as well as connex locations. The ROJW awards are designated by an international jury board, as well as special awards each year by official partners.

Through Romanian Jewelry Week, Bucharest is becoming a meeting point for the international contemporary jewelry community that wants to connect and interact. A constantly growing audience falling in love with contemporary jewelry and more and more cultural locations interested in hosting events and exhibitions and being part of this effervescent story. This will also bring new challenges for designers. Awareness and an authentic personal and artistic vision, the contribution to the social and cultural role of jewelry, the genuine dialogue with a global audience through story and concept is more important than ever. David Sandu, Curator and Founder of Romanian Jewelry Week.

>>The fourth edition of the international event Romanian Jewelry Week will take place between the 4th - 8th of October 2023. Applications are now open until the 7th of April 2023!
 

1. Eligibility criteria and categories
The application is open to all contemporary jewelry designers, artists, collectives, schools, associations or institutions from Romania and abroad, regardless of age, education, and experience. Terms and conditions for each category are mentioned below.
 
Who can apply?
Independent designers and artists
Emerging as well as established, designers or jewelry brands can apply for:
  • Exhibition area (individual or shared display). Designers can send their pieces for this section without the need to attend the event in person.
  • Fair Area (individual stands, only available for designers who can travel to Bucharest for the fair).
Individual designers can apply directly here: https://www.romanianjewelryweek.com/application-designers 

Collectives
Galleries, museums, schools, jewelry groups, jewelry events and other institutions or event organizers. Collectives can register for:
  • Exhibition area (collective stand, maximum 10 artists). Collectives can send their pieces for this section without the need to attend in person.
  • Fair Area (collective stand, maximum 10 artists - only available for collectives which can designate a representative to travel to Bucharest for the fair).
Collectives can apply directly here: https://www.romanianjewelryweek.com/application-collectives

 
2. International Jury
 
Each year, the Romanian Jewelry Week awards are decided upon by an international jury. In 2022, the official jury was composed by:
- David Sandu. Curator and Founder of Romanian Jewelry Week.
- Charon Kransen. Charon Kransen Arts, New York.
- Bernadette Pinet-Cuoq. President of the European Federation of Jewellery and French Haute Ecole de Joaillerie in Paris.
- Justyna Teodorczyk. Director of The Gallery Of Art In Legnica, Poland.
- Byron Vafeiadis. Curator of Education and Collections at Ilias Lalaounis Jewelry Museum in Athens.
 
Special awards were also nominated by ​ Milano Jewelry Week, Brussels Jewelry Week and Israel Biennale of Contemporary Jewelry. The jury of Romanian Jewelry Week 2023 will be announced soon!

 
3. How to apply?
 
All applications must contain the following materials:
1. The online application form available at www.romanianjewelryweek.com
2. Photos of at least 5 pieces proposed for selection. Preferably white background, but also model or other set-ups are accepted. Resolution min 300 dpi. Each photo will contain in the description information about the name, object type, year, materials, and dimensions. Example -“JohnSmith_brooch_euphorya_2022_sterlingsilver_wood_9x5cm”. For collective exhibitions, at least one photo must be sent for each proposed designer.
3. Selection/collection concept - max 700 characters.
4. Designer biography / Institution description in English - max 700 characters.
5. Links to online presence, where available - Facebook, Instagram, website...
 
 
4. Costs, financial terms and conditions.
The costs for participation at Romanian Jewelry are set according to different categories:

> Exhibition Area: 4-8th of October 2023.
Pieces can be sent in advance by post/courier, without the need to participate in the event.
  • Independent designers can apply for an individual stand (120 x 80 cm, 90 cm height, white, closed glass system) - 280 Euro or a 1/2 stand (a stand shared between two designers, resulting in an allocated space of 60 x 80 cm, white, closed glass system) - 180 Euro.
  • Jewelry Schools - 360 Euro. The allocated stand is 250 x 120 cm, 90 cm high. White, closed glass system. Max 10 students can be included.
  • Collectives, groups, associations, or institutions - 490 Euro. The allocated stand is 250 x 120 cm, 90 cm high. White, closed glass system. Max 10 designers can be included.
*The exhibition area doesn’t allow sales during the event, stands will remain closed during the entire time. Designers can arrange through reservations or buying of pieces, with the delivery after the end of the event. For the sales option, please choose the fair section below.

> Fair area: 7-8th of October 2023.
*only for designers and collectives who can attend personally the fair.
**it includes the exhibition area during 4-6th of October.
  • Independent designers - 380 Euro - individual stand (120 x 80 cm, 90 cm height, white). It includes the stand, signage (name, country, QR code, designer biography and collection concept), as well as a chair or electricity outlet if required. It allows for direct sales during the fair.
  • Collectives, galleries, associations - 740 Euro. Stand dimensions 250 x 120 cm, 90 cm high, white. Collectives can showcase maximum of 10 designers. It includes the stand, signage (name, country, QR code), as well as a chair or electricity outlet if required. It allows for direct sales during the fair.
*Romanian Jewelry Week does not intermediate sales. All designers and collectives from the fair area must be present and have their own price lists, packaging, and payment terminals for card payments - optional (cash payments are also possible in the national currency RON or sometimes often EURO).


5. Event dates and deadlines
Applications are opened for all categories between the 16th of December 2022 to the 7th of April 2023.
Applications will be analysed by the jury and starting on the 24th of April 2023 the selection of participants will be announced.
Between the 25th of April and the 25th of May 2022, participants will sign the exhibitor contracts and will pay the participation fee according to their choice of category. Additional information may be required at this stage (portfolio photographs, texts, interviews and articles) in order to prepare the online platform and the communication campaign.
Starting the 1st of August until the 4th of September 2023 the pieces must be sent by post/courier to the Assamblage Headquarters for the participants who are not able to travel to Bucharest for the event. Assamblage will ensure the set-up of the pieces in closed glass displays. Designers who will attend can bring the pieces personally.
The event will take place between the 4th - 8th of October 2022. The schedule, list of locations and events will be announced soon.
The pieces will be sent back to the designers between the 16th of October and the 16th of November 2023. Pieces that are part of awards, connected events or other projects can be held longer with the previous agreement of both parties.


>> For further information and questions regarding the application process and regulations, check the romanianjewerlryweek.com official website or write an email to hello@romanianjewelryweek.com
 
Romanian Jewelry Week 2022 at the National Library of Romania. Photo by Stefan Vartolomei..
Romanian Jewelry Week 2022 at the National Library of Romania. Photo by Stefan Vartolomei.

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Romanian Jewelry Week 2022 at the National Library of Romania. Photo by Stefan Vartolomei..
Romanian Jewelry Week 2022 at the National Library of Romania. Photo by Stefan Vartolomei.

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Lily Kanellopoulou. Brooch: Island Story II, 2022. Resin, silver, pigments, stainless steel.. 4 x 7 x 12 cm. Photo by: Oreski Rovakis. Awarded at: Grand Award of ROJW 2022. From series: The Sight of Memories. Lily Kanellopoulou
Brooch: Island Story II, 2022
Resin, silver, pigments, stainless steel.
4 x 7 x 12 cm
Photo by: Oreski Rovakis
Awarded at: Grand Award of ROJW 2022
From series: The Sight of Memories
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Romanian Jewelry Week 2022 at the National Library of Romania. Photo by Stefan Vartolomei..
Romanian Jewelry Week 2022 at the National Library of Romania. Photo by Stefan Vartolomei.

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