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Open Call for the Slovenian Jewelry Week 2024

Open call  /  05 Nov 2023  -  01 Feb 2024
Published: 22.11.2023
Open Call for the Slovenian Jewelry Week 2024.
SIAJ Slovenian Association of Jewellers
Management:
Olga Košica
DEADLINE: 01/02/2024
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Intro
From May 9 - 20 2024, Slovenian Jewelry Week - SIJW - will be held for the third time in a row.
This annual event presents and connects contemporary jewelry designers from Slovenia and around the world. SIJW collaborates with a variety of domestic and international institutions.
​For SIJW 2024, the theme Sensations has been chosen.

When we communicate with jewelry through our senses, what are the sensations that we experience as a result?
Depending on how people interact with jewelry, they can experience a variety of sensations. These can include the weight of the jewelry on their skin, the texture of the materials used, the temperature of the metal, gemstones or other materials, and the way the jewelry moves or rests on the body. In addition to this, individuals may also experience emotions such as joy, confidence, and attachment to a particular piece of jewelry when wearing it or touching it. It may also be something completely different, such as disgust, fear, or some other strong emotions.

The call is open to all contemporary jewelry designers and artists, collectives, schools, galleries from Slovenia and abroad, regardless of age, education and experience.

From May 9 - 20 2024, Slovenian Jewelry Week - SIJW - will be held for the third time in a row. This annual event presents and connects contemporary jewelry designers from Slovenia and around the world. SIJW collaborates with a variety of domestic and international institutions. It is a platform that encourages creativity, knowledge and innovation. It is a link between the past, the present and the future. It is a celebration of art, dedication and passion. It is a celebration of contemporary jewelry that reflects the creators' thoughts and ideas. It is a place where we can feel the designers' creative vision.
 
SIJW is currently the only event in our country focused on promoting contemporary jewelry design, products and especially their creators. It is a sustainable and culturally educational event, combining exhibitions, courses, workshops, school projects from Slovenia and abroad. It also includes lectures by domestic and international guests, round tables etc. The event will also include a competition event, where a jury of experts will award prizes for various categories of works. All selected pieces of jewelry will be presented at specially curated and thematically themed exhibitions in Ljubljana, Izola and Slovenj Gradec. In Ljubljana the exhibition will be held in Rog Centre a public space and a platform for contemporary Crafts & Design.

At the same venue, a sales exhibition will also take place for the first time on 18 and 19 May 2024.
All applications must be submitted by February 1, 2024

Find the application in both Slovenian and English on https://slovenianjewelryweek.com/

The application form contains:
  • Application Form: CV (maximum 800 characters)
  • Description of Jewelry / Collection details: 3 individual pieces:
    Describe your jewelry/collection and the concept (inspiration) behind it (in max. 800 characters).
  • Photographs of the jewelry in JPG format, in high resolution 300 dpi.
    Name: surname_name_title of the collection_piece of jewelry*.
    Example: novak_janez_samoreflexion_ring.
    *jewelry piece = ring, necklace, bracelet, earrings, brooch, etc.
  • Declaration of authorship

TERMS AND CONDITIONS: https://files.cargocollective.com/c1339516/SIJW_ENG.pdf

In preparation for the event, our team has begun collecting applications for satellite projects. Any galleries, museums, or schools with ideas for their own program or who are interested in collaborating are invited to submit them via email: zavod.siaj@gmail.com