CALL FOR PROPOSALS
ADDRESSED TO ALL MODERN-IMAGINATIVE ARTISTIC ENTITIES AND INDIVIDUALS WISHING TO PLAY THE GAME CALLED BRIDGING CITIES ACROSS EUROPE


THROUGH THIS OPEN CALL FOR PROPOSALS WE INVITE ARTISTIC LEGAL ENTITIES ESTABLISHED IN ONE OF THE MEMBER STATES OF THE EUROPEAN UNION AS WELL AS INDIVIDUALS TO SUBMIT PROPOSALS FOR PARTICIPATION IN THE PROJECT BRIDGING CITIES ACROSS EUROPE  

THIS IS A GREEK (c) INITIATIVE WHICH HOPEFULLY IS GOING TO BENEFIT FROM EU FINANCING AND PRIVATE SECTOR.  THE EU FINANCIAL SUPPORT WILL BE CALCULATED ON THE BASIS OF THE TOTALITY OF THE PROJECT COST AND IT WILL NOT EXCEED 50%  

PROJECT’S PREPARATIONS WHICH STARTED BY MARCH 2003 IN ATHENS ARE GOING TO BE COMPLETED BY OCTOBER 2003 AND THE PROJECT’S ACTIVITIES ARE PLANNED TO BE REALIZED DURING 2004 [MAY – DEC] IN ATHENS AND IN THE OTHER PARTICIPATING CITIES. 

PROPOSAL SUBMISSIONS MUST CONSIST OF:  A BRIEF AND CLEAR DESCRIPTION OF THE IDEA PROPOSED [NOT EXCEEDING 400 WORDS], A COST CALCULATION OF THE PRODUCTION PROPOSED, A CARICULUM OF THE WORKS REALISED IN THE PAST BY THE ENTITY WISHING TO PARTICIPATE AND FULL DETAILS CONCERNING ITS LEGAL PROFIL.

A film might be inspired from a Novel narrating its heroes’ experience in a city / A sound text might be inspired from a Poem describing a city’s thoughts and feelings / A theatrical event might be inspired from a narration about a city / A choreographic spectacle might be inspired from a painting / A play might

Dérives

involve

playful

constructive

behavior

a Writer / an Actor / a Stage Director / a Painter / a Photographer /a Composer / a Choreographer / a Dancer / an Architect

an 

artist

knows

that

well.

a novel / a poem / a play / a text / a word / a photograph / a musical part / a sound / a vocal / a painting / a building

everything

might

be

the

core

of

inspiration

for

an

artist

So,

in which Novels were you passengers? 

Which Poems were the sponsors of your trips? 

Which Pieces of Art were your omnibuses to other lands?

Which Musical Parts took you to a journey? 

Which Performances became think-signs in your map? 

Which Constructions have shown you the destination?

Which

Think off, get inspired and «construct»YOUR Bridge.!!!!

One of the practices of Literature is the dérive - literally «drifting» - in the unknown, unfamiliar or just not yet discovered Cities.  Supposing that writers’ subjective eyewitnessings are as infinate as the readers and taking into consideration the numbers confirming the readers’ pleasure in travelling through literature,  we may strongly argue that Literature draws up an alternative cities’ map.  Undoudtedly this involves the writers’ playful-constructive behavior and the readers’ awareness in tasting a blend of real and imagined shape of Cities.

This - the opportunity of practicing a dérive while remaining on a sofa - is a Bridge.  To be specific, this is just one Bridge.  And if we want to play this great game called Bridging Cities across Europe, we have to add the Bridges that Performing Arts, Theatre, Music, Dance, Painting, Photography, Architecture etc., are constructing between and on behalf of the cities.

«By asking the passerby, you will eventually get to the city», says a greek proverb.  So, at the beginning, we are willing to ask questions such as, in which Novels were you passengers?  Which Poems were the sponsors of your trip?  Which Pieces of Art were your omnibuses to other lands? Which Musical Parts took you to a journey?  Which Performances became think-signs in your map?  Which Constructions have shown you the destination?

Then, while fishing for replies, we are planning to organise roadworks, exhibitions, performances or playful events.  And thus, by practicing «dérives»  in  unfamiliar attitudes and different lifestyles, in colours and materials reflecting the terrain and the encounters, in modern techniques of construction and in sounds we might end up with á contemporary cities’ map!