Open call for artists from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and Ukraine.

Application Deadline: June 20, 2017

Festival Dates: September 22-24, 2017

Festival Location: E. Gareev Botanical Garden and neighbouring courtyard, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan 

The Festival curators invite artists to re-imagine and invigorate the Botanical Garden, using art, design and architecture to create informal meeting places for diverse groups and discussions of pressing issues and meditation.  These art objects, installations and performances should stimulate reflection and discussions about the role of “green zones” as a vital part of public space, not just for rest and relaxation, but also for enlightenment and social interaction.  

Preference will be given to art projects, which:

— stimulate community involvement:

— transform and reinterpret existing objects and infrastructure (site specific);

— explore the juncture between art and utilitarianism (design approach);

— use natural materials (dry wood, branches, etc. located on-site);

— can be maintained for a long-period outside. 

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