Central Bank of The Bahamas - Open Call

When : 2021
Where : Online and Publication
Application Deadline : October 1st 2021
Application Fee : None
Stipend : Prizes for 6 artists

The Central Bank of The Bahamas is proud to invite the Bahamian creative community to the 38th edition of the annual Open Call Competition. The 2021 theme is:

>>> HINDSIGHT IS 2020<<<

Although well into 2021 already, we are still only beginning to grasp the unprecedented way the ongoing COVID-19 global pandemic has shaped and changed the world. During the many lockdowns and curfews, one way to compute, understand and compensate was creativity. Whether through paintings, drawings, music, poetry, cooking, gardening, film or digital media, the creative responses were numerous and equally important. For this competition, we like to see, hear, read what you were working on and producing during the past year.What creative solution helped you through these surreal times? By no means does the work need to broach the issue of the actual pandemic. We are instead more interested to see the broader picture and to learn the wealth of creativity in our nation.

The 2021 Open Call goes out to Bahamians and Permanent Residentsover 18yearsold, who are artists, architects, designers, gardeners, artisans, musicians, filmmakers, poetsand more. There are no restrictions regarding size or media, only that the work has to be created between 2020-2021 and has to hold a place of significance for the creator. It’s meaning to the creator must be elaborated in a short video (max. 90 sec.), accompanying the main submission. This year we are planning for a hybrid exhibition, showcasing the artworks both in our gallery space as well as on our several digital platforms, including the Central Bank’s art website and respective social media outlets.-

The deadline for (your digital) submissions is October 1st, 2020. By then, your proposal/submission, together with a fully completed online application form, must be submitted as digital files (jpg, MP3, MP4) between 4MB (minimum) and 10MB (maximum) to the following email:curator@centralbankbahamas.com

The application form will be available shortly as well as the announcement.

Prizes First Place: Cash prize of $5,000

Second Place: Cash Prize of $3,000

Third Place: Cash Prize of $2,000

Three runners-up: $500 each

For questions and further information, please contact the curator of the Central Bank of The Bahamas at: uvvoges@centralbankbahamas.com