Cosmin Costinas on Thu, 8 Nov 2007 15:57:59 +0100 (CET)

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[Nettime-ro] ERSTE Foundation PATTERNS_Call For Submissions

Vienna, 8 November 2007

Dear colleagues,

Please find enclosed information on our call for
submissions. Please forward if you know about
interesting projects and submit if you have one

PATTERNS_Researching And Understanding Recent Cultural
Call For Submissions
PATTERNS is a transnational programme that aims to
research and understand recent cultural history.
PATTERNS initiates, commissions and supports
contemporary culture projects in a variety of formats
and media. The programme focuses on the visual arts
and culture of the 1960s until today.

Call For Submissions
As an addition to projects already underway within the
framework of PATTERNS
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open call for submissions. This call addresses
projects in Central and South Eastern Europe that
share PATTERNS' areas of interest. We support
research, publications, as well as artistic and
cultural projects and initiatives.
PATTERNS aims to document, analyse and investigate
different aspects of and practices related to the
transformation of daily life and culture in Central
and South Eastern Europe, while accounting for the
pluralities that describe the region. PATTERNS seeks
to promote understanding and knowledge of a
differently lived past, which can facilitate a shared
present and future. In doing so, it takes on the role
of a "contemporary witness". The initiative focuses on
the 1960s and 1970s, as well as on the transition
period leading up to the present. The period commonly
known as the "transition" is, without question, an
important historical turning point, not only in the
sense of reshaping and redefining what art and culture
could mean in a post-totalitarian society: At
historical and geographical fault lines, stories and
historical documents emerge. The concern of the
project is to chronicle these.

Whom We Support
The call addresses projects in the framework of
non-profit organisations (NPO) in Central and South
Eastern Europe. Since PATTERNS is an international
programme, projects from other countries are also
invited to apply if the topics they tackle are
connected to the region or operate in at least one
country of the region.
We offer funding exclusively to non-profit
organisations. Grants are not made to individuals or
political parties. Individual project work must be
embedded in the framework of a NPO.

Timetable And Selection Process For Projects
Deadline for submitting projects is Friday, 11 January

Projects are selected by the PATTERNS Advisory Panel:
Cosmin Costinas (author and curator, Bucharest /
Vienna), Veronica Kaup-Hasler (director of Steirischer
Herbst, Graz), Piotr Piotrowski (art historian,
Poznan), Georg Schöllhammer (editor of Springerin and
documenta 12 magazines, Vienna) and ERSTE Foundation.

Projects will be selected during a meeting; the
results will be published by the end of March 2008.

Please check our website for detailed information: or contact us:

With compliments,

Christine Böhler and Christiane Erharter

CULTURE Programme

ERSTE Stiftung
Graben 21
A-1010 Vienna
www.erstestiftung.or <> g

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