Call for entries AUTOR 2017
13-14 MAY, BUCHAREST, ROMANIA
The International Jewelry Fair AUTOR is the most important event in this field in Eastern Europe, taking place in Bucharest once a year. AUTOR promotes contemporary talents in the international jewellery design arena through an innovative event and a contemporary jewellery platform, which also features AUTOR Magazine, the contemporary magazine that connects jewellery to the human body. The event aims to create a dynamic environment with high selection standards. The participants to Autor are offered access to a select and attractive clientele. Autor is an active platform that encourages and creates a dialogue between designers and their public: consumers, collectors, galleries, distributors, specialized media.
Apply now for the 2017 edition of AUTOR!
Who is eligible to participate at Autor:
• jewelry professionals
• artists and collectives from creative fields who create contemporary jewelry
• galleries of contemporary jewelry
• contemporary jewelry schools from all over the world – any country or nationality.
The selection process:
An international jury will select the designers participating in AUTOR 2017, based on the following general criteria:
• submission of a new collection
• innovative use of materials and techniques
• compliance with the contemporary jewellery principles
• coherence/unity of the works
For applying to AUTOR 2017, the following should be sent on the e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org
1. pictures of a minimum 5 new contemporary jewelry from a collection which has never been presented to AUTOR’s visitors and audiences.
(size: 350 KB, format: JPG; jewelry in their final form, preferably neutral background or contextualized on human body, no transfers accepted).
2. Short description of the concept of the collection (max 15 lines)
3. Short bio/CV, that must include:
• the name you wish to be known to the public
• e-mail address
• phone number
• website or Facebook page, Instagram ETC.
All of the above should be sent as e-mail attachments. Photo transfers or texts within the e-mail body are not accepted.
Deadline for applications is:
▁▂▃▅▆▇ 6TH OF MARCH 2017 ▇▆▅▃▁
The results of the selection will be announced after the 20th of March.
The e-mail address for sending the applications is: email@example.com
AUTOR 2017 JURY:
Sofia Björkman – Jewellery artist and Founder of Gallery Platina in Stockholm
Doris Maninger – Director of Alchimia Jewelry School in Florence
Lucia Massei – Director of Alchimia Jewelry School in Florence
Ruudt Peters – Artist Professor Opere Summer School in The Netherlands
Paulo Ribeiro – Founder and Director of Joya Barcelona
Dan Piersinaru – Founder and Director of Autor
Support for participants:
Besides creating a dynamic hub for contemporary jewelry artists and public, AUTOR is actively trying to support and encourage talented jewelry creators through various sections and activities.
Autor Awesome Award will be offered to the most promising artist at the fair. The award will be offered by Alchimia School of Contemporary Jewelry in Florence and consists of a two-week intensive course at Alchimia School.
Assamblage Award consists of a course offered by Assamblage Contemporary Jewelry School to an emerging designer. Founded in 2010 by the designer David Sandu, Assamblage is the main educational institution dedicated to contemporary jewelry in Romania.
Krama Institute Award – joining our award committee for the fourth time, this year’s prize consists of a jewelry course at Krama Institute of Jewelry in Athens, for a new-entry artist at this edition.
Public Choice Award – reflects the preferences of the public and assures direct and discounted participation to the next edition of AUTOR 2018.
ELLE Romania Award – Elle fashion editors choose a designer to whom they dedicate a full-spread article in the next issue of the most visible and sold fashion magazine in Romania.
Moreover, the best designers will be receiving special recognition from a public Romanian figure, as part of the section “Recommended by…” which is intended to create visibility in the fair visitors’ eyes.
All awarded designers will be promoted extensively on all the online AUTOR platforms.
Individual artist: 450 Euro;
It includes: promotion before & after the event; contact with specialists in the field, invited by AUTOR; the stand (jewelry support 120x70cm and chair); 3 invitations at the fair; exposure to an attractive clientele (aprox. 3000 people in two days); the latest issue of AUTOR Magazine which will be out at the beginning of May.
Groups/collectives (max. 5 people) – 1000 Euro
It includes: promotion before & after the event; contact with specialists in the field, invited by AUTOR; double stand (jewelry support 250x70cm and chairs) with preferential positioning; 10 invitations at the fair; exposure to an attractive clientele (aprox. 3000 people in two days); the latest issue of AUTOR Magazine which will be out at the beginning of May.
Payment deadline for selected artists: 7TH APRIL 2017.
Jewellery is who you are. You are what you make us see. Get connected to AUTOR!