Call for entries AUTOR 2018
5 – 6 – 7 MAY, BUCHAREST, ROMANIA
AUTOR is the most important event in the field of contemporary and art jewelry in South-Eastern Europe. The event has a nine-year record of creating a dynamic environment with high selection standards. The participants to AUTOR are offered access to an exquisite and attractive clientele. Beyond the actual fair, AUTOR is an active platform that encourages and creates a dialogue between designers and their public: consumers, collectors, distributors, specialised media.
Established in 2009, AUTOR has positioned itself through its 16 editions as an innovative fair for young and professional talents.
Apply for the 2018 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 2018, 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 2018, the following should be sent on the e-mail address: email@example.com
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). All the pictures must be named as follows: name of the artist and name of the collection.
2. Short description of the concept of the collection (max 15 lines)
3. Short bio of artist, 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:
▁▂▃▅▆▇ 12 March 2018 ▇▆▅▃▁
The results of the selection will be announced by the 26th of March at latest.
The e-mail address for sending the applications is: firstname.lastname@example.org
Support for participants:
Besides creating a dynamic hub for contemporary jewelry artists and public, AUTOR is actively supports and encourages talented jewelry creators through various other activities (e.g. awards, portfolio reviews, “recommended by” endorsments etc.)
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.
Joya Barcelona Award - consisting in free participation at Joya Barcelona Fair, one of the most prestigious events in contemporary jewelry.
Athens Jewelry Week Award - consisting in a free admission as a designer in Athens Jewelry Week, the newest event in contemporary jewelry.
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.
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.
MyDay-ByDay Award – consisting in 7 days of ‘personal exhibition’ in the contemporary Myday-byday jewelry gallery in Rome.
Public Choice Award - reflects the preferences of the public and assures direct and discounted participation to the next edition of AUTOR 2019.
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 for one year after the event.
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 (250x70cm and chairs); 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: 6 APRIL 2018.