Open Call: Submission form

The deadline for applications is May 12, 2024.

Please, fill in all the fields marked with an asterisk (*). We suggest to start the application process with collecting material containing the visualization of the project. In case any technical difficulties occure or if you have any other questions don’t hesitate to contact us. The contact person is Bella Skyway Festival coordinator Alicja Grajek e-mail a.grajek@tak.torun.pl phone tel:+48 696 377 005.

    Basic information

    Name of the project*

    Type of the project (e.g. installation, mapping)*

    Name and surname or the name of artistic group or company*

    Artist’s city and country of origin*

    E-mail address*


    Information about the artist

    Information about the artist*

    The most important accomplished projects*

    Website / social media

    Information about the project

    Description of the project*

    History of the project (circumstances of the creation, previous realizations)*

    Technical requirements the organizer must accomodate*

    Information about the costs

    Amounts must be provided with currency

    Total cost of installation (sum of costs given below)*

    The salary of the artist*

    Production costs (in case of new productions)*

    The cost of transport

    Additional costs

    Visualizations of the project

    Visualizations (the maximum size of one file is 100 MB)*

    Links to audiovisual materials

    Questions and remarks

    Required consents*

    All consents are required to submit the application.

    The idea of 15th Bella Skyway Festival is „Overflow”

    Dripping water hollows out stone, not through force but through persistence.

    The main theme of this year’s Bella Skyway Festival is Overflow, meaning more metaphorically – going beyond the established framework. At the same time, overflow is an ambiguous concept – depending on whether we are able to properly use and redirect the excess that we encounter in many aspects of life – it can be an amazing opportunity or a huge threat. Overflow, also known to IT students, is primarily related to water, which in terms of associations allows to reconcile seemingly opposing fields: technology and nature.

    The modern world is saturated with information that floods us with messages via the Internet, newspapers and television. Almost every device we use every day is connected to the global network – even such a simple device as a watch, whose only function is to measure time, has been turned into “smart devices” measuring our heart rate, number of steps, checking the weather, receiving calls and sending notifications. from other applications. We are so accustomed to receiving “beeping” notifications on our phones, tablets and computers that increasingly young people, and over time even older generations, begin to feel afraid of the lack of current information. That’s why we chase news from everywhere, refresh our phones and browse websites, and try to find the most effective ways to stay updated with new information. However, the outpouring of information is so great that no matter how hard we try, we will always miss something. This causes us stress, anxiety, and ultimately a sense of excess that overwhelms us. Information floods us like a waterfall or a flood wave, breaking into our everyday lives.

    Over the last 15 years, technology has developed incredibly – modern social media or the equipment we use every day, which seem necessary to us today to live and function in society, were sometimes only the beginnings of an idea. Others did not exist at all.

    With all the excess surrounding us, however, it is worth remembering that technology and information are not just a destructive force carrying a negative message. There are many positive aspects of them. They can contribute to the creation of interesting and important things. Social media has the ability to connect people from all over the world to support a good cause. Through them, we provide information that can change the course of events and influence the lives of people living hundreds of kilometers from us. The devices we wear save lives and help many of us feel safe. It is modern solutions and technologies that can make our planet a place not only full of greenery, but also one where technology and nature coexist in harmony. Just as nature and evolution inspire people to create inventions, the wonders of modern engineering support the development of the nature around us.

    During the 15th Bella Skyway Festival, we want to give creators this freedom of interpretation and action, giving them the opportunity to show both the life-giving and destructive sides of technology and information. Will overwhelming visions of the negative effects of Overflow prevail among the works? Or maybe, on the contrary, artists will show that with a bit of good intentions, attention and care, we can use the positive side of technology that coexists with the green refuges of urban nature.

    Featured installations

    In accordance with this year’s leitmotif of the festival, during the selection of works, we will pay special attention to installations that are in line with the Copernican idea, as well as ecology and care for the environment. As Organizers we are particularly interested in installations that will reduce the carbon footprint, use recycled materials or promote the use of green-energy solutions, therefore reducing energy consumption, e.g. installations:

    • that use reflected light;
    • that use energy wholly or partially obtained from solar batteries or other renewable sources.

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