Calls for Sculptors
Changchun International sculpture symposium has been held for 18 sessions since 1997, as a result of which more than 820 pieces (groups) of sculptures created by more than 530 sculptors coming from 216 countries and regions have settled down in Changchun city. Due to its widespread influence on world sculpture, sculptors take it as a great honor to be invited by Changchun International Sculpture Symposium. In2018, Changchun City’s Government decides to hold the 19th China Changchun International Sculpture Symposium with the theme of “strive and happiness” . Organized by the Erdao District People’s Government, this symposium is now calling for proposals from all over the world, the selected works of which will be permanently exhibited in the urban public space of Erdao district located in the eastern part of Changchun city, Erdao district, with a population of 455,000, covers an area of 102 square kilometers. It has jurisdiction over one provincial development zone — Changchun International Logistics Economic Development Zone, seven subdistricts, one town, forty-one urban communities and eight designated villages. Erdao district has experienced more than 200 years’ historical evolution to become what it is today. In 1800, ( the fifth year of Jiaqing Period, Qing Dynasty), the Qing government established Changchun Ting (an administration unit in Qing dynasty, the now Xinlicheng Town in Nanguan district), within the jurisdiction of which were four towns, one of which, then then called Fu’an Town was today’s Erdao district. After Changchun was liberated on October 19, 1948, Heshun district and Dongrong district were then integrated into Erdaohezi district. Erdaohezi was a tributary of Shuangyang River. Its flow direction was connected to Yitong River. Historically, people used to refer to Yitong River as the“Toudaohe” (first river), and the tributaries of Shuangyang River as the “Erdaohzi” (second river). “Erdaohezi” district hence got its name. In 1995, the administration division of Changchun was readjusted, three towns which belonged to Shuangyang county, the Sijia town, Quannong town and Quanyan town, and Sandao town in the suburb of Changchun were incorporated to Erdaohezi, and the total area had expanded to 511.3 square kilometers. “Erdaohezi” was then renamed to“Erdao District”. In recent years, Erdao district, taking the overall positioning of “building a new Erdao, serving the Northeast Changchun and radiating the Changchun-Jinlin-Tumen Area”, taking the development goal of “building a modernized central urban area and a happy and beautiful Erdao”, and following the five- highlight overall requirements of “ highlighting reform, innovation and breakthrough, highlighting development quality and efficiency, highlighting improvement and promotion of people’s welfare, highlighting safety, stabilization and harmony and highlighting the leading and safeguarding role of party construction”, will further push forward the development strategy of “ innovation-driven , two-industry lead, and three-area linkage”, accelerate the pace of urbanization, and speed up the construction of an intellectual Erdao of innovation, a prosperous Erdao where business thrives and people are wealthy , an ecological Erdao that is green and livable , a civilized Erdao that is faithful and friendly, and a legislative Erdao that is harmonious and stable”.
Background and Requirements
The selected sculpture works will be permanently displayed in the urban public space of Erdao district. All the submitted proposals are required to be original designs of outdoor landscape sculpture, and all theintellectual property rights of which should belong to the authors. We are hoping that with extraordinary creativity and imagination, you will make sculpture works that can best coincide with the theme, eulogize the spirit of the time, and embody Erdao’s cultural and spiritual connotation.
The proposed works are expected to be featuring in beautiful forms, high artistic values, and meet the special requirements of public art, which are reliability, security and permanency.
Soliciting, Scale and Evaluation
This symposium adopts a way of special invitation and public soliciting together, mainly targeting at internationally well-known art institutions, colleges and universities, and sculptors.
About 30 pieces of proposed works will be finally selected (adjustable according to the quality of the works). Groups of sculptures are encouraged.
Evaluation: A judging panel composed of well-known sculptors and artists will evaluate all the proposals and select about 30 pieces of works. The final results will be published on the website of Changchun Urban Sculpture Planning and Management Office（http://uspmo.ccsculpture.org/ccdsb.action?ym=index）. The organizing committee will mail to the selected sculptors the invitation letter and theexhibition participation contract stipulating the responsibilities, rights and duties of both parties. The selected sculptors should send back the signed contract and a maquette of about 50cm to the organizing committee.
Reward and Production
It is required that all the selected sculptors should send the maquettes to the organizing committee within the stipulated time. The maquettes will be permanently collected by Changchun Sculpture Gallery and the authors will have the collection certificates from the gallery. When the final installation of the selected sculpture work is over, the author will be awarded 60,000 RMB (after tax) as the creation fee and a certificate issued by the organizing committee.
All the selected sculpture works will be enlarged by the organizing committee collectively. The authors must be present at the production site to enlarge the maquettee in person (Changchun City, Jilin Province). The organizing committee will provide the author with assistants for the production of the work and cover the author’s (himself/herself) travel expenses (one-time round trip economy air ticket from the author’s residence to the production site ) and the author’s accommodation during the enlargement of the sculpture work.
Submission and Requirement
Applicants should submit the proposals online （http://126.96.36.199:4580/）. Please choose one of the following web browser: Internet Explorer 10 or above , Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome. (This website will not be activated until March 19, 2018)
The deadline for submission is April 25, 2018. (In case of any special circumstance, please directly contact the organizing committee office )
Intellectual Property Protection
The design should not infringe any third party’s patent, copyright, trademark right, reputation right or any other lawful rights and interests.
All literal information, picture, graphics, audio or video materials contained in the proposed design receive the legal protection for copyright, trademark, and other proprietary rights. They are not allowed to be published or broadcast without the consent of the participating authors.
The organizer has the right to compile, publish and release the selected sculptures and authorize Changchun Municipal People’s Government to use them for public welfare purpose, etc.
Important Time Schedule
Calling for Proposals: March 5 to April 25, 2018.
Evaluation: confirm the selected sculpture works and release the results of the evaluation in the middle May, 2018
Production and Installation: Middle July, 2018- August 31, 2018
Opening of the Exhibition: September, 2018
The Organizing Committee Office of the 19th China Changchun International Sculpture Symposium
Liaison: Wei Lai , Zhao Yue (Aimee)
Address: 9777 Yatai Street, Changchun, Jilin Province, China
Changchun Sculpture Planning and Management Office
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org (This Email is only for consultation, please visit http://188.8.131.52:4580/ for submitting proposals )
You can scan the following QR code to join in the symposium’s QQ group for more information.
The organizing committee reserves the final right of interpretation for this event.
We will carefully review your submission, solicit opinions from all sides and organize experts to evaluate the proposals. The organizing committee will sign the Production Contract with the selected author. We sincerely welcome your submission.