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Call for Artworks: The 24th Da Dun Fine Arts Exhibition of Taichung City

GENERAL RULES & REGULATIONS FOR THE 24 th DA DUN FINE ARTS EXHIBITION OF TAICHUNG CITY

1. Purpose: To enhance international cultural exchanges and raise standards for artistic creation.

2. Organizers: 1) Supervisor: Ministry of Culture, Republic of China (Taiwan); Taichung City Government 2) Organizer: Cultural Affairs Bureau, Taichung City Government; Organizing Committee of the 24 th Da Dun Fine Arts Exhibition; Preparatory Office of Taichung Museum of Fine Arts

3. Qualified Participants: 1) All domestic and foreign artists. 2) Participants can apply to multiple categories, but may only submit one item per category. The organizer reserves the right to disqualify any applicant from participating in the Da Dun Fine Arts Exhibition for a three-year period if they are found copying, imitating or forging the works of other artists. 3) Submitted artworks must be original within three years of the submission date (2016~ 2019.3). Artworks, as well as works from the same series of an artwork, that have received awards (excluding academic awards) or been short-listed at any other art exhibitions may not be submitted.

4. Categories and Regulations for Submitted Artworks:

(1) Ink Wash Painting: The actual artwork must be larger than 135 cm x 35 cm, with the inclusion of frames or scrolls, should not exceed 230 cm x 150 cm. Note that computer-generated effects and digital printing are forbidden.

(2) Calligraphy: The actual artwork must be larger than 135 cm x 35 cm, and inclusive of frames or scrolls should not exceed 230 cm (L) x 150 cm (W).

(3) Seal Engraving: Please refer to the relevant regulations listed below in Term 5, Application Procedure.

(4) Glue Color Painting: The size of each piece must be larger than No. 50 and should not exceed 176 cm x 142 cm, including the frame.

(5) Oil Painting (including Mixed Media): The size of each piece must be larger than No. 50 and should not exceed 176 cm x 142 cm, including the frame. Note that computer-generated effects and digital printing are forbidden.

(6) Watercolor Painting (including Mixed Media, Watercolor Painting must be the main media used): The size of each piece must be larger than 78.7 cm x 54.6 cm and should not exceed 176 cm x 142 cm, including the frame. Note that computer-generated effects and digital printing are forbidden.

(7) Printmaking: The size of each work must be larger than 54.6 cm x 39.3 cm and should not exceed 176 cm x 142 cm, including the frame. The number of prints, title and creation year of the artwork must be specified. A signature by pencil must be signed on each piece of artwork.

(8) Photography: The length of each photographic work must be exactly 24 inches (61 cm)~30 inches (76 cm), excluding the frame. The work can be a single piece or assembled by multiple pieces. If the main work is comprised of a single piece, three additional photographic work (of 8 × 10 inches) must be submitted for reference. The main submission should be noted.

(9) Sculpture (including three-dimensional mixed media works): The sum of height, width and depth must not exceed 440 cm (including stands, which the longest side must not exceed 240 cm). For artworks exceeding 200 kg in weight, artists are solely responsible for transporting and setting them up at the site on their own. Please pack your pieces in sturdy wooden boxes to ensure their safety during transportation and attach photos of your works (in a presentation-ready fashion) on top of the boxes.

(10) Crafts: Submitted works may be of any style and material. Please pack your artwork in a sturdy wooden box to avoid damage during transportation, and attach a photo of your submission (in a presentation-ready fashion) on top of the box. Artwork size: a. Flat (two-dimensional) entries: Not exceeding 240 cm (H) x 240 cm (W), including of frame. b. Three-dimensional entries: The sum of height, width, and depth must not exceed 440 cm (including stands, which the longest side must not exceed 240 cm). In the weaving category, submitted pieces must not exceed 240 cm (regulations for flat entries also apply to framed woven works).

(11) Digital Art: This category includes static, non-static, and interactive digital artworks. Please refer to the relevant regulations listed below in Term 5, Application Procedure. ※ Art pieces submitted for categories No. 1 to No. 8 must be mounted appropriately (glass-mounted works will not be accepted).

5. Application Procedure:

1) Preliminary Review: Applicants should send in application forms, along with photos of their artworks, to “Visual Arts Division of Cultural Affairs Bureau, Taichung City Government” at 8F, Huizhong Building, No. 99, Sec.3, Taiwan Boulevard, Xitun Dist., Taichung City 40701, Taiwan via registered mail. On the envelope, applicants should write, “Application for the 24 th DA DUN FINE ARTS EXHIBITION OF TAICHUNG CITY in ______ (your choice) Category”.

(1) Application Form: Fill out all fields in the form in detail, and provide photos of your submitted works (or printouts for digital-art entries). Applications without complete information or the required documents will not be accepted.

(2) Photos or Printouts: a. Applicants should send in one 8 x 10 inches photo or printout for each submitted piece (in high resolution, attached to the application form). b. For Seal Engravings, applicants should submit prints of their engravings—5 to 8 pieces—on a piece of 35 cm x 34 cm or 70 cm x 17 cm rice paper (no mounting needed). Photos of the engravings are not necessary. 3 c. For graphic works, an additional 8 x 10 inches close-up photo of each submitted piece is also required. d. Length of the submitted photography works may be cropped or digitally processed to fit within 10~12 inches. If the main work is comprised of a single piece, three additional photographic work (of 8 × 10 inches) must be submitted for reference. The main submission should be noted. e. For Crafts, Sculptures and 3D-Mixed Media works, photos (8 x 10 inch) taken from four different angles (front, back, right, and left), plus the standard photo of the art piece, are required. f. Digital Art: Applicants should provide A3 (42 cm x 29.7 cm) printouts of their submitted pieces in CMYK mode with 300 dpi resolution, or in TIFF and EPS formats. In addition, digital or EXE files and the printouts of the original works must also be saved and copied onto a disc, on which the artwork title and the name of the artist should be written.

(3) Submissions failing to follow the general rules and regulations of the 24 th Da Dun Fine Arts Exhibitions of Taichung City will not be accepted and reviewed.

(4) Once the submitted documents, photos, and printouts are processed for preliminary review, they will not be returned. Please keep additional copies before submitting them.

(5) Application forms can be downloaded from the Taichung City Government Cultural Affairs Bureau’s website at https://www.culture.taichung.gov.tw/NewsContent.aspx?menuID=122&id=21707

2) Final Review: Qualified participants should send in their original works to: Taichung City Dadun Cultural Center, at No.600, Ying-Tsai Rd., West Dist., Taichung City 40359, Taiwan.

(1) The list of qualified participants will be posted on the official website of Cultural Affairs Bureau, Taichung City Government. They will also be instructed via a notification letter to send in their original artworks for the final review.

(2) Qualified participants for the Seal Engraving category should submit prints of their seal engravings—8 to 12 pieces—on rice paper, and all their carving materials in boxes. The rice papers with the seal prints can be scrolled or framed—simply rolling them up without proper protection is not acceptable. The actual size of submitted pieces must be larger than 150 cm x 45 cm. Carved personal signatures on the sides of the seals are allowed.

(3) Digital Art: a. The output of static digital images should be in A0 (118.8 cm x 84.1 cm) size and CMYK 300dpi format with mounting. Participants must save their submitted electronic files in TIFF or EPS formats onto disks, on which the artwork titles and artist should be written. b. Non-static digital works must be presented in digital files no longer than 10 minutes. The original digital files and EXE files of the submitted works must be copied onto disks and labeled with artwork titles and the artist’s name. It is important to note that none of the artist’s information should be included in the digital files of artworks. Qualified participants are responsible for providing and installing their own equipment, such as that of projecting images. However, the organizer reserves the right to inspect and approve such devices. Exhibition set-up space must not exceed 4 240 cm (H) x 300 cm (L) x 300 cm (W). c. At the exhibition sites, organizing department reserve the right to adjust the space for each exhibited work according to event display planning and visual effects considerations.

(4) After the organizers receive the submitted original artworks, receipts will be issued to the participants, who must use these receipts to claim their works. A list of the award winners will be announced on the official website of Cultural Affairs Bureau, Taichung City Government. Notification letters will also be sent to the award winners.

3) Da Dun Prize Review: First-prize winners for each category are required to provide three additional artworks to the review committee. The review committee will determine the five winners of the Da Dun Prize based on the additional artworks, which will then be collected and taken ownership and copyright by the Cultural Affairs Bureau, Taichung City Government.

For more information, please see: https://www.dadunfae.taichung.gov.tw/english/content/index.asp?Parser=1%2C9%2C25%2C20&fbclid=IwAR2bZM96Syj1g7hAr8z18QXzRfCHhe_IiE6xrXhEH4TiN9Iet0NBIdpRNfM