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Open Call ReA! Art Fair 2025

Beginning May 15th the open call dedicated to emerging Italian and international artists to participate in the fifth edition of ReA! Art Fair will be open. The fair dedicated to…

Call for Artists

Opportunity Details

Closing Date

Sep 2, 2024

Location

Italy

Artform

All Arts

May 15th– October 1st 2024

 

Beginning May 15th the open call dedicated to emerging Italian and international artists to participate in the fifth edition of ReA! Art Fair will be open. The fair dedicated to emerging contemporary art, the only one of its kind in Italy, now in its fifth edition, will open in Milan in spring 2025.

 

The last edition of ReA! Art Fair, which closed in November 2023, recorded over 5,000 visitors, including collectors, sector operators and art enthusiasts who were able to appreciate the works of 100 emerging artists from over ten countries. More than 32% of the artists participating in the fair sold their works during the days open to the public, a percentage that increases every year.

 

Now in its fifth edition, ReA! Art Fair aims to establish its role as an alternative fair format, between the Degree Show and the art fair. The artist-oriented approach focuses on artists who can participate without the mediation of a gallery. Added to this is the curatorial approach which presents the event as a single and organic exhibition ensuring the quality of the works presented to the public.

 

From May 15th, emerging artists and young creatives will be able to sign up for the Open Call to participate in the fifth edition of ReA! Art Fair, which will be held in April 2025 in Milan and will host the works of 50 artists selected by the curatorial team, which, for this important edition, has decided to reduce the number to provide even more direct support to each creator.

 

Through the fair, the ReA Arte Association carries out its mission of supporting the work of emerging artists, providing young talents with a space in which to exhibit their works, meet collectors, galleries and cultural institutions, make themselves known to a wide audience and offers them a real growth and sales opportunity.

 

You can submit your application from May 15th to October 1st  2024.

How to participate

The call is open to all Italian and international visual artists, by completing the application on the website www.reafair.com/open-call

Required information for the application includes:

  1. Artist Statement,

  2. Updated portfolio,

  3. Bio and CV/Resume of the artist.

 

Registrations for the call are divided into two parts. From May 15th to June 30th, thanks to the “Early Bird” mode, it is possible to send your application with a registration fee of €40.00. From July 1st until the closing of the announcement the fee is €55.00.

 

The exhibition has no thematic constraints and includes the following categories: Painting, Drawing, Photography, Video, Performance, Sculpture, Mixed Media, Digital Art, Street Art and, again this year, NFT.

 

The selection of the artists will be carried out by the curatorial committee after the collection of all the applications. The 50 selected artists will be announced on social media and via newsletter the 31st of October 2024.

 

The selected artists will be able to see their works presented in a curatorial project of international scope, created specifically for the event with the utmost attention. There is no additional cost for the days of exhibition and the proceeds from sales will go directly to support their artistic work.

 

Participants will also have the opportunity to compete for the awarding of prestigious prizes in collaboration with other cultural collaborators. In recent years, in addition to cash prizes, the winning artists have had the opportunity to access artist residencies in Italy and participate in a collective exhibition.

The ReA Arte Association

ReA Arte is a non-profit association founded in 2020 on the initiative of a group of young professionals under 35 engaged in the art sector. By integrating different backgrounds – from curatorial training to cultural communication and fundraising – the organizers gather around a common purpose: promoting art and culture through the support of emerging artists, guaranteeing their accessibility to the sector and fair opportunities. Added to this objective is that of bringing the public closer to an inclusive and transparent art market. Over the years of activity, the association has expanded and consolidated, now counting a multidisciplinary team of over 15 professionals.

Around this mission ReA! Art Fair was born, the association’s main event, which will reach its fifth edition in 2025. The fair is accompanied by other exhibitions, collaboration activities, and cultural institutions including the ReA! Education & Consulting training department, which offers workshops and consultancy services dedicated to emerging artists and sector operators with the aim of transmitting specific skills to present themselves and work in the contemporary art market, in a strategic and efficient way.

Data sheet

Title Open Call ReA! Art Fair 2025

Conceived and directed by ReA Arte Association

Call duration May 15th – October 1st 2024

Artist announcement October 31st, 2024

Application fee €40.00 (early bird May 15th– June 30th)

                                              €55.00 ( July 1st –  October 1st)

Information to the public info@reafair.com – www.reafair.com

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