CALL FOR ENTRIES AUTOR 2016 566 800 Dautor

▁▂▃▅▆▇  APRIL 2016, BUCHAREST, ROMANIA ▇▆▅▃▁

Starting this year, AUTOR Contemporary Jewelry Fair will take place ONCE A YEAR, in spring. So, 2016 = AUTOR 2016.

Throughout the last 7 years, AUTOR has grown and grown. Bigger, wider, better. It turned into the complete and perfect event we wanted, and it has now expanded to the amplitude of an anual event. So be it: each year, one edition of AUTOR. Apply now for the 2016 edition of AUTOR!
The International Jewelry Fair AUTOR is the most important event in this field South-Eastern Europe. The event aims to create a dynamic environment with high selection standards. The participants to Autor are offered access to a select and attractive clientele.
Autor is an active platform that encourages and creates a dialogue between designers and their public: consumers, collectors, galleries, distributors, specialized media.
Who is eligible to participate at Autor: • jewelry professionals • artists 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 2016, based on the following general criteria: • submission of a new collection • originality • innovative use of materials and techniques • concept • compliance with the contemporary jewellery principles • coherence/unity of the works
Sofia Björkman – Jewellery artist and Founder of Gallery Platina in Stockholm
Doris Maninger – Director of Alchimia Jewelry School in Florence
Lucia Massei – Director of Alchimia Jewelry School in Florence
Ruudt Peters – Artist Professor Opere Summer School in The Netherlands
Paulo Ribeiro – Founder and Director of Joya Barcelona
Dan Piersinaru – Founder and Director of Autor
Application Requirements
For applying to AUTOR 2016, the following should be attached and send on the e-mail address: hello@dautor.ro:
1. The designer will send 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).
2. Short description of the concept (max 15 lines)
3. Short bio/CV, that must include: • the name he/she wishes to present to the public • e-mail address • phone number • website or Facebook page.

Deadline for applications is: ▁▂▃▅▆ 6TH OF MARCH 2016 ▆▅▃▁ The results of selection will be announced after the 12th of March.

The e-mail address for sending the applications is: hello@dautor.ro
Support for participants:
Besides creating a dynamic hub for contemporary jewelry artists and public, AUTOR is actively trying to support and encourage talented jewelry creators through various sections and activities:
AAA (Autor Awesome Award): during the fair, an international jury consisting of experts in the artistic visual field will analyse all collections and will award the AAA designer prize to the designer whose jewelry pieces are considered the most impressive. The prize is designed to help the winner develop his/her jeweler career.
Joya Barcelona Award – consists of direct entrance and free of charge participation at the 2016 edition of the fair.
Assamblage School Award – The only contemporary jewelry school in Bucharest is offering a jewelry course to a talented young designer.
KRAMA Institute Award – the newest of our prizes, recently established at the spring edition, is a jewelry course at Krama School of Contemporary Jewellery in Athens.
ELLE Award – Elle fashion editors choose a designer to whom they dedicate an article in the next issue of the most visible and sold fashion magazine in Romania.
AUTOR Magazine – Launched at the 10th edition of Autor fair, Autor Magazine is a specialized jewelry magazine that approaches subjects related to contemporary jewelry. Being the first magazine of contemporary jewelry in Romania, Autor Contemporary Jewelry Magazine is a facilitator that promotes contemporary jewelry designers.
“Recommended by…” This section helps designers who takes part in Autor to enhance their portfolios. A well-known person from the visual art area makes his/her own selection of jewelry pieces displayed at Autor fair. These jewelry are formally acknowledged through a “Recommended by…” badge.
Contact: Dan Pierșinaru – director and founder: hello@dautor.ro