AUTOR 13: THE APPLICATION AND THE SELECTION PROCESS
Spring edition, 9 – 10 of May, Bucharest, Romania
The International Jewelry Fair AUTOR is one of the most important ones in South-Eastern Europe. The biannual event aims to create a dynamic environment with high selection standards. The participants to Autor are offered the access to a select and attractive clientele. Autor is an active platform which encourages and creates a dialogue between designers and their public: consumers, 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.
An international jury will select the designers participating in AUTOR 13, based on the following general criteria: the principles chosen concept for jewelry, originality, innovative use of materials and techniques.
The jury consists of:
Doris Maninger – Director of Alchimia jewelry school in Florence
Lucia Massei – Director of Alchimia jewelry school in Florence
Paulo Ribeiro – Founder and Director of Joya Barcelona
Gio Carbone – Director of Le Arti Orafe jewelry school and Preciosa Exhibition in Florence
Dan Piersinaru – Founder and Director of Autor
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. Preferable, the pictures of the pieces should not exceed 350 KB/JPG and will present the jewelry in their final form, simple and clear (preferably neutral background or contextualized on human body). The designer will send a text with the name and a concept description of the collection. (100 words should be fine)
2. The designer will send a brief biography : the name he/she wishes to present to the public, e-mail address, phone number, website or Facebook page.
Deadline for applications is:
5th of April 2015.
The results of selection will announce after the 13th of April.
The e-mail address for sending the applications is : email@example.com
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 analyze 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. The last three prizes were offered by the famous schools as Alchimia and Le Arti Orafe, both from Florence, Italy.
Joya Barcelona Award – consists of direct entrance and free of charge participation at the 2015 edition of the fair. Previous winners: Doru Dumitrescu, Alina Carp and Steffi Gotze.
Assamblage School Award – The only contemporary jewelry school in Bucharest is offering a jewelry course to a talented young designer. Previous winner is Katerina Serbezova from Bulgaria.
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. Previous winners are Kuki Constantinescu from Sweden and Andra Lupu from 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.
New Entry Section: Autor encourages and promotes the participation of new talented designers who have the needed profile for the “New Entry” section; this creates direct and implicit contact with consumers of contemporary jewelry.
Focus Designer Section: a renowned designer is invited to have a presentation in a larger format and with broader exposure.
“Recommended by…” section: 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: firstname.lastname@example.org