Open Call CAN for Balkans – Comics Alliance Networking for Balkans

“Do you like history? Do you enjoy drawing? Do you appreciate the unconventional approaches of the history?” CAN for Balkans project supported by the Creative Europe welcomes applications from worldwide artists until the 17th of July 2022.

Priložnosti · May 12, 2022

The Theme: The Balkans Throughout History
“CAN for Balkans” means the convergence between HISTORY, ART and PROPAGANDA. However, given its call to the worldwide artists “CAN for Balkans” will create the comics legacy of the History and Art without Propaganda.
The resulting works portfolio will stand for an intercultural “dialogue” on Balkan history and will constitute the basis for both the exhibition and the catalogue design. The exhibition opens in Brasov, on the 14th of October 2022, during the International Historic Comic Strip Festival 2022 and will be toured to Serbia, the Republic of Macedonia, Albania and Belgium.

Selection and Terms
A jury consisting of 5 comic strip experts, designated by the 5 cultural organisations participating in “Can for Balkans – Comics Alliance Networking for Balkans” project, will select the works presented in the itinerant exhibition, published on the online platform and in the project catalogue. The number of the works selected out of the total received during the call is not limited.
However, the same jury will appoint 9 winning comic strips (4 awards and 5 mention awards). The designated artists will receive money prizes and will have the possibility to present their works during the festivals and events proposed by the project partners during October 2022 – March 2023.

“CAN for Balkans” welcomes applications from worldwide artists until the 17th of July 2022.
For further information about the open call see here.

Producer: Brasov County Museum of History
Main partners: Albania National Museum, Comics Art Museum Bruxelles, Strip Centar na Makedonija, Leskovac comic school ,,Nikola Mitrovic Kokan”
Partners: Asociația Forums; Coresi Shopping Resort; Revista Historia; Agenția Națională de Presă ,,AGERPRES”.
“Can for Balkans – Comics Alliance Networking for Balkans” project is supported by the Creative Europe.