O.R.A. is an open call for artists. Artists of all nationalities can apply with no restrictions on age, thinking, technique or any other factor.
The jury of O.R.A. comprises 15 professional galleries, art spaces and art centres interested in discovering new projects to be exhibited.
Each of the 15 galleries in the selection panel, located in the most important areas for contemporary art in Italy, will choose one artist to realise a solo show. The exhibition can be a prelude to a long-lasting collaboration (many of the artists who were selected in the previous editions now work permanently with the galleries that awarded them). The galleries choose their winners freely and autonomously and are just required to select artists with whom they have never previously worked. All the exhibitions will open within the 2018-2019 exhibition season.
O.R.A. undertakes to put in contact artists and gallery owners without interfering or claiming anything into their professional relationships. O.R.A. leaves the greatest freedom of management between the artist and the gallery. All the exhibitions will be managed directly between the gallery and the artist in every respect (period, duration, works selection, etc.). The staff of O.R.A. will just oversee the following simple rules: (1) galleries must choose their winning artists complete freely, but (2) they cannot choose artists with whom they have had any form of previous collaboration; (3) galleries cannot ask artists for economic contributions or fees. The communication of the exhibition will be organised by each gallery according to its general policy. All commercial transactions regarding sales are handled directly between the gallery and the winning artist.Transport costs are meant to be covered by the artist, Associazione RADAR offers a refund of 100 euro to each winning artist.
Applying for this opportunity is possible up to, and including 1st December 2017.