Q: I am a Lithuanian artist but currently live in London (or between Lithuania and London). Which area should I choose to apply from?
A: You can select your country of residence or country of birth (national), depending on where you are located at the time of application
Q: Am I going to exhibit the same artwork I submit in the application in the online selection events and semi-finals events?
Q: Am I able to show a different artwork from the one I submitted in the application form?
A:The same artistic content should be presented in all selection processes.
Q: I am almost 36 years old, but not yet. Can I participate?
A: Yes you can, as long as you are not 36 years old at the date of application.
Q: Some of my group/company/band members are older than 35 years old/ younger than 18 years old. Can we still apply as a group?
A: All members have to be older than 18 y.o. and younger than 35 y.o. at the moment of application.
Q: Who is doing the selection process for online selection events?
A: The preselection is made by MArteLive curators, and online auditions and semi-final event selections are evaluated by international juries
Q: When are you planning to announce the selected participants?
A: Winners of each selection phase will be announced a few days after each selection event. Check out dates for each area on https://contest.martelive.eu/contest
Q: I am a musician but I am also a dancer. Can I apply for more than one discipline?
A: Yes. You will need to make different applications for each discipline
Q: I am a multidisciplinary artist. In which discipline/section should I apply?
A: Choose the main discipline of your work.
Q: Can I send some archival material, pre-registered performance for the first selection stage?
A: Yes. Original artworks and performances are admitted, regardless of the date of execution/recording.
Q: Is it mandatory to send lyrics, texts, and any other performance-related material in English (original text or translation)? If so, which format would be fine?
A: Yes, it is mandatory to send the text of your work in English or a translation. You have to upload a text file (any open format) when filling the application form.
Q: If I win the online auditions, am I going to travel to the semi-final event?
A: Three finalists of each discipline will participate in the semi-final event.
For performances that not involve live performances travel expenses contribution is not guaranteed (Short Movie, Video Art, Video Clip, Digital Illustration, Photography)
Q: How can I transport my artworks to the semi-final and final events?
A: Artwork transportation is paid for by the participant. If you can’t bring your artwork, your works will be presented in a photo/video format during the event.
Q: I’m an italian artist. Can I apply to the european contest?
A: MArteLive Europe contest is a new format, an extended and experimental version of the historical italian contest MArteLive, established in Italy since 2001.
If you live in Italy you can apply to the italian contest https://concorso.martelive.it/concorso
If you are an Italian citizen living abroad you can apply to the European contest.
Q: What are the prizes?
A: Please check the prizes in each discipline’s page
Q: Who is selected to take part in Art Residencies?
A: The artists that will participate in the art residencies will be selected amongst the semi-finalists of all the European Areas (Yellow, Blue and Green Area).
Q: How do I know what I get when I win the Semi Final Event?
A: Check the prizes for your discipline at https://contest.martelive.eu/jury-prizes/
Q: Is there only one winner of the contest?
A: A winner for each one of the 16 disciplines will be declared in the final event that will take place in Rome Italy.
Q: Are covers admitted?
A: No, only original works are admitted.
Q: Are covers admitted?
A: Yes, but you will have to submit two different applications.
Q: Are non-original songs admitted in the dj set?
A: You have to include in your dj set at least 3 original songs composed by you.
Q: Will you cover my art printing/exhibiting/mounting/shipping costs for the semi-finals?
A: The organisation covers the cost for exhibiting the artworks. Printing and shipping costs are on the participants. If you cannot ship your artwork we can display it on a virtual exposition during the event.
Q: Can I submit a drawing on wood or on other materials?
A: Yes. You’re welcome to use all techniques and materials.
Q: I am a sculptor. What materials and formats of my works are allowed?
A: All techniques, formats, and materials are welcome.
Q: I’m a young filmmaker/video artist. Can I apply as a group with my production team?
A: For the short movie, music video and video art disciplines the application must be submitted individually.
Q: I’m a short movie/video clip producer. Can I apply as a producer or should I submit the material on behalf of the author?
A: You will have to submit the short movie/video clip on behalf of the director as an individual (individual application fee), even if you represent a collective or a production group.
Q: I’m director for theater and cinema, and also a writer. Can I apply several times with projects from different styles of art?
A: Yes, but you will have to submit different applications.
Q: What kind of handicraft can I submit?
A: You can submit any types of objects as long as they are made completely by hand.
Q: Can I submit pictures of my whole fashion collection?
A: Pick just 3 of your best clothing items, and send us pictures together with 3 sketches of your work.
Q: Will costumes and sets be judged in the overall evaluation?
A: Yes, they will add value to your performances/works
Q: Are adaptations of other works/texts admitted?
A: Only original works are admitted.
Q: We are a circus/dance/theatre company. How many people can apply as a group?
A: There is no fixed number of participants for companies.