MArteLive European Contest
MArteLive is an international contest and festival open to young and emerging artists from all over Europe.
MArteLive aims to discover, support and promote new talents: selected artists will be given the opportunity to perform in front of an international audience, be evaluated by qualified juries, get in touch with professionals in the field, participate in artistic residencies and win prizes, featurings and collaborations.
It is organised by MArteLive (Italy), Tuzla Live (Bosnia), Kintai Arts (Lithuania) and Artnova (Poland) with the support of the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union.
The contest is open to every citizen and/or european resident between 18 and 35 years old.
All works and performances admitted to the competition must be strictly original, under penalty of exclusion from the competition.
Each artist or group of artists can submit only one application.
Each artist can submit a proposal in one of the following disciplines:
The information on the artistic disciplines found on www.martelive.eu are an integral part of this regulation.
The European territory has been divided into 3 Areas: Blue, Green and Yellow.
For participants residing in the European territory and in countries participating in the Creative Europe programme, the enrollment Area is defined by the country of residence.
For European citizens living outside Europe, nationality applies.
Kintai Arts (Lithuania) will organize the selection for the Yellow Area, and will host in Vilnius (Lithuania) the semi-final event for this area.
Yellow Area Countries
Lithuania – Finland – Sweden – Estonia – Latvia – Denmark – Iceland – Ukraine – Moldova – Norway – Georgia – Armenia – Belarus
ProCult (Italy) will organize the selection for the Green Area, and will host in Krakow (Poland) the semi-final event for this area.
Green Area Countries
Poland – Germany – France – Spain – Portugal – Luxembourg – Belgium – Slovakia – Czech Republic – Hungary – Romania – Cyprus – Malta – Tunisia – Monaco – Andorra
Tuzla Live (Bosnia) will organize the selection for the Blue Area, and will host in Tuzla (Bosnia) the semi-final event for this area.
Blu Area Countries
Bosnia – Croatia – Austria – Netherlands – Ireland – Bulgaria – Slovenia – Greece – Serbia – North Macedonia – Montenegro – Albania – Kosovo – UK – Switzerland – Liechtenstein – Turkey
The contest includes 4 selection phases. The first 3 phases are conducted by Area.
Each Area hosts a Semifinal Event: Blue Area Semifinal is in Tuzla (Bosnia), Green Area Semifinal is in Krakow (Poland) and Yellow Area Semifinal is in Vilnius (Lithuania).
In each Semifinal, only 3 selected artists for each of the 16 artistic disciplines will perform.
At the end of each Semifinal, 1 Winner for each of the 16 artistic disciplines will be crowned, according to the votes of both jurors and the audience.
Semifinal winners will participate in the Final Event in Rome, Italy.
One final Winner for each of the 16 artistic disciplines will be selected at the European Final.
PHASE 1 – Call for artists
Registration: from January 8th to March 15th 2021
Selected artists will be announced by March 31st.
PHASE 2 – Online and Streaming Auditions
In each Area (Yellow, Green, Blue):
PHASE 3 – Semifinal Shows
One semi-final multidisciplinary event takes place in each Area:
In each Semi Final Show (Tuzla, Vilnius, Krakow) is appointed 1 winner for each of the 16 artistic disciplines.
PHASE 4 – European Final
The European Final will be a multi-disciplinary event in Rome, Italy, from 7th to 9th December 2021:
To participate in the contest, each artist or group must apply on www.martelive.eu
The registration fee is 5 € for single artists, 10 € for bands/groups.
Specific submission guidelines for each artistic discipline are provided in the application form.
The submitted artwork/performance will be used for the initial preselection AND must be the same presented in the following steps of selection.
Each artistic discipline is evaluated by a dedicated Jury made of professionals and artists, and by the audience. The final result is given by the weighted average of both jury and audience, with the following breakdown:
The audience will vote by filling an online form.
Members of the juries are reported on the website.
The judgement of the Jury is unquestionable.
Each artistic proposal (solo or group) winning in the Semi-Final events will receive a cash prize of 300 €.
Additional special prizes will be awarded both on the Semifinals and Final Show.
All winners and artists awarded with special prizes will be indicated on the website shortly after the events.
Every artist is responsible for travel expenses and for the transport of their own artworks.
The artists selected for the Semi Final and European Final events will receive a contribution to travel expenses from 20 to 300 € depending on the location of the artist and actual cost of travel.
The amount of the financial support for travels will be communicated to the artist after the selection. Refund will be given on the basis of invoices and/or receipts.
Travel expenses contribution will be guaranteed only to disciplines that include live performances: music, dj & producer, theatre, dance, circus, painting, street art.
Contestants in literature, sculpture, fashion design, handicraft, short movie, video art, music video will send images and videos of their artworks for the exposition in the semi final event. Travel expenses contribution is not guaranteed for the disciplines that do not involve a live performance.
The artistic content can be in any language.
Given the international dimension of the competition and considering that the European final will take place with the participation of artists and juries of different nationalities, artistic proposals containing speech and texts must be translated or subtitled in English.
The information sent in the application form (biography, project description…) and the communication for the events organisation must be in English.
In no case will works/performances that have intolerant/offensive contents of religious, social, political, racial, sexual nature be accepted.
Each author is responsible for the work submitted and the dissemination of works protected by copyright.
Proposals must be original and may not contain any elements that violate any third party’s copyright, trademark or other intellectual property rights.
The Organization is not responsible for damage or loss of the artists’ works and tools in the venues and locations of the events.
A sanitary risk management policy and plan are implemented, adjusted to the pandemic situation in the area where the events are held, considering both the venue of the event and the provenance of artists and guests, and current national and international regulations.
The registration to the competition will be considered valid subject to compliance with all points of these rules and the individual notices of each artistic section published on the website.