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Open Call: BESTIARIUM - 28.04.2022

Wednesday, 13 April 2022

On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the Wawel Dragon sculpture in the City of Krakow, the Photon Foundation announces an open call for original animated 3D objects of beasts-dragons. From the submitted proposals, 4 projects of animated dragons will be selected, which will be completed by the authors and finally presented to the public as part of the exhibition in augmented reality (AR) under the title BESTIARIUM in the city space of Krakow.

Virtual, three-dimensional, animated creatures – dragons – beasts, in the form of a 3D model or its sketch made according to the Stage I specification defined below, should be submitted by filling out the form by April 28, 2022.
Sending the proposal is tantamount to the author’s declaration of readiness to finalise the 3D animated object according to the specification of stage II by May 27, 2022.

The BESTIARIUM exhibition will be held in the first half of June 2022.


Stage I: open call (until April 28th)

The submitted proposal should be a visualisation of the proprietary 3D object together with the planned scope of its animation. Accepted forms of object proposals:

3D model in .obj format with texture or graphics visualising the full figure and view from several angles in png, jpg, tif format with min. resolution fullHD.
Note: please do not send files with the objects for download, the link to the proposal should be included in the application form.
Stage II: implementation (until May 27th)

The selected 4 winning projects of animated dragons will be completed by the authors in accordance with the following guidelines:

Low poly model
Compatibility with Unity3D
Baked animation in .fbx format
Looped 3D animation with a length of max. 30 seconds
Maximum size of the target file: 15 MB

The call is for artists and 3D animators, creators related to the gaming community (creators of video games and FX), as well as students and graduates of art universities and winners of the Creative Scholarship of the City of Krakow.

Artist fee in the amount of PLN 2,200 (~ 500 EUR)
technical, production and promotional support for the project
implementation of a ready animated object into the AR application
public exhibition of the work as part of the BESTIARIUM exhibition in Krakow

In order to submit your project, please complete and submit the application form here:
Deadline: 04/28/2022

Announcement of the selection results by 05/05/2022 the latest

All received applications will be subject to substantive assessment by the jury consisting of members of the Photon Foundation and a 3D animation expert. In case of questions, please contact via: kontakt@fundacjaphoton.pl

The organiser of the recruitment and the BESTIARIUM exhibition is the Photon Foundation based in Krakow – an entity supporting activities in the field of contemporary culture and digital art and the official organiser of the Patchlab Digital Art Festival in Krakow.

The implementation of the BESTIARIUM project is co-financed by the municipal funds of the City of Krakow.