African & African-Caribbean Design Diaspora: Call for Artists Entries to its 5th Anniversary Festival!

The African & African-Caribbean Design Diaspora (AACDD) Bargehouse Festival celebrating its 5th anniversary this year, announces a call for more entries to its Past/Present/Future exhibition and accompanying series of events that will reflect on past technologies, stories and themes, present trends within the art and design world and futuristic ideals or proposed design solutions. The exhibition will take place at the Bargehouse, South Bank, London from September 18 – September 21, 2014.

The deadline for entries to be received is Thursday 31st July 2014.

The deadline for entries to be received is Thursday 31st July 2014.

The call for entries is open to emerging artists, designers and architects of African and African-Caribbean descent. Art categories include: fine art, photography and mixed media. Design categories include: architecture, product & industrial design, furniture & lighting, home accessories & interior design, surface & textile design, fashion & fashion accessories, graphic design, illustration and communication & multimedia design.

Artists can apply online HERE or by sending their submission of 5 photographs representing their work in a folder labelled with their full name and contact information, using WeTransfer or Dropbox, to: abi@aacdd.org. The art or design work must be relevant to the Past/Present/Future theme. Applications will be assessed and selected by a panel of artists, designers and curators.

Successful applicants will need to make a non-refundable financial contribution of £200 that will go towards covering AACDD’s festival expenses such as insurance for the listed building, management fees and electricity, promotional aids and printing costs, etc.

In addition to the main exhibition, the 2014 AACDD Bargehouse Festival will include an award honouring one artist from a list of varied discipline categories for their outstanding creative contribution to the African and African-Caribbean Design Diaspora and the London Design Festival.

The African & African-Caribbean Design Diaspora was formed in 2010 by the British European Design Group to promote the creative skills and commercial potential of ethnic minorities of African and African-Caribbean descent in the UK and their creative counterparts in Africa and the Caribbean. Since then, approximately 40,000 people have visited AACDD’s exhibitions and events showcasing the work of 250 artists and designers of African & African-Caribbean descent from 10 countries and all creative disciplines.

For more information about the AACDD, including past exhibitions, click HERE!

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