Intervenciones Artisticas de la Universidad del Pais Vasco – Artistic interventions of the University of the Basque Country
Under the framework of Bilbao Art District project, a collaboration with the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of the Basque Country took place in 2014 and 2015 through a contest in which students from that faculty would put forward artistic interventions in the public space of Bilbao.
In that way, 8 artistic projects have been selected aimed at developing different artistic interventions in the public spaces provided by Bilbao Art District throughout the month of May. Selected projects will be backed up by the university which will give advice in the elaboration process and further development of the intervention. Bilbao Ekintza also supported every call with 2.000€ for the development of the interventions and also helped in communicating and disseminating the activities.
This collaboration produced two kinds of calls in the years 2014 and 2015. In one of them, apart from the University of the Basque Country and Bilbao Ekintza, the Ría de Bilbao Maritime Museum also collaborated providing exhibition space and the company Aurtenetxea Containers provided and prepared ship containers for the interventions.
The main objectives of this initiative are the following:
The interventions so far carried out have been the following:
The promoters of this initiative have been the Bilbao City Council and the Deanery of the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of the Basque Country mainly, altough students have played an important role as this project would have been impossible without them.
Direct beneficiaries could also be the the Fine Arts students as one of the objectives is to bring art closer to the citizens, not just to an exlusive public, as in many cases, these interventions in public spaces require public participation.
Role of Design
Design is present along the whole process: from the initial draft of the project with the university and the city council where students are advised on how to prepare and develop the works for a public space to the design in the communication of the event.
CONTACT (of the editor)
Carolina Gutierrez – Organization Bilbao Ekintza – Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Igor Arrien – Organization Bilbao Ekintza – Email email@example.com
Maialen intxausti – Organization BEAZ – Email firstname.lastname@example.org