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Notice of the 5th Fadjr International Festival of Visual Arts

In the name of Creator of beauties

With the aid of the Almighty God and backed by the assistance of artists in the field of visual arts, the Directorate General of Visual Arts of the Department of Arts of the Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance in collaboration with the Institute for the Development of Visual Arts and the directorates general of Culture and Islamic Guidance in the provinces and with the active participation of artists, arts associations and art universities, faculties and institutes, the 5th Fadjr International Festival of Visual Arts will be held from 2nd February to 2nd March 2013 in the three fields of graphic (poster), photography and cartoon.

Festival's objectives:

Honoring the spiritual, religious, Islamic, Iranian and traditional art.
Theoretical identification of the values of the exalted art of the Islamic Revolution.
Providing the showcase for artistic creativity and conveying the messages of artists.
Identifying the contemporary artists active in the arena of Islamic Revolution.
Improving interactions between contemporary Iranian artist and their international counterparts, particularly artists from the Islamic world.
Accessing and introducing the latest achievements in visual arts

Policy Council:

President: Hamid Shahabadi, Deputy for Visual Arts Affairs, Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance
Council's Secretary: Asghar Amirnia, Supervisor of the Center for Visual Arts
Council Members: Manijeh Armin, Mehdi Afzali, Ali Tan, Ramezan Ali Heidari Khalili, Mohammad Khazaee, Mohammad Ali Rajabi, Mohammad Mehdi Rahimian, Jalil Rasooli, Abdol Rahim Siahkarzadeh, Gholam Ali Taheri, Seyed Masoud Shojaee Tabatabaee, Nader Ghashghaee, Bahram Kalhornia, Seyed Abbas Mir Hashemi, Ali Vazirian

Secretary General: Seyed Abbas Mir Hashemi
Executive Secretary: Abdol Rahim Siahkarzadeh
Art Secretary: Masoud Zenderouh Kermani

Side events:

Award of the Fadjr Visual Arts Medal to the prominent artists of the announced fields
Exhibition of works by guest artists, masters and artists working in fields relevant to the Festival's themes (outside competition)
Exhibition of selected works of region in 31 provinces
Competition of films on visual arts produced in the years 2012 – 2013
Exhibition of some illustration, graphic (poster), photography and cartoon works admitted in the Festival and displayed in some countries.
Exhibition of some works on the Islamic Revolution available in the Treasury of the Tehran Museum of Contemporary Arts

Special terms and conditions:

Graphic, poster section:

· Theme: Justice
· Each artist can participate in the Festival with a maximum of 5 works
· Participants in this section must submit photos of their works to the Festival's Secretariat according to regulations available on the website.

Photography section:

· Theme: Life's joys and hopes reflected in social documentary photography
· Each art can participate in the Festival with a maximum of 7 photos
· Works must not have been manipulated using computer software
· Participants in this section must submit photos of their works to the Festival's Secretariat according to regulations available on the website.

Cartoon section:

· Theme: Justice
· This section will be held in topical cartoon
· Each art can participate in the Festival with a maximum of 6 works
· Works submitted in previous festivals will be rejected
· Participants in this section must submit photos of their works to the Festival's Secretariat according to regulations available on the website.

General Terms and conditions:

· Participation in the 5th Fadjr International Festival of Visual Arts is open to all artists.
· The submitted works must have been produced from 21st March 2011 onwards and must not have been submitted to any other domestic festivals or biennials.
· Applicants should refer to the site of www.ivafestival.ir to register their names, complete the form and submit photos of their works.
· The information provided on the form and the relevant labels will be used in the publications and the exhibition. Participants must therefore ensure the accuracy of nformation provided.
· The completion of the form and the submission of works shall be construed as the acceptance of the Festival’s rules and regulations.
· All participants, whose works have been selected for the Festival, shall receive a certificate of participation.
· The organizers shall have the right to use the works for publication of the book, data bank and display in the exhibition by mentioning the name of the artist.
· Decisions on unforeseen and unannounced circumstances will be made by the Festival's Secretary General.
· All works (except photography section) must bear the artist's signature, and all the spiritual and material rights shall belong to the signatory of the work Prizes

Competition:

First prize all sections: Golden “Tooba” + Commendation letter + USD 2000
Second prize all sections: Commendation letter + USD 1500
Third prize all sections: Commendation letter + USD 1200

The Festival's calendar:

Beginning of registration and submission of works: Sep.26,2012
Deadline for submission of photos of the works: Jan.4,2013
Final selection of works (posters, photos, cartoons): Jan.13-19,2013

Venues:

· Tehran: Tehran Museum of Contemporary Arts, Saba Institute of Culture and Art, Artists Forum, Niavaran Cultural Center, Imam Ali Museum
· Provinces: The national provinces will be grouped in 9 regions, and the works selected from each region will be displayed in the provinces of the relevant region
· A number of selected works from the provinces will enter the Fadjr Festival's exhibition.

Festival’s Permanent Secretariat:

#17, Shahid Sadooghi Alley – Opposite Laleh Park – North Karegar Ave. Tehran Iran
Postal Code:  1418693541
Phone: + 98 21 6694 6910 - 11
Fax: + 98 21 6643 7254

Website:
www.ivafestival.ir