1 edition prize
ARTICLE 1- PURPOSE
The company Alan Advantage based in Rome and Boston announces the first edition of the Competition Re: Humanism – Alan Prize with the aim of investigating, through the languages of contemporary art, the scenarios linked to the advent and diffusion of technologies in the field of Artificial Intelligence and in particular:
- Natural Lanaguage Processing,
- Machine Learning,
Although the works do not necessarily involve the use of these technologies, they must reflect on their value and their social impact, and in any case, in general, they must be inspired by them.
Projects will be favored where multidisciplinarity and interventions that will present an important theoretical and critical apparatus will be rewarded.
The prizes are: a cash prize offered by Alan Advantage, a second cash prize offered by a partner company and two prizes in residence for an artist who wants to work in Rome with a specialized technical support in AI, finally, for the first 15 classified participants are expected to participate in an exhibition whose details will be communicated later.
The aims of the awards are in line with those of the company, where ample space is centre to creativity and to young people and above all to a healthy and proactive relationship with new technologies.
ARTICLE 2 – THE THEME OF THE COMPETITION
Participants are invited to present works which show the relevance to the mission “Artificial Intelligence and Art for a new Humanism”, in particular projects that foresee the use of these technologies will be judged positively.
ARTICLE 3 – ADMISSION CRITERIA
Participation in Re: Humanism – Alan Advantage Prize is free and is reserved for all artists present on the national and international territory, without age limits, will be given relevance to projects that involve the use of technologies related to the AI but these are not strictly required.
The deadline for participation in the call is scheduled no later than 24:00 on 24 September 2018.
Participation in projects in PDF format released on a cloud space shared by Alan Advantage that contain:
- descriptive text of the project,
- images, diagrams, drawings useful to view the project,
- detailed list of the necessary technical equipment,
- any notes related to the preparation of the ‘work,
- biography, cv of the artist and possible link to the website.
The selected 15 will then be asked to propose the project in creative form, through the use of various media on the occasion of the official presentation of the winners to be held in October.
All the selected projects will be presented in an exclusive evening in Rome at the end of October, attended by representatives of the network of companies and experts that revolve around Alan Advantage and important personalities from the world of Contemporary Art and Artificial Intelligence
ARTICLE 4 –AWARDS
The prizes will be broken down as follows:
- 1 prize – cash worth 3,000.00 €
- 2 prize – cash worth 2,000.00 €
- 3 prize – residence of € 2,000.00 each for an artist that includes the of the work made during the residence
- 4 prize – residence worth € 2,000.00 each for an artist that includes the of the work carried out during the residency
- 5 prize – participation for the first 15 classified (includes the previous 4) at the official presentation at the end of September and at the following exhibition whose details will be disclosed later.
The winners will be announced no later than 10 October 2018.
Furthermore, Alan Advantage undertakes to guarantee visibility to the finalist artists through its official communication channels dedicated to the initiative.
ARTICLE 5 – SELECTION METHOD
The projects will be selected by a technical jury within the company and by experts in the contemporary art world and new digital technologies.
A higher score will be given to projects involving the use of Artificial Intelligence technologies.
Below, please find attached some links useful to the understanding of the theme:
ARTICLE 6 – HOW TO PARTICIPATE
The deadline for submission of works proposed for the Prize has been scheduled for September 24 at 12:00 a.m.
By this date, candidates must send an email to the following address: firstname.lastname@example.org with the following materials:
- data processing authorization card
- Project in pdf format attached to the e-mail and containing all the information previously indicated, in case of large formats it is possible to use a WeTransfer
ARTICLE 7 – EXHIBITION OF FINALISTS
The fifteen finalist and the winners of the other prizes will be exhibited in an exhibition whose details will be disclosed later.
Each artist will be given a space that takes into account the dimensions of the presented work.
The exhibition is organized by the Organization, which undertakes to guarantee the structures and materials strictly necessary for the exhibition of the finalist works.
Any additional expenses for the assembly of the individual works will be discussed with the Organization and, if not approved, will be borne by the participants.
The selected artists will be asked to send the work at least four (4) days before the exhibition, complete with all the necessary materials and any indications for the assembly. The costs of transport, sending and collection are at the expense of the artist. The Organization reserves the right to exclude the artist from the competition if the delivery of the work does not take place within the deadline.
The exhibition will be inaugurated with an event that will take place approximately at the beginning of 2019. Following the event, the works will be exhibited in the offices of Alan Advantage in Rome (if compatible with the spaces in question) for the duration of sixty days and can be admired by the public, without an official invitation through methods disclosed later.
At the end of the exhibition and the following period of stay in the company, it is the responsibility of the artist to withdraw the work presented and the cost of shipping is entirely at his / her expense. If the work is not withdrawn within fifteen (15) days following the closing of the agreement, the Organization reserves the right to consider it as a legacy and to dispose of it as it deems appropriate. The works remain the property of the artists.
ARTICLE 8 – RESPONSIBILITY
Alan Advantage, while ensuring the utmost care and custody of the works received, declines all responsibility for any theft, fire or damage of any kind to the works that may occur during the phases of the event. Any request for insurance must be signed by the artist himself and is at his expense or in special cases assessed with the Organization.
ARTICLE 9 – THE EXHIBITING AND COMMERCIAL NETWORK
The works may be purchased by the companies of the Alan network or by their customers. This network intends to offer the works and their authors a widening of their visibility and market opportunities that will go alongside those already offered by art galleries present on the Italian territory.
The Organization reserves the right to withhold 20% of the value of the work in case of sale. The selected works will be exhibited at the Alan Advantage office for at least three months.
ARTICLE 10 – THE COMPANY RESIDENCE
The two winners of the residence prize will receive an economic support of the economic value of 2,000.00 € and the possibility to develop their project directly in the company and supported by a team of experts in the field of Intelligence technologies. artificial. Also in this case the works will be acquired by the company (amount included in the prize).
ARTICLE 11 – COMPETITION SECRETARIAT
The competition secretariat is based at:
via Giulio Cesare, 14 00192, Rome
ARTICLE 12 – CONSENT
Each candidate expressly authorizes the company Alan Advantage as well as its legal representatives to process the personal data transmitted under the new European legislation on data processing (EU Regulation No. 679/2016) or GDPR, also for inclusion in databases managed by the aforementioned persons. Each participant in the Competition grants gratuitously to Alan Advantage and its legal representatives the rights of reproduction of the works and texts issued to the Prize, images and videos for the purpose of drafting a catalog, the publication on the web channels of the Prize and other forms of communication, promotion and activities of the Organization. The works will remain the property of the artist and in any case the name will be reproduced when reproduced. The material sent for registration will not be returned. The organizers of the competition will have the right of final decision on everything not specified in this announcement. The Organization reserves the right to make changes to the notice if the need arises. The adhesion and participation to the Prize implies the unconditional acceptance of all the articles of this announcement.