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International Biennial Print Exhibit: 2022 R.O.C.




Open Call Application Questions

1.When is the registration period?
Online registration will take place from February 8, 2022 to 24:00 Taipei time (GMT+08:00), February 28, 2022.

2.What prints are accepted?
Each submitted work must not be larger than 150cm in either length or width in paper size (not image size), and no smaller than 40cm in either length or width. The work must not be more than 20cm thick. 
A signature must be made either on the printed side or the back of the artwork, noting the print edition and year of creation. The signature must be clear and discernable.

3.Can I submit 1 work consisted of several pieces?
Yes you can. Please fill in the number of pieces you artwork is consisted of, when you register for the open call. Combined prints, in total, must not exceed this size range:no larger than 150cm in either length or width in paper size (not image size), and no smaller than 40cm in either length or width. The work must not be more than 20cm thick. 
Once shortlisted for the Final Selection, please attach illustrations on how to assemble your artwork for our reference.

4.What techniques are accepted?
All entries must be original prints on paper, including monotypes and digital prints.
Prints on materials other than paper are not considered for this biennial.

5.Do the works need to be created recently? 
The work must be completed in or after 2019, wholly original and have not been exhibited in previous editions of the International Biennial Print Exhibit R.O.C..

6.Do you accept collaborative works?
Each entrant is allowed to submit one piece of work only. Co-authored or collaborative works will not be accepted.

7.Do I have to send out original works to register for the biennial?
Only after passing the preliminary selection, should the originals be sent to the biennial office. We will announce further shipping details along with results of preliminary selection. 

8.Does the museum frame the work for me?
The artwork should NOT be framed before shipping. The museum will frame the artwork for you.


General Questions

1.I am from abroad, can I still apply to this Open Call?
Worldwide artists are eligible to take part.

2.Is there a registration fee? 
No registration fees are required. 

3.What is the biennial’s screening procedures?
There are 2 rounds of selections. Preliminary selection is based on electronic copies of all entries, which comply with the submission rules. The original works of entries, which pass the preliminary selection, will be examined in final selection.

4.Will I be notified if my artwork is selected?
All entrants who pass the preliminary screening will be informed by email. All prize winners will be informed of the results by post. Due to a large number of participants, we apologize for not being able to notify those who did not pass the preliminary selection.


Delivering Original Works

1.How do I pack my artwork before shipping?
The original work should be sent either in a thick cardboard poster tube or cardboard wrap to make sure it arrives safe. International submissions shall be clearly labeled “No Commercial Value” on the package, and the entrant shall be responsible for any taxes that may arise. You can pack multiple pieces in the same poster tube.

2.What happens if I agree to donate my work?
We respect your decisions on whether to donate the artwork. If you do not wish to donate, please select the option“disagree”in application form. 
All awarded and selected artworks which the entrants agree to yield to the organizer will be collected by the organizer. The copyright of these artworks will go to the organizer, and the organizer will give certificates of collection to the entrants. The entrants shall then grant the organizer the right to use the awarded/selected artworks in various ways according to the authorization rules of collected works, including but not limited to: reproduction, adaptation, loan, compilation, distribution, public display, public transmission, and public broadcast, as well as authorizing a third party the right to use the artworks (including authorization to produce derivative merchandise). 

3.Who pays for transportation and insurance fees of the original work? 
All entrants should send their original works by post only. Please be noted that the organizer will be responsible for the postage AND insurance fees. Please refer to further announcements made by the organizer for more details.

4.How do I know if my artwork has been received by the museum?
Should you wish to confirm delivery status of your artwork, please sign in to this website and go to “Registration Status” page under “Application”tab. Usually it takes some time for us to unbox, examine, document and ensure the artworks are stored under good condition, before we can update “Progress Status” column to“Recieved”. Due to large amount of works we receive each year and limited staff, kindly understand the above-mentioned process might take some time. 

5.When should my artwork arrive at the museum for entering the Final Selection?
For all works passing the preliminary selection, submissions of the originals will be accepted from April 15, 2022 to May 31, 2022. Ineligible works or works arriving later than May 31 will not be accepted, regardless of postmarks. Please take into consideration of delivery time and submit the original works as early as possible before the deadline.

6.What documents should I prepare for shipping my artwork?
Please attach the entry tag to the back of the artwork and the postal delivery tag to the package. The tags can be downloaded at: https://printbiennial.ntmofa. gov.tw/.
Send the application materials, including the signed deposition form, licensing agreement and donation agreement, to the “Office of the International Biennial Print Exhibit: 2020 R.O.C, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts.” In-person deliveries are not accepted.

7.When will my artwork be returned to me?
Selected entries (except prize-winning entries) will also be returned to the artists after the exhibition; the entries will be returned once in principle, where the organizer will be responsible for the cost of shipping
The organizer plans to send back all such entries by December 31, 2022 by post. The actual time of delivery will depend upon the postal procedures of each country where an entrant is based.


General Application Form Questions

1.How do I know if my application was submitted successfully? 
When the upload is completed, a confirmation email will be sent to the entrant’s email account. If it does not arrive in the inbox, please check if it has been classified as a spam.

2.What if I don’t have any“international recognitions and awards”?
Please don’t worry about it, just fill in a dash (-) in the field.

3.How do I fill in “Size “columns?
Please fill in integers only. Symbols and characters are not accepted.

4.How do I fill in the "Piece" field?
Please fill in the exact number of pieces if your artwork is consisted of more than 1 piece. 
If not, simply fill in“1/1”or “A.P.” in the field.

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