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Application Materials

Please review the requirements below before starting your application.

Deadline for applications: August 15, 11:59PM (Yerevan time). 

 

You have an idea. We have an Artbox.

Through a 12-week incubation process in the Fall of 2022 — taking place digitally through a cutting-edge online platform — selected projects across all creative fields will be given an unprecedented opportunity to work with prominent business leaders and renowned cultural figures to develop a comprehensive package around their projects, including a business plan, marketing strategy, video pitch, and financing plan. Once this package (what we call “the Artbox”) is ready, the artists will have the exclusive opportunity to present their projects for financial support, including grants provided by KATAPULT and possible investments by high-profile cultural investors.
 

Deadline for applications: August 12, 2022 (11:59 PM, Yerevan time) 

Who can apply

  • The applications are open for all people without any geographical restrictions, as long as their projects are realized in the Republic of Armenia.
     

  • Applicants can be from any creative discipline: Visual Arts; Fine Arts; Literature; Film, TV, and Animation; Music; Fashion; Creative Design; Performative Arts; Architecture; Art Curation; Arts Management, and beyond. 
     

  • Applicants must be over 18 years-old.
     

  • Applicants are eligible to apply as individuals or teams of up to 3. Please note that each project should designate a team lead for the purpose of the incubation. 
     

  • All teams should secure an English-proficient team member: the lead must either be proficient in English or apply with a team member who is. Please note that although the live sessions are live-interpreted, all written material, such as the weekly assignments and assets, must be completed in English.

We are looking for projects that:

  • are artistically coherent and inventive.
     

  • have potential for commercial success and/or broad market potential relevant to its field.
     

  • are seeking investments, beyond grants or sponsorships.
     

  • are practical with a realistic approach to bring it to life.
     

Required materials

Before you begin the submission process, please make sure to have the following materials for upload. If you have these materials ready, the submission process itself should take you no more than 15 minutes. We accept applications in preferably English, or Armenian.
 

1. A high-resolution headshot/profile picture for each team member.

Requirements:

  • High-quality picture (min 1500x1500px) with a clear background, uncovered face, and homogeneous light.

  • Name your file as follows: NAMESurname_headshot

  • Accepted formats: PNG or JPG.

  • Maximum weight: 10MB.

 

2. A video introduction. We’d like to know a little more about you. Introduce yourself and tell us why you’re excited about your creative idea.

Requirements:

  • Film yourself on phone, camera, or webcam.

  • Accepted formats: MP4, MPEG, AVI, FLV, or QuickTime.

  • Maximum duration: 3 minutes.

  • Upload the pitch video to Google Drive, Vimeo, DropBox, or YouTube to provide us a link.

  • Make sure you give us viewing access to your file.

 

3. A duly completed application questionnaire you can download here.

Requirements:

  • Comply with the word limitation. If so, your application form should not exceed 3 pages.

  • Name your file as follows: NAMESurname_form

  • Maximum weight: 10MB.

  • Accepted format: PDF.

 

4. Curriculum Vitae for the team leader that provides a comprehensive background and relevant links to the applicants’ works.

Requirements:

  • Include your name and surname at the top.

  • Name your file as follows: NAMESurname_CV

  • Maximum weight: 10MB.

  • Accepted format: PDF.

 

5. OPTIONAL: Any one additional document that would help us determine the artistic value and potential impact of your submission. This could be a portfolio of previous works, for example, or a lookbook of the current project. 

Requirements:

  • Name your file as follows: NAMESurname_annexes

  • Maximum weight: 10MB.

  • Accepted format: PDF. 

Application process

The deadline for applications is August 12, 2022 (11:59 PM, Yerevan time). Please note that applications submitted after the deadline will not be considered. We receive applications exclusively through the application portal. Applications sent via email or other means/channels will not be considered. 

 

Shortlisted applicants will be invited to submit further documents and join a video interview for the final evaluation.

Evaluation process

Applications will be evaluated by a rigorous committee through a selection process, based on the following evaluation criteria:
 

  • Compliance with the rules: Incomplete, late, or off-topic applications will be considered irrelevant.
     

  • Artistic value: The coherency and potential artistic impact of the creative idea will be carefully analyzed by the evaluation committee. 
     

  • Innovation: The project’s uniqueness and originality will be assessed.
     

  • Entrepreneurial mindset: The degree of self-financing as well as hybridization of resources will be studied closely.
     

  • Profitability: The project’s business potential for success is key. Therefore, the estimated risks and the expected proceeds for an invested amount will be observed: they need to turn out convincing from an investor’s perspective.
     

  • Audience Reach: Even if quality must prevail over quantity, a satisfying outreach is expected in terms of audience. A broad market potential relevant to the project’s field is required.
     

  • Credibility: In all of its aspects – creative, social, or economic – the project must set adequate, achievable, and realistic goals and expectations.
     

  • Social impact: The project should generate a positive impact on the community it interacts with.