Europe Started Here, Open Call for artists (individuals & teams)

Europe Started Here*

We celebrate the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018

at the Historic centre of Ermoupolis




Do you believe that Europe’s cultural heritage is a shared resource?

The Open Call  is addressing  artists from all  over  the world.

Fields: 3D, Video installation & Performing art. Virtual reality & Augmented reality games.

Your work can draw its inspiration from any city/country/person or specific location you think it reflects European cultural heritage.

Europe’s cultural heritage has been forged over centuries by the interaction between cultural expressions of various civilizations that have inhabited the continent or have been encountered thanks to trade and travel.


“Europe has lived on its contradictions, flourished on its differences, and, constantly transcending itself…

[Albert Camus]

 * “Here” refers to every place/country/person that contributed to the formation of European culture.



 Why exploring the European Cultural Heritage in Ermoupolis ?

During 19th century the city of Ermoupolis in Syros that was founded by refugees was characterized as an “economic miracle” in Greece.

Shortly, the deserted coast of the island turned into the most important port of the country.

A blooming economy due to its leadership in the shipping industry, commerce and manufacturing sector went hand to hand with a cultural development that turned Ermoupolis into a “little Paris” in Greece.

This economic prosperity led to the development of an upper class of citizens who adopted a “European” life style. Entertainment and fashion also followed the “European” standards.

Splendid neoclassical mansions, examples of Romantic Classicism, created the impression of a European city in the heart of the Aegean Sea.


KROMA/Europe Started Here



What we stand for:


  1. Art in Public Space is a Live experience.
  2. Art  asks questions.
  3. Artists and local artists will create together with audience rather than doing something for them.
  4. Public Art strengthens social liaisons, democratic values & promote tolerance.
  5. Joy lies at the heart of Eye’s Walk Digital festival.



Project Guidelines:

Artists  are  encouraged  to  consider  the  following  options  with  regards  to  the  locations  and  venue possibilities that the city of Ermoupolis offers:

  • Video Art Installations at key locations that define the character of the city: Maximum duration 5 minutes.
  • Site specific installations/ Performing art  and  dance  exhibitions  in  public  space.

We encourage proposals that  will  enhance  the participation of the audience and the community. Maximum  duration 10 minutes

  • Augmented reality projects  through  smart  phone  apps, interaction  between  image  and sound, interactive (motion detection) animation.

The team of the Eye’s Walk Digital festival will be responsible for the curatorial work and the production.

Starting from the island of Syros the “Europe started Here!”  project  may appear  in other cities in  Greece and abroad as an opportunity for people to connect  with the public space through the art.



Applications deadline is  April 15th , 2018

Submit your proposal at this email

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 Media Sponsor: KROMA Magazine


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