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Open Call for illustrators and/or designers for coloring book Kinema Jusuf Gërvalla

Anibar is looking for artists and/or designers!

Anibar is looking for artists and/or designers! For our project “Cultural heritage as an artform – Promoting cultural heritage in Peja”, we are planning to design a coloring book which illustrates the long history and wealth of Kinema Jusuf Gërvalla over the years. To do this, we are looking for an illustrator, artist and/or graphic designer who will be able to design and illustrate this coloring book. 

The “Cultural heritage as an artform” aim:

Anibar’s project “Cultural heritage as an artform – Promoting cultural heritage in Peja” serves to raise awareness and promote local cultural heritage sites, like Kinema Jusuf Gërvalla and other important historic places in Peja, to different communities living in Kosovo. Through artistic activities and educational programs, the project aims to increasing visibility of cultural heritage sites in the Peja region through artistic interventions and education while engaging young people and children of different ethnic backgrounds living in this region. This project “Cultural heritage as an artform – Promoting cultural heritage in Peja” is part of the financial grant “Cultural Heritage as a Driver for Intercommunity Dialogue and Social Cohesion” project implemented by UNDP Kosovo and funded by the European Union’s Instrument contributing to Stability and Peace (IcSP).

The Coloring Book “Kinema Jusuf Gërvalla” purpose:

Within “Cultural heritage as an artform – Promoting cultural heritage in Peja”, a few activities and interventions will take place at the Kinema Jusuf Gërvalla, including other heritage sites. First, we will be organizing the Cinema Heritage Exhibition & ArtWork Promoting which is a collection of the items from the cinema archive and original artworks selected through and open call. Second, as part of the Study Visit activity, we will have school children visit the cinema for a guided tour into the history of the cinema and exhibition. By the end of the tour, Anibar will distribute coloring books to these children, to make their experience even more impressive and educational. The book will be distributed to around 1500 children through different project activities and interaction with the children.

The Coloring Book content and lay-out: 

The Coloring Book “Kinema Jusuf Gërvalla” should have in total 13 – 14 pages, including hard covers with an interesting design and name. It will contain ten (10) original coloring pages representing the history and the wealth of the cinema, three (3) pages of text on the cinema (prepared and edited by Anibar), introduction page, final page and hard covers with illustration.  

The role and assignment of the selected artists will be twofold: i) he/she will need to create/design the illustrated ten(10) original coloring pages of the book based on the history of the cinema and ii) he/she will need to assemble all these ten (10) pages obook, including the additional pages with written text (prepared by Anibar) into one (1) coloring book. The selected artist will work closely with Anibar to create the final version of the coloring book as mentioned above. The selected artist is responsible for the creation/illustration and assembling of the book, while Anibar is responsible for the content, text (in official languages Albanian and Serbian, including English) and visibility aspects and final result of the project. 

Who can apply:

-Anyone that’s got the skillset to make a coloring book: artists, illustrators, graphic designers, etc.; regardless of age

-Anyone that has innovative ways and designs to make the coloring book children friendly and amusing after the one (1) day tour experience; 

-We strongly encourage minorities and people from non-Albanian communities to apply as well, with a focus on Bosniak, Serbian, Turkish, Askhali, Egyptian, Gorani, and Roma people.

How to apply

To apply, please send us an email on [email protected], using the subject ‘Application – Coloring Book “Kinema Jusuf Gërvalla”. 

In the email, please include a short introduction to who you are and your portfolio. 

In case you already have ideas about the coloring pages and lay-out, please do include these as well.

For inspiration, we recommend you to read the publication “A Brief History of Cinema Jusuf Gervalla” in the link: https://anyflip.com/xjjai/ozsh, check out this virtual tour of the film posters or visit the cinema: https://anibar.org/ekspozita/.

As well, please feel free to ask questions you have about the assignment in this email address.

Deadline for application is: 27 August 2021

Selection’s process: after the closing date of the call, the NGO Anibar will evaluate and select three best ideas (applications) which fit with the requirements of this call and which portray best the aim of this Open Call and requirements of this application and that portray best the Kinema Jusuf Gërvalla history and importance. The selection results will be communicated by 31 August 2021. 

Other important information: please note that for the chosen idea/application there will be a honorarium available throughout the implementation of the project/idea. Please note that if your idea/application is chosen, you would have to be available at the beginning of September 2021 for engagement with Anibar.   

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