Over the last 7 years, Bacardi NH7 Weekender has arguably become the world’s Happiest Music Festival, inciting positive change through music and audience experiences. This year, Design Fabric is partnering with OML, the company behind the festival, on a project that will question and then redefine what it takes to be happy in today's world. We’re opening the doors of the festival to visual artists and inviting them to create installations that will give the festival audience a visual and spatial experience and that will harbour ideas for a better world.
Through this, we hope to evoke positive responses and initiate conversations between artists and festival-goers alike. We’re looking for installations that not only draw people’s attention but also make them stop, think and most importantly, react.
The call for entry is now open to artists and designers from across the country. Following a portfolio and proposal review, 4 artists will be selected to create their installations at the Bacardi NH7 Weekender scheduled to take place from Friday, 8th December - Sunday, 10th December 2017 in Pune.
The results will be announced on October 4th, 2017 on our website and social media channels.
WHAT IS THE THEME?
The theme for this year’s installations is ‘YOUR HAPPY PLACE’.
Bacardi NH7 Weekender is the happiest music festival around! This year, we’re pushing it a step further. Artists are required to interpret the theme in their own way and create installations that evoke a positive response and suggest ways in which we can make the world a happier place for all to live in.
WHO ARE WE LOOKING FOR?
Installations artist or artists who want to create installations.
WHAT’S THE BUDGET?
Rs. 300,000 per artist. This amount is inclusive of everything – production costs, travel and other transportation costs, artist fee, any other miscellaneous cost.
HOW CAN YOU APPLY?
The application process has 2 rounds.
ROUND 1: Interested applicants are requested to apply for ‘Your Happy Place’ by sending in a link to their work portfolio using the form at the bottom of this page.
At the end of this round, 10 artists will be chosen and intimated by email.
ROUND 2: The shortlisted artists will be given a week to work on their proposal for the installation and will be required to send in a final proposal along with sketches and representations of the installation.
Following this, 4 artists will be selected and invited to set up their installation at the Bacardi NH7 Weekender 2017 to be held between 8th-10th December in Pune.
Tuesday, 5th September – Call for entries open
Friday, 29th September – Last day for entries
Saturday, 30th September – Shortlisting and announcing the first 10 artists
Friday, 6th October – Deadline for final proposal (by selected artists only)
Wednesday, 11th October – Announcement of final 4 artists
Friday, 8th December - Sunday, 10th December – Bacardi NH7 Weekender, Pune
- Each artist will receive a sum of Rs. 300,000 for their work + expenses
- 2 tickets to the Bacardi NH7 Weekender in Pune
- A shout out on the Bacardi NH7 Weekender social media channels – Instagram, Facebook, Twitter.
- A mention in the official 'Festival Handbook'
- A mention on the official 'Your Happy Place' Poster
- Feature on the lineup on the Bacardi NH7 Weekender website