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    Making Art 4.0

    international technology aided art contest
    San Francisco, California, Fort Mason Center, USA 26 April-6 May 2018
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    Read the instructions and fill the form to take part to the contest.
    DEADLINE 25 March 2018.

    FIRST PRIZE $3000







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    I have read the open call and I agree with Scan And Make terms.

    I agree with art.2 of the opencall: The theme for the artworks is open and can include fashion and design works. Every participant is required to make a minimum investment of $25.00 on the microcredit website Kiva.org and send a pdf or screenshot of the confirmation email attached to the application.. The competition is open to artists of all nationalities. Participation can take place individually or in groups, collectives will be treated as individuals. Each artist can submit one or more pieces of work.

    I agree with art.8 of the opencall: The selected works must be received ready to exhibit no later than 19 April 2018, and sent to this address: Clear Freight Address: 1067 Sneath Lane San Bruno CA 94066 Phone: 650-871-9580 Fax: 650-583-5732 San Francisco Office sanfrancisco@clearfreight.com Please note that every artist participating in the exhibition is responsible for any transportation costs to and from the venue. All insurance costs are also the responsibility of the artist and Scan and Make cannot be held responsible for any loss or damage to any artwork submitted into the competition. If you would like to use the services of our logistics partner Clear Freight, we can supply contact details on request. Personal travel expenses for attending the opening ceremony and the exhibition are the responsibility of the artist. All submitted artwork can be stored for free in our partner warehouse for a maximum of 3 days, after that a daily fee will be charged to the artist.

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    The Exhibition

    Scan And Make has held the exhibition "Making Art 4.0 international contest for technology aided art" in Liverpool Radio City tower between the 8th and the 17th April 2017. The exhibition was the final act of the Making Art 4.0 contest won by Paul Murrin's Making Twister. The winner was selected by the visitors .

    All the art displayed at the exhibition has the peculiarity of being made using computer controlled techniques such as Laser cutting, 3D Printing, CNC Milling, Robotics etc. Art from artists from all over Europe and beyond has been displayed in the first edition of this exhibition. The location is a landmark of the city, and has got some incredible views.

    This year we are doing this all over again, but we are going west! Check our contest opencall and participate to the contest. The final exhibition will be held in the Fort Mason Firehouose in central San Francisco, California in April 2018.

    Going West!


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    Making Art 4.0 is an idea by Scan And Make (scanandmake.com), a young and innovative startup based in Liverpool, UK.

    Scan And Make aims to promote the use of computer controlled technologies like 3D Printing, CNC Milling, Laser cutting and others to a wider audience, enabling them to emerge from the techie bubble where they are now trapped.

    The idea behind the contest and the exhibition is to stimulate the creativity of the international art community and to push the usage of the above mentioned techniques.

    The city of Liverpool, where the Scan And Make Startup is based, is a flamboyant city rich in cultural and artistic activities, famous for its musical scene and for its museums and cultural institutions (like Tate, or the world famous Liverpool Biennial).

    After our first foray in the art world, with our succesful Liverpool Exhibition earlier this year, we have decided to bring Making Art 4.0 to the States, specifically in San Francisco, California

    All the art displayed, as in last edition, has got a peculiarity: Reproducibility. After the exhibition, instructions will be available to make it possible to reproduce the piece.

    Scan And Make’s mission is to create a new front in the Art Market, by applying the same revolution that happened to the distribution of music and books (with the arrival of digital distribution platforms) to the art world.

    Not only will this create a new source of income for artists but also for the users of the website: individuals will be able to re-create artistic objects by downloading the files and producing their own pieces who can be sold locally according to the license.

    Imagine a scenario where the artist can sell the original source file of his art and the instructions for the reproduction to thousands of people for an affordable price, earning possibly more than what he would have done with the sale of the unique piece, and at the same time expanding the diffusion of his art to the whole world.

    This process doesn’t replace the art market dynamics, that is based on the uniqueness of the piece, but adds new scenarios and new markets in a sector that has been suffering in the last decades.

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    Art "recipes" examples

    Check these examples before you submit your application
     Moodbox by Timea Balo  

     Zax by Zohar Fadlon  



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    PAST EDITION

    MAKING ART 4.0 LIVERPOOL 2017
    Liverpool's Radio City tower, UK 8-17 April 2017

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