FAQ

What is Paratissima Skopje?

Paratissima Skopje is an international fair of contemporary art open to literally all forms of art and creativity.

Why participate at Paratissima Skopje?

Paratissima Skopje gives all participants an equal opportunity to present themselves and their work without imposing requirements to the format and presentation.

The fair provides space for innovation and experimentation on a personal and professional level.

All participants take part of an international setting and receive global visibility.

Participants can access new opportunities, establish contacts with colleagues, galleries and curators, improve professional skills and gain experience through mobility.

When and where is Paratissima Skopje?

The fourth edition of the International Fair of Contemporary Art Paratissima Skopje will take place from 15 - 17 June, 2017 at the Youth Cultural Center, Skopje (Macedonia).

 

Who can participate at Paratissima Skopje?

Everyone from everywhere can apply and participate at Paratissima Skopje.

To participate at Paratissima Skopje you only need to apply when we publish the open call for participation.

There is no selection for participation at Paratissima Skopje - everyone who applies can participate. There are no pre-qualifications in terms of age, gender, nationality, academic background or field of work.

 

Is there a fee for participation at Paratissima Skopje?

Yes, each author is charged a fee for participation at Paratissima Skopje. The fee for participation for the fourth edition of Paratissima Skopje is listed in the application, accompanied by the bank coordinates.

The fee that the artists are charged for participation covers the costs of the services provided by Paratissima Skopje, some of which are: exhibition structures, materials and tools, running costs of the venue, adaptation of the exhibition space, basic technical assistance, inventory, online and offline promotion and overall event logistics.

Does Paratissima Skopje cover travel or transport costs?

No, Paratissima Skopje does not cover travel or transport costs for the participating authors or organizations.

Can I send my artwork via post or courier (DHL, Fedex, TNT, etc) to Paratissima Skopje?

Yes, you can send us your artwork via post or courier (DHL, Fedex, TNT, etc).

Within the official application form for participation at Paratissima Skopje you can find details on the cost of the fee in the case of postal or courier delivery of your artwork.

Please keep in mind that the costs for sending your artwork to Paratissima Skopje and then having it sent back to you are ONLY your expense and responsibility.

You can choose to send the artwork and leave it at Paratissima Skopje; for this option it is necessary that you send an official confirmation and liberatory via mail.

Paratissima Skopje does not cover any of the postal or courier costs and takes no responsibility for custom regulations and/or eventual retaining of the sent artwork by the Macedonian Customs.

Keep in mind that Macedonian Customs requires a procedure for all post/courier items which are sent under a labeled value of under 21+ EUR.

You can refer to the regulations of the Macedonian customs following this link.

Please contact us on contact@paratissimaskopje.mk for instructions and the sending addres and make sure that you as an e-mail subject you insert: ARTWORK DELIVERY | NAME SURNAME.

Can Paratissima Skopje send me an invitation letter for a funding program I am applying to?

Yes, Paratissima Skopje provides all applicants who have found a funding channel for the expenses related to the fee, artwork, travel, accommodation and all other expenses, with an official invitation letter.

Please contact us at: contact@paratissimaskopje.mk with a message subject: Request for invitation letter | Name Surname.

Do I need a travel visa to enter the Republic of Macedonia?

Some countries are required a travel visa to enter the Republic of Macedonia. You can find a list of countries and requirements on this link.

Can Paratissima Skopje send me an invitation letter for for a visa procedure?

If you are an applicant coming from a country for which Macedonia requires a visa, Paratissima Skopje can issue an invitation letter.

However, we require that all details regarding the procedure are share in an official correspondence via contact@paratissimaskopje.mk.

What do artists get at Paratissima Skopje?

All the artists who participate at Paratissima Skopje:

  • get an exhibiting space of 2m2 to present their work with the basic participation fee (artists are offered with the possibility to purchase a larger space for exhibiting their artworks - all the necessary details are listed in the application form for participation)
  • have liberty to choose what they want to present and how they want to present it, in close coordination with the official curator
  • receive assistance by the official curator and technical staff during the event
  • can sell their artworks during the event to interested buyers
  • are provided with basic tools, materials, inventory and the service of setup (hammers, nails, adhesive, wall paint for corrections, basic lighting, etc.)
  • are published in an online artist database on the official website of the event
  • are promoted and distributed through the event’s marketing and communication strategy
  • are included in the network’s database and receive news, updates and information on opportunities for professional development at international level
  • possibility to attend workshops, lectures, contact groups with galleries, curators, art collectors, media and networks.

At the end of each Paratissima Skopje, a jury makes a selection of authors which are awarded with various professional opportunities. The jury and the reward are different each year and are communicated on the event’s official communication media.

How much are two meters squared? | Visual arts

Two meters squared or 2m2 are an equivalent of 2m x 1m. Please see the illustration below to better understand the exhibiting parameters.

 

Note: The images are used solely for the purpose of illustration.

How much are two meters squared? | Installation

Two meters squared or 2m2 are an equivalent of 2m x 1m. Please see the illustration below to better understand the exhibiting parameters.

Note: The images are used solely for the purpose of illustration.

How much are two meters squared? | Furniture design

Two meters squared or 2m2 are an equivalent of 2m x 1m. Please see the illustration below to better understand the exhibiting parameters.

 

Note: The images are used solely for the purpose of illustration.

 

How will my products be exhibited? | Fashion design

Articles from the categories of Fashion design will be exhibited on provided clothing racks.

Note: The images are used solely for the purpose of illustration.

How will my products be exhibited? | Jewelry + Product design

Articles from the categories of Jewelry and Product design will be exhibited on provided exhibiting tables.

Note: The images are used solely for the purpose of illustration.

Is there an entrance fee at Paratissima Skopje?

No, there is no entrance fee at Paratissima Skopje. The event is open and free of charge for everyone who wants to visit it.

Who funds Paratissima Skopje?

Paratissima Skopje is funded by merging the creative sector with the business sector and generating possibilities for collaboration and production of products and services which have a creative dimension and a commercial market value. Paratissima Skopje receives institutional support for specific segments and/or activities by local, regional and international institutions and organizations.

Who organizes Paratissima Skopje?

Paratissima Skopje is organized by the Association for support and promotion of culture - Contineo 2020, Skopje.

Paratissima Skopje is a registered trademark at national level in the Republic of Macedonia.