Frequently Asked Questions/Inquiry Form

  • All questions
  • Questions about entry
  • Questions about selection
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  • Q
    Can I apply with a plane-surface work?
    A
    Yes. Work in any genre and any form is acceptable, provided it is on the theme, “Where ‘Reality’ Goes.”
  • Q
    I understand that works that have already been made public are not accepted. Does that include works shown in an open call exhibition or in a personal exhibition?
    A
    We only accept works that have not been made public in any kind of exhibition, whether open call, group, personal or otherwise.
  • Q
    Can I apply under a pen name?
    A
    Yes, you can. In this case, please write your real name along with the pen name in the Application Form.
  • Q
    If I send a file that contains a video as an optional material, do I have to send it by post in addition to submitting it on the official website?
    A
    A file of up to 10 MB can be submitted on the website. If your file is within this limit, you don’t have to send it by post separately. If the file exceeds 10 MB, please send the video recorded on a DVD or BD (up to 500 MB) by post. In any case, a video should not be longer than five minutes.
  • Q
    Can I use a courier service to submit my work instead of by post?
    A
    Either Japan Post’s service or courier service can be used.
  • Q
    Do I have to staple materials to be submitted?
    A
    If you send materials by post, please clip them together.
  • Q
    I am going to submit a miniature (maquette) as an optional material, but I am worried about it breaking during transportation due to insufficient strength. Can I bring the miniature in person to the reception section?
    A
    Yes. A maquette is accepted at: Application Reception Section, Secretariat of the Executive Committee, Gifu Land of Clear Waters Art Festival - Art Award IN THE CUBE Tokai Bldg. 3F, 9-16, Wakamiya-cho, Gifu City, Gifu Prefecture (Refer to (3) B in "7. How to apply for the award" on p.7 of the Invitation for Participation.) Reception hours: 10:00 - 17:00 on weekdays * You cannot bring in a maquette on Saturdays, Sundays and national holidays, and during non-reception hours on weekdays.
  • Q
    I downloaded the Invitation for Participation from the official website and found that the even-numbered pages from p.14 to p.26 are blank. What are these blank pages for? Do I have to cut them off along the “Cut lines” and submit them?
    A
    The blank even-numbered pages from p.14 to p.26 are the reverse sides of the preceding pages in the booklet version of the Invitation for Participation. They are not for submission, so please ignore them.
  • Q
    Is it permitted to print two pages (e.g., pp.10 and 11) together on a A4 sheet in a landscape format to reduce the size of the Application Form (front) to half of A4?
    A
    Please print each page to be submitted on an A4 sheet. There is no need to submit the blank pages (reverse sides of preceding pages) found in the downloaded version of the Invitation for Participation.
  • Q
    What materials can be used to create a miniature and in what size?
    A
    The size of a miniature must be within 1/10. (Refer to “B. Optional Materials (i)” in “7. How to apply for the award” on p.6 of the Invitation for Participation.) You can use any materials, except living organisms and corrosive materials.
  • Q
    If I have not completed my work by the time of primary selection, can I apply with a sketch?
    A
    Yes. As the primary selection is conducted based on the submitted Proposal, a sketch is acceptable.
  • Q
    What is considered in the selection process, the background of the applicant, the submitted Proposal, or both?
    A
    Selection is conducted based on the Proposal.
  • Q
    Can I use an animal, plant and/or food in my work?
    A
    No, it is not allowed to use them.
  • Q
    Can I request the Host to make a smaller cube for my work?
    A
    No. You cannot change the size of the cube in which your work is exhibited. Subject to prior consultation with the Host, you can produce a cube on your own, but in this case, you must pay the cost of production, in principle.
  • Q
    Can I paint the walls of my cube?
    A
    If you pay the cost, yes. Please note that only waterborne paint can be used.
  • Q
    Can I choose the position of the opening of my cube?
    A
    Yes, the position and size of the opening of the cube can be adjusted. Please make an initial proposal for your work without taking into account any installation restrictions.
  • Q
    Can I remove all the walls and ceiling of my cube?
    A
    Yes, but if you remove two or more walls of the cube, a square steel pipe frame will need to be installed. (The frame will be provided by the Host.)
  • Q
    Will cubes be displayed outdoors?
    A
    No. In AAIC2023, all the cubes will be displayed indoors.
  • Q
    Will the exhibition be held during the open hours of the Museum of Fine Arts, Gifu?
    A
    Yes.
  • Q
    How many days will I have to install my work?
    A
    You will have one week to ten days to install your work. After the primary selection, the Host will consult with you about the exhibition.

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