The second edition of the training program "Trampolín" promoted by the Cultural Center of Spain-Casa del Soldado, in Panama, today called on emerging artists to present their interdisciplinary proposals and with critical sense.
"The idea is to receive as many proposals as possible from all disciplines, as well as to develop projects with current themes when using art as a means of communication," said the artist and curator of the project, Panamanian Ramón Zafrani.
From now on, the deadline to submit the works will be extended until May 12, in which an international judge panel will choose 8 projects of short-career artists to develop them at a professional level.
"The idea of Trampolín is to reach another level by participating in the program," said Zafrani, who will act as a judge along with Honduran artist Adán Vallecillo, Cuban researcher Tamara Díaz Bringas and the director of the contemporary art gallery Diablo Rosso of Panama, Johann Wolfschoon.
"The objective is to strengthen training, research and experimentation in creative processes, as well as contribute to the creation of networks in the sector, and we believe that Trampolin can make a significant contribution to the Panamanian artistic production," said the Ambassador of Spain to Panama, Ramón Santos.
While the coordinator of the Cultural Center of Spain, Paula Palacio said that in this edition there will be no age limit for those interested in participating.
She said that the authors who get involved in the contest will be supported with scholarships of 300 dollars for transport and per diem, attending to geographical aspects.
The phases of the platform that will comprise 4 months will have the announcement of the projects selected on May 12; and the start of the program will be held from June 1, in which the tutors will meet with those selected between August and September.
Meanwhile, the results and public activities, in which a collective exhibition is planned, will be held from November 1 to December 15.
In 2017, Trampolín chose 7 proposals from around 25 submitted works, which included video creations, painting on canvas, assembly, installation, photography, animation, and drawing, among others. The training and creation program is promoted by the Cultural House of Spain and the Embassy of Spain. It also has the support of the National Institute of Culture (INAC) of Panama.ACAN-EFE