The 8th Days of Contemporary Art international festival is an independent educational project. Its goal is to popularize contemporary art. This is an open non-profit platform including exhibition, music, and educational programmes. The project gives students of artistic fields of study (artists, photographers, designers, and architects) the opportunity to acquire the experience of participation in exhibitions and gain their portfolios.
Participants from all over the world can present their project at DOCA by means of Open Call. Every year, from September to March, the Faculty of Design of IGUMO hosts a series of DOCA-talk public lectures as part of the festivals educational programme. Professional art community members are the curators of students’ projects. They accompany the students’ works at all phases of their preparation.
The project has a social and cultural orientation. It teaches to perceive, decode, and feel contemporary art. The project has its own website.
Bringing up students’ skills of development, creation, and public presentation of their projects.
Exhibitions, installations, performances, lectures, workshops, discussions, and other means of creative communication.
EXPECTED RESULTSApprobation of the finished artworks in the exhibition space, acquisition of organisation and communication competencies in professional area, and development of self-presentation skills. Professional communication with international experts.