Visual Stories From Open House Prague 2024

2023 Visual Stories exhibition in Lisbon, Open House Europe © Hugo David 2023

Join the Visual Stories 2024 open call as part of the Open House Europe project! Send us your experiences from Open House Prague 2024 that reflect the main themes of this year’s festival – accessibility and inclusion. You can capture them in any form of visual artistic expression – photo, film, drawing, etc. Three selected stories from each partner institution involved in the Open House Europe project will be presented at an exhibition in Dublin as part of the Open House Europe annual summit program. The exhibition will then move to partner cities across Europe. The stories will also be published in a printed publication and online. At the end of this year, project curators will select the top three visual stories from across Europe. Their authors will be rewarded with a trip to one of the partner cities for the Open House festival or an opportunity to attend the Open House Europe annual summit in Dublin, taking place in early 2025.

Application Requirements:

  • Your work must relate to the theme – access and inclusion.
  • Visual stories must be created during or in reference to the Open House Prague 2024 festival.
  • The deadline for submitting your works is June 13, 2024. Representatives of the nonprofit organization Open House Praha will decide on the three selected pieces by June 20, 2024. Selected finalists will be contacted by the end of June. 
  • The finalists will be rewarded with a poster illustrated by Jan Šrámek and a festival tote bag.
  • Your sumbitted work should not have been previously exhibited or published elsewhere.
  • Submissions can be in any of the following file formats: .pdf, .jpg, .png, .gif, .tiff, .mov, .avi, .MP4.
  • All sumbitted files must be less than 300 MB in size.
  • The description and title of the submission has to be in English.
  • Formats: static (photos, paintings, etc.): up to 7 units; motion (videos, gifs, etc): up to 60 sec.
  • Please do not submit works that include faces of children under 18, vulnerable individuals, or individuals who did not consent to be part of your submission.
  • It is strictly prohibited to submit any work that discriminates or promotes any form of prejudice based on race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, nationality, disability, or any other characteristic.
  • Three selected visual stories will be showcased in the exhibition and featured in the catalog
  • Additionally, three authors of the selected entries from across Europe will win a trip to a preferred Open House Europe partner festival or the Open House Europe annual summit, both in 2025. Their travel and accommodation expenses will be covered by Open House Europe. Winners will be selected by the curators from the European cities in December 2024. Winners will be contacted by email.
  • If an author under 18 wins the trip to Dublin, they can only travel accompanied by an adult family member. Open House Europe will not cover the trip expenses for the accompanying person.

If you have any questions, please contact

See the 2023 Visual Stories catalog or photos from the annual summit in Lisbon:

About Open House Europe

Open House Europe is a collaborative project of 14 European cultural organizations with a shared vision of promoting architecture as a positive force for change. The project aims to start a discussion about architecture and emphasize its role in addressing critical social and environmental issues.

Partners: Open House Athens, Open House Barcelona, Open House Bilbao, Open House Brno, Open House Dublin, Open House Essen, Open House Lisbon, Open House Milan, Open House Prague, Open House Slovenia, Open House Stockholm, Open House Tallinn, Open House Thessaloniki, Open House Vilnius

The project is coordinated by Architektūros fondas and co-funded by the European Union.

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