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What is Staam Up ?

Publishing and applying to calls for entries should be easy, enjoyable, and efficient. Which is why we created Staam up.

Plastics artist are always on the look-out for events that can accommodate their artwork (exhibitions, competitions, fairs, etc.). But the search process is often very time-consuming and inefficient because the offers are so fragmented. Interesting events are lost in the midst of wacky calls.

We came to realise that nowhere centralises ads for events, nor does anywhere centralise and help organisers reach all the artists out there.

Staam up’s key idea is to create a platform where plastic artists can find as many calls for entries as possible, from organisers all over the world.

Just as organisers preparing an event want their call for entries to be seen by as many artists as possible, to generate a maximum number of applications.  

We want our site to offer a solution for both – to group together calls for entries, chosen for their good quality, from around the world, in one place.

To allow artists to create their account, store and send files, and pay their entry fees, if applicable, online.

To allow event organisers to publish their calls for entry, and benefit from our purpose-built tools.

But beyond the creation of an online platform, Staam up is founded on key values:

  • Commitment: the art world is universal and unifying, and should not be limited to a small circle of so-called connoisseurs who exclude 90% of artistic creations,
  • Equity: artist applications are anonymous, because it is important to us that their work, and not their CVs, be showcased,
  • Respect for artists: we deny calls for entries whose entry fees are in proportion to the number of artworks submitted,  it doesn't make sense of us,
  • Respect for artists, again: we do not publish any events that don’t have a jury, that don't have a clear policy about artists' rights and opportunities.

We want to give ALL plastic artists a chance to shine, whether beginners, experienced, amateurs or professionals, and promote ALL kinds of events, whether local or international, as long as they love artists.

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Du 06/05/2021 au 10/05/2021

THE SM'ART!... It is ARTY, an avant-garde and innovative artistic meeting, it is also a talent finder, which welcomes every year 200 artists and 25 galleries, but also 25.000 visitors, collectors, art lovers, curious people who let themselves be charmed by unique artworks.

For Aix-en-Provence and its region, "LE SM'ART" is a flagship with its 25,000 visitors and their strong purchasing power potential.
A "top of the range" clientele rich in culture, knowledge and sensitivity to art...to its plethora of collectors, art lovers and beautiful creations...The show's collectors will be attentive to your personality through your creations.

The exhibition’s concept: 5 days dedicated to contemporary art, on 12,000m2 in the heart of the city centre, in an emblematic place of the City of Aix-en-Provence, the Parc Jourdan. A huge open-air gallery where selected exhibitors will present the latest contemporary creations in their stands. The SM'ART remains an open-air fortress for the defence of contemporary lʼart.

A meeting place for contemporary art professionals, visual artists, painters, sculptors, photographers, designers, craftsmen and vintage and for 20 French and international art galleries, it serves to highlight and promote  emerging or recognized artists, and the galleries exhibiting their artists.

A huge ephemeral gallery punctuated by astonishing new works.

Sm'art is supported by the City of Aix-en-Provence, the CPA and its partners; also supported by Aix companies, nearly 400 entrepreneurs are invited on the evening of the Vernissage to enter the exciting world of contemporary art. The moment for you to make a lot of contacts.

Sm'art is above all a certain idea of ACCESS TO ART

To discover today's and tomorrow's talents, to marvel, to meet, to share, to let each other 

overwhelmed by the diversity of creation in all its forms. There are no longer many places where these exchanges and encounters are spontaneous, diverse and colourful. Art lovers represent an important incubator of contemporary collectors in our region. Beyond the amazing artists expected this year, LE SM'ART keeps on opening to alternative events.

Finding the path of all possible

Let’s continue to keep alive the cultural momentum that radiate our land.This means relying on the belief that art and creation are federating spaces for emotion and reflection, as extraordinary as they are precious for living together in a world where withdrawal has taken over...

WARNING: SELECTIONS ARE ONLY OPEN TO PROFESSIONAL ARTISTS (who can justify registration with their country's tax authorities)