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Submit an artwork to the Lente x Un-hidden Romania open call

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Apel deschis pentru o lucrare artistică Lente x Un-hidden Romania

Save or Cancel, the initiator of the multi-year programme of urban regeneration through art Un-hidden Romania, invites you to create an artistic intervention on a wall in the courtyard of Lente Lupu Bucharest.

In Lente‘s urban living room, your work will continue Aitch, Cutărică, Kitră, Ada Mușat, Saddo, Pren, Mura, Binescris, Irlo, Livia Fălcaru, Reg, Sorina Vazelina, Primitiv Print, Kseleqoqynqyshy, Pisica Pătrată or the japanese artist Aito Kitazaki, created within the framework of Pictăm Pereți and Un-hidden Bucharest.

The winning artistic intervention will be created by the winner(s), with the support of Lente and Save or Cancel, within the multi-year Un-hidden Romania programme. The work will propose a journey through independent art in Bucharest’s public spaces, inviting the public to add new outstanding works.


The open call produces an artistic intervention that proposes an interactive map of independent artworks in Bucharest’s public space.

The art intervention can be temporary or permanent, assembled, painted, written, or any other kind of intervention or installation. The wall could contain stylised landmarks of Bucharest outlining a map of the central areas where the selected works could be marked. The marking of the artworks could take the form of photographs placed next to the urban landmarks, along with the address where the mural can be found and a QR code linking to the artist(s) instagram/facebook page. In this way, other works could be added to this map later, like a jigsaw puzzle. But this is just a suggestion and for this reason, we appeal to your creativity.


  • To increase the sense of belonging and identity by (re)discovering the city through art;
  • art has the capacity to humanise public space, enhancing dialogue and co-participation;
  • there is already an interesting series of cultural initiatives and independent artistic interventions that enhance the quality of public space in Bucharest;
  • awareness: recognition of the contribution of independent art to the creation of an urban culture, acknowledgment of this urban independent art culture – any such map works as a meta for the space of independent art works.


Visit the open call regulations page, where you will also find the entry form.

OPEN CALL Calendar
16 May // Registration starts
27 May, 23:59 // Deadline
28 – 30 May // Evaluation
31 May // Announcement of winning proposal
6 – 10 June // Production of the artistic intervention


  • 947 lei NET, 985 lei GROSS;
  • materials necessary for the production of the artistic intervention, amounting to 950 lei;
  • promotion within the Un-hidden Romania programme.

Register in this open call to contribute to the mapping of street art works in public spaces in Romania. Visit the rules page, where you will also find the application form.

About Un-hidden Romania
Un-hidden Romania is a multi-year urban regeneration programme conceived as a series of artistic interventions aimed at humanising public spaces in the country and promoting their exploration through art.

The cultural programme is produced by Save or Cancel (Cristina Popa, Andrei Racovițan) through and co-financed by AFCN.

The programme does not necessarily represent the position of the National Cultural Fund Administration. AFCN is not responsible for the content of the programme or how the results of the programme may be used. These are entirely the responsibility of the grantee.

Partners: National Museum of Contemporary Art (Bucharest), Faculty of Sociology and Social Work (Bucharest), Amural (Brasov), Regina Maria National College of Arts (Constanța), Artipic Association (Iași)

Media partners: Igloo, Zeppelin, The Institute, IQads, Revista Atelierul, Zile și Nopți, La pas prin Brașov, Litera 9, Romania Pozitivă, Book Hub, Teen Press, Revista Golan

About Lente
Lente Dionisie Lupu is a local business that is aware and recognises the importance of the cultural environment in which it exists and assumes that the physical space is the public place where the city manifests its culture through more or less known and recognised artists.

About Save or Cancel
Since 2009, Save or Cancel has been a medium for the communication and propagation of arts and culture, promoting and facilitating their role in contemporary society.

Save or Cancel’s self-initiated multidisciplinary programs aim to identify sustainable and adaptable opportunities to (re)enhance the existing through architectural, cultural and publishing projects.

Cover photography by Petre Ghiocel © Un-hidden Romania /, taken in 2019, on the occasion of the visit of Aito Kitazaki, who painted the mural “Rain” at Lente Lupu.

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