ESCOLAS is a competitive section in which open calls are held for students of age regardless of their nationality. It is a space to make visible and encourage emerging talent developed and nurtured at the intersections of the arts.

On this occasion, through a collaboration with Galería de Arte Solaina, ESCOLAS turns our attention to the dichotomy city vs rural: can the rural be our future? Is rural life a good option? What is the rural? Through this call we want to bring together artists and works that show different perspectives of rural areas. Contributions that can come from the sentimental, the intimate, the criticism or the praise; the projects can show a link with the rural or the absence of it; they may just reflect around it or speak of any aspect that the term rural can encompass.