Category Archives: Residencies

Call for Residency Proposals: Counterpublics. Deadline: Jan 15, 2019  

Call for Residency Proposals: Counterpublics
We are excited to open our call for proposals for our next residency session: Counterpublics.

The session will take place from April 1st through July 31st, 2019 in parallel with a large-scale public art platform, Counterpublic, which will commission artists, activists, designers, choreographers, writers, and performers to activate storefronts, parks, and gathering spaces throughout our neighborhood, embedding art directly within the everyday life of the community.

Counterpublic attempts to expand spaces of dissent, dialogue, care, and complexity within The Luminary’s immediate community through responsive commissions and intentional intersections with this space. We encourage applications that engage communal land use and neighborhood change, monument-making for marginalized communities, choreographies of resistance, and the decolonization of public space.

Projects may take the form of:

  • Site-responsive installations, exhibitions, performances, screenings, durational projects and other forms to be situated in the everyday spaces of our neighborhood
  • Writing and Publications to engage the session’s concept through contextual criticism, embedded critique, and responsive modes of publication

Selected residents will be commissioned to create new work or re-stage previous work that directly engages this platform. Residents will receive a stipend of up to $1,500 (depending on duration and proposed project), travel stipend, housing, and dedicated staff support. Additional project support may be available in select circumstances.

Applications will be reviewed as received with a final deadline on January 15th.

To find out more and to apply online, please visit our website.

Help support the construction of our new live/work studios that will host this program on-site for the first time in our history. This will be a new home for art in St. Louis, supporting leading artists, critics, and curators to make extensive impact on our area ecosystem for years to come.

About The Luminary
The Luminary is an expansive platform for art, thought and action.

Since its inception The Luminary has been a home for exceptional art that engages the pressing issues of the present. Through an active roster of exhibitions, residencies, performances, publications and gatherings, we act as a point of convergence for diverse publics. We cultivate thoughtful platforms for exchange, support forward-moving art and ideas, and attempt to model a more equitable and interconnected art world as an institution of our time. The Luminary’s programs are supported by the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Regional Arts Commission, the Missouri Arts Council – a state agency, the Arts and Education Council, Urban Chestnut, and individuals like you.

www.theluminaryarts.com

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Exhibition and residency in Cyprus. Deadline: Dec. 14, 2018

NeMe is pleased to announce this open call for the selection of 10 applicants to be represented in the exhibition with one work each. Each of those selected will be paid a small fee. In addition, one applicant will be selected as the featured artist who will be sponsored for travel with per diem for a 10 day residency at the NeMe Residency space in Limassol Cyprus. The call is open to artists, interdisciplinary collectives, researchers, and data visualisers.
Digitality has become an integrated experience, a depiction of our complex and hierarchical social reality. Although, by now, many users have become aware of the large degree Big Data involves the vigorous use of algorithms for analytics as well as software for surveillance, it has not curbed the mass use of social media. In fact, mass networking on social media has become the cultural tool for establishing a sense of intimacy despite the unease of personal disclosure. Real issues such as human rights abuses, homelessness or climate change cannot contest viral videos, fake news, cute pets and more recently, the controversial obsession with “dark tourism” selfies. We are informed by algorithms on who we are, selective advertisements help us to become skilled actors in our own self shaping. Users’ social activities are mined as data, making possible real-time tracking and monitoring. This colonisation of personal data is already manipulating social media content. Targeted personalisation on the Internet today purges reality with users becoming dehumanised commodities existing in a fabricated unreality. The control of the coloniser is now defined by the monopoly of the data colonised.
Areas of interest
Social Media Self shaping, Online personal and group identity, Corporate data mining, Biological labour versus human generated data labour, Artificial Intelligence, Colonisation of humans by non-human actors, Human obsolescence, Unpaid data workers, Dark tourism, Smart cities and tools of surveillance, Social and political implications on data mining human behaviours.
Download the application details in pdf format.
Deadline: December 14, 2018. Applications received after this date will not be accepted.
Exhibition dates: 15/02/2019-15/03/2019
Residency dates: 08/02/2019-18/02/2019 (approximate)

OPEN CALL: SAAS-FEE SUMMER INSTITUTE OF ART BERLIN. Art and the Poetics of Praxis in Cognitive Capitalism. DEADLINE JUNE 19, 2018.

Saas-Fee Summer Institute of Art (SFSIA) is a nomadic, intensive summer academy with shifting programs in contemporary critical theory. SFSIA stresses an interdisciplinary approach to understanding the relationship between art and politics. This year, in addition to the Berlin academy, we are hosted by Otis College of Art and Design at their Los Angeles campus with participation of the MA Aesthetics and Politics in the School of Critical Studies, CalArts. The program runs two weeks and is structured with half-day seminars, deep readings, and workshops. In the evening SFSIA holds a lecture series, which is open to the public. It is an exciting, rigorous environment to learn in.

Saas-Fee Summer Institute of Art | Berlin, 2018 is titled Art and the Poetics of Praxis in Cognitive Capitalism. The seminar will revisit pressing topics of past programs (such as estrangement and individuation) in order to consider the potential healing of a general intellect, now fragmented, dispossessed and restricted by the power of virtuality and techno-linguistic governance. As Franco Berardi has observed, the rising generation is the first to have learned more words from a machine than from their mothers; the result is —in a sense quite different from that intended by Rimbaud— an immense dérèglement de tous les sens or deregulation of signification: a break between meaning and the body. Disempathy is one result. In The Uprising, Berardi calls on poetry to revitalize and reactivate the precarious social body and reconnect a collective intelligence by way of forging singular voices and autonomous resonances. Berardi’s call to poiesis is where this year’s Institute begins.

Submission

More information: saasfeesummerinstituteofart.com

 

RESIDENCE – ZK/U BERLIN OPEN CALL. DEADLINE MAY 20, 2018.

The ZK/U sees itself as a laboratory for inter- and trans-disciplinary activities centered on the phenomenon of “the city”.
ZK/U promotes international exchange on global issues, in the light of what is happening in one’s own backyard. Working with local and international partners, ZK/U residencies brings together critical minds at the cutting-edge of artistic production and urban research.

Contemporary artistic positions, ranging from contextual and interventionist to conceptual and street art, address selected themes.
Work at ZK/U is informed by theoretical and practice-based critiques developed in the disciplines of geography, anthropology, urban planning, architecture and the humanities.

Fees: The residence costs are between €550 and €850 a month. After being selected, ZK/U will support the invited residential fellow in their efforts to secure funding through external grants by providing the fellow with an official invitation and identifying relevant funding networks and grants.

Associated Curators: Andrea Hofmann, Gilly Karjevsky, Folke Köbberling,  Miodrag Kuč, Gergely Laszlo, Annette Maechtel.

 

Submission Form

More information: ZKU_Berlin.org/Residency

 

 

Artist-in-Residence Program in Georgia. Deadline : May 20, 2018

Program Description:

Founded by artist-curator Ria Keburia, RK residency is located in an “Ambassadori” hotel in a culturally diverse and densely populated neighborhood in the heart of Tbilisi, Georgia and in a calm countryside of Kachreti, Georgia that easily inspires creative process. Ria Keburia Gallery in Tbilisi and Kachreti “Ambassadori” Hotel provides space and time for artists to create new body of work in a unique and supportive environment.

the spaces are unique, providing residents with opportunities to connect and interact with other artists in the city, to create or visit art exhibitions, meet and interact with local art scene, to teach classes or workshops . . .or just time to focus on their work. The final outcome of the residency will be a group show featuring the works (performance, installation, landart, mixmedia/transmedia…) created by resident and local artists on this year’s theme, which is:

Resistance as the way of survival

“Contemporary human is a willing victim of the consumerist world. in a materialistic world, our will to survive is the moving force, it pushes us to be a part of this endless net.

Reality, based on the consumerism, transforms our line of thought, the value systems, our necessities, our goals… it dictates our decisions, forces us to fit ourselves in the frames it has created.

During the residency, artists will answer the question: which tools can be used to protect our fragile, inner selves from the wildness of today, and which ways can lead to our resistance to the consumeristic order, how it is possible to follow our real desires, while not ignoring the outside world, not hiding, nor being lost in it.”

Disciplines: Animation, Dance, Design (Fashion, Applied arts…), Video, Installation, Land Art, Performance, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture, Textile.

Location: Ambassador Hotel Tbilisi, Georgia or Ambassador Hotel Kachreti, Georgia

Deadline: 20 May, 2018

Duration: from 2 weeks to 1month

Eligibility: We welcome visual artists, performance artists at any stage of their careers or any kind of creative thinker interested in collaborating with local artists and designers in order to explore and expand their work in the most experimental and innovative way.

Support: Ria Keburia Gallery covers travel to and from Georgia (up to 400 euro from Europe and back; up to 1000 euro from and to outside Europe), housing in a unique environment, at AMBASSADORI 5 stars hotel in Tbilisi, Georgia or in Kachreti, Georgia- 100 km eastern from the capital in the region well known for its wine-making history, traditions and mind-blowing landscapes.

Stipend of 800 euro, production costs, presentation and press coverage is what we offer to the selected artist.

Please download the application HERE

Please see website www.riakeburia.com for detailed information on rooms, offers, and application process. If you have questions, email residency@riakeburia.com

RESIDENCY IN SOLENTINAME. DEADLINE: 30 April, 2018

The residency is an opportunity for exchange, experimentation and reflection between local artists and guests; It takes place in the archipelago of Solentiname, located south of the Great Lake of Nicaragua, also called Lake Cocibolca; Participants in the residency are invited to live within the community, thus opening up possibilities for exchange. In addition to working on their independent projects, it is suggested that artists give a lecture about their work and conduct a workshop with local artists and artisans. The retreat is meant to stimulate creativity and reflection.

Any proposal is welcome, but we are most interested in projects related to: the environment, historical memory, sustainable architecture, gender, popular culture, community experiences, relational art, art and poetry, photography and social anthropology.

Submission call: Artists and curators.

Fees: Nothing, expenses for food and lodging are paid by the organization. Depending on distance, travel costs to Nicaragua and Solentiname can be discussed.

The residency is coordinated by Marcos Agudelo. Local participants include: the hostel ¨La Comunidad” on the island of Mancarrón on behalf of the Asociación Para el Desarrollo de Solentiname, and the “Elvis Chavarría” Union of Painters and Artisans of Solentiname from the island of San Fernando.

APPLICATION FORM: By sending a proposal to > agudelobuilesmarcos@gmail.com;

More information: RESIDENCIA EN SOLENTINAME

 

Residency Hosts in Madrid wanted. Deadline: Feb. 11, 2018

SWEET HOME
Residencies for artistic investigation in domestic spaces
Open Call until February 11, 2018

Are you an artist, curator or currently working in the cultural field? Do you live in Madrid? Do you have an unused guest room? If so, you may become part of Sweet Home by hosting an international cultural agent during two weeks. Interesting? keep on reading!

hablarenarte: is looking for artists, cultural producers, curators etc. who are living and working in Madrid and have interest in hosting an international cultural agent in their home.

Each local host assists the international guest with the “integration” into the personal, cultural and artistic context of Madrid.

A jury will select the six “hosts” keeping in mind their professional profile and availability. They also consider location of the flat and the living-conditions of the guest room. Each local cultural agent will receive 1.000€ for hosting during the two-week-stay. + info about the Open Call.

Once the six local hosts are chosen, hablarenarte: will launch an international open call in order to select the six international residents. To ensure reciprocal benefit, the six local agents will be part of the jury deciding on the six international agents.

This edition of Sweet Home is supported by the creation grants of Madrid City Council

http://www.hablarenarte.com/convocatorias/convocatoria/sweet-home-2018-convocatoria-local/