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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

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Kolga Tbilisi Photo Award. Deadline: March 15, 2018

The 17th edition of KOLGA TBILISI PHOTO AWARD, the biggest and the most prestigious photo contest in Georgia, is ready for you. The main goal of the AWARD is to link international photography to Georgia and to local photography. Announcement of the Photo Award worldwide intends to foster its international position. For the last several years the best photos of the contest were presented in Germany, Cologne, at Lichtblick Gallery and were shown projected in Arles and shown at Plovdiv Photomeetings.

Within the framework of KOLGA TBILISI PHOTO 2018, the city will host KOLGA AWARD the best photo selection exhibition on May 4-10, 2018 as well as several international and local exhibitions, series of workshops, lectures and portfolio reviews delivered by international professional photographers, curators and art critics. This year mobile and tablet photo lovers can again join KOLGA AWARD celebrating the art of photography.

This year’s categories include:

  1. Documentary Series
  2. Reportage
  3. Conceptual Photo Project
  4. Best Shot
  5. Mobile One Shot
  6. Mobile Photo Series

You can register for the festival at https://www.kolga.ge/?lang=en#/rules/ .

Fees – $30

The KOLGA AWARD prize fund is 7 000 USD. The sum will be equally divided between the winners in the first four categories. The winners of these categories will get 1500-1500 USD each. As for the Mobile Photo category (with sub-nominations: one shot and photo series) the winners will get a 500 USD each. Kolga Newcomer Photo Award. This award will be conferred on a young photographer (under the age of 25), whose photo series will be chosen from the following nominations: Documentary Series, Reportage and Conceptual Photo Project. The €500 will be granted to the winner of the nomination. The aim of the award is to facilitate professional development of young photographers and help them to pave the way in the world of photography. Special Prize for Georgian photographers: Internship at the international photo agency Prospekt in Milan. This award will be given to the Georgian photographer whose photo series will be chosen by Prospekt Photo Agency from the following nominations: Documentary Series, Reportage, Conceptual Photo Project and Mobile Photo Series. Eligibility: Participants are free to choose the subject of their works, because we would like to attract photographers of all different ages, and those working with various styles. The contest is open to all photographers worldwide. There are no age restrictions. You are free to choose the subject of your photo projects. Requirements:

Photos uploaded under Documentary Series, Reportage and Conceptual Photo categories should be a series of a minimum 6 photos to maximum 12 photos. You may enter a maximum of one entries/series in each category. One Shot category participants can upload a maximum of five photos. For Mobile Photo nomination the participants can upload photos for one shot category (max. 5 photos) and one photo series (a minimum 6 photos to maximum 12 photos). Applicants can participate in any or all categories announced (altogether 58 photos can be uploaded). The names of the winners will be revealed by the international jury members:

Lars Lindemann (Germany) :: Image editor and deputy creative director of the GEO magazine

Richard Bram (USA) :: Photographer

Tina Schelhorn (Germany) :: Gallerist, Curator

Nikolaj Laoutliev (Germany) :: Professor of Photography

Should you have any additional questions, please contact us at: contest@kolga.ge

https://www.kolga.ge/?lang=en#/rules/