THE ESSENCE OF A SITE: FERMENTATION / OPEN CALL: ARTIST RESIDENCY
It is our pleasure to announce that, thanks to a new programme of the Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic, we offer up to five artist residencies in the town of Karlovy Vary (Czech Republic) for artists/ artist groups working in the fields of performing arts, sound art, and interdisciplinary art-based projects. The length of the residency is one or two weeks and it is expected that the work realized during the residency of the artist will be site-specific.
DEADLINE: June 15, 2023
- How to represent the essence of a place/site as a process, in its unstable, fermenting and ripening (contemporary) nature? What shapes of time can we find around us?
- How is contemporaneity inscribed in rhythms, pace, and structures of the town?
- We are interested in art-based explorations of specific sites set in a variety of interdisciplinary contexts, spanning from environmental and social, to psychological, psycho-greographical, and locus-creating ones.
VZBUĎME VARY (Wake-Up Vary)
A non-governmental organization set in a famous spa town in the Western part of the Czech Republic, Karlovy Vary, focuses on community and inter-media art, new theater, and contemporary dance. Site-specific artistic creation and research is the key part of our activities. Since 2020, we have initiated artistic exploration of imaginative auras and layers of perception of several loci in Karlovy Vary, such as the art-brutalist building of the Hotel Thermal. For more information, see https://www.vzbudmevary.cz/esence-mista/.
- an opportunity to slow down in the pace of a spa town, to explore, to experiment, develop ideas, and to concentrate;
- an opportunity to work at places with a unique genius loci in Karlovy Vary;
- a space for work at a specific location;
- to cover transport fees, or its part, depending on the amount;
- production support and help;
- financial contribution to cover material / technical needs, or its part, depending on the amount;
- honorarium in the amount of CZK 7,000 per week (if the applicant is an artistic couple or a collective, the amount will be distributed among all the members)
- an active, in-person participation at a creative, site-specific residency
- open and friendly communication
- playfulness, courage, and determination to creatively and, at the same time, empathically enter the public space, explore it and intervene in it
- understanding and respect to places and their users and inhabitants
- realization of public presentation or performance during or at the end of the residency
- September – October 2023
HOW TO APPLY
DEADLINE: June 15, 2023, 12pm
SEND EMAIL TO firstname.lastname@example.org:
- a motivation letter
- a description of the intended creative activity (500 – 1000 words)
- CV (with sample/s of the work)
This project is produced with the financial support of NextGenerationEU and Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic.
SOURCE: VZBUĎME VARY