OPEN CALL: K.A.I.R RESIDENCY FOR ARTISTS FROM WROCLAW AND LOWER SILESIA IN POLAND.
Culture Zone Wrocław in cooperation with K.A.I.R. Košice Artist in Residence invites visual or interdisciplinary artists from Wroclaw and Lower Silesia to take part in a seven-weeks residency in Košice, Slovakia.
We are searching for a visual or interdisciplinary artist from Wroclaw and Lower Silesia, who would like to deal with the theme of Interconnectedness which highlights the need for contemporary society to be aware of its links with the environment beyond its own region, state or nation, but also beyond the human species. On the one hand, it is the impact of rich regions on developing countries on environmental, economic and political issues. On the other hand, focusing on anthropocentric humanism leads to the creation of a line between human and animal.
The artistic project that we will select through the open call should reflect some of the related issues through the visual art or its overlap into scientific disciplines, sound art, new media or performance:
What do we need to do to ensure the rights of all, including animals?
What can we do to protect this generation and the next generation?
How should we consider setting up personal values?
How should government, institutions, law or international relations respond?
At the same time, we are also interested in the individual experience and emotional impact - fear and anxiety, ecological grief, etc. Only individuals are eligible to apply for the residency.
Selected applicant will receive accommodation and work studio, artist fee in the amount of EUR 600,00 gross monthly, budget of EUR 200,00 for production, refund of travel expenses to and from Košice. We also offer participation in a meeting with the audience during Open Studio Nights, organization of presentations or workshops during the stay and an exhibition at the end of the residency.
HOW TO APPLY?
To apply for the project, please send, in English (files in .pdf format):
Applications can be submitted until 20 September 2020 via the e–mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org and should consist of three PDF in English.
Results: by 28/09/2020
Date of residence: 2/11–20/12/2020
The date of the residency may to be postponed to 2021 in case of the border closures and other security measures related to COVID-19. By taking part in the call, you agree to the processing of your personal data in accordance with the provisions of Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016 (GDPR).
The residency program is supported using public funding by Slovak Arts Council. The project is supported by the city Košice.
The open call is a part of a programme of residencies, study visits and international cooperation run by Culture Zone Wrocław, which has been maintained in Wrocław since the year of the European Capital of Culture in 2016. AIR Wro is intended to support the mobility, promotion and international cooperation of artists, and contribute to building and strengthening international cultural relations.