In the current crisis situation, we must remember about the physical and mental wellbeing of foreign artists who are in Poland, sometimes against their will and without any form of structural support. The eponymous “Overdue Time Off” refers to the still prevalent perception of not recognising artistic creation as professional work, which particularly affects people invited to participate in the project.
A month-long residency in Wrocław will be an opportunity to address your own needs: to create, think, be on your own or meet with others, catch up on old work or relax, meditate, allow yourself to be bored – all that contributes to human wellbeing. It will be a time free from any predetermined obligations, such as the need to create an artistic work, prepare an exhibition, present your practice – the perfect getaway from reality. It will be the resident who decides how to spend the time and to what extent the residency will be “filled with art.”
Results by: 15/07/2020
Date of residence: 1–31/08/2020
We accept applications from foreign artists permanently or temporarily living in Poland, and those who for some reason cannot currently leave the country.
What do we provide?
Selected applicant will receive accommodation, PLN 5,000 gross remuneration, refund of travel expenses to and from Wrocław. We offer organisation of an outdoor artist talk, support from the employees of Culture Zone Wrocław and if possible and if the resident wishes – meetings with representatives of Wrocław cultural community.
How to apply?
You need to send your application via e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) until 30 June – your CV or bio, portfolio, cover letter, statement relating to the topic of residence and a photo. Detailed information with recruitment regulations and participation conditions can be found HERE.
The call is part of the AIR Wro residential program implemented as part of the international activities of Culture Zone Wrocław.