Deadline: 14/08/2018

Kooshk Residency´s Open Call for Iranian Artists

Artist Exchange Program between Iran and 9 European countries in partnership with EUNIC.

Description of residency program
Kooshk residency, established in mid-2014, is a non-profit space for arts and culture in Tehran. Kooshk provides a convenient space for artists, curators, researchers, writers and filmmakers to encourage inter-cultural dialogue and art creation. Kooshk strives to contribute to the development of Iranian art and culture through participation in international exchange programs with cultural institutes worldwide. These exchange programs allow blending of cultures, provoke creativity and foster beneficial connections among nations. Kooshk welcomes and encourages qualified individuals from any discipline to contribute to the formation of this cultural movement by applying to use the facilities provided in Kooshk residences and studios.

Kooshk Residency and EUNIC present a new exchange program between Iran and Europe, for 8 European and 8 Iranian artists active in any field of art. Artists who are applying for the residency program in Greece should bear in mind that the priority is with physical theater performers. For this program, 8 Iranian artists will be selected to spend one month in one of the European residencies and 9 European artists will be selected to live and work for the period of one month in Kooshk. 

Each applicant can choose to apply for the following (max. 2) countries of residency listed as:
Austria | Salzamt Linz | Dec. 2018
Belgium | BOZAR – Air Antwerpen | 15 Feb. – 15 Mar. 2019
Germany | PACT Zollverein | Feb. 2019
Greece | Isadora Duncan Institute | Oct. 2018
Hungary Tadeusz Kantor Foundation | Nov. 2018
Italy | Istituto Garuzzo | Nov. 2018
Netherlands | 1646 | 16 Sept. – 16 Oct. 2018
Poland | Tadeusz Kantor | Oct. 2018
Spain | Tabakalera | Nov. 2018

The European artists will be selected through an open call or will be nominated by their residencies or the Embassies of their respective countries. Applicants will be evaluated by a committee consisting of the Kooshk team and the residency/Embassy of the European country. All the selected artists will be informed by e-mail.

Duration of residency
One Month
 
Disciplines, work equipment and assistance
This application is open to all Iranian artists and all the expenses for airfare and living cost are to be provided by artists themselves. The European partner residency will be responsible for providing accommodation and studio space as well as ideally facilitating other outreach programs. During this residency of one month, the Iranian artists will have the opportunity to work in their selected residency.
 
Accommodation and Studio/ workspace
Kooshk has equipped an independent residence/ studio facility in a beautiful and inspiring old building for international attendants of the international cultural exchange programs in order to evoke creativity in research and art creation. These facilities include:
  • Two shared rooms and one single room with appropriate amenities to accommodate five people at the same time with shared bathroom.
  • A separate studio with round the clock accessibility (Kooshk has a considerable number of partners who can offer space and studio facilities due to necessities of any program).
  • A small kitchen equipped with appliances.
  • Shared spaces including yard, terrace and rooftop.
  • Internet access is also included 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Fees and support
All the expenses for airfare and living cost are to be provided by artists themselves. The European partner residency will be responsible for providing accommodation and studio space as well as ideally facilitating other outreach programs. During this residency of one month, the Iranian artists will have the opportunity to work in their selected residency.

Expectations towards the artist
All artists are expected to speak and understand English, as the official language in the residency program.

Application information
Artists can apply by filling the online form here. Hard-copy and email submissions are not accepted. Applications received after the deadline date will not be considered. Inquire here with any questions: info@kooshkresidency.com

 

Kooshk Residency´s Open Call for Iranian Artists

Kooshk Residency´s Open Call for Iranian Artists

Location

Application deadline
14/08/2018

Residency starts
16/09/2018

Residency ends
15/03/2019

More information
http://kooshkresidency.com/opencall

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