Ark Project International Artist Residency

General information

Brief description of organisation

The Ark Project is an annual international artist residency program realized in 2015 with a focus on creation, presentation, and documentation of contemporary art that engages discovery, transformation and innovation. The Ark Project encourages the exploration of non-representational art through multi-media, conceptual, ecological, and interdisciplinary approaches. The vision for the Ark Project is centered around the co-creation process with intention to break open one´s artistic practice to a new level and create new work that the artist may not otherwise create outside the residency. Each year one artist is invited into the collective for an evolving curatorial project.

The Project is open to both national and international artists. Artists are selected according to performance, experience and artistic background. Eligible artists must have a BFA, MFA or equivalent in independent studio work. Artists working in the visual arts and new media will be considered.

The Project intends to enable artists to access the international art market and provide an opportunity to make promising contacts for future projects. We encourage residents to purchase and or bring their own tools/materials for proposed projects.

Duration of residency:

2 weeks | July 12th to July 26th, 2019

Studio/ workspace:

1-4 artists will work together in a project phase over a period of 2 weeks, utilizing one large studio (92m²) (1,000sq feet) with high ceilings.

Fees and support:

The 2-week residency is provided free of charge minus travel expenses.

The following is included:

• Use of the studio

• Use of the facility and internet

• Museum and Gallery tours

• Creative Forum

• Collaboration

• Documentation

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Organisation founded in


Brief description of residency program

The Ark Project is pleased to offer 1 artist the opportunity to work and collaborate during the annual Summer (July) 2019 artist residency program. The idea is to enable artists to collaborate and work towards a common goal. The end-product or completion of projects is not required, however, works completed and in progress may be documented and available for inclusion in future exhibition programming. Field trips, studio visits, and exhibition opportunities will allow access to the global art market.

Each year the Ark Project travels from city to city across the globe. This year the Ark Project will be hosted by NES located in Skagaströnd, Iceland!

Residency program since


Disciplines and media
  • Visual Art
  • Sculpture
  • Performing Arts
  • Textile Art
  • New Media
  • Curatorial
  • Installation Art
Type of organisation
  • Artist-Run

Residency conditions

Duration of residencies
  • 2 weeks
Number of artists resident at one time


Companions allowed
  • Partners
Grants available

Grants are available through the Foundation Center in San Francisco:

Expenses paid by artist
  • Travel
  • Supplies
  • Food
Expectations of the artist
  • Presentation
  • Cleaning
  • Exhibition
  • Other

Participation in field trips to local exhibitions and open studios

Expenses paid by the organisation
  • Housing
Application who/how

Digital Application

Selection procedure

By Committee

Presentation of artists' work

Exhibition at end of Residency

Description of residency



  • Internet Connection
  • Large work studio
Number of studios


Type and size of studios

Shared Studio

  • Private Room
  • Shared Room
  • Shared Apartment

Wheelchair accessible studios and accomodation.

Working language(s)
  • English
Other activities happening at the space
  • Presentation
  • Exhibitions
Contact information

Ark Project International Artist Residency
2121 Peralta Street, Suite 117
94607 Oakland
United States of America

Phone: +1-415-999-4533

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