Deadline: 31/08/2017

Blitz Valletta is accepting proposals for 2017

Residency within an art space in the Mediterranean.

Description of residency program
Blitz Valletta is now accepting proposals for its 2017 residency programme. Blitz is an independent contemporary art space which supports experimental and radical arts practice in all its forms. Blitz is a space to develop ideas, build relationships and nurture creative talent. Blitz is a non-profit organisation and currently the only independent, artist-run contemporary art space of its kind in Malta.

Blitz is a curated space offering a high-calibre programme with a focus on contemporary existence, its constant state of flux, and the ubiquitous presence of digital culture. Our mission is to work closely with artists, curators, writers and researchers who are articulating these trends through cross-media and trans-disciplinary practice, to present a programme that is educational, immersive and inclusive.

Duration of residency
The residency period is up to 4 weeks, however other proposals will be considered.

Disciplines, work equipment and assistance
Selected residents are given a dedicated live / work space within the Blitz building. Applicants from all over the world are invited to apply, and proposals are open to those working across creative fields in a range of media, including (but not limited to) film, photography, performance, sound, immersive installation and digital platforms

Valletta is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a 2018 European Capital of Culture. Visit www.valletta2018.org for more info. The Blitz Residency Programme is supported by the Valletta 2018 Foundation.

Accommodation
Blitz operates within a four-level, 400-year-old Valletta townhouse. Since 2013 the building has been repurposed into a space for exhibitions and events, and a social space for the creative and the curious. A self-contained apartment hosts the Blitz in-house, live-in residency programme. The apartment is suitable for single occupancy.

Studio/ workspace
The space is not suitable for producing large-scale work, however Blitz staff can assist with finding an appropriate work studio if required.

Fees and support
Current support covers accommodation fees and a set sum in Euros for reimbursement of travel costs.

Expectations towards the artist
Public engagement is crucial to the proposal. Residents are encouraged to experiment and research their project, culminating in a final production for presentation to the public, which can take the form of an exhibition, performance, publication, screening, series of talks or workshops etc, depending on the nature of the resident’s work.

Application information
Download the application form, see the space, and meet our past residents here: www.blitzresidency.com

Blitz Valletta is accepting proposals for 2017

Blitz Valletta is accepting proposals for 2017

Location
Malta

Application deadline
31/08/2017

Residency starts
01/01/2017

Residency ends
31/12/2017

More information
http://blitzresidency.com/blitz-residency-2017-applications/

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