INTERNATIONAL ARTIST RESIDENCY
INTERCULTRURAL | Radical imagination in rural realities
1 – 30 June 2020 / villages Deleyna and Sinagovtsi, Bulgaria
IDEAS FACTORY (Sofia, Bulgaria) INVITES
socially-engaged artists from around Europe (including non-EU countries) from any age and discipline (visual and digital arts, performing arts, music, literature, cinema, etc.) who focus their artistic research and production on socially engaged topics and practices to 1-MONTH ARTIST RESIDENCY in 2 Bulgarian villages.
The residency will provoke and create occasions for a new type of connection - between local people and international guests, between rural and urban culture, but also vice versa - to the broader perspectives and networks that residents will bring to these places with their presence.
The topics and questions that guest artists will work on are: what radical artistic actions could be used to defend a civil position; what can art offer as means of overcoming the inequalities and injustices we see in contemporary society; how can artists benefit the contemporary culture of villages?
More info -> HERE.
Artistic results, depending on each of the participant's specific discipline of creation, will have the chance to be exposed during a final community event in the 2 villages - an exhibition.
WE INVITE SOCIALLY ENGAGED ARTISTS AND EXPLORERS WHO:
* take the topic passionately and want to explore its different aspects
* are ready to offer their experience and methodologies to find solutions to local problems through art
* have a multidisciplinary knowledge and approach to social reality and a strong impulse to contribute to social causes
* appreciate and respect the diversity of local cultural specificities and see themselves as current social or cultural entrepreneurs (or ones in progress) and for whom participative approach is crucial
* have a profound experience with a specific artistic area
* appreciate what rural rhythm and cultural heritage has to teach us.
LODGING, TRAVEL AND OTHER COSTS
Residents will be provided free of charge:
* accommodation and food during their stay at the homes of local people;
* work space at local community centers;
* travel costs (up to 150 euro for EU countries and up to 55 euro for Bulgaria and Balkan countries).
They will have a small production budget for materials (up to 150 BGN) as use of local resources is strongly encouraged. Any kind of assistance from the curator and project team will be provided to the artists during the residency period.
The participation fee of the selected residents is 100 Euro for the whole period of the residency.
Ideas Factory can offer 2 scholarships covering the participation fee for Balkan artists, who have strong will to participate but limited resources to do that. They will be selected based on their motivation to take part in the residency programme.
Available residency vacancies: 10
Application deadline: 15 APRIL 2020
Announcement of selected artists: 25 APRIL 2020
Residency Duration: 30 days
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The residency is part of the European Cultural Foundation's endorsed cultural and social-entrepreneurial initiatives across Europe in the Democracy Needs Imagination program.
Our trustworthy local partner is Vidin Fund Chitalishte.
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