[artinfo] Institute of Contemporary Art Yerevan: Open Call for Arts and Cultural Practitioners
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Institute of Contemporary Art Yerevan:
Open Call for Arts and Cultural Practitioners
Deadline May 15, 2017
The Nest is currently accepting residency applications for Summer-Fall period.
Nest artists residency and community center of ICA Yerevan is suited
for artists, writers, curators, cultural managers, academics and
other practitioners providing them with the opportunity to live and
work in Yerevan while developing individual projects and immersing
themselves in Armenia's creative sphere. Run alongside ICA Yerevan's
Curatorial School, Theory and Project Labs, it also enables residents
to benefit from collaboration with these departments that draw
participants and mentors from a wide range of complementary artistic
and critical backgrounds, as well as attend talks, lectures and
workshops by local and international prominent curators, artists and
Located in the picturesque area of Aygestan in Yerevan and only a
short distance from the city's flourishing cultural center, Nest is
set in a peaceful district, surrounded by university campuses and
parks. Each resident is provided with a room and production and
research space during the residency. The residency is furnished and
equipped with WiFi. The building also houses a reading room,
classrooms, and a kitchen, all of which are open for residents' use.
ICA Yerevan also has a beautiful wild garden where most of our talks,
discussions, presentations and screenings are held from Spring to
Autumn. Soon we will also provide bicycles. :)
Applicants are responsible for covering the residency fee that
includes the studio rent, utilities and administrative support.
Nest's team will issue acceptance letters for successful residents
and support their applications for external grants to cover the fee,
travel, food, production and other costs.
Nest is a a community center and residency cluster of ICA Yerevan for
arts and cultural workers with a special emphasis on supporting the
combination of artistic and surviving strategies in a shaping
community of colleagues with similar lifestyle and political
position. It is devoted to establishing close cooperation between
artists, thinkers, researchers, and other cultural actors through
interdisciplinary programs and residencies. As a part of
knowledge-based platform for innovative creative production, Nest
integrates with the social and cultural framework of Yerevan while
simultaneously supporting a strong international focus.
We offer a welcome dinner with presentation, study/studio visits and
extensive networking with local art scene and the experts in specific
cultural and/or research fields of the resident, a final showcase of
resident's research/project results (the format is open and upon the
resident's choice - from small presentation to exposition.
Large-scale projects demanding wider production are to be discussed
in advance). While in its development stage the physical domain of
the center is itself part of the 'problematic' framework and context
where the artist/researcher is offered to operate.
Individual residencies can last from blitz visits to 5 months, with
longer periods strongly encouraged. Residents are asked to propose
their preferred duration of stay and if accepted this can be
negotiated according to studio availability and schedule. Residencies
will take place between 1 June - 15 November, 2017.
The resident is expected to share the results of one's observations.
The decision on format (presentation, exhibition, performance,
screening, demonstration, manifesto, dinner, etc) is up to the
resident. Also an optional contribution for the Nest Reader, a
publication with selected texts from long or short-term residents as
well as colleagues and partners is greatly appreciated. We will
further inform about the terms and conditions of the publishing upon
the development of the project.
Please send your letter of intent or project proposal (max. 700
words) along with your CV and portfolio (no more than 5 works) to
<mailto:anna at ica.am>anna at ica.am. The application process is ongoing
but we recommend applying early to ensure a place for the desired
<mailto:anna at nest.am>anna at nest.am
Institute of Contemporary Art Yerevan
Aygestan 5th street, Fizkulturnikneri 48, Yerevan
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