[artinfo] Open Call - Nest Residency(Yerevan, Armenia)
anna.avetisyan at gmail.com
Mon Feb 25 11:17:33 CET 2019
<https://www.nestresidency.am/en> "Nest" Artist Residency and
Community Center is now accepting residency applications for
Spring-Fall 2019 period.
"Nest" is a a community center and residency cluster of
<https://www.ica.am/en/news>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.
"Nest" Artists Residency and Community Center of ICA Yerevan is
suited for artists, writers, curators, cultural managers, academics
and other practitioners providing, the opportunity to live and work
in the very heart of 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
Our residency program provides TIME, SPACE and GUIDANCE to explore
expanded as well as traditional print media, new media, video-art,
installation, performance, photography, research, painting, drawing,
etc. while it connects the artists with the art scene of Yerevan, the
capital of Armenia.
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 fully furnished
and equipped with WiFi. The building also houses a reading room,
library, classrooms, and a fully equipped 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.
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 21 March - 15 November, 2019.
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.
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.
Please send your letter of intent or project proposal (max. 700
words) alongside 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 availability for the
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