Call for Applications for the Artist-in-Residence-Programme 2018


In co-operation with KulturKontakt Austria, the Austrian Federal Chancellery makes available 50 residencies in Austria (Vienna and Salzburg) for the year 2018.
Applications can be submitted via the Artists in Residence online platform
The residency is designed to offer an opportunity to familiarise oneself with the Austrian art scene and cultural environment and to make contact with Austrian artists. Residents are expected to complete a project during their stay.

During their stay, the artists in residence will be made familiar with the art scene and cultural environment. Activities on offer include visits at galleries, studios and museums, contacts to the literature and publishing sector, as well as access to Vienna’s or Salzburg’s music life. Whenever possible, the residents will receive free tickets for art and book fairs, performances at the Tanzquartier Wien, the international ImPuls Tanz dance festival and other events.

During their stay in Salzburg, the artists in residence will be taken care of by Kunstverein Salzburg.

There is the possibility of participating actively in the Artists-in-Residence-go-to-School-Programme of KulturKontakt Austria (the programme includes workshops at Austrian schools).

This call is open to artists whose permanent place of residence is outside of Austria and who have completed their training. Austrian citizens cannot apply for this programme.

A high level of proficiency in English or German is required in order to enable participants to engage in a creative dialogue in an international context. Participants are obliged to submit a final report about their stay.

The age limit for applicants is 40 years, i.e. the applicants’ date of birth has to be after the 31 December 1977. If an application is submitted by a duo at least one of the artists has to be under the age of 40.

Artists who have already participated in artist-in-residence-programmes organised by KulturKontakt Austria, the Austrian Federal Chancellery or the Austrian Federal Ministry of Education, the Arts and Culture are not eligible for participation.

The artists in residence will be selected by sector-specific expert juries.

Applications can be submitted for only one of the following disciplines:
• Visual arts *
• Art photography
• Video and media art **
• Composition
• Literature
• Literature for children and young people
• Literary translation
• Cultural education ***

* Applications from the sector of performing arts will not be accepted.

** For organisational reasons, the programme cannot accept applications from the film sector (shorts, feature film, documentary, avant-garde or experimental film, etc.).

*** Cultural education. For an application in this sector please consider that cultural educators within the meaning of this call are responsible for the pedagogic part of an exhibition, concert, theater etc. and in charge for the communication between the audience and the artists or the art. Cultural education can take place in a variety of settings, including arts education in formal and non formal educational institutions and educational programs in cultural institutions.

Length of stay varies as a function of the artistic discipline:
• Residency of 3 months for visual artists, art photographers, video & media artists, composers
• Residency of 1-2 months for writers and literary translators
• Residency of 1 month for arts and cultural educators

The grants are funded by the Austrian Federal Chancellery within the framework of its Artist-in-Residence-Programme. KulturKontakt Austria acts as an advisor and provides organisational support.
KulturKontakt Austria
Universitätsstrasse 5
1010 Wien
Brigitte Burgmann-Guldner & Nicole Marjanovic-Zoubek
Phone: +43 1 5238765-0
Fax: +43 1 5238765-20

residency program in Budapest, Hungary in 2018


Subject: “Environmental Project”.

Deadline: November 20, 2017

HMC International Artist Residency Program, a not-for-profit arts organization based in Dallas, TX / Budapest, Hungary – provides national and international artists to produce new work while engaging with the arts community in Budapest, Hungary.

For more info and application form write to: Beata Szechy
Facebook: Budapest International Artist Residency

Printed Matter 2018 – Thematic Residency at Skaftfell


Printing Matter – Thematic Residency at Skaftfell Center for Visual Art 2018

Application deadline: Sept 15, 2017

Printing Matter is a 3-week thematic residency with an intensive program for 8-10 artists, focusing on artist book making. The program is guided by Åse Eg Jørgensen and will take place in English.
Two different time periods are available: February 5-26 and September 3-24, 2018.

Tuition: 150.000 ISK, including accommodation in Seyðisfjőrður and basic printmaking materials.

Printing Matter is a hands-on workshop that aims to create a platform for exchange, discussion, and collaboration amongst fellow artists from various disciplines, who share a professional interest in artist book making, both on a practical and a conceptual level, and who wish to deepen their knowledge and expertise. The first Printing Matter took place in February 2017 and brought together nine artists from various backgrounds to explore the medium.
The workshop program is developed and guided by the Danish artist and graphic designer Åse Eg Jørgensen. It includes group work, independent research and practice, and an informal final presentation.

Working facilities and basic printmaking equipment will be made available through a collaboration with the Technical Museum of East Iceland in Seyðisfjőrður. The available printing presses are museum pieces: three hand-driven presses donated to the museum by German artist Dieter Roth. There is a letterpress proofing press (width max 48cm) and a selection of type (lead), a small intaglio press (width max 30cm) and an old lithographic press (35x45cm) with a small selection of stones.

The main focus of the program will be on conceiving and producing individual artists books in a limited print run (10-15 copies), on location. Since Seyðisfjőrður is a rather remote place, we will have to improvise a little and make the best of the materials and facilities at hand.
Apart from the printing techniques made available by the Seyðisfjőrður Technical Museum, diverse hand-printing techniques can be used as well. The program will touch upon hands-on book-production, ink, paper, type, binding, folding, sewing, as well as going through a brief history of artist books, discussions on printed matter, and printed multiples. A summary of selected texts will provide a starting point for discussions on the above listed topics.

In order to reveal the joined knowledge of the workshop/residency/process, all participants should prepare half an hour presentation of their own practice relating to the workshop, together with a 20 min practical demonstration of their technique as an exercise for the other participants.
Set within the ongoing Skaftfell residency program, the Thematic Residency aims to integrate the participating artists into the creative community of Seyðisfjőrður. Artists will be able to experience life and work in a unique micro community where creativity is applied to the everyday, and the borders between art and life are fluent. The timing of the residency, February 2018, provides artists with the opportunity to experience the dark and serene period of winter in the fjords of East Iceland, while the second period, September 2018, with its majestic autumn colors will equally fuel their creativity.
The program is best suited for visual artists, but artists with interdisciplinary practices are also welcome to apply.

Participants of Printed Matter will be accommodated in Skaftfell’s artist residency apartments. These are located in various old, refurbished houses with historic significance to the town, and are within easy walking distance to each other and to Skaftfell. The apartments have single and twin bedrooms, and shared kitchen, bathroom and living area. They are equipped with WiFi, washing machines, bicycles, Icelandic mobile phones, and ecologically friendly cleaning products.

A large shared studio and separate shared printing room at the Technical Museum in Seyðisfjőrður will be the main working area for the workshop participants.

Application process
The call for applications for the Thematic Residency 2018 is open from the beginning of June until September 15, 2017. Applicants will be informed of the outcome by the end of October 2017.
Please submit your application via the online application form:

Participants are responsible for making their own travel arrangements to Seyðisfjőrður. Successful applicants will receive a detailed account on how to get here along with the travel options. As part of Skaftfell’s mission to minimize their carbon footprint they have teamed up with Smyril Line, the international ferry leaving from Denmark via Faroe Islands to Seyðisfjőrður and can arrange a booking agent and special discount to travel by ferry to the residency. More information on the ferry at
Skaftfell – Center for Visual Art
Austurvegur 42
710 Seyðisfjőrður
Julia Martin
Phone: +354 4721632

Residents Meet / artists in residence ch


date:            thursday, 10. of august 2017
place:            GARAGE
Kirchplatz (place of the church)
5000 Aarau
program:         from 1 pm
soup and/or salad in the GARAGE,
coffee and cake
eating together, talking together and so on
possible exhibition visits: Kunstmuseum Aargau ( Naturama         (

we will also invite local artists and hope, that the exchange between guest artists and local artists will take place, will be possible.
please, register until august 6  2017 to
Wenzel A. Haller   e-mail:



The subscriptions for The Blank Project Proposal Residency, an artist’s residency at its fifth edition, are now open. It’s possible to register until 4th September 2017.


The purpose of the project is to give hospitality to artists and curators for a short/medium period and offer them accommodation and relations aimed to develop artistic researches both practical and theoretical.
The residency is conceived as a meeting and work place where share ideas and experiences.
The artists/curators in residence will be asked to work on a project proposal which will be produced during the Residency.
The residency concludes with an open studio day and the presentation of the project proposal developed during their staying.
A maximum of 2 artists/curators will be selected among the applicants.
Eligibility: The program is open to artists or curators at any stage of their career, working in visual arts, photography, film & video, media arts.
Language: Italian/English/French/Spanish.
Location: The Blank residency, Via Quarenghi 50, Bergamo, Italy.
Disciplines: Visual arts, photography, moving image, sculpture, performance.
Paid by Host: Artist’s fee of 400 €, accommodation (bedroom and fully furnished kitchen), studio space and internet wifi.
Paid by Artist/Curator: Residents are responsible for their travel, working materials, food and personal expenses during the residency.
Duration: From 16th October to 20th November 2017.
The selections will be announced by 11th September 2017.

Further information:

Performativity of Mortuary Rituals 2017: Exploring the Idea of Death in Mexico


Arquetopia Foundation – Puebla, Mexico
Performativity of Mortuary Rituals 2017: Exploring the Idea of Death in Mexico
Special 2-in-1 International Program
Deadline: Apply Now Through Sunday August 13, 2017
Includes Day of the Dead Arts Techniques Instruction and Self-Directed Art Production

Session Dates: October 9 to November 6, 2017. Spaces are limited. Our selection committee evaluates all applications when they are received vs. after the deadline has passed. E-mail Chris at

Why is the idea of Death representing Mexico globally? This program addresses the subject of Death as a national totem, by questioning its construction as a macabre source of identity, exploring its relevance in the invention of Mexican modern art and its secularization in popular culture. It explores the performativity of rituals in Mexico and focusing on the mortuary celebrations known as Día de Muertos (Day of the Dead).

PERFORMATIVITY OF MORTUARY RITUALS: Exploring the Idea of Death in Mexico is a 4-week critical program that offers competitive professional opportunities for international emerging and mid-career artists, curators, art historians, and students age 22 and over.

Self-Directed & Instructional Artist & Writers Residencies


Arquetopia Foundation – Mexico and Peru

Self-Directed & Instructional Artist & Writers Residencies:
Fall and Winter Sessions 2017 – Puebla & Oaxaca, Mexico
Spring Sessions 2018 – Cusco, Peru

Deadline: Apply Now Through Sunday, August 13, 2017.
Spaces are limited. Our selection committee evaluates all residency applications when they are received vs. after the deadline has passed.

E-mail: Chris at  for more information.

Founded in 2009 in Puebla, Mexico, Arquetopia is an internationally established, award-winning nonprofit arts and cultural foundation with a social scope that emphasizes critical thinking through artistic practices. Our Artist-in-Residence Programs are the largest and most reputable in Mexico and Latin America, with an array of contents anchored in a solid structure of collaborations with prominent cultural institutions, renowned experts, and notable artists in Mexico and Peru. Our resident artists have come from 60 countries on six continents, and many have returned multiple times. Our residency programs offer competitive professional opportunities for emerging and mid-career, national and international artists, designers, curators, art historians, art educators, writers, journalists, and cultural researchers age 22 and over.

We are currently welcoming applications for the following residency programs in Puebla and Oaxaca, Mexico and in Cusco, Peru:


SEA Foundation 2017 Open Call for Curator Residency


The SEA Foundation Curator in Residence programme is for emerging as well as established curators.

SEA Foundation welcomes applications from a wide spectrum of curatorial practices, research interests and professional backgrounds. We invite curators to apply for flexible residencies up to one month. The aim of the Curator in Residence Programme is to provide opportunities for curators to familiarise themselves with the Dutch visual art scene in the south of the Netherlands, to conduct research and make meaningful professional connections and relationships, create future work opportunities, refine their networking skills, and build other vital professional capacities.

Through these residencies, SEA Foundation aims to links and foster collaborations between artists in the south of the Netherlands, curators, art institutions and their artistic peers internationally.
The aims are:
• To support the production of art and the theory of art
• To evoke discourse on art and art practices within a local and global context
• To promote and relay critical and researched based production of art
• To facilitate exchange between art intermediaries and artists, creating an expert network

We expect that applicants will be developing projects or developing their research with some form of future public outcome in mind.

Artistic merit is the basis for selection. All applications will be judged a panel consisting of SEA Foundation team members that is complemented by international advisors.
Between 2 weeks and 2 months

Residency period:
1 October – 30 November 2017
Funded by SEA Foundation:
• Studio and private living quarters
• Heating, water and electricity
• Bespoke mentoring and training
• Use of shared kitchen and common residency rooms
• WIFI everywhere on the premises
• Breakfast
• Use of workshop and equipment
• Use of art-related library
• Interaction with local peers and other residents
• Office facilities and printers
• PR activities
• Free parking (road side)
• Bike on loan
Additional stipends:
• Stipend of 200 euro per week
• Production budget 1500 euro depending on project costs

Paid by the resident:
• Travel costs
• Personal expenses
• Application fee 30 euro

Project proposal
The project proposal should consist of the following documents
1. Application form (Incomplete forms will not be considered)
2. CV and portfolio (max. 10 pages) with a list of exhibitions and other relevant information
3. Detailed description of the residency project including an anticipated schedule. (max 3000 words)
5. Motivation (max. 300 words)
4. Proposal for public activities that provide guidance for your project proposal (max. 300 Words)
6. Two professional references who can comment on your practice

Deadline: 15 August 2017
Selection process: August 2017
Start of residencies: October and November 2017

Bank details:
Account holder name: SEA FOUNDATION
Mandatory communication: Last name + first name + 2017 Curator Residency Application
Please note that we can only review your application after receiving the application fee.

The application form must be sent by post or by e-mail to: before the 15th of August 2017.

More information:
For more information, please contact Riet van Gerven, artistic director of SEA Foundation, or +31 (0) 13 544 4495 /

SEA Foundation
Tivolistraat 22
5017 HP Tilburg

Open Call – NARS International Residency Program


Deadline: September 30, 2017

NARS is now accepting applications for the International Residency Program from international and US based artists. The NARS residency supports emerging and mid-career artists and curators working across all disciplines through three and six-month residencies, creating a space for artistic dialogue and international cultural exchange for an extended period of time.

NARS offers 24/7 access to furnished, private or semi-private studio spaces (280-325 sq ft) in our diverse artist community in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. As a studio based residency, the focus is on the artistic process and the experimentation that results from working alongside other artists, within New York’s cultural and sociopolitical context.

Artists meet with 4-6 studio visitors each month, gaining invaluable feedback and expanding their network of artists and professionals in NY and internationally. Residents are provided with administrative, curatorial, and professional support to explore and expand the scope of their artistic practice through research, dialogue, and the production of new projects.

Public presentation opportunities include a curated exhibition in the NARS gallery, bi-annual Open Studios, and theEntree/Encore program, through which artists share research and work through artist talks, discussions, screenings, workshops, and performances. The NARS Gallery hosts exhibitions year-round.

Residency artists benefit from a community driven program and ongoing dialogue with fellow residency artists through weekly informal gatherings, inter-studio visits and activities, as well as monthly field trips and meals together. At NARS, residents also have the advantage of working alongside 60 emerging and established NYC based artists in our studio facilities, who retain space year round. The program and facilities are designed to form a community, foster the expansion and exchange of artistic and cultural practices, and provide artists with exposure to New York and its art scene.

Accepting applications from international artists for a 3 or 6 month residency in 2018-9 and from US-based artists for the Winter and Spring 2018 seasons.

For more information, please check our FAQ section or email

Link to information:
Link to online application:

Hirah Park
Operations Coordinator
NARS Foundation
201 46th Street 4th FL,
Brooklyn, NY 11220
T. 718.768.2765

“Drawing Sound”


Performance mit Fred Frith & Heike Liss
Samstag, 22. Juli 2017, 14.00–15.00 Uhr
NAIRS Zentrum für Gegenwartskunst, Nairs 509, 7550 Scuol
Freier Eintritt, Kollekte

Fred Frith und Heike Liss verbringen zurzeit ihren Aufenthalt als Artists-in-Residence im Zentrum für Gegenwartskunst NAIRS. Wir freuen uns, dass sie uns am Samstag, 22. Juli um 14 Uhr einen Einblick in ihre Arbeit geben.

Fred Frith and Heike Liss are currently spending their stay as Artists-in-Residence in the Center for Contemporary Art NAIRS. We are very pleased that they will give us an insight into their work on Saturday, July 22 at 2 pm.