the Bauhaus Dessau Foundation and the GfZk Museum of Contemporary Art Leipzig

10 Art Residencies You Need To Apply In January 2020

New year – new opportunities! Plan your career now and make your dreams come true. See the list of art residency programmes from around the world that can change your career.

>> Künstlerhaus Büchsenhausen

Künstlerhaus Büchsenhausen invites once a year visual and media artists, art critics, theorists, and curators to apply for a fellowship. The competition for a fellowship is usually held during the months of November until April. Candidates can apply for a five-month fellowship.

Application deadline: 31 January 2020.

Support: a monetary award of EUR 3,700; an individual studio for working and living, furnished with a large shared kitchen; a production budget for the realization of the submitted proposal;a budget for inviting experts to Büchsenhausen for the purpose of professional exchange; a budget for covering the own travel costs (in relation to the Fellowship Program); the opportunity for a group exhibition at the end of the fellowship;

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Künstlerhaus Büchsenhausen's office, photo by WEST. Fotostudio.

Künstlerhaus Büchsenhausen’s office, photo by WEST. Fotostudio.

>> Edith-Russ-Haus for Media Art

The Edith-Russ-Haus for Media Art will award three Grants for Media Art of the Foundation of Lower Saxony (€12,500 each).

The Foundation of Lower Saxony grant at the Edith-Russ-Haus for Media Art supports a wide spectrum of media art, from video art and net-based projects to audio works and audio-visual installations.

Each of the three grants will be awarded for the production of a new project in the area of media art. centers, galleries, academic institutions.

Application deadline: 5 February 2020.

Support: 3 x grant amount of €12,500 and the possibility of using one of the guest apartments.

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>> Grytviken Whaling Station, South Georgia

Under the umbrella of the GSGSSI heritage strategy and Conservation Management Plan for Grytviken, SGHT and FOSGI are hosting an international competition that will engage creative practitioners from varying artistic disciplines to develop a site-specific commission to celebrate the whale through a reinterpretation of the former Flensing Plan. This is an inspirational project, an opportunity to create a legacy for the future, a message of hope for the natural world and a reinterpretation that will challenge visitors to consider man’s changing relationship with nature and in particular with the whale.

Application deadline: 12 January 2020

Support: Artist Fee of £50,000 + Production Budget of between £150,000.00 – £2,000,000.00.

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Grytviken Whaling Station, South Georgia

Grytviken Whaling Station, South Georgia

>> Bauhaus Residency

Joint Open Call of the Bauhaus Dessau Foundation and the GfZk – Museum of Contemporary Art Leipzig.

In the 1920s, the artists of the international avant-garde lived next door to one another in the complex of Masters’ Houses. For the first time in 90 years, the Bauhaus Dessau Foundation has, since February 2016, opened the Muche / Schlemmer duplex to international artists as a living and working space. The Bauhaus Residency seeks to advance contemporary research and engagement with the legacy of the Bauhaus, revive the Masters’ Houses and, in this context, promote artworks of international significance.

Application deadline: 20 January 2020

Support: an expense allowance for three months of 4,800 euros in total; living and work space in the Muche / Schlemmer House; oopportunities for giving presentations and performances and engaging in discussions during their stay; support in their research work, in organising events along with technical assistance and public relations activities; public presentations of their work in the Gropius House for a period of up to 6 months.

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the Bauhaus Dessau Foundation and the GfZk Museum of Contemporary Art Leipzig

>> The Bentway Conservancy

The Bentway will support one self-directed on-site residency focused on advancing creative research and experimentation around the specified project theme of arts and recreation. The Bentway’s 2020 Spring/Summer season, Playing in Public, explores the history of recreation and its role in shaping decisions about public space. Through a series of interdisciplinary, intergenerational and participatory programs, The Bentway – a productive site that has given way to arts, culture and recreation — will be converted into a giant playground for communities that are eager to interact with the city in new and unexpected ways. The successful participant/s will be invited to respond and expand on this theme.

Application deadline: 24 January 2020

For: Applications are open to Toronto-based artists, designers or collectives seeking an opportunity to discover and create within this dynamic public space.

Support: Accommodation and studio, travel cost, living expenses, presentation expenses.

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The Bentway Conservancy

>> The Aomori Contemporary Art Centre (ACAC)

Building upon this history, this year, ACAC plans to expand the scope of the ACAC AIR program. And they are beginning by removing mandatory participation in the exhibition. Artists can, of course, also hold exhibitions, but those who don’t will instead be asked to hold other events like workshops, performances, and talks. They are also redesigning the program schedule to be more flexible. Artists can now stay for as little as two weeks or as long as three months. Short stays may lend themselves more to intense production, which may culminate in workshops or performances, while more extended stays allow artists to try repeated experiments over an extended period of time and conduct in-depth research into their work ahead of the exhibition. In this program, what you do here is up to you.

Application deadline: 31 January 2020.

Support: THE ORGANIZER will provide 40,000JPY per term in production expenses, in which is included fees for material, employment, research, transportation, display and putting away of exhibition etc; If an ARTIST holding an exhibition also organizes a separate exchange program, THE ORGANIZER will provide 50,000 yen for exhibition-related event expenses.

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>> Everyday Forms of Resistance

Everyday Forms of Resistance is an exchange and public programme that has come about as a result of the collaboration between Ujazdowski Castle Centre for Contemporary Art in Warsaw (U–jazdowski); Helsinki International Artist Programme (HIAP); Antwerp Artists In Residence (AAIR) and Mamarat AIR programme by the Municipality of Ramallah.

This project offers annually residencies for six visual artists and looks at the role of artistic practice and mobility in the specific circumstances of Ramallah and Palestine and does this through the strategy of exchange.

Application deadline: 31 January 2020.

For: Palestinian, Polish, Finnish and Belgian artists

Support: a monthly per diem of 500 euro; collective living space;  production costs up to 500 euro; reimbursement of one return ticket to and from the place of residency; the organization of a public event during the residency; organising a customised programme of study visits in and outside.

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Ujazdowski Castle Centre for Contemporary Art in Warsaw


Sounds of our Cities is an European project of Cultural Cooperation carried out between City of Roeselare, Dear Hunter, Aalborg Universitet and Idensitat. It aims to explore urban areas, focusing on the locality, including local audiences and reflecting on cultural identity in relationship with the community. This open call for artists to participate represents the project launch.

Application deadline: 5 February 2020.

For: The call is aimed at artists residing in Europe, with an interest in the proposed social contexts, in the proposed theme and in sound art.

Support: 1200€ in fees (taxes included); production costs or part of it will be covered. The budget will be evaluated and will be limited to fit the SoOC project; travel and accommodation costs will be covered by the organization; a workplace will also be provided to develop the artistic project.

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>> Trinity College Dublin

Trinity College is pleased to invite applications from artists for a 12 month artist‐in‐residence position commencing in March 2020. The artist will be based at TTEC (Trinity Technology & Enterprise Centre), Grand Canal. The aim is to enable the artist to develop new work through a collaborative process of engagement with communities which should include local residents and school children and may also include technology and creative start‐ups and businesses, as the site transitions towards a new campus at the heart of the proposed Grand Canal Innovation District (GCID). The new site will have a focus on technology and creative arts, housing researchers, industry and start‐ups, as well as providing a welcoming space and opportunities for local residents. It is intended that this artist‐in‐residence position will be the beginning of a long‐term commitment to integrating art into the campus and wider innovation district. Submissions are welcome from artists working in any art form.

Application deadline: 3 February 2020.

Support: The Artist‐in‐Residence position will be for one year part‐time (3 days/week) with a fee of €33,000 to include the artist fees, materials and other expenses/ inclusive of VAT. Working days/hours are negotiable.

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Trinity College Dublin

Trinity College Dublin

>> McKinney International Art and Design Residency

The Artist-in-Residence will be selected based on the merits of their professional careers, their dedication to being part of an academic environment, and their proposal to develop and expand on their creative process utilizing the facilities, unique collections, and research centers available at Indiana University. Selected applicants will be featured as part of the McKinney Visiting Artist Lecture Series and must remain in residence for the full period of the residency. In addition, prospective residents will coordinate with the Eskenazi School of Art + Design to offer studio visits, open studios, and a workshop based on technical/conceptual innovations.

Application deadline: 1 February 2020.

Support: Studio space, lodging, and an honorarium of $5,000 USD will be provided. The program will also reimburse travel up to $2,000, cover the cost of health insurance for the length of the appointment, and purchase up to $500 in supplies through the school.

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>> “Statements 2020” — Open call for performative events

Kunstraum Lakeside invites artists and cultural practitioners to participate in the 2020 program by submitting their own “Statement.” We are looking for performative pieces that relate to the annual topic while experimenting with modes of representation in the visual arts in the context of an institution at the interface between art, science, and technology.

Application deadline: 23 February 2020.

Support: “Statement” Kunstraum Lakeside provides 1000 euros of production funding including fees, travel and accommodation expenses.

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Kunstraum Lakeside, Lakeside Park Aufstellung des leeren Raumes Foto: Johannes Puch

Kunstraum Lakeside, Lakeside Park, Aufstellung des leeren Raumes, Foto: Johannes Puch

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