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7 Art Residencies you need to apply April 2020

Hope you’re all keeping as well as possible during these precarious times. But it is still possible to use this period to your advantage. We prepared a selection of fully funded art residencies and open calls for artists from around the world.

See the list of art residencies to apply in April 2020:


This 3-month Artist-in-Resident commitment is open to individual VISUAL ARTISTS aged 18 years or older.
The main objective for the PioneerCare Resident Artist is to involve, engage and enrich the lives of the PioneerCare community members through meaningful arts projects, activities and experiences, culminating in an exhibition at the Kaddatz Galleries which engages the elder artists with the greater community of Fergus Falls.

Application deadline: 19 April 2020


  • Resident Artists will be paid $70/hour for 8 hours of preparation, art instruction and interaction with PioneerCare residents per week during the 3-month residency,
  • A budget of up to $300 per week for project supplies will be allotted and purchased by the Kaddatz Galleries staff on behalf of the resident artist upon project and budget approval.,
  • The resident artist will also be provided a fully furnished, private one-bedroom apartment equipped with a full kitchen and a bathroom with a walk-in shower as well as lunch and dinner each day at the Pioneer Pointe,
  • A separate handicap accessible studio space located in the Kaddatz Galleries building will also be made available to the artist during their residency, upon request.

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The Claudine and Jean-Marc Salomon Foundation for Contemporary Art has initiated a residency program in the form of a prize (Salomon Foundation Residency Award) in Brooklyn, USA, in partnership with the International Studio & Curatorial Program ( ISCP).

They invite artists under 35 from one of the member countries of the International Organization of La Francophonie to benefit from a 6-month residency in New York.

Application deadline: 26 April 2020


  • including the provision of a workshop at ISCP,
  • a scholarship of 24,000 USD.

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The residency offers (inter)national artists and curators the possibility to stay and work/research at our location in the centre of The Hague.

1646 residency aims to support innovative practices, develop global networks, and engage the local art community in The Netherlands.
The residency period is at the end of the year, from September till December, 2020, with exact dates and duration to be decided by the applicants in conversation with 1646, with a maximum of two months.

Application deadline: 1 May 2020


  • 1500 incl. VAT. Artist/ Curator fee
  • 1000 incl. VAT. Production budget (Travel costs are not covered)
  • Studio space of 5m x 3m inside our venue. The studio is provided with a wi-fi internet connection and residents have access to our technical facilities.
  • Accommodation: a studio apartment nearby the gallery with private cooking facilities, internet and shared toilet and shower.

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These residencies are conceived within the framework of the long-term project Beyond Matter and will be hosted by either one of the three partner institutions: the ZKM | Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe, Tallinn Art Hall and Tirana Art Lab – Center for Contemporary Art.

For all three locations the dates are: 1 September – 31 October 2020 and 1 May – 30 June 2021

On-site, fellows are expected to develop an artistic production or a theoretical concept that builds on the core questions underlying the Beyond Matter project. How can virtual reality tools and digitisation contribute to the development of artistic practices that question materiality and offer possibilities to shift the discourse into other dimensions, such as experience, visualisation, imagination, sensory perception, atmosphere or spirituality? How can artistic practices using virtual reality contribute to current political and social discourses? What is the potential of virtual reality within the art field? And finally, how can virtual reality serve as a media basis for overcoming physicality and temporality in order to create something new based on today’s possibilities? What can VR stand for? Virtual Reality, Variable Relations, Vertical Radiation, Valid Readings, Vaporous Restoration, or Visible Revision? With this residency we invite applicants to consider not only the multivalent applications of the latest representational systems, but also various ways to expand them. Future applications must be thought of as versatile as their fields of application are constituted.

Application deadline: 30 April 2020


  • ZKM | Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe: workshops (wood, metal, electrical), a dark projection room, set-up areas for bigger installations, a green screen studio, a sound studio with multi-channel audio projection and a volumetric capturing system available by appointment.
  • Tallinn Art Hall: institutional support to hold workshops, sessions and/or seminars related to the overall themes of the project and, in particular, on the challenges of the latest XR-Applications, networking opportunities, research support, support to travel regionally, space for workshops and seminars.
  • Tirana Art Lab – Center for Contemporary Art: research and production of artworks engaging with the overall themes of the project and involving public space or interventions in public space related to the city of Tirana, and the use of Extended Reality Technologies.
  • Each residency is fully funded and includes travel expenses, free accommodation, a stipend and coverage of production costs.

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Artists are inviting Scientists to their studios

In the course of almost two years, STUDIOTOPIA will offer 13 artists and 13 scientists a unique opportunity to collaborate together for a duration of seventeen months. Our residency programme aims to encourage scientists to exchange ideas, knowledge and methodologies with International visual artists while visiting their studios. Results, developed concepts, research material or artworks generated during STUDIOTOPIA residencies will be exhibited in partnering venues across Europe. Residency aims to create opportunities for artists and scientists to share their expertise with wide international audiences, curators, art specialists and researchers.

Who can apply:

  1. Applicants from any scientific discipline are welcome to apply (natural sciences, biology, physics, mathematics, chemistry, engineering, medicine and health sciences, agriculture, social sciences…).
  2. Any nationality is eligible; however, applicants must be EU residents. (Only European travels will be funded).
  3. Applicant must be willing to travel up to 6 times during the residency period, since residencies will take place in different European cities (depending on the location of artist’s studio).
  4. Motivation to share expertise and willingness to critically interrogate at least one of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are crucial.
  5. Transnational projects will be prioritized.
  6. Proficiency in English (working language).

Application deadline: 3 May 2020


  • Selected scientific collaborators receive a €1000 fee
  • Travel and subsistence costs are provided to attend the Ars Electronica Festival in Linz, Austria
  • Travel and subsistence costs within Europe are provided by supporting cultural partners to meet with your collaborative partner up to six times
  • Support with research and production related costs in consultation with your host institution
  • Support in disseminating scientific concepts, working models and methodologies across Europe to (young) audiences, policy makers and art professionals

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The REAKTOR’s cross-disciplinary programme features works that are imbued with the spirit of the times. Indeed, what is still considered experimental today may well one day be perceived as timelessly permanent. That is particularly true of contemporary art. The REAKTOR’s call for concepts is designed to seek out that very potential in the visual arts, hence the title Potenziale. Particular emphasis is to be placed on space-defining art for the REAKTOR’s architectural core, i.e. its main hall.

The chosen artists will be invited to flesh out and implement their submitted concept as part of a 1-2 week’s residency in July 2020 and then showcase it to the public as part of an exhibition.

Selection criteria:

  1. Art experience | The Open Call is looking for works that address the topic of reason and emotion.
  2. A balance between conceptual depth and material precision | Previously completed works featured in the portfolio will be taken into consideration when assessing the submission.
  3. Preference will be given to objects and/or concepts that make full use of the main hall’s sizeable volume.
  4. Site specificity | Optionally a dialogue is to be sought with the genius loci (in terms of architecture and/or content).
  5. Feasibility | Budget, public safety

Application deadline: 31 May 2020


  • A budget of up to EUR 3,500.00 is available for the exhibition production, together with practical assistance from the REAKTOR’s technical team.

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Artists selected for the residency program are invited to live in Syracuse for one month.

Participants in the residency program are expected to use their month to pursue their own projects: photographing in the area, scanning or printing for a specific project or book, and so on. Artists are not obligated to lecture at our facility, though we hope that the artists are friendly and accessible to local artists and students. Work by each Artist-in-Residence becomes a part of the Light Work Collection and is published in a special edition of Contact Sheet: The Light Work Annual along with an essay commissioned by Light Work.

Application deadline: 1 June 2020


  • One artist co-sponsored by Autograph ABP and one artist commission for Urban Video Project (UVP).
  • They receive a $5,000 stipend,
  • an apartment to stay in,
  • a private digital studio,
  • a private darkroom,
  • 24-hour access to our facility.

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