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Poland: Art House – online residency programme
May 18, 2020 - May 31, 2020
ONLINE RESIDENCY PROGRAMME
The Adam Mickiewicz Institute is announcing an open call for proposals for Art House – online residency programme, inviting Polish digital and visual artists to reflect on adapting in the times of the new normal. For two months, together with world-renowned curators they will be developing their concepts for new projects. The effects of their work will be presented at this year’s Digital Cultures – Imagined Futures conference.
In the time of the pandemic, artists and curators have been working in isolation more so than previously. “Art House – online residency programme aims to serve as a platform that will gather not only Polish artists but also world-renowned mentors from around the globe. It will open up an opportunity for artistic exchange and knowledge transfer, so crucial for creative growth, and yet abruptly put to a halt by the widespread cancellation of exhibitions, shows, and festivals. Networking has always been at the heart of the Institute’s activity. Now, fostering this process is more important than ever.” – says Barbara Schabowska, acting director of the Adam Mickiewicz Institute.
“Numerous organisations launch online exhibitions and programmes. Wanting to ensure that the authenticity of a project is maintained, and not simply lifted from once part of a physical exhibition platform to now an online one, resulting in a loss of depth, we will look further into commissioning and understanding artist’s needs”. – adds Joseph Cutts, artist, and one of the programme’s curators.
“As there’s an uncertainty surrounding when physical artist and exhibition activities will take place publicly, numerous organisations are launching online exhibitions and programmes. Wanting to ensure that the authenticity of a project is maintained, and not simply lifted from once part of a physical exhibition platform to now an online one, resulting in a loss of depth, we will look further into commissioning and understanding artist’s needs”. – adds Joseph Cutts, artist, and one of the programme’s curators.
Participation in the two-month programme will give 20 artists a chance to develop new works in the fields of digital and visual art, while consulting mentors who work for top institutions in the world, such as Serpentine Gallery, and V&A. The mentors will help the artists pave their way to creating a prototype of their work, providing them with their expertise during their biweekly consultations. The mentors are: The mentors are: Sandra Gaudenzi (University of Westminster), Julia Kaganskiy, Maya Dvash (Design Museum Holon), Kay Watson (Serpentine Gallery), Janina Prudenko, Bregje Benecke (International Film Festival Rotterdam), Katharina Meissner (MUTEK), Hussain Currimbhoy, Christopher Turner (Victoria & Albert Museum), and Katrin Bucher Trantow (Kunsthaus Graz).
The call is open to artists working in the fields of: video art, animation, audio art, performance, 360° video, immersive virtual reality, augmented reality, web-based experience, social media, video games, motion comic, painting, graphic design, sculpture, and design.
The participants will be awarded scholarships of PLN 7,800 gross that will serve both as their fee and/or means to cover the cost of the necessary software, and materials.
The deadline for applications is the 31st of May 2020.
The selected applicants will be announced on the 10th of June.
The partner of the Programme is The Ujazdowski Castle Centre for Contemporary Art.