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Curator in Residence

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The aim of this curatorial residency program is to introduce new international perspectives to the local art community enhancing curatorial research, exchange and discourse in Frankfurt. Resident curators are provided time and space to develop a curatorial program here at basis e.V. By researching and connecting with the different artists, who obtain a studio at basis, the previously prepared abstract concept proposal should be specified into an elaborated exhibition concept. The exhibition will be on view from the middle of September until the middle of November 2022. The period in between the stay and the exhibition time should also be used to further develop and finalize the exhibition.

Studio visits and meetings with professionals in Frankfurt are an important part of the program. Networking opportunities will be offered. A public lecture or workshop can be held while the residency.

The curatorial resident will be fully funded by the city of Frankfurt, covering travel expenses and a per diem of 1000€/month. If necessary, we can also assist in obtaining a visa. He/she will be hosted in a fully equipped studio apartment at basis e.V. in the heart of Frankfurt. Travel expenses and an additional fee for the exhibition will be covered as well.

Who can apply?
Eligible applicants are young cultural practitioners and scholars from all around the globe with a pertinent experience in curating exhibitions and/or related projects. The application should document a well-founded interest in current debates in arts and culture and a specific interest in the Frankfurt art scene.

The applicants should have a good level of spoken and written English (or German). A jury of experts decides about the awarding.

About basis and the city of Frankfurt am Main
basis e.V. was founded in 2006 in Frankfurt, Germany. The non-profit association promotes the production and reception of young contemporary art on different levels. Offering studios at five different sites to about 150 artists and creative workers, basis improves the conditions of cultural production in Frankfurt am Main. Furthermore basis shows up to five international solo or group exhibitions of outstanding positions of contemporary art per year in their main exhibition rooms. Additional basis offers a wide range of support programs such as the AIR_Frankfurt and AIR_Offenbach residency programs.

basis is integrated in and contributes to the lively and diverse art scene of Frankfurt, shaped by a high density of various museums and cultural institutions for visual arts, performance, theatre or literature such as the Städel Museum, the MMK Museum für Moderne Kunst, the Künstlerhaus Mousonturm and others, as well as the renowned art schools Städelschule and the University of Art and Design HFG Offenbach am Main.

Deadline: 
10/31/2021
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Discovery Art Fair | Open Call for Galleries + Projects + Artists

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We are pleased to announce the open call for
Discovery Art Fair Frankfurt 2021

Interested galleries, art projects, professional artists and art photographers are invited to apply for participation.

As the only art fair of the German financial capital, the 4th edition of Discovery Art Fair Frankfurt will present a wide range of international contemporary art at the Frankfurt fairgrounds from November 4th to 7th, 2021.

The immense economic strength and purchasing power of Germany’s banking metropolis on the one hand, and its high reputation in terms of art on the other, make Frankfurt the ideal location for the 4th edition of the Discovery Art Fair. The region of Frankfurt/Rhine-Main is home for 5.5 million people with the highest income in Germany, and in a 200-kilometer radius around the city, one can count considerable 44 million inhabitants. Approximately 60 museums in Frankfurt welcome more than two million visitors each year. Due to its impressive variety of museums and galleries, renowned collections, the Städel School of Fine Arts, but also through a lively off-scene, Frankfurt has rightly earned a reputation as a city of art.

Apply now if you would like to present your program in one of Europe’s most financially strong markets, as part of the only art fair of the banking metropolis Frankfurt.

Deadline: 
07/30/2021

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HAP - Studio Programme

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The HAP Studio Programme in Frankfurt supports outstanding young artists in Hesse for a period of four years by providing a total of twelve studios free of charge at basis e.V. The grant is awarded in two years to eight or four scholarship holders. The postgraduate programme also offers professional support and networking through a specially designed mentoring programme. In addition, all facilities of basis can be used, such as the basis project room for self-organized exhibitions and events. Sponsored stays abroad, for example by AIR or IEPA, can also be taken up to a total of 12 months during the programme. At the end of each funding period, a group exhibition with accompanying publication is held. Eight spots are available for the class of 2021-2025.

Artists can apply:

  • up to and including year of birth 1981
  • who have a university degree relevant to the field and are no longer enrolled at a university at the start of the programme
  • who have their main residence in Hesse at the start of the programme
  • also if they act as an artist group and collective
Deadline: 
01/31/2021

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Discovery Art Fair

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OPENCALL

Whether you are artist, group, project space or gallery - you are invited to participate at the DISCOVERY ART FAIR Frankfurt, taking place from 29. October till 01. November 2020 at the Frankfurt fairgrounds. 

Being the only art fair in the German financial capital, the 3rd edition of Discovery Art Fair Frankfurt offers a unique format to present recent works, reach new audiences and form professional relationships.

More than 100 exhibitors will be filling the stylish, spacious and centrally located exhibition halls with an incredible display of contemporary art. The art fair features a carefully curated selection of galleries, project spaces and artists presenting paintings, drawings, sculptures, photography art, installations, mixed-media art and urban art.

The innovative art fair is aimed primarily at young collectors and art lovers who want to enter into a dialogue with international artists and gallery owners and are looking for a unique original for their own homes or offices. In addition to experts and the classic art fair audience, the Discovery Art Fair also appeals to new audiences and offers special lectures and guided tours to convey the joy of contemporary art and to support young collectors.

 

Deadline: 
08/31/2020

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