Open Call for Artists, Curators & Researchers Trio

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1a space is pleased to announce an open call for trio group(s) composed of an artist, a curator and a researcher to participate in the Mid-Career Artist Exhibition & Publication Series. In response to the shortage of mid-career retrospectives in Hong Kong and the need of documenting and researching the local art ecology, we aim to initiate a long-term commitment to a series of comprehensive solo exhibitions and high-quality publications dedicated to mid-career artists. Through demonstrating an artist’s creative process in a thorough and inclusive manner to the general public, the project serves to acknowledge and encourage prolonged artistic practices. In addition, by facilitating dynamic collaborations between leading Hong Kong artists, curators, and researchers, we hope to invite reflections upon different roles and possibilities in exhibition-making.

We seek to support a trio consisted of an artist, a curator, and a researcher, to realise a solo exhibition at the 1a space gallery in early 2022, coupled with an artist monograph publication. Pairing a deserving curatorial talent with a mid-career artist, the survey exhibition is expected to make visible the progression of an artist’s journey, demonstrating how an artist reflects, reconfigures and rejects idea. The project also sees curatorial research as a core component in tandem with exhibition planning. We intend to develop cohesive and well-contextualized retrospectives that fill in the gap between larger public institutions and commercial galleries. In accompany with the exhibition, public programmes such as artist talks and guided tours will be organized, inviting the local community to interact with the artist, curator and researcher, and to expand related discussions.

To further anchor the exhibition in the wider local art discourse, the selected researcher will be responsible to conduct research and produce essay(s) focused on the artist. The publication shall include, but is not limited to, introductory essay(s), biographical information on the artist, analyses of works of art, artwork illustrations and installation images of the exhibition. While the exhibition and related programmes are temporal events, the academic monograph produced will continue to contribute to the research of local art as a helpful and permanent resource.


Successful applicants will receive:

- Administration and venue support

- Publication support (including book designing, artwork and exhibition photography support, ISBN registration, collecting and sorting out cataloguing details, etc.)

- Production fee for each participating artist, curator and researcher

- Press materials and PR support



- Applicants must be living and working in Hong Kong, or Hong Kong artists/curators/researchers living and working abroad. Please note that the project will not be able to cover travelling and accommodation costs for successful applicants coming from abroad.

- We acknowledge that the careers of artists, curators and researchers progress in various ways. Thus, we broadly define the eligibility of each role through listing different milestones. Interested parties should show in the application that they have reached most of the milestones below or should demonstrate their accomplishment of other experiences that they see equivalent.

o The open call is aimed at mid-career artists with at least 10 years of experience working as artists; participation in solo and group exhibitions locally and internationally; participation in local or international residencies; and an accumulated sizable quantity of works that showcases a linear development of the artist’s style and creative language.

o We are looking for curators who has actively engaged in curatorial practices locally or internationally in the recent 10 years.

o Applying researchers should have previous professional publishing experiences, or should possess relevant academic qualifications.

Application guidelines:

- Interested trios consisted of an artist, a curator and a researcher should submit ONE shared application pack. The pack should be in PDF format, and should include the following items in no more than 20 pages:

1. CV of the artist – Please note that the list of exhibitions should include maximum 10 selected items from 2016 onwards.

2. Artist’s portfolio - With images and captions of selected artworks and exhibitions

3. CV of the curator

4. CV of the researcher

5. A shared application statement – The statement should explain how your participation in the project can benefit your current states of career, and how your group visualize the upcoming collaboration. Some related questions include why this particular trio was formed, and how the trio can offer a comprehensive review on the artist’s career and deepen the understanding of the Hong Kong art scene.

6. Curator’s portfolio – with at least 2 exhibitions

7. Researcher’s writing sample – with at least 2 writing samples

- Considering the limited number of pages, applicants are encouraged to include website links in replacement of long texts.

- Each applicant can be involved in one application only.

- One representative of the trio shall submit the application pack via email to (Subject: Application for Mid-Career Artist Exhibition & Publication Series) on or before 7pm on 28 November 2021 (Sunday) .


Selection Process:

Submissions will be evaluated by a committee that includes representatives and the curatorial panel of 1a space. Applications will be evaluated based on the applicants’ artistic and academic merit, and the exhibition’s benefit to the applicants’ development. Results of the open call will be announced in late December 2021.

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Cotangent Awarded Residency Summer 2020 - Open Call





Tangent Projects are very excited to announce that we are seeking applicants for its Cotangent Awarded Residency Programme Summer 2020. Due to the current situation with the Covid 19 pandemic, we are only able to offer a studio for 6 weeks to an artist, curator, researcher or writer based in Barcelona Province.

We are offering a free studio space for six weeks (July 18th to August 29th) to one artist or two-person collective. The residency programme is open to visual artists, curators, researchers and writers that would like a dedicated space to research or work on a particular project. We do not expect completed works to be made.

What Tangent Projects offers:
A free studio approx 9m with 24-hour access.
A bright comfortable communal space for relaxing and meetings with other artists, curators, gallerists etc.
A community of friendly artists.
On hand curatorial support.
An onsite gallery with an exciting and expansive schedule

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New Era Artist*Curator Residency




I am currently working on a new online artist/curator-in-residence program and have opened up a newsletter subscription for those interested in knowing more. 

The program is still in its early stages and not yet up and running. However, I would like to gage general interest. 

The general idea is to give artists and/or curators an online space through which they can remotely develop, curate and/or showcase a project. Projects being developed within this program are, however, by no means limited to digital formats. 

I am particularly interested in incorporating the aspect of accessibility the internet offers, not only for the artist/curator itself, but also for the viewer. Thus, the showcasing of the working process of residents will play a crucial role in one way or another. 

This is just a rough outline and further information will be distributed via newsletter as soon as possible. 

For now, everybody is welcome to sign-up! 

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Open Call KONVOOI 2020

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● KONVOOI 2020 ● is looking for artists – collectives – theatre makers – performers – dramatists – curators – writers – poets – musicians – videographers – illustrators etc. 

From Thursday 28 August to Sunday 30 August 2020, Het Entrepot is organising the second edition of KONVOOI, the multidisciplinary arts festival in the port of Bruges. The festival is fully supported, designed and created by young artists. 

You can be part of KONVOOI 2020 and follow in the footsteps of studio mxmxm, Astrid collectief, Kolijn Jagersma, f.o.t.a. and PLAN B. Your goal is to develop an artistic project that will have a central role in the festival and inspires the visitors. All kinds of disciplines are welcome. Performance, dance, music, fine arts, text,... we pay you to think outside the box. 

You are a perfect match for this project when: 

• You have an artistic idea that can play a central role in an arts festival 

• You want to co-curate the festival 

• You are open to collaborate with artists, curators and the organisation 

• You are between 16 and 30 years old, or your collective mainly exists of people around that age 


You will receive a budget and a compensation! 

Every curator or collective gets: 

• A fee of 1000 euros 

• A production budget of 2000 euros 

• Production and technical support from Het Entrepot and its partners 

• A possible residence in Het Entrepot 


An intensive and inspiring project 

• You work closely with curators and artists 

• You take part in the curatorial en production meetings in which you decide what KONVOOI will look like 

• You take responsibility and make sure that your project is ready by the beginning of the festival 

• You will actively participate during the festival 



• 01.12: deadline open call 

• January 2020: selection of the artists/curators 

• 31.01-01.02: first meeting: starting weekend @ Het Entrepot 

• 01.02 - 01.06: 8-10 curatorial meetings 

• 01.06 - festival: several production meetings 




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