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Open Call // Live or Buy

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RESIDENCY DATES // 1 MARCH - 31 MARCH
OPEN CALL DEADLINE // 18 DECEMBER 2019

 

Our fragile sense of self needs support, and this we get by having and possessing things because, to a large degree, we are what we have and possess.

(Tuan, Yi-Fu , 1980, "The Significance of the Artifact," Geo-graphical Review, 70 (4), 462-472.)

We live in capitalism. Its power seems inescapable. So did the divine right of kings. Any human power can be resisted and changed by human beings. Resistance and change often begin in art…

(Le Guin, Ursula K., Speech at the National Book Awards, 2014)

Present-day systems of consumption emphasise the construction of the sense of self through acquisition – having. They present the act of buying a house or upgrading to the latest tech innovation as a kind of “self-improvement”; and in some ways, it may be simpler and easier to have than to be or become. However, satisfying the individual desire to have drives ever-increasing wealth inequality, labour exploitation and environmental devastation, and within all this, “cultural producers” play a precarious and contradictory role.

What functions do art, fashion and design serve beyond consumerism? Perhaps we can loosen capitalism’s ideological hold on the concept of exchange? Human beings intrinsically have much more than their accumulations of objects: ideas, bodies, and ways of relating to both human and non-human others that are not predetermined by economic transactionality. On both a macro- and a micro-scale, there is great scope for cultural producers to re-think ecologies of consumption. 

Residency 16: Live or Buy has been developed with artist Nina Sarnelle, clothing designer Ida Falck Øien and clothing label HAiKw/. It will offer participants the opportunity to explore these critical questions in intimate, personal and physical ways. Sarnelle and Falck Øien plan to test the potential of dematerialised, interactive techniques (borrowed from areas such as live action role play, therapy, improvisation and social practice), to escape the pervasive logic of the free market and – through fantasy, allegory or live experiment – propose alternative forms of social or economic organization. Their goal is not to arrive at a grand solution but rather (in Donna Haraway’s phrase) to stay with the trouble, embracing doubt and working with failure and intuition to develop new practices of research, inquiry and “dirty hybrids” of resistance. 

Residents are warmly encouraged to bring their own specialisms to bear in the course of the residency. When applying, please articulate (a) the relevant background knowledge and experience you will bring to the residency, (b) the particular interests or topic you plan to explore during your stay, and (c) its relationship to the agendas above. Applications are welcomed from cultural producers working at any point along the theory-practice spectrum.

Nina Sarnelle and Ida Falck Øien use both theory and art/design practice to look at issues of consumer power and sustainability. Their work has focused on the clothing industry; on- and offline scams; the politics of “economic development”, and labour infrastructures in the digital economy.

ABOUT SARNELLE AND FALCK ØIEN //

Nina Sarnelle is an artist and musician living in Los Angeles, with a BA from Oberlin College and an MFA from Carnegie Mellon University, and additional training in vocal performance and movement improvisation. She is co-founder of two artist collectives, the Institute for New Feeling and dadpranks, Her work includes intimate participatory performances, large public events, music composition, video, text and sculpture. her practice thrives on the energy of collaboration. Driven by an intuitive style of research, Sarnelle’s projects attempt to reconcile powerful abstract systems with the most personal or mundane parts of everyday life. Her work has been shown at Whitechapel Gallery (London), Hammer Museum (LA), Getty Center (LA), Ballroom Marfa (TX), MoMA (NY), Istanbul Modern (Turkey), Neuer Berliner Kunstverein (Berlin), NADA (Miami), Museum of Art, Architecture & Technology (Lisbon), Fundacion PROA (Buenos Aires), Black Cube (Denver), Southern Exposure (San Francisco), Recess (NY), Akademie Schloss Solitude (Germany), Jardin Essential (Brussels), UNSW Galleries (Sydney), Project 88 (Mumbai), Kevin Space (Vienna), Villa Croce Contemporary Art Museum (Genova), Center for Contemporary Arts (Santa Fe), Mwoods (Beijing), MoCA Cleveland, Human Resources (LA), Borscht Festival (Miami), SPACES (Cleveland), Threewalls (Chicago), Vox Populi (Philadelphia), Miller Gallery (Pittsburgh), and featured in Frieze, Art in America, Vogue Italy, Huffington Post, SFMoMA, Creators Project, FlashArt, and Hyperallergic. More information available at www.ninasarnelle.com.

Ida Falck Øien is a designer and researcher based in Oslo, with educational background in fine arts and fashion from respectively The National Academy of the Arts in Bergen (2005) and The National Academy of the Arts in Oslo (2007). After working in fashion internationally for years she costarted the collaborative fashion platform and label HAiKw/ in 2012 and continues to work with collaborative and interdisciplinary research, on and through clothing in and beyond the fashion realm. Currently, Falck Øien is enrolled in the artistic research programme at The National Academy of the Arts in Oslo, department of design. Her PhD project, called Transactional Aesthetics explores the agency of and critical potential in consumption centres and transition points and their mechanics. Haikw/ is a collaborator to her PhD project due for delivery 2021. 

ABOUT HAIKW/ //

HAiKw/ (est. 2012) is an Oslo based clothing label operating as a collaborative platform working through/with/around clothing. Their name reflects their working method; the Norwegian word haik means to hitch hike. They work mainly through collaborative practices and ethnographic research to investigate thematics relating to the human psyche as approached through clothing as a carrier of stories, dreams and communication. They have held artists residencies at Rogaland Center for Contemporary Art and Bergen Kunsthall Upstairs in Norway. They were Bik Bok prize winner 2018, Söderberg prize 2017 nominee, and have been collected by the National Museum of Art and Design in Oslo, have exhibited and performed their collaborations at Rod Bianco Gallery, Galleri Golsa, Kunstnernes Hus, Format Gallery in Oslo and Bergen Kunsthall, Wiels Museum, Brussels, F15 in Moss. HAiKw/ is run by Harald Lunde Helgesen and Ida Falck Øien. Their website is: www.haikwithus.com.

THE RESIDENCY STRUCTURE //

PRAKSIS residencies are intensive and structured around the interests and needs of their participants. The particular form that each residency takes is developed collectively through discussion once the group comes together. At the start of the residency, group members are encouraged to share their reasons for applying and what they hope to get out of their time with PRAKSIS.

Early in the residency each participant is expected to give a brief introduction to their practice. Self-led activity will be supplemented by collective activity including, but not limited to visits, meals, discussions and a series of public events that aim to further group research and practice while opening dialogues to wider publics. Proposed areas of research and discussion in relation to the topic of Live or Buy include but are not limited to: ownership, modelling/worlding, thinking with things, privilege, empathy, therapy, irony, protest.

Further activity will be developed collectively through discussion once the group comes together. Group members are encouraged to share their reasons for applying and what they hope to get out of their time with PRAKSIS.

Conveners Ida Falk Oeien and Nina Sarnelle hope to facilitate a non-hierarchical residency featuring a mixture of self-led/independent and planned group activities. Residents are welcome to suggest or lead a group activity, event or workshop around their own research interests and methods. Participants are also encouraged to contribute towards a shared resource list in advance of the residency, including readings, podcasts, films, music, or other materials for consideration during the residency. 

POTENTIAL RESIDENTS //

Applications are welcomed from artists, as well as practitioners or theorists in other areas whose interests and experience are relevant to the residency’s theme. Selected residents will be part of a temporary community of between five and eight local and international participants. The residency will involve group activities, discussion and creative exchange around the residency theme, as well as time for independent working. Selection is based on applicants’ ability both to gain from, and contribute to, the activities of the month-long residency.

PRAKSIS aims to provide an environment for development and professional growth: applications are welcome from practitioners of differing ages and experience levels.

WHAT PRAKSIS PROVIDES //

This residency is free of charge and offers comfortable accommodation for non-Oslo based residents in central Oslo. Local residents will continue to live at their usual address. The residency community will regularly come together at the residency studio space, and at organised events and meals.

International participants receive a stipend of 3000 NOK (approximately 300 euros) towards additional costs.

Weekly meals encourage for discussion, debate and friendship. On weekdays PRAKSIS will provide lunch at the working space. Dinners for all residents with invited guests will be held weekly.

Oslo has a vibrant and adventurous arts landscape. PRAKSIS will provide residents with information and links to the city’s cultural scene, informing them about exhibitions, talks, performances and other events. PRAKSIS seeks wherever possible to connect participants with relevant organisations and individuals in Oslo. PRAKSIS residencies aims to introduce the residency community to Oslo creatives in various spheres including among others: curators, writers, and artists.

Activities and events will be mainly held at PRAKSIS’s space in central Oslo. At the start of the residency, participants are invited to make a presentation, informally introducing themselves and their practice to the rest of the group. Other activities include residency related visits, a tour of Oslo's galleries, networking events, discussions and group critiques – some open to the public. A screening/seminar event will address issues surrounding the residency theme.

Residents are responsible for their own travel and any further costs.

Two places are available for international residents. Places may be offered subject to securing support. Approximately four spaces are available to local residents.

Our team is happy to support applications for external grants wherever possible. 

Residents are welcomed to suggest or lead an action, activity or workshop that will clarify and support their own background, interests or methodologies. Participants are also encouraged to contribute towards a shared resource list in advance of the residency, potentially including readings, podcasts, films or other materials for consideration during the residency.

 

 

Deadline: 
12/18/2019
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2020 International Summer Program

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Since 1992, The Watermill Center has hosted the International Summer Program, uniting over 80 artists from more than 25 countries for a five-week creative intensive. The Summer Program provides a unique opportunity to work with established professionals in the international arts world; to forge an international community of artists from a broad range of experience levels and disciplines; and to investigate what it means to be a “global artist.”

Summer Program participants receive access to an extensive collection of resources central to the Watermill experience: lectures on the arts and humanities led by international cultural luminaries; opportunities to propose and develop work for public presentation during The Annual Summer Benefit & Auction and Discover Watermill Day; 20,000 square feet of multi-purpose interiors and outdoor stages; a theater production archive; The Watermill Center Study Library; The Watermill Center Collection; and ten acres of landscaped grounds and sculpture gardens. Participants also have an opportunity to work with Artistic Director, Robert Wilson and participate in early staging rehearsals as well as take part in research and design workshops with his collaborators.

Deadline: 
01/31/2020
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Open Call for All Creative Disciplines - Byrdcliffe 5 Month Artist Residency

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Byrdcliffe Artist Residencies offer uninterrupted time and space for creatives in all disciplines. Our serene mountain community is 2.5 hours north of NYC in Woodstock NY with residencies open to individuals, teams, and couples at all stages of their career. Byrdcliffe’s AiR program is particularly beneficial to those who find it restorative to live in a community environment surrounded by natural beauty. Artists are invited to participate in optional programming such as open studios, wellness workshops, studio visits, field trips, and communal dinners, or are free to work in solitude during their entire stay.

5 Month Residents live in one of Byrdcliffe’s eight private cabins as an autonomous live/work space. Each cottage varies in its size and structure and is able to accommodate 1-2 people or couples. Individuals, couples, and collaborative and non-collaborative artist teams are encouraged to apply. Byrdcliffe unfortunately is unable to accommodate children at this time.  See complete cabin listings, including photos and a floorplan

 

Deadline: 
12/20/2019
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Apply for Free Performing Arts Residencies at The Iron Factory, Philadelphia (2020)

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PHILADELPHIA, PA - Announcing The Iron Factory's upcoming free residencies for 2020! Apply by December 1, 2019 for one of the following residency dates:

March 27-29, 2020 (weekend)
February 21-28, 2020 (weeklong)
April 24 - May 1, 2020 (weeklong)

This opportunity is for performing artists who would like to apply for a free residency at The Iron Factory in Philadelphia. Our residencies can also be booked (see website for more information). For those who do not receive a residency, the application fee can be used toward a future rental! We encourage applications from artists at various stages of their career, and welcome individual artists, companies, and collaboratives both local and visiting to apply.

Visit our website to learn more about the studio and overnight accommodations (a spacious shared loft in the building with our resident artist).

Deadline: 
12/01/2019
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Parent Residency Grant

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The Parent Grant is a four-week residency for an artist with at least one dependent child under the age of 18. Artists may choose to work in any of our studio disciplines: intaglio, letterpress, papermaking, screenprinting, photography, or ceramics.

This grant includes a $1450 childcare stipend, up to $250 for travel costs, free onsite housing, and 24/7 studio access. WSW can also provide technical advice and production assistance.

Deadline: 
01/15/2020
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Tribeca, New York artist in residency program

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Shane Townley Gallery is a large gallery in the heart of TriBeCa, the gallery was founded in 2009 by Shane and Adela Townley. The gallery represents national and internationally established artists through special programming and exhibitions in its 5000 sq ft space on Broadway. Every year the gallery features a residency program and chooses 4 artists to show throughout a month in the calendar year. We are currently holding an artist call for submission for the resedncy programming for the 2020 year. By submitting art works by artists from around the world there is no submission fees and the residency program is 100% supported by the Townley arts foundation 501C3. 
 

artists are asked to submit 3 -5 images, Biography and full contact info.

Shane Townley Gallery

373 Broadway, New York, NY 10013 | ph. 917-472-9015 | @townleygallery

 

Prizes: 

30 day residency program 100% sponsored by the Townley arts foundation Inc.

Deadline: 
01/15/2019

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Fee Detail: 
No entry fee, Sponsored by the Townley arts foundation.
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