Ruhr residence 2017

Ruhr residence 2017

With its basic understanding of the Ruhr region as an experimental domain, laboratory, and space of opportunity and possibility, KunstVereineRuhr – a collaboration of about 15 art associations and artists' residences from the Ruhr region – developed the concept "Ruhr.Residence". As part of the new regional initiative for the individual support of artists and creatives (IKF), the project, which was launched as a pilot in 2016, will now be continued. The RuhrResidence consists of the domains GO and RETURN.

Go applies to in-situ artists: in form of a scholarship, eight Ruhr artists get the chance to travel to a country they deem relevant to their advancement as artists. In 2017, the location available for a residency is Bochum. The Kunstverein Bochum looks after the residency, which can be carried out from the end of August until the end of November (except for the period between October 1st and October 15th). It can also be divided into two separate visits. Mentors and guides provide support and assistance during the stay. For the resident, there is a remuneration of €1000 as well as a budget for travelling and subsistence expenses of €750.

Return brings international artists living outside of the Ruhr-Area into the region: during a research phase that can last up to three months, they are given the opportunity to develop concepts and crucial questions for new works of art. In 2017, the location available for a residency is Bochum. The Kunstverein Bochum looks after the residency which can be carried out from the end of August until the end of November (except for the period between October 1st and October 15th). It can also be divided into two separate visits. Mentors and guides provide support and assistance during the stay. For the resident, there is a remuneration of 1.000 EUR as well as a budget for travelling and subsistence expenses of 750 EUR.

The parallel maintenance of a blog on the website of KunstVereine Ruhr, utilisation of social media as well as the attendance to the Meet and Greet (August 30th, 2017, beginning of the first residency phase) for the contract signing and photo shoot. Also the attendance at the final Studio Stage at the Kunstmuseum Bochum including a presentation of the research (December 8th, 2017) is mandatory. Finally, a short experience report (in writing, photo album, video or audio documentation or similar) is expected to be posted and archived at their website.

Applications are to be send exclusively via e-mail to Ruhr.Residence@kunstvereineruhr.de with deadline August 1st, 2017. All applications that are incomplete or submitted after the before mentioned period will not be taken into account. The application need to include:

  • Curriculum Vitae (1 Din A4 page max.)
  • Letter of motivation (1 Din A4 page max.)
  • Samples of work of the last 3 years with short comment (digital files should not exceed a size of 15 MB in total)
  • Videos are to be provided exclusively in .mp4 format and per download (dropbox or wetransfer), the maximum file size of a single movie or a collection should not exceed 500 MB)
  • Catalogues or other publications cannot be submitted
  • All material needs to be provided in either German or English
  • There is no legal entitlement to participation

http://ruhrresidence.kunstvereineruhr.de/call/