AaBKC Residency provides free living and work accommodations and a 10.000 DKK (Danish kroner) stipend.
AaBKC Residency has an annual open call period for both residencies (Spring curator residency and Fall artist residency). Applicants must complete an application form and submit a letter of motivation (500 words), CV (2 pages), and portfolio of recent works.
Aarhus Center for Visual Art (Aarhus Billedkunstcenter) is a non-profit artist resource center serving visual artists in Denmark’s Central Jutland region. Based in Aarhus (the 2017 European Capital of Culture), Aarhus Center for Visual Art strengthens the local arts community by offering counseling and professional development services to emerging and established artists, facilitating discourse and community outreach with conferences and public art events, and creating opportunities for networking and collaboration between artists, arts institutions, and businesses.
AaBKC Residency is a new residency program designed to give international artists and curators an opportunity to develop meaningful professional contacts in Aarhus, Denmark. Aarhus Center for Visual Art (Aarhus Billedkunstcenter, AaBKC) selects one curator and one artist to live and work in Aarhus for eight weeks each spring and fall, respectively. Residents are encouraged to meet local artists and arts professionals, visit artist studios and exhibition spaces, and participate in networking meetings and cultural events.
By focusing on networking, AaBKC Residency creates a platform for cross-cultural dialogue, offering local and international artists and curators a chance to learn from and challenge one another through the exchange of ideas, perspectives, and expertise. The program is designed to foster short- and long-term professional development, allowing artists- and curators-in-residence to broaden their knowledge base, develop new and meaningful professional contacts and work relationships, create future work opportunities, refine networking skills, and build other vital professional capacities.
AaBKC Residency also aims to give artists and curators time and space to work. It is a process-oriented program that encourages residents to experiment in response to and in tandem with their exploration of the local arts scene.
All residents are asked to participate in Aarhus Center for Visual Art's monthly ART BAR, a networking event for local artists.
AaBKC residents are provided with free, private accommodations; a one-room apartment with attached multipurpose workspace (which can be used as an atelier, exhibition venue, office, or meeting room).
The private studio is small, but flexible workspace. It does not feature any production equipment or art materials.