To apply, please submit your CV, portfolio and motivation letter to [email protected]. with the email subject “Open Call for U.S. based artists.”
IZOLYATSIA is a non-profit non-governmental platform for contemporary culture founded in 2010 on the territory of a former insulation materials factory in Donetsk, Ukraine. On June 9, 2014, the territory was seized by the militia of the self-proclaimed “Donetsk People’s Republic”. IZOLYATSIA has relocated to a shipyard in Kyiv and continues to present cultural projects and support socially active artists and creative producers in Kyiv, throughout Ukraine, and worldwide, as well as serving as a resource for international curators, scholars, artists and ambassadors.
IZOLYATSIA is the name inherited from the Donetsk factory, which previously produced insulation materials. The foundation’s mission is to inspire positive change in Ukraine by using culture as an instrument. It is a multidisciplinary cultural project open to all genres of creative expression. It is a point of intersection for all those passionate about cultural and social change. IZOLYATSIA has three intertwined directions of activity: art, education and projects geared at activating Ukraine’s creative sector.
IZOLYATSIA with support from the U.S. Embassy in Ukraine is pleased to announce an Open Call for American-based artists. The second call comes from the success of the first year of cooperation, in the result of which 5 U.S. artists came to Ukraine in 2017-2018. Among them, there were a choreographer, dancer and director Meryl Murman, artist Asad Raza, curator and artist Clemens Poole, designer and urbanist Sam Holleran, artist Domingo Castillo. The institutional specifics of IZOLYATSIA and the general social and political context in Ukraine, the Open Call vol. 2 is interested in socially and politically engaged art practices, activism, urbanism, public art and community-based art. The preference goes to the artists who employ different media to investigate post-industrial regeneration, creative economy, complex social and political matters of migration and displacement, performative or participatory practices engaging with local communities, performance practice, interdisciplinary research (Social Sciences, Biology, Music, Robotic Science, Gender Studies combined with art). As a research-based residency, Open Call vol. 2 is focused on the accumulation of information, communication with local artists and communities, and immersion into the Ukrainian cultural, social and political contexts.
Communal accommodation (B&B, each resident has his/her own room and shower/toilet facilities) within easy reach to IZOLYATSIA.