The contest winners are awarded a free residency for the time which is no longer than 30 days. International residents will receive an official invitation for visa.
Visa and transportation costs, food, working materials, long-distance telephone calls or any other expenses related to the residency and public presentation of the works.
The National Centre for Contemporary Arts (NCCA) – ROSIZO Art Residence in Kronstadt provides Russian and foreign artists with an opportunity to implement creative ideas in the framework of international cultural exchange program, targeted educational programs and individual projects. Kronstadt Art Residence program is open to artists of all ages and origins, and it supports artistic processes that adapt innovation in art to general public perception. Invited to participate are artists working in different contemporary art media - photography, video art, performance, installation, easel painting and graphics, sculpture, public-art and landscape projects, with socio-artistic and archive research.
Annually they host about 20 residents at the Kronstadt Art Residence. Starting from 2012 residents are selected through an open international competition.
The residency plan can include:
The residence structure includes: on the 1st floor — two bedrooms, a studio and a bathroom, on the ground floor – a studio, a living room and a kitchen. The residence meets all European standards of living. Today up to two people can use the facility simultaneously, given they agree to share the kitchen and bathrooms.
NCCA Art Residence in Kronstadt is located in the very center of Kronstadt, in the park, near the main landmark of the town — the Naval Cathedral, in a two-storeyed house. In the closest proximity there are old shipyards and sailing workshops, drawbridges, docks, sluices, channels etc. The town’s unique historical and cultural landscape makes it particularly attractive for those who are interested in public art and landscape art projects, as well as do social research.
The town of Kronstadt is located on Kotlin island in the Finnish Gulf, 30 km from St.Petersburg. A dam connects the island with the mainland. Founded by Emperor Peter the First in 1704, Kronstadt is one of Russia’s most famous marine fortresses. Nineteen forts and redoutes in the gulf surround the town. Kronstadt has been included in UNESCO World Heritage List. In the Soviet epoch, Kronstadt was a closed naval base. Nowadays, the town is open for all visitors.
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