In the framework of the fellowship, the winner is awarded a residency for one month or less, free transfer from the airport/railway station and back. Foreign citizens will receive an official invitation for visa.
Visa and transportation costs, food, working materials, long-distance telephone calls and any other expenses related to the residency and public presentation of the works.
The North-Western Branch of the National Centre for Contemporary Arts (NCCA) offers a residence fellowship for national and international artists in Kronstadt in 2018. The fellowship aims to strengthen international relations in the field of culture and art, promote contemporary art in Russia and support contemporary art projects. Invited to participate are artists working in different media — photography, video art, performance, installation, easel painting and graphics, sculpture, public-art and landscape projects.
The artist is awarded a residency for one month or less, free transfer from the airport/railway station and back. Foreign citizens will receive an official invitation for visa. Organizers do not cover 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. Language spoken in the residence is English. The organizers do not provide interpreters for communication outside the Residence. The organizers will give preference to the artists who will be focus their work on natural and historic landscape of Kronstadt and St.Petersburg and who are ready to make a public presentation of their work during the residency term.
About 20 residents work annually at the Art Residence in Kronstadt. Starting from 2012 residents are selected through an open international competition. From 2012 till 2016 in the Art Residence program took part 90 artists from 28 countries of the world: Australia, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, the Czech republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, India, Israel, Italy, Japan, Norway, the Netherlands, Portugal, Russia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the UK and the USA.
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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