Accomodation and studio.
Travel to and from residency will be covered by participant.
Please read the guidelines on their website.
Picasso Pupils is an art society with the branch in India and in Slovakia whose main mission is to provide a platform for cultural exchange. The main aim is to use art as a language between diverse cultures. The organization arrange art residency programmes, exhibitions and educational activities in India and in Slovakia which share the ideas of togetherness between diverse cultures, preservation of traditional and contemporary art and spread the art education and social awareness through art.
The main focus of the art residency is the folklore of the region as the source of inspiration for the contemporary art practice. Programme will host at the same time approx. 4 visual artists and approx. 2 musicians. The Art Symposium is welcoming the applications by professional visual artists who focus in their art work on traditional forms of particular region or natural and cultural specifics of the particular region etc. Visual artist will have opportunity to meet and collaborate with local craftmens (basket maker, traditional figures maker).
Musicians having their own compositions, for example - songs with their own vocals or self composed musical pieces playing on any instrument by themselves are the most eligible. We are looking for musicians who is open to any kinds of musical collaboration with other participating musicians or folk musicians from the region.
The artists will get an opportunity to explore the natural and cultural heritage of the region. Artists will be provided the time for individual contemplation and for execution of their art works in studio space located near the accommodation. Artists will contribute their knowledge in organized workshop for local school children and youth during the final festival. There will be introduction evenings, where artists will screen their most important art works (Visual Artists) or perform their creations (Musicians) to the public. At the end of the residency programme (Saturday 4th July 2020) there will be a final festival for the public where artists will exhibit the created visual art works (visual artists) and musicians will perform musical compositions created during the art symposium.
Outdoor festival with exhibition. Participating visual artists are required to donate two (2) numbers of their art works created during the residency programme towards art collection of PPIAC, Slovensko (each artist will be provided 2 canvasses of approximately 100 x 70cm). The art works will be exhibited in the final festival and during future art exhibitions organized by PPIAC, Slovensko. Musicians are expected to collaborate with invited resource musicians and prepare for the performance in public at the final festival of the symposium and to collaborate for the documentation of the art symposium. Musicians are expected to perform their own songs/music at the final festival of the residency programme.
Visual Artists have to prepare digital presentation (power point or JPGs saved in order on pendrive) of his/her most important art works and achievements, which will be presented during introduction evenings. All artists are expected to facilitate one mentorship workshop for youth within the duration of the symposium or during the final festival.
Accommodation is situated in the centre of the village Vrbovce in Slovakia. 6 participating artists will be accommodated in the flat at the top floor of renovated building with three rooms, fully equipped kitchen and bathroom. The local shops, bistro, pub, bus stop are in walking distance from the accommodation.
The building has jamming studio for musicians equipped with basic sound system. For visual artists shared studio space will be provided in the same building.
Canvases and easels will be provided by the organisers. Artists are required to bring their own brushes, papers, colours and other tools for creating visual art works. Musicians will be provided with basic sound equipment. Musicians are required to bring their own musical instruments.
Vrbovce village, Myjava, Slovakia