Disciplines 
Photography Curating
Language 
English
Founded 
2015
Duration 
1 month
Paid by host 

For each of the successful candidates, based on a contract, the organizer will cover:

  • Travel fees (meaning return airfare from the country of origin to Romania);
  • Private accommodation and studio with free wi-fi. The studio shares the same courtyard with the exhibition space of Anca Poterasu Gallery. It comprises of a 25m2 furnished room, with own bathroom and kitchen space. 
  • The curator and artist will each receive €1700 per residency duration, that should cover living costs;
  •  €1700 separate budget for art production is available for the production of new works and for the instalment of the residency exhibition.
Paid by artist 

The travel insurance and medical insurance are part of the responsibility of the selected candidates.

Application guidelines 

Curators' application:

  • updated resume/ CV
  • comprehensive curatorial portfolio (including list and images of recent exhibitions, A4, PDF format, not more than 10 Mb). 
  • curatorial proposal containing methods of approach and documentation in accordance to the residency theme explaining why you apply and a brief project plan

Artists' application:

  • updated resume/ CV
  • comprehensive artist portfolio (A4, PDF format, not more than 10 Mb; video works or documentation in AVI, WMV or QuickTime format should be up to 500mb in total). For a more fluent sending procedure, it is recommended that you use free transfer services like Dropbox or wetransfer.com.
  • exhibition project-proposal for the residency project in accordance to the residency theme explaining why you apply and a brief project plan

All materials should be sent to: contact@arac.ro

Deadline 
28/04/2018

The Romanian Association of Contemporary Art (ARAC)

The Romanian Association of Contemporary Art (ARAC)

Plantelor 58 Residency – Photo Focus

Description 

The Romanian Association of Contemporary Art (ARAC) is a non-profit organization founded in June 2012, in order to produce and promote Romanian contemporary art in Romania and abroad. The team of ARAC engages in stimulating and supporting contemporary artists by attracting funds in order to ensure financial resources – as part of ARAC's mission statement. An important objective of ARAC is to facilitate cultural exchanges with artistic environments from other countries participating in festivals, fairs or any event that relates to contemporary art.

ARAC is offering a residency opportunity for a curator and an artist to document and envision a site-specific project in Bucharest. “Plantelor 58 Artist Residency” aims to introduce international artists and curators to the Romanian cultural environment. The selected curator and artist will be encouraged to take as much inspiration as possible from the local context and work within the artistic medium of photography. The theme of this year's residency focus is the architectural and the socio-cultural context of the residency space of 58 Plantelor, situated in a historical building near the Bucharest Old Centre.

Outcome 

The curatorial residency aims to enable an international curator to document, research and get better acquainted with the local art scene, with a special interest on photography, linked to this year's residency focus - connected with the history and the community space of the residence.
The artist is encouraged to experiment and produce new works based on the concepts and directions developed together with the local ARAC curator, Cristina Stoenescu. At the end of the residency period, the artist's work will be displayed in an exhibition at Anca Poterasu Gallery. Open presentations about the residency exhibition and the artistic process will be held in Bucharest and at the Centre of Contemporary Photography, in Iași. 
The aim of the project is to offer the possibility for the curator and the artist to engage in an active dialogue with Romanian art practitioners and local art audiences. The material and financial support for artistic production is limited, but available. 

Accommodation Information 

Private accommodation and studio with free wi-fi. The studio shares the same courtyard with the exhibition space of Anca Poterasu Gallery. It comprises of a 25m2 furnished room, with own bathroom and kitchen space.

Studio Information 

One studio that can host photography and curatorial residents.

Address: 
Plantelor 58
023975 Bucharest
Romania
Telephone 
40744342944
Email 
contact@arac.ro

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