AiR 2019 at Tabakalera

AiR 2019 at Tabakalera

The residencies will be a key tool within the Tabakalera project, enriching the cultural programme developed within the centre, integrating external agents into the dynamics of the cultural programme, and promoting the internationalisation of the project by encouraging encounters between the international and the local contexts.

Currently there are 4 open calls, with deadline 27th May:

  • Open call for artistic projects - The aim of this call is to offer a residency to contribute to the production of artistic projects, regardless of the artistic discipline and format. This call is open to all physical or legal persons, living in Basque Autonomous Community, national or international. Three projects will be selected. The residency, which will last between four and twelve weeks, will offer space, context and time for the development of an artistic project, and it will take place either from February to June, or from September to December 2019.
  • Open call for development of an artistic project in collaboration - The aim of this call is to offer the opportunity to an artist who lives in the Basque Autonomous Community to invite an artist or cultural agent who lives outside the Basque Autonomous Community, to a residency for the development of an artistic project in collaboration. The allocation of these residencies will be both for the development of projects and also to accommodate creative processes already in progress, in any format, regardless of the artistic discipline or the current phase of the project. The residency, which will last between four and eight weeks, will offer space, context and time for the carrying out of the artistic project. From all the proposals received, one project will be selected. The residencies will take place from February to June; or from September to December 2019.
  • Open call for artistic research project - The aim of this international call is to support the development of artistic research projects that will be formalised with a three-month residency and the development of the programme of activities in Tabakalera throughout 2019. The residency and the programme of activities can be interspersed, if the resident considers it appropriate for the development of the project. It is a process that must be carried out in collaboration with the department responsible for developing Tabakalera’s public programmes. Thus, the public programme proposed will be part of Tabakalera’s programme of activities, in the form of symposiums, conferences, talks or workshops open to the public interested in taking part. During the 2018-2019 two-year period, by means of its programme, Tabakalera proposes as the epicentre the idea of exercise with the title Ariketak: la segunda respiración (Exercises: the second breathing). A notion that refers to all the procedures that aim towards improvement in each new action for those carrying them out. The Great Conversation congress functioned as the precursor to the project, gathering voices that came from critical theory, artistic practices, sports or pedagogy. The aim of this first activity focused on thinking about and discussing the ability of culture as a tool with the capacity for personal and collective transformation. Although the research residency must not specifically deal with the conceptual line, they will value the proposals that are susceptible of integrating, coexisting with or complementing any of the possibilities it fosters. This call is open to artists or cultural agents living in Basque Autonomous Community, as well as national and international. One project will be selected from all the proposals received.
  • Open call for development of an audio-visual project - The aim of this call is to offer help to artists who are developing an audio-visual project within the practices of the contemporary field. This call is open to all physical or legal persons, living in the Basque Autonomous Community, national or international. One project will be selected from all the projects submitted to the open call. The residency, which will last between four and twelve weeks, will offer space, context and time for the development of an artistic project, and it will take place either from February to June, or from September to December 2019.