Open Call at bb15, Linz

Open Call at bb15, Linz

bb15 is an alternative, non-commercial location for the arts, which encourages experimental approaches. With roughly 100m² in the city centre of Linz, bb15 provides a regular program of exhibitions, performances, workshops, discussions and concerts. Alongside the main program of events, stand alone solo and group exhibitions are also hosted. In addition the space is regularly used in-house as studio and place of production. International co-operations with similar institutions as well as an annual artist in residence- program concludes the repertoire.

For the current open call Art+Magic, bb15 is seeking original project proposals that trigger mental associations and subliminal experiences at the junction of art, ritual and magic, which might also relate to themes such as techno-mysticism, ecofeminism, alchemy practices, the sublime in art etc.

The residency program focuses on and explores the interplay between contemporary visual art and auditory practices, in relation to the theme of art+magic. The call doesn’t exclude any artistic media. The format of the residency offers a vital platform for international artists who can respond to the given theme and propose a convincing potential residency outcome (installation, object-making performance, etc). During their stay at bb15, the selected artists will be expected to push forward and bring further their proposal into a work that will be presented to the public at the end of the residency. It is highly desirable that the invited artists create specific and new works during their stay.

They encourage potential applicants to browse their website in order to see the type of projects bb15 usually supports. bb15 is an artist-run-space with limited resources and the selected artists are expected to be as autonomous as possible in the production of their work.

Conditions of the residency:

  • Duration: 2-3 weeks
  • Possible periods: Spring 2021 or Autumn 2021
  • There is a € 1200 all-in budget per artist in residence. This amount should cover all costs such as travel, equipment, production costs, daily expenses, and artist fees. Artists will be provided with free accommodation and workplace at the premises of bb15.
  • The residency entails the realization of an exhibition or performative event at bb15.
  • bb15 will provide technical and curatorial support as well as the promotion of the exhibition.

The application is online, with deadline 5th September 2020.