Kooshk Artist Residency Award 2019

Kooshk Artist Residency Award 2019

Kooshk residency is a non-profit space for arts and culture in Tehran. Kooshk, with private sponsorship, tries to provide a convenient space for artists, curators, researchers, writers and filmmakers to encourage inter-cultural dialogues and art creation.

The Kooshk Artist Residency Award has been implemented to support artists, creativity and the development of new ideas in the unique space of Tehran. This residency program is a chance for attendants to do research and experiment, develop professionally, maintain direct dialogues and the exchange of ideas in order to grow and nurture their creativity, and try new methods of working and thinking. This residency is an annual event lasting one month and will be offered to four non-Iranian selected artists.
During the residency, Kooshk will provide a dynamic and distinctive situation for international artists to work and exchange ideas with local artists, critics and researchers. The program emphasizes a balance between working in a personal space and working in collaboration with other artists and interacting with viewers and the environment. In line with its goals, Kooshk will make any effort to have a contribution in the growth of cultural and social views, by gathering local, national and international artists with a diverse spectrum of artistic disciplines in the cultural and artistic space of Tehran and by creating the possibility for exchanging ideas.

International individual artists active in fields of Visual Arts, Performing Arts, Sound and Music, Film and Video are welcome to apply.

Applicants need to pay a non-refundable application fee of 20 USD. Awarded artists receive a 200 USD monthly stipend (which is perfectly enough for a single person monthly costs in Tehran). The costs of accommodation (shared room for two artist), studio and return ticket will also be covered by Kooshk.

All applicants must fill in the application form before 31st October providing the following:

  • Personal Information
  • CV
  • Reference (No letter will be needed)
  • Artist Statement
  • Motivation Letter
  • Proposal
  • Work Samples

Selection Criteria

  • Competency of the application, including the quality of resume and sample works
  • Innovativeness of the proposal, outputs and concrete outcomes
  • Compatibility of the proposal/plan with the award’s goals and the extent of the award’s significance in realizing the proposal
  • English language skills 
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