In the fall of 2018, the Darling Foundry launches Open Access, its new international residency program, developed in response to the growing demand for artistic mobility, while also offering its spaces and residential services to an ever-increasing number of visual artists and curators. A call for applications is open at all times to artists and curators of all nationalities, to offer tailor-made residencies in an inspiring professional context, housed in a 19th century industrial complex.
All artists and curators, regardless of nationality and including Canadians, may apply to the Open Access program. Candidates are invited to apply at all times and in return the Darling Foundry commits to provide an answer within two months of receiving the application. Applications will be reviewed by an artistic committee, according to criteria of artistic quality, and relevance of the residency at the proposed time.
N.B.: the Open Access residency is to be distinguished from the short-term rental of a studio, as it offers its laureates all the benefits of its other international residency programs, particularly in terms of artistic support, networking and promotion.
The Open Access residency program includes access to a living-studio space, common areas, technical workshops, as well as support, networking and promotion to a diverse audience.
A large studio with accommodation is provided. The kitchen and bathroom are shared with the other residents. Access to the metal and wood workshops.
Included in the studio.