The Romanian Association of Contemporary Art (ARAC)
The Romanian Association of Contemporary Art (ARAC) is a non-profit organization founded in June 2012, in order to produce and promote contemporary art in Romania and abroad. The team of ARAC supports and promotes contemporary Romanian 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 international cultural exchanges with artistic environments from other countries participating in festivals, fairs, residencies or any event that relates to contemporary art.
ARAC is offering a residency opportunity for an artist to freely develop artworks for an exhibition in Bucharest. ARAC Art & Residency aims to introduce international artists and curators to the Romanian cultural environment. During its two-year programme starting in 2020, the project will feature artistic residencies, exhibitions, video & performance focused events and talks. The themes of this year’s residency and of the programme at large, are focused on climate change, migration and technology development. Applicants are invited to make project proposals on one of the three main themes.
The residency is open to artists of any age, sex, race or nationality, working in any medium of contemporary art. The selection committee – a panel of contemporary art curators and artists – will review the applications and select the successful candidates in one session. The successful candidate is expected to reside and work in Bucharest for six weeks. At the end of the artistic residency period, the artist is expected to show the works produced during the residency in an exhibition at Anca Poterasu Gallery with the newly produced works.
The event of the presentation and text publication will take place in January 2022 (Final dates will be set together with the successful candidate).
Private accommodation in a 25m2 furnished room, with wifi, private bathroom and kitchen space.
The residency space is located on the premises of a 19th century inn, near the Bucharest Old City Centre and in 5 minutes walking distance to Anca Poterasu Gallery. The local spirit has been kept alive in this vibrant neighbourhood, where one can experience the many layers and parallel histories of Bucharest. The team members and staff of ARAC will closely assist and work together with the selected applicant all throughout the residency period.