Open call for CO–RESIDENCY
CO–RESIDENCY is a remote residency. The 12-week program financially empowers artists of all backgrounds to collaborate and continue creating amid conflict. With much of the world under isolation, artists are not able to participate in the community and traditional residencies can no longer operate. CO–RESIDENCY will select 10 artists of various mediums from around the world to participate in a 12 week online residency. The artists will create piece(s) of artwork that respond to the COVID-19 virus: individual, communal, environmental, or societal. The program will be focused on individual creation of thework with additional opportunities to engage and collaborate with the other artists participating in the residency, as well as advisors and the public.
The Structure: Over the course of 12 weeks, the artists will create piece(s) of artwork that respond to the COVID-19 virus: individual, communal, environmental, or societal. The program team will interview artists and publish progress on social media to raise awareness globally and archive this unique moment in history. At the end of the residency, the artists will participate in a live streamed online viewing and round table forum. The program is not a full time residency. The artists will have the majority of time to continue their work. There will be conversations, events, roundtables, etc throughout the 12 weeks, which the artists will be expected to attend. The program team will be available for the artists during the residency and will be facilitation between artists and advisors. There will be art industry advisors who will also be available to critique and discuss their process.
The end product of the residency will require a piece of art that can be shown and viewed online. During the program, the team would also follow your process and get a glimpse into iterations, sketches, work product, and your work space.
What the residency provides: The 10 artists will receive a stipend of $1000 USD each for living costs and any supplies, to help mitigate the impact from COVID-19. CO–RESIDENCY will provide media coverage and promotion of artists and the work throughout the program. In addition, the artists will be connected to industry experts to help guide and advise them throughout the program.
Eligibility: Artists and creatives from backgrounds such as, but not limited to: visual arts, music, theatre, dance, film, writing, design, photography, digital/interactive art, gaming, fashion, and architecture. Artists must display a financial need to be eligible for this program. The residency will be conducted in English, but can be flexible with translation services, etc. The application is online, with deadline 8th May 2020.