Open Call Greylight Projects

Open Call Greylight Projects

Greylight Projects in Heerlen, The Netherlands and IKOB Museum in Eupen, Belgium are launching an open call for a 3-month residency (September-November 2021)

Open call: Where are we now?
IKOB – Museum of Contemporary Art in Eupen, Belgium and Greylight Projects – platform for art and culture in Heerlen, The Netherlands are launching an open call for a residency of 3 months (September-November 2021). The residency takes place in the framework of the 2021 Artist Project of Very Contemporary, a network between different art spaces and museums in the border region of the Euregio-Meuse-Rhine. Artists based in either The Netherlands, Belgium or Germany are invited to apply.

Guided by the open question “Where are we now?”, the residency will invite an artist to reflect on the particularities of the Euregio-Meuse-Rhine region. In 2019, Very Contemporary launched WONDERTOURS, a project aimed to bridge the distances between the different institutions by offering cycling routes between them.

The artist is invited to offer a new perspective on these routes, responding to the distances, landscapes or borders between the two institutions. The project may address or reflect themes such as sustainability, trans-cultural dialogue, cultural heritage or geopolitics specific to the region. The focus of the residency is on developing a work or project in the context mentioned above.

A presentation or the result related to the process of the residency period. The presentation will be held in or around IKOB in Eupen or at any related location in the border area of the Euregio-Meuse-Rhine region.

Application guidelines
The deadline for sending in applications is 8 August 2021.
Applicants should send the following documents (in English) in one single PDF (10 MB max.) by email to [email protected]:

  • a short text about your motivations for the residency (500 words max)
  • a curriculum vitae with your contact details (email, telephone, address, website)
  • images of recent works (with captions)
  • a short text describing your artistic practice.

(For new media, please insert links for videos or soundtracks within the PDF file).

About Greylight Projects
Greylight Projects is an artist-run organization founded in 2009. It focuses on supporting artists in their research and practices by facilitating, producing and/or organizing events. Greylight Projects has no restriction in terms of media or origins of the artistic practices. It has been an organic and intuitive development since the beginning focusing on the work of the artist, and how this could be increased, enhanced by others (the dialogue) and shared with the public. Greylight Projects is currently developing a new space for contemporary art practices in a former school building in the city of Heerlen (Limburg, NL). The location is composed of 6 studios for visual artists, a residency place, a workshop, a gardenand a multi-purpose space called “le salon’.

Contact information
Greylight Projects
Schaesbergerweg 58
6415 AJ Heerlen

[email protected]

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