Return Call for artists from Europe

Return Call for artists from Europe

Return is the Germany and Europe-wide call for tender for the research scholarship that offers one artist the possibility to fathom the structure and history, everyday reality, culture and economic-political dimension of the Ruhr-Area for up to two months and, optionally, to transform the resulting fndings into works of art. Return comes with no thematic or artistic-wise requirements. The temporal stay for research is rather applied to elaborate new key issues, respectively to identify new artistic focuses which deal with the region and its challenges and outlook on restructuring.

I. Requirements for application
Addressed are professional artists whose place of residence is located in Europe (excluded: Ruhr-region in Germany). All varieties of fine art are permitted. Interdisciplinary approaches are desirable, but they are no prerequisite for an application. There is no age limit.

II. General requirements
In 2018, the location available for a residency is Recklinghausen. The residency can be carried out from the 6th of September until the end of November. Mentors and guides provide support and assistance during the stay. The resident will be provided with a nonrecurring remuneration of 1.000 EUR as well as 850 EUR for arrival and departure journeys and subsistence expenses.The parallel maintenance of a blog on the website of KunstVereineRuhr, utilisation of social media as well as the attendance to the Meet and Greet (September 6th, Recklinghausen, optionally: Beginning of the residency phase) for the contract signing and photo shoot. Also the attendance at the final Studio Stage including a presentation of the research (December 2018) is mandatory. Finally, a short experience report (in writing, photo album, video or audio documentation or similar) is expected to be posted and archived at

Deadline 25 August 2018

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