Open Call: AyarKut AiR

Open Call: AyarKut AiR

The AyarKut Foundation launches an open competition for applications for participation in three international art residencies in Yakutsk .

Before December 31, 2021, artists from all regions of Russia and the world can submit applications for participation in one of the program residencies.

The three residencies of the program – "Indigenous Knowledge", "Soundscape of the Arctic" and "In dialogue with Nature - are primarily aimed at analyzing the local Yakut environment and its development. One of its tasks is to establish a dialogue with both narrow professional community and wide audience.

The residence provides an opportunity for artists to visit Yakutsk within the framework of an individual plan required for the implementation of the project, immerse themselves in local cultural, scientific and natural contexts, find themselves in a new environment of the Sakha Republic.

Yakutia, or the Sakha Republic, is the largest region of Russia by territory and one of the largest administrative units in the world. At the same time, in terms of population, Sakha remains one of the most sparsely populated territories. Yakutia also is one of the most isolated and inaccessible regions of the world in terms of transport: 90% of the territory does not have year-round transport links.

The AYARKUT AIR residencies are to become the most important direction for the development of international cooperation in the field of culture and arts and the development of creative mobility of professionals of the art world, vital for maintaining a viable artistic environment and integrating Yakutia into the global context.

Individual or collective participation is possible (up to 3 people).
The duration of the residence is 1 or 2 months to choose from. The participant is provided with:

  • Accommodation in an equipped studio in the center of Yakutsk
  • Workshop for work with an area of 30 m2 for sharing
  • PR support for the project under development
  • Assistance in coordinating the project being developed (introduction to the context, organization of meetings, assistance in finding information and selecting literature)

The AYARKUT AIR Art Residency Program operates on a competitive basis and considers all applications submitted before December 31, 2021 (until 23:59 Yakut time UTC+9 (GMT+9).

Required documents:

  1. Application form filled in online
  2. Up-to-date creative portfolio of projects (PDF file, maximum 25 MB) and CV sent to [email protected] with the subject of the letter portfolio_family Name (important: the name in the subject of the letter must match the name specified in the online application)

Documents are accepted in Russian or English. Incomplete or incorrectly executed applications are not considered.

The first set of applications in the AYARKUT AIR Art Residence of the 2022 season takes place in the format of an open competition of applications from October 13 to December 31, 2021.

To learn more about art residencies and submit an application check the foundation website. If you have any questions about the residency programs, please contact: [email protected]

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