Open Call for LGBTQIA+ artists and activists

Open Call for LGBTQIA+ artists and activists

Heima Collective wants to highlight the importance of the queer community in the East of Iceland through a collective 6-week residency program.

Heima is an independent non-profit organisation founded in 2013. It was initiated to provide a space where emerging artists across a variety of disciplines can live and work in close proximity, sharing practises and ideas. Since 2020 Heima functions as a collective that offers residencies, special intiatives and projects. The space is a 350 square meters living and studio space. It's located in Seyðisfjörður, East Iceland.

2022 Open Call for LGBTQIA+ artists and activists
Heima Collective wants to highlight the importance of the queer community in the East of Iceland through a residency program for artists and activists from the LGBTQIA+ community.

The residency aims to provide arts and cultural opportunities to queer artists and activists from around the world through exchange and sharing of artistic skills, exhibitions, public screenings, performances, workshops and collaborative creation in a site-specific context.

The residency program provides a residency for 6 international artists and activists that identify within the LGBTQIA+ community. The residency program in Heima Collective offers a space to live, work, share, experiment and discuss together whilst staying in Seyðisfjörður, Iceland.

The residency program is for multidisciplinary queer artists, activists that reflect on queer related topics and highlight the trajectory and longevity of the LGBTQIA+ movement through their practices.

The residency program provides a residency for 6 international artists and activists that identify within the LGBTQIA+ community. The residency program in Heima Collective offers a space to live, work, share, experiment and discuss together whilst staying in Seyðisfjörður, Iceland. The residency program offers a residency of 6 weeks (1 September 2022 till 13 October 2022). It is possible to apply as an artist couple. The working languages are English, Dutch and Icelandic.

The framework of the residency program is partly created by Ra Tack who offers fundamental guidelines regarding queerness, formed from years of experience, and partly created by the needs and aims of the current queer artists, activists in residence. The needs and aims are very much in constant flux but focuses on creating a safe space for LGBTQIA+ artists and giving a voice to a marginalized community. Alongside Ra Tack, Sesselja Hlín Jónasardóttir and Björt Sigfinnsdóttir will host the residency.

The queer artists, activists in residence will collectively organize themselves in the space regarding workspace, sleeping space and scheduling of shared meals, with strict consideration and care for the maintenance of the house and respect for each other.

Artists in residence should aim to work with each other and with the local community.

Outcome
Every week there is a public presentation to share individual, collaborative works and work in progress. The public presentation will take place within the Heima Collective space and Herdubreid Community Center in Seyðisfjörður. It is open to the public, which includes passers by, residents, and invited public. The events are advertised through social networks and posters.

Costs
Residents must provide for their own food, travel, residency fee and miscellaneous expenses.
Fee for international artists for 6 weeks residency: 110.000 ISK (all currency in Icelandic Krónur). The residency fee is to be paid in advance and is non-refundable at any point during and after the residency.

Application guidelines
- A letter of motivation max. 1 page
Why do you want to be a resident in the residency for LGBTQIA+ artists and activists at Heima Collective ?
Do you have any experience in collective structures / residencies?
- Project idea or research description max. 1 page
- Short CV including age / nationality / languages / Email / skype name/website
- Written biography including any information you find relevant for us to get a sense of who you are. max. 1 page
- Documentation of your work online links or attached documentation
- Extra information (emergency contact -1 or 2 people- and other valuable information that you wish to express )

Residents will be selected by Ra Tack, Sesselja Hlín Jónasardóttir and Björt Sigfinnsdóttir based on the quality of their work, commitment to their practice, and ability to interact positively with the community at large.

​Please send all materials to [email protected] The deadline is 1 March 2022 at 11.59 pm. For any questions please contact them at the same address. For more information, see their website.

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