Led by the British Council, in partnership with ATÖLYE and Abdullah Gül University in Turkey, Bios in Greece and Nova Iskra in Serbia, Connect for Creativity project will host an Art and Technology Residency which will take place simultaneously in Athens, Belgrade and Istanbul between 7 October – 17 November 2019. Deadline for applications is 28 July and application form can be found in Connect for Creativity website.
The project is co-funded by the European Union and the Republic of Turkey through the Intercultural Dialogue programme that is led by the Yunus Emre Institute. Connect for Creativity aims to form a network of creative hubs across Europe to foster creative exploration and collaboration that contributes to building a more cohesive, open and connected civil society.
The goal of the Connect for Creativity Art and Technology Residency Programme is to bring together artists from Turkey, the UK, Greece and Serbia with a focus on the intercultural collaborative experience. Held simultaneously in Athens, Belgrade and Istanbul, the residency will host one participant from each of the four participating countries in each city, for a total of 12 participants in the programme. Throughout the immersive six-week programme, participants will also explore how a networked culture can develop cohesion to deal with the uncertainty and change that pervades modern life.
Selected works to be showcased in the UK
The curatorial statement for the residency will be developed by the project’s curator. The participants will then be expected to respond to this statement through their own perspective and practice. Working individually and/or in small groups, the participants will showcase their newly created artworks at each residency location for approximately two weeks at the end of the programme. Following the exhibitions at ATÖLYE, Nova Iskra and Bios, artworks chosen by the curator will also be featured in a final exhibition in the UK in spring 2020.
Deadline for applications is 28 July
The residency is open to participants from Turkey, the UK, Serbia and Greece who work in the disciplines of Architecture, Visual Arts, Performing Arts, Design, Literature, Music/Sound and Video/Film/New Media. Applicants must be 18 and over, and demonstrate an interest in cross-disciplinary international collaborations. Applicants must also commit to participating full-time in the residency, which will take place between 7 October and 17 November 2019.
Applications will be assessed by the project team of representatives from the British Council, ATÖLYE, Nova Iskra and Bios. The shortlist formed by the project team will then be reviewed by the project curator, who will select the 12 artists for the residency programme.
Artists chosen to participate in the six-week programme will have their accommodation, travel and artwork expenses covered by the project, and they’ll also be provided with a 600 Euro fee.
Those wishing to apply for the residency should fill out the online application form before 24.00 on Sunday 28 July. For more information on the residencies and to access the application form, visit the Connect for Creativity website.
For more info or questions:
Emre Erbirer, Events Lead & Project Manager, ATÖLYE
Ali Özgür Arslan, Communications Lead, ATÖLYE