OPEN CALL FOR AARHUS BASED ARTISTS - STUDY VISIT IN WROCŁAW, POLAND

Aarhus Billedkunstcenter (AaBKC) and the Culture Zone Wrocław within the framework of the AIR Wro programme jointly invite artists from Aarhus for a two-week long research study visit in Wrocław, Poland October 1-14, 2018.

Deadline for applications: July 31, 2018

Organisers:

Aarhus Billedkunstcenter (AaBKC)
Culture Zone Wrocław

About the hosting programme:

AIR Wro is a programme of residencies, study visits and international collaboration, which continues its work after the European Capital of Culture Wrocław 2016 as part of the Culture Zone Wrocław institution. Its objective is to support and promote the activities of creators representing various fields of culture and art, who are interested in collaboration with representatives of local circles and communities, and willing to establish international cultural relations.

AIR Wro supports artists, curators, researchers, journalists, activists, animators and managers, who carry out artistic, cultural and social projects drawing upon the traditions of urban and grassroots movements, dedicated to current issues and problems, such as public space, urban greenery, environmental protection and ecology or referring to civic education, social issues and cultural policies. The aim of AIR Wro is to promote mediation and facilitate the search for good practices and solutions for modern cities.

This year’s call is related to the movement and changes caused by different – social, historical and personal – factors related to the character of a city. Urban landscape and ecosystem are constantly shaped by the people, but are they interacting or interfering? New forms of activism, art practices and collectiveness are appearing in modern cities as a result of constant changes, which take place in our communities. And these are often connected with current trends related to broadly defined civic attitudes: urban research and education, sustainable development and ecology, guerrilla initiatives and self-organisation as well as issues related to the public space – they all seem to influence the way we work, live and co-exist.

Schedule:
Open call: July 4-31, 2018
Results: September 3, 2018
Study visit: October 1-14, 2018

What do we offer:
Travel costs between Wrocław and Aarhus up to the amount of €450;
Dailly allowance up to the amount of €20 per a day;
Accommodation in Wrocław;
Full substantial and networking support for the artist.

Requirements:
Applications should include CV (up to 3 pages), motivation letter (up to 1 page) and, if possible, a portfolio (pdf file or an online one) – all of these documents shall be prepared in English, as knowledge of English language is essential for this study visit.
Send your application to: leder@aabkc.dk
The selection will be made in collaboration between Culture Zone Wrocław and Aarhus Billedkunstcenter.

Contact:
AaBKC:
Kirstine Schiess Højmose, manager, leder@aabkc.dk 

AIR Wro:
Krzysztof Bielaszka – krzysztof.bielaszka@strefakultury.pl

AIR Wro