The Baltic Art Centre (Visby, Sweden) residency program for artists, curators and contemporary art writers from the Baltic and Nordic countries – is now open for application.
Deadline: 15 January 2010.
To be eligible for the residency you have to be a professional working artist, curator or contemporary art writer from one of the Baltic or Nordic countries (Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Denmark, Norway, Finland, Iceland, Greenland or the Faroe Islands), or be based professionally in one of these countries. Please note that we do not accept applications from Sweden this year.
Deadline: applications must be received on or before 15 January 2010. Successful applicants will be notified by 15 February.
There is no application form. You apply with a CV, documentation of previous works and a project description for the activities you wish to undertake at BAC. Please apply in English as the applications will be reviewed by an international jury. The applications are assessed on the basis of merit and the ability of BAC to support the proposed project.
You can apply to come to BAC for a minimum of 4 weeks and a maximum of 8 weeks during the period April – June, or September – December 2010. Please specify your preferred time and length of stay in the application.
Applications with a clearly formulated project description and indication of how you are planning to use your time at BAC will be prioritized. Please describe the project you intend to work on at BAC and how your working process would benefit from the residency. BAC welcomes projects at all stages of development; from the early stages of research through to production and post-production. All residents are expected to hold a public talk about their practice during their stay at BAC.
As an AIR resident at BAC you will receive a monthly stipend of 14 000 SEK. Travel expenses to and from Visby will be covered. You will be allocated an apartment and a desk space adjacent to the BAC offices. Should your project require a separate studio space or other facilities, this can be arranged if agreed in advance. Please state your needs clearly in the application. BAC offers modest financial support for specific production costs up to 20 000 SEK per project. Please include a budget should you require financial support for your project.
Applications should be sent by email to application -at- balticartcenter.com. Please write “AIR application 2010” in the subject heading of your email. We do not accept applications sent by post.
For further information about the residency please contact Anders Schweitz on anders -at- balticartcenter.com or call +46 (0)498 200337.
The AIR residency is supported by the Nordic Council of Ministers.
PIR – the Production-in-Residence program for international artists at BAC – is by invitation only.