Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Rejmyre Art LAB's residency program

Rejmyre Art LAB's residency program is run and constructed by artists in response to our own needs and changing modes of production. Our residencies often consist of a mix of dedicated time for developing ideas and work, collaborative exercises, intensive peer critique, theoretical discussion groups, communal meals and play. 

While many residency programs are rooted in notions of isolation, our emphasis is placed on engaging the "local context" of each residency as fuel and material for artistic development.  The "local context" is understood to include the residency itself [as a structure imposed on a site], the people, place and histories surrounding the residency, the community of practitioners assembled and each participant's experience of displacement into the given moment.

Rejmyre Art LAB aims to support a range of contemporary artistic processes, many of which present significant challenges to the image of the isolated artist in their cloistered studio.  Participants in our program create conceptual propositions, objects, and temporal works situated in public and private spaces.  To support this range of work, we craft and maintain a network of local connections to facilitate social access and a mix of public and private studio spaces, making our open studio space accessible to the public while still allowing for the intensive engagement with self and site that a solitary studio engenders.

As this is a very special program [as far as we know, requiring an unprecedented commitment, in the world of residencies, on the part of the [P]resident and hosts], we have decided not to have a formal application process but prefer to construct one with each interested person or group.

Some things that might be helpful to know, we are an artist-run organization composed of artists who live in or near Rejmyre. We treat this residency structure itself as an art project. This is not a business venture nor is it supported or constrained by any grantors, governments or corporations. We have no staff for this portion of the project.
As for the technical details, we would work with the selected [P]residents to consider the form and means by which they would like to travel to Rejmyre for the two-year residency period. There is no per diem or formal material budget available. We run a number of projects in the town and there will be opportunities to participate in those but [P]resident’s are responsible for their own sustenance [material, spiritual and otherwise, aside from the apartment and studio space], during the term of their unmediated presence in Rejmyre.

This is a special construct that will not be right for most people, maybe for no one. We’ve structured it with a mix of pragmatism and conceptual integrity. An institution with a bigger budget could make it easier financially but they would probably never desire, imagine or create such a space. We are ready to imagine and create how this structure could be possible together with you. If after reading this, you are still drawn to this invitation, please write:

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Visual Arts in Rural Communities

Each resident artist develops a body of work for exhibition at the end of the residency and engages with individuals and groups from the area and further afield through workshops, open studio days, artists’ talks and other events.
VARC looks for artists who feel that twelve months spent living in an isolated rural location will significantly benefit their practice and who enjoy contact with people and want to be part of a community.

Monday, December 28, 2015

Sci-Fi and the Human Condition Thematic Residency

Residency Dates: September 7 – November 18, 2016

Application Deadline: January 8, 2016
Artists-in-Residents Selected: 9
Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts is now accepting applications for the 2016 Sci-Fi thematic residency. This is an international open call and contemporary artists from all backgrounds and areas of practice are encouraged to apply. This is a process-based residency; there is no obligation or expectation to complete and/or exhibit a body of work. This residency aims to put into conversation artists who work in like-minded subject matter and interests. Through this call, the Bemis Center will construct a cohort of artists interested in the human condition when exploring issues of race, class, and gender through futuristic lenses.
Applicants should demonstrate an interest in the research, development, or execution of work that explores the theme of science fiction, defined or identified through its motifs and relationship to past sci-fi film and literature, magical realism, dystopian and utopian futures, robots, alternate timelines, transhumanism and bodily transformation, space opera, afrofuturism, futuristic identity as explored by costume and dress, the post-apocalyptic world, threats to territory and frontier, outer space, and investigations in artificial intelligence.
The Bemis Center provide vast installation space for experimentation, 24-hour access to the Okada Sculpture and Ceramics Facility, a woodshop, introductions to other area partnerships and organizations, and the Clare Haas Howard Research Library including over 2,500 art books and periodicals.  Live/work studio spaces range from 820–2,400 square feet complete with a private kitchen and bathroom.
Residency opportunities are open to national and international artists 21+ years of age, showing a strong professional working history. A variety of disciplines are accepted including, but not limited to, visual arts, media/new genre, performance, architecture, film/video, literature, interdisciplinary arts, music composition, and choreography.  Bemis welcomes internationally based artists to apply. A working knowledge of English is helpful for international artists as an interpreter will not be provided.
Bemis Alumni are allowed to re-apply for residency after a three year hiatus from the program. Alumni seeking residency must submit a complete application including recent work samples and current resume. Preference may be given to applicants who have not previously attended.
Artists applying to Bemis Center should not be enrolled in an academic program or currently teaching, adjunct or otherwise, during the residency timeline.
Applications consisting of small collaboratives (2-3 total members) are eligible to apply. Each artist included in the collaborative must submit a resume.
Artists-in-residence are encouraged to participate in the Bemis Center Open House/Open Studios program, where artists open their studio doors to provide the public a glimpse into their process. Artists may be invited to participate in other public engagement programs such as a workshop, talk, or live performance.
Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination and equal opportunity for all persons regardless of race, sex, color, religion, creed, national origin or ancestry, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, and disability.
Applications are due via SlideRoom:
FAQ’s available HERE
Fees and Stipend
A $40 non-refundable application fee is due at the time of application paid via credit card or by PayPal. Submission of applications are only accepted online through
Selected artists-in-residence will receive a $1,875.00 stipend for the ten-week session.
Bemis Center is not responsible for artist’s travel to Omaha to attend the residency.
Application Checklist
1.    Resume
2.    Are you a collaborative group? If yes, include resumes of all members

3.    Artistic Discipline
4.    Website
5.    Are you a Bemis Alumni?
6.    Please list two references
7.    Up to 10 Image/Media Samples
8.    Artist statement (250 words)
9.    Residency Objectives (250 words)
10.  Specific resources you may require while in residency necessary to your studio practice
For more information, contact Holly Kranker, Residency Program Manager, at 402.341.7130 x 12 or at

Thursday, December 24, 2015

call for applications: spaced 3 residencies

International Art Space (IAS) is calling for Expressions of Interest (EOIs) from Australian and Nordic artists working with visual, digital and hybrid media who are interested in participating in spaced 3: north by southeast, the third iteration of spaced, IAS’s recurring international event of context-responsive art.
Spaced 3: north by southeast is centred on an artists’ exchange between Nordic and Australian visual artists and communities, exploring the significant cultural, social and environmental parallels between the two regions. The program will comprise a cycle of 12 residency-based projects, and a final group exhibition. Residencies will run from July 2016 to December 2017 and take place in regional, remote and outer-urban locations in Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Iceland and Western Australia.
We are seeking to work with contemporary artists interested in creating context-responsive works that explore local issues by placing them in a global context.
Expressions of interest are due on Monday 11 January 2016

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

International Fellowship Program for Art and Theory 2016–17

Closing date for submissions (postmark): Fri January 29, 2016

Künstlerhaus Büchsenhausen invites visual and media artists, art critics, theorists, and curators to apply for a fellowship in 2016–2017. Candidates can apply for one semester (October 3, 2016 – February 12, 2017 or February 13, 2017 – June 24, 2017). The fellowship can be split across two semesters. 


Künstlerhaus Büchsenhausen is a post-graduate center for production, research, exchange in the fields of visual arts and art theory. Within the framework of the International Fellowship Program for Art and Theory, the Künstlerhaus provides a platform that facilitates the development and production of artistic and art-theoretical projects in a critical context. At the same time, Künstlerhaus Büchsenhausen offers a forum for direct exchange between professionals – artists, theoreticians, critics, and curators – from the region and abroad, as well as a point of interaction with local interested audiences. Künstlerhaus Büchsenhausen is affiliated with the Tyrolean Artists' Association, the major association of visual artists from the region. 

Büchsenhausen brings together two programs under one roof. On the one hand, it is the site of the International Fellowship Program for Art and Theory. On the other hand, it is the location of several studios for artists based in Tyrol who require space for working in a professionally interesting environment. Three apartment studios are used by the participants in the fellowship program. The other six studios are available to artists based in Tyrol. The project and presentation space is equipped with multimedia facilities and is at the fellows' disposal. The space was designed by Atelier van Lieshout. 

International Fellowship Program 

With its Fellowship Program for Art and Theory, Büchsenhausen promotes internationally relevant artistic production, research, and discussion in the region of Tyrol. The program is based on the idea of generating and maintaining a context for production and discussion, in which artists and theorists can connect and reflect on international art and societal discourses in relation to local topics and issues. At the same time, it affords the opportunity for an artistic laboratory of experimentation, where new artistic practices and strategies may be tried out. 

The program's aims are: 
* to promote and relay a critical, socially relevant production of knowledge in art and art theory; 
* to produce, through the fellowship projects, qualified discourses on art and society within the local and global contexts; 
* to enable the transfer of knowledge between the field of art and other publics outside the art context; 
* to facilitate the exchange between cultural producers in the visual arts and beyond (creating a network of experts). 

The program combines the advantages of a residency with the possibilities of a postgraduate, non-university lectureship on the basis of an open, non-formalized structure. In terms of content, the program addresses a worldwide public made up of professionals in the fields of contemporary art, architecture, art and media theory, and criticism. 

The fellows are selected by a jury of experts following an open call for applications. They come to Büchsenhausen for one or two semesters to work on realizing their proposed undertaking, and accompany this process with public events. For this purpose, Büchsenhausen offers a monthly stipend, a production budget, working spaces, free lodging, and artistic and technical advice. 

The conveyance and discussion of the fellow’s own work occurs parallel to the development of the individual proposals. The public events take place in series. The focus of these series of events is determined by the respective emphases of the various fellows' works. Within the framework of this discursive format, the fellows (or their guests) can present various points in their investigations, open up their works-in-progress to critical discussion, interact with experts who they invite, work through content with the public, and/or try out new ways of working. The fellowship year ends with a group exhibition curated by the director of the Fellowship Program. 

For former and current fellows and their realized work please visit the navigation point Fellows


> a grant of EUR 3,150 to cover the costs of living during the period of residency in Innsbruck; 
> an individual studio for working and living, furnished with a large shared kitchen; 
> a production budget for the realization of the submitted proposal; 
> a budget for inviting experts to Büchsenhausen for the purpose of professional exchange; 
> the opportunity of a group exhibition at the end of the fellowship at the Kunstpavillon in Innsbruck. 


> free access to the 'Lab', the project/gallery space; 
> free use of the available multimedia production equipment in the 'Lab'; 
> free DSL/WLAN Internet access; 
> professional artistic advice; 
> technical advice if required. 


Professional visual/media artists, art theorists, art critics, and curators from all over the world are eligible for the fellowship. 


The application must include a concrete work proposition. Work on the submitted proposal forms the core of each fellow's activities during his/her stay in Büchsenhausen. A description of a series of public events intended to accompany the individual work during the duration of the fellowship (up to four events) is also an integral part of the working proposal. If the application is successful, the fellows are required to specify the details of the presentation series and carry out the proposed program. 

The fellows declare themselves willing to be present at Büchsenhausen for the duration of the fellowship. Working knowledge of English is required. 


The selection of fellows is made by a jury of experts and based on the quality, originality, and relevance of the proposed undertaking and the work samples submitted by the applicants. The jury includes the director of Künstlerhaus Büchsenhausen, a member of the advisory board at Künstlerhaus Büchsenhausen and one external expert. 

The selection procedure occurs in two stages. 

In the first stage, the submitted applications are evaluated and the jury makes a shortlist of candidates who will be invited to Büchsenhausen for personal interviews. 

The personal interview with the jury forms the second stage. For the interview, the applicants have to come to Innsbruck to personally present their working plans and aims during the fellowship. Büchsenhausen will pay for accommodation in Innsbruck for one night, but cannot cover the costs for travel to Innsbruck. Alternatively, a video conference (for instance via Skype) is also possible. 

There is no legal right to be awarded a fellowship at Künstlerhaus Büchsenhausen. The jury is therefore under no obligation to justify decisions. The jury's decision will be communicated in written form in March 2016 (first stage) and April 2016 (second stage). 

Application procedure 

Applications are to be written in English or German. Applications must include the following documents: 
> the working proposal (max 2,000 words, 3 copies) 
> a visual portfolio/documentation of recent works (artists: The artistic portfolio can be submitted in paper form, on DVD or CD, or digitally via a link (max 2 catalogs, max 10 photos, 1 DVD/CD-ROM); theorists/art critics: 1 recent writing sample, 3 copies) 
> a curriculum vitae (3 copies) 
> the printed confirmation e-mail of the filled electronic application form (1 copy) 

Please note: with the exemption of artistic portfolios, all application documents must be sent by post. 

The address to which the applications must be posted is: 

Künstlerhaus Büchsenhausen 
Ref.: "Fellowship 2016-17" 
Weiherburggasse 13 
6020 Innsbruck 

Closing date for submissions (postmark): Friday, January 29th, 2016 

A collection of the most frequently asked questions (and their answers) can be found in the FAQ - area

For additional information, please contact:, phone +43 512 278627, fax -11.

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Visiting Research Fellowships – Henry Moore Institute, Leeds

The Henry Moore Institute is a world-recognised centre for the study of sculpture. We host a year-round programme of exhibitions, conferences and lectures, as well as developing research and publications, to expand the understanding and scholarship of historical and contemporary sculpture.

Each year we offer a number of Fellowships to enable researchers of different backgrounds and disciplines to develop their work. Research Fellowships are intended for artists, scholars and curators working on historic and contemporary sculpture who can make particular use of the Institute’s resources: our Research Library, Archive of sculptors’ papers and the Leeds sculpture collections.

Up to four Research Fellows will be given the opportunity to spend a month in Leeds. In addition we will support up to two six-week Senior Fellowships, which are intended to give established scholars time and space to develop a research project free from usual work commitments.

Both Fellowships provide accommodation, travel expenses and a per diem.

For more information on the Henry Moore Institute Research Fellowships visit our website

To apply for either Fellowship forward a letter of application, a 750-word research proposal, that also indicates how you will use our resources, and a CV by Tuesday 1 March 2016 to kirstie(at)