CALL FOR APPLICATIONS english

OPEN CALL for Artists in Exile for an Exchange & Residency Project at B.L.O. Ateliers in Berlin
Deadline: Friday, February 21, 2020

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DESCRIPTION

HIER & JETZT: Connections (HUJ) is an exchange and residency program organized by artists for artists. The project calls upon international artists in exile who live in Berlin and seek a place for artistic production. The initiative, HIER & JETZT: Connections, defines exile as the involuntary loss of one’s social context and working environment in their country of origin for an uncertain period of time.

The project is complemented by a series of lectures, workshops, and discussions held by artists, experts, and researchers in order to create a space  dialogue, mutual learning and understanding. 

Successful applicants are invited to work at B.L.O. Ateliers, in Berlin, for a period of three months.

The Project HIER & JETZT: Connections is funded through the integration funds of the Bezirksamt Lichtenberg, Amt für Weiterbildung und Kultur (Cultural Office of Berlin City District Lichtenberg, Art and Culture Department).

WHO WE ARE

In 2017, the artist initiative HIER & JETZT: Connections (HUJ) was launched by artists of B.L.O. Ateliers. HUJ is an exchange and residency program for artists in exile that emphasizes communication and reciprocity in and about artistic practice, while addressing current cultural and social questions. 

 Over the course of the last three years the program has grown into a cross-cultural network composed of founding members and ten previous HIER & JETZT artist residents. The group continues to meet regularly to collaborate and support each other’s artistic production.

Since 2003, B.L.O. Ateliers (located in Berlin-Lichtenberg) has offered workshop space and studios to a vast variety of international artists and makers. Some 60 people work at B.L.O., among which include: visual artists, musicians, photographers, blacksmiths and special effects technicians. B.L.O. engages the public through concerts, workshops, film screenings, lectures, theater and exhibitions.  

DETAILS AND TIMELINE

This open call is primarily addressed to visual artists who work in the fields of installation, painting, sculpture, media art, performance and photography. Applications from artists groups are welcome.

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From April through December, 2020, a 60 m² studio is offered as working space for a period of three months free of charge. Additionally, a budget of 500 € is offered to each resident or group for production costs.

The residency periods are:
1st of April – 30th of June
1st of July – 30th of September
1st of October – 31st of December

During the residency the artists are asked to hold a public presentation of their work (for example: open studio, artist talk, workshop, etc.). and to participate in the residencie`s extended program.

The application process consists of two phases:

1. Application deadline: Friday, February 21, 2020

  Notification of the pre-selected artists: Monday, March 2, 2020

2. Interviews with the pre-selected artists (in person or via skype): Saturday, March 7, 2020

Announcement of the selected artists: Sunday 8th of March 2018

HOW TO APPLY

Deadline: Friday, February 21, 2020

Please send the requested materials to blo-huj@riseup.net

1. Portfolio / Work Examples: max. 10 pictures of previous works / links to videos

File Name: portfolio_yourName (.zip or .pdf), max 5MB

2. CV, Biography: max. 2 pages 

File Name: cv_yourName (.doc or .pdf), max 5MB

3. Artist Statement: max. 1 page

File Name: statement_yourName (.doc or .pdf), max 5MB

4. Application form with following information

PLEASE DOWNLOAD AND FILL THE FORM : HIERuJETZT_application form en

copy it into a .doc, .pdf, .txt document or directly into the application e-mail

Surname and Name: ………………………………………………………………………….

Date of birth: ………………………………………………………………………….

Nationality: ………………………………………………………………………….

Artistic Field (installation, painting, sculpture, video, etc…): ………………………………………………………………………….

Website: ………………………………………………………………………….

E-Mail address: ………………………………………………………………………….

Preferred Residency Period 

_____ 1st of April – 30th of June
_____ 1st of July – 30th of September
_____ 1st of October – 31st of December

Address

Street and house number ………………………………………………………………………….

Postal code: ………………………………………………………………………….

City: ………………………………………………………………………….

Telephone number: ………………………………………………………………………….

Please feel free to contact us with any questions you may have.

Artistic direction and coordination:

Kristen Cooper, Christa Fülbier, Irina Novarese , Özlem Sariyildiz

contact: blo-huj@riseup.net