Icelandic Art Center
Icelandic Art Center
05. 03 2017
Open call ZK/U

In the context of its research and residency programme, ZK/U offers a production space where artists, researchers and practitioners can meet and work on individual or collaborative projects and ideas. The programme consists of an active-collaborative format for mutual exchange, weekly work-in-progress presentations, a monthly public event with open studios, studio visits by professionals from ZK/U’s network, and an open platform for residents’ own projects. In the residency space there are furnished studio-apartments (half of which have private bathrooms) and communal facilities like a large kitchen, a terrace, a library-in-progress and a surrounding public park. Applicant Requirements ZK/U welcomes artists, scholars and practitioners that concern themselves with the phenomenon of ‘the city’.

The programme is open to a range of contemporary artistic positions that are conceptual, interventionist and contextual. Artists are expected to have a broad record of projects and exhibitions. Scholars and practitioners should have some years of professional experience. One can apply individually or as a group. Group applications consisting of artists working together with scholars or practitioners from other disciplines are especially welcome. Selection Criteria The selection criteria are based on the founding concept of ZK/U. There are no limitations concerning age or region of provenance of the applicant. The application proposal should be coherent with the Open Call conceptual frame and investigation leads. ZK/U seeks proactive practitioners with an open mind for divergent positions and for possible collaborations with fellow residents as well as ZK/U’s programme, infrastructure, and diverse audiences.

Costs For individual fellows, depending on the studio-apartment and length of stay, the residence costs are between €550 and €850 a month. After being selected, ZK/U will support the invited residential fellow in their efforts to secure funding through external grants by providing the fellow with an official invitation and identifying relevant funding networks and grants.

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