Open Call: Hello, can You Hear Me?” / “We’ll meet again!
Kintai Arts is announcing an Open Call for a month-long residency “Hello, Can You Hear Me? / We will meet again!”. This international multidisciplinary residency invites artists and curators to look for new methods of representation and communication during the Covid-19 pandemic.
The Covid-19 pandemic has shuttered the doors of museums, galleries, festivals and art fairs; but it also provided an opportunity for the artists and curators to think about the alternative methods of showcasing work and representation, by using such technologies as VR and AR, getting involved with the IT sector, and thus enabling larger audiences to access art. From virtual exhibitions and online viewing rooms to broadcasting, artists are invited to rethink the role of institutions in their practice, to perhaps expand their audiences, and to reimagine their methods of representation and communication by using online tools.
In this process oriented residency, artists are invited to freely interpret the gallery space and to transform it into a “scene”, a platform, an open studio or a playground, and to share the creative processes with their virtual audiences. Therefore, we are inviting artists, curators and researchers willing to develop open and live discussions, artistic scenarios, creative workshops and creative presentations.
Applicants, willing to apply for this Open Call, are invited to submit their Bio or CV, a portfolio with work samples, and a motivational letter that includes a project proposal, by March 15, 2021, by filling out this online registration form. Selected candidates will be informed shortly after the application deadline, and no later than March 26.
The duration of the residency is one month: April 1 – May 1, 2021.
Kintai Arts will be able to provide free accommodation to 2 selected residents. Other residents (up to 5) will have to pay for their accommodation. Information about the accommodation prices here. All applicants have to take care of their food or transportation costs themselves.
Selection criteria: a quality, innovative and clearly defined project proposal, corresponding to the proposed theme of the residency and substantiated by the relevant career experience. Applicants are asked to submit a motivational letter, in which they have to define how they are planning to achieve their concrete project goals during this residency; and to demonstrate, how this residency will contribute to their careers. Candidates must be no older than 35 years old and have good knowledge of English language.
Applications are evaluated by Kintai Arts Board.
Following the requirements and restrictions of the Lithuanian Health Ministry, only those applicants, who have spent 14 days in self isolation prior to the arrival to the residency, can participate in this residency program. Additionally, all selected applicants arriving to the residency, must provide a proof that they are not sick with Covid-19 when arriving to the residency (this can be a negative test result, a vaccination record, etc.). Some of the programming of this residency will take place online.
This residency program is supported by the Lithuania Cultural Council.