Paths Crossing Production Residencies: Call for Applications

Helsinki International Artist Program (HIAP)

November 25, 2010

Helsinki International Artist Programme
Baltic Art Center
Fabrikken for Kunst og Design
Nordisk Kunstnarsenter Dalsåsen
Temple Bar Gallery & Studios

www.hiap.fi

You are eligible to apply if you live and are professionally based in Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Montenegro, Serbia, Slovenia, Estonia, Croatia, Latvia, Lithuania, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Poland, Romania or Slovakia.

In partnership with four North European artist-in-residence centres, HIAP is pleased to announce an open call for applications to visual artists and art professionals under the age of 40 from new and applicant EU Member States. Visual artists and art professionals are invited to apply for research and production residencies hosted by the organisers within the framework of the Paths Crossing project. This residency and cooperation project is co-funded by the European Union’s Culture Programme for 2010–2012.

Deadline for applications: Thursday, January 13, 2011, 5:00 pm (GMT +2)

The main purpose of this collective endeavour is to discover and support new talent, providing opportunities for international mobility to visual artists and art professionals from Eastern and Central Europe. Another key aim is to build new networks of cooperation between the participating countries. The five hosting artist-in-residency centres are together able to offer fifteen individual production and research residencies, each from one to six months in duration. Artists, curators, critics and researchers based in Europe (see countries above) are all eligible to apply.

The selected applicant will receive:
• a travel grant
• a subsistence grant to cover living expenses
• a production grant
• free accommodation and studio space for the duration of the residency
• administrative, practical and curatorial support in developing a project within the framework of Paths Crossing
• support in establishing contacts with local artists and organisations

Number and length of residencies provided by each institution
HIAP – Helsinki International Artist Programme (FI): six three-month research and production residencies
Baltic Art Center, Visby (SE): three one-month research and production residencies
Fabrikken for Kunst og Design, Copenhagen (DK): two three-month research and production residencies
Temple Bar Gallery & Studios, Dublin (IE): two three-month research and production residencies
Nordisk Kunstnarsenter Dalsåsen (NO): two six-month research and production residencies

Eligibility criteria – Applicant’s profile
Applications will be accepted from professional artists and art professionals under the age of 40 with at least 5 years of continuous professional experience in the Visual Arts (no restrictions of approach or medium). The applicant should live and work in one of the eligible countries mentioned above. To foster artistic dialogue and interdisciplinary collaboration, good command of English is expected.

Please note that we do not accept applications from students.

For the detailed application guidelines see: www.hiap.fi

Paths Crossing is looking for proposals that experiment with different aspects of artistic production and demonstrate emotional and intellectual insight, personal dedication and depth of artistic reasoning. There are no limitations on the medium or method of the proposed production.

For additional information please visit: www.hiap.fi
Questions may also be directed to:
Henna Harri, henna(at)hiap.fi
Eleni Tsitsirikou, eleni(at)hiap.fi

With the support of the Culture Programme of the European Union.

HIAP – Helsinki International Artist Programme
Baltic Art Center
Fabrikken for Kunst og Design
Nordisk Kunstnarsenter Dalsåsen
Temple Bar Gallery & Studios

HIAP – Helsinki International Artist Programme (FI)

Baltic Art Center, Visby (SE)

Fabrikken for Kunst og Design, Copenhagen (DK)

Temple Bar Gallery & Studios, Dublin (IE)

Nordisk Kunstnarsenter Dalsåsen (NO)