Kooshk Artist Residency Award – KARA 2018 (Iran)

Kooshk Residency

Kooshk residency is a non-profit space for arts and culture in Tehran. Kooshk, with sponsorship of private section tries to provide a convenient space for artists, curators, researchers, writers and filmmakers to encourage inter-cultural dialogues and art creation.

Award Goals
The Kooshk Artist Residency Award has been implemented to support artists, creativity and the development of new ideas in the unique space of Tehran. This Residency program is a chance for attendants to do research and experiment, develop professionally, maintain direct dialogues and the exchange of ideas in order to grow and nurture their creativity, and try new methods of working and thinking. This Residency is an annual event lasting one month and will be offered to four non-Iranian selected artists.
During the residency, Kooshk will provide a dynamic and distinctive situation for international artists to work and exchange ideas with local artists, critics and researchers. The program emphasizes a balance between working in a personal space and working in collaboration with other artists and interacting with viewers and the environment. In line with its goals, Kooshk will make any effort to have a contribution in the growth of cultural and social views, by gathering local, national and international artists with a diverse spectrum of artistic disciplines in the cultural and artistic space of Tehran and by creating the possibility for exchanging ideas.

Who Can Apply
All the international artists active in fields of Visual Arts, Performing Arts, Sound and Music, Film and Video are welcome to apply. Currently enrolled university or college students (at the time of application) will not be considered for selection.

Fees & Stipend:
Applicants need to pay a non-refundable application fee of $20USD. Awarded artists receive a $450 monthly stipend. The costs of accommodation (shared room for two artist), studio and return ticket will also be covered by Kooshk.

Deadline: 31 October 2017

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