18.09.2020

AiNIN > Online Residency Programme, ‘Dynamic Natural Connections’

Since 1999, AiNIN – Artists in Nature International Network have been supporting artists and event organisers who create and engage in site-specific work in the environment across a broad range of disciplines.

Due to COVID19, the international mobility of artists is restrained and we are all facing major changes in our lives and way of working. AiNIN wants to give support to artists by sharing culture and creativity, bringing us closer even at a distance.

They are therefore calling for proposals for a virtual residency programme on the theme of ‘Dynamic natural connections’ to celebrate the germination of ideas, continual growth and our inherent capacity for transformation and renewal. The call is for generative, process-based art and research projects, rooted in nature as an open and evolving concept.

Two virtual residency programmes will be held, running: 11-31 January 2021 and 1-21 March 2021. During the three weeks of the residency, artists will be invited to share their progress weekly with the curatorial team and through AiNIN’s social media (website, FB and IG). A public presentation will be held at the end of each programme.

Applicant eligibility:

  • Artists, researchers, designers, scholars working in the field of contemporary art and research with a focus on nature.

  • While any approach to nature is welcome AiNIN will select proposals encompassing a clear and coherent concept.

  • Following an environmentally friendly principle, AiNIN ask for projects that utilise mainly materials found in-situ, recycled, natural, handmade or eco-friendly materials.

  • Practices that cross media and genres, materially and conceptually: object-making, sculptural installation, sound, performance, video, new technologies, text-based work, etc… are welcome to apply.

  • Proposals that involve workshops and live demonstrations that aim to connect and inspire AiNIN’s members will be given priority.

  • The applicant artists need to have a good internet connection to be able to manage online conversations.

  • Basic video making skills and a good camera are preferable. If selected, you’ll be asked to participate in online meetings, shared studio sessions, and to make videos to document the process of your work.

A grant of 750€ will be made for each project selected. For non-members of AiNIN, 30€ will be deducted from this amount as a membership fee. While AiNIN welcomes group or collaborative projects the fee is per project, not per artist.

Deadline: 15 November 2020

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