In 2016, Akademie Schloss Solitude launched the Web Residencies to encourage young talents from the international digital scene and artists from all disciplines dealing with web-based practices. For each call, the curator or collective selects project proposals whose creators receive a four-week residency and a mini-grant.
The current call, organised by Akademie Schloss Solitude together with ARC Bucharest and curated by Anca Rujoiu, invites artists and collectives to foreground the relational quality of solidarity. With ‘Solidarity is a verb’, they strongly encourage practitioners to shape a continuous production of relation grounded on common differences. While projects can inhabit the web as a space to practice solidarity, this open call encourages in equal manner initiatives that unfold on a local or translocal dimension beyond the screen, whereby the interconnection between off- and online should be taken into account.
Artists, collectives, associations, and initiatives of all kinds are invited to apply. Proposals can involve analogue means and low-tech, physical gatherings where possible and safe. Projects do not need to be conceived from scratch; ongoing initiatives (such as existing associations, networks) are welcomed.
Four project proposals will be selected with the creators rewarded with a four-week residency and a 750 euro grant. The residency itself runs 1 September – 1 October 2021.