In its genesis, the European Union aims to promote the integration and economic convergence between States and regions. However, we continue to be unable to move away from the ‘centre-periphery’ paradigm, especially in the cultural dimension. The Portuguese organisation Circolando wishes to reorder this recurring status quo, moving towards territories seen as ‘peripheral’, trying to conceive future ways of life based on interdisciplinarity, and creative and sustainable thinking.
Circolando are calling for individual artists from the Western Balkans (Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Serbia and Kosovo) to develop an artistic residency in their spaces in Porto, Portugal. The concepts surrounding this call invite the parties to discover new working and cooperation relationships. They will come together to explore, create, transform, share practices, and reflect on otherness.
In this open call, Circolando will select three residency projects, exclusively from artists from the Western Balkans designated above, to be developed in-person in Central Elétrica, in Porto, Portugal, between 28 June - 29 July 2024, including informal public presentations by the end of the residency period.
Each selected artist can count on rehearsal space, artistic consultancy, financial support (1000 EUR), flights, accommodation, and expendables.