The city of Rouen invites one visual artist from the CreArt Network to work for a month in Rouen at La Maison Pressée 15 November – 18 December 2021.
La Maison Pressée is the new spot managed by the Polymorphe artist collective. This association aims at implementing artistic, cultural and citizen projects with and for the inhabitants, in public places, and more particularly in abandoned or unoccupied locations. Since 2015, this collective has transformed unused places into spaces for meeting, reflection and collaborative creation.
Since May 2021, Polymorphe is working on its fourth project: a four-floor building of 170m2 located in the heart of Rouen at 9 rue des deux anges, called La Maison Pressée. This space, due to open in October 2021, will include 4 artist studios, an exhibition room, apartment studios, a shared kitchen, a meeting room, a recycled material centre, and a 200m2 garden.
For this residency, the CreArt artist will be settled in a combined work-studio and apartment-studio (24m²) located on the 4th floor of the Maison Pressée. He/she will also have access to all collective spaces and the shared kitchen.
This call is intended to visual artists with a wide range of mediums: drawing, engraving, illustration, video, installation, collage, new media, painting, performance, photography, sculpture, design, textile, graphics, micro-editing. For logistical reasons, monumental creation cannot be offered. A particular attention will be paid to artists who interrogate the environmental impact of artistic production in their work.
The organisers will cover travel expenses (up to 600€) to Rouen. The city of Rouen also covers material costs (up to 800€), accommodation (at la Maison Pressée), subsistence costs (700€), and a 1000€ artist’s fee.
The residency is open to artists resident in any of the cities taking part in the CreArt project: Aveiro (Portugal); Valladolid (Spain); Clermont-Ferrand (France); Genoa (artists should be under 35) and Lecce (Italy); Liverpool (UK); Lublin and Katowice (Poland); Kaunas (Lithuania); Skopje (Macedonia) and Zagreb (Croatia).