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Everyday Forms of Resistance > Residency Programme

Everyday Forms of Resistance is an exchange and public programme that has come about as a result of the collaboration between Ujazdowski Castle Centre for Contemporary Art in Warsaw (U–jazdowski); Helsinki International Artist Programme (HIAP); Antwerp Artists In Residence (AAIR); and Mamarat AIR programme by the Municipality of Ramallah.

Each year this project offers residencies for six visual artists, using the medium of cultural exchange to reflect on the role of artistic practice and mobility in the specific circumstances of Ramallah and Palestine.

The first stage of residencies (June - August 2020) is open to artists from Belgium, Finland, and Poland. One artist from each of these countries will be selected to spend three months living and working in the city of Ramallah.

The second stage is open to Palestinian artists and will enable them to spend a three-month residency in Warsaw (June - August 2020), Antwerp (July - September 2020) or Helsinki (September - November 2020). Each country will host one Palestinian artist.

The exchange programme, designed to encourage artists to engage in conversations among themselves and with their audiences, will culminate every two years in a series of talks and meetings hosted by one of the partners. The next edition will take place in autumn 2021.

This open call is for art practitioners working in the field of visual arts in its broadest sense. The residencies are an opportunity for art practitioners to engage with the local context to develop new artworks.

Residency benefits include:

  • A monthly per diem.

  • Accommodation.

  • Reimbursement of one return ticket to and from the place of residency.

  • Material costs.

  • The organisation of a public event during the residency.

  • Organising a customised programme of study visits.

  • Participation in the bi-annual meeting point.

Note that visa fees or insurance costs connected to visa applications are not covered.


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