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Goethe-Institut / BOZAR: Research Residency Programme Between Iran and Europe (Belgium / Iran)

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The Goethe-Institut and BOZAR are organising an artistic research residency programme between Iran and Europe, within the framework of the cultural heritage management programme in Iran (HerMap Iran) funded by the Directorate General for International Partnerships of the European Commission.

The project is a means to preserve and revalue tangible and intangible cultural heritage by creating new ways for its perception, reception and communication.

There are currently open calls for two residencies, both aimed at artists from Europe and Iran.

The first residency invites candidates to present a project on the topic of classical Iranian poetry. It aims to connect these ancient forms of poetry with contemporary artistic expressions in the most beautiful and permanent manner and, by doing so, to reach a wider audience, especially among the younger generations.

The second residency is on the topic of Iranian music heritage. This project should focus in particular on proposing new approaches to enhance the value of Iranian music heritage in its various components with the aim of preserving it, renewing musical practices and raising awareness among the widest possible audience.

Both residencies involve the following activities:

  • Experimental Lab in the Centre for Fine Arts Brussels - BOZAR on June 10 and 11 2021 - if the Corona situation permits it. The lab provides the opportunity to get professional advice and hints from artists and experts in the field.

  • Digital artist in residency programme: one month between July and September 2021. The exact time-plan will be sent to the artists after the selection process. Artists should deliver their work at the end of the residency period.

  • Presentation of results in November/December 2021 in Tehran, where the productions of each residency will be shown.

  • Final encounter: it will take place in the Centre for Fine Arts Brussels - BOZAR in December 2021 to share all experiences and encourage peer-learning, knowledge sharing and future collaborations.

HerAir will provide travel and visa costs, accommodation and daily allowance to attend both the Artists Lab in Brussels and the final presentations in Brussels and Tehran.


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