In cooperation with the Creative Europe project ‘Modernism for the Future 360/365’, partners from Kaunas 2022 (Lithuania), the Culture Strategy Institute (Lviv, Ukraine) and Industra Art (Brno, Czech Republic) are announcing a call for artistic residencies.
Many of today’s modernist objects in Europe are at a ‘crossroads’ where action is needed, whether due to aggravation, neglect or other factors. The project Modernism for the Future 360/365 (MoFu 360/365) addresses two challenges of protecting the global modernist heritage:
An insufficient story (in many countries, modernist architecture lacks recognition or attention, in relation to the more dominant stories of older architectural epochs).
Involvement of owners and users (modernist cultural heritage sites are often privately owned and therefore the dissemination of values and approaches is essential for their preservation).
The aim of the residencies is to strengthen the narrative of European modernist heritage, and to reflect its current significance for European and global society through artistic interpretations.
The project partners are looking for artist-researchers of any discipline from Lithuania, Czech Republic, Belgium or Ukraine to propose art projects based on the interpretation of cultural heritage. Resident artists will carry out artistic research into one modernist building (Kaunas, Kortrijk, Brno, Lviv), involving the local community, heritage owners, experts, employees working in the field of cultural heritage, and last but not least the general public.
The project provides an artistic fee for each artistic project of 3000€ (including VAT), accommodation and travel expenses. Projects will be presented during a final exhibition in Kaunas for its inauguration as European Capital of Culture in 2022.