If you made it this year's resolution to travel and improve your skills, meet artists worldwide, exhibit your artwork, engage your audience and create without limitations, then an art residency might be your perfect move in 2019!
For Colourlovers community, we distinguish some awesome opportunities for designers and artists!
Inspiring Change training course & residency is about professionalizing your creative ideas and supporting your entrepreneurial initiatives. They offer education within the fields of project management, design thinking, visual identity & branding, marketing & social media, and public speaking & pitching project ideas.
All you need is a good idea - and the team will help you do the rest! By the end of the two-week programme, you are equipped with skills to develop a kick-ass project, inspire your community and grow your network on a global level. In short, Inspiring Change mission is to help you emerge and overcome the obstacles you weren't thinking about during your art school. The workshops are facilitated by appropriate experts in these fields, with wide experience in developing creative projects.
This residency takes place in Belgrade, Serbia, from 21st of July till 2nd of August 2019, and the deadline for applying is 22nd of April.
For those who love nature, Kolla Festival offers a unique experience for artists from all over Europe. The whole residency takes place in a forest, at a camp spot, with late night talks under the stars.
Antropical is a multidisciplinary practical research residency within a festival setting, merging the performing arts (dance, theatre, circus, conceptual art, video, audiovisual art, etc.) with theory (philosophy, [art] history, curating, political science, etc.), design (landscape design, graphic design, architecture), education (art therapy, teaching, etc.) and any other discipline interested in partaking in the debate on the relation between art and festival culture.
This residency takes place in Steinfort, Luxembourg, from 2nd till 22nd of August 2019, and the deadline for applying is 26th of April.
If you are not really in the position to travel to a far place to meet fellow artists and exhibit your work, you can always do so online!
Cold Bench is an online community with a gallery that exhibits arts on a rolling basis and creates an online art residency experience. Their open call "The Rejects" is looking for two things:
The call is open until 20th of May 2019. Look up their online residency opportunities and previous showreels.
The Artnoise Artist in Residence in Karen Village, Kenya, is a fully funded residency program which provides time and space for visual artists, curators, and arts professionals to create, research, experiment, cultivate new directions in their work as well as execute new projects. In addition to a shared studio space and living facilities, artists are surrounded by a community of artistic peers and have the opportunity to learn from their peers in a tranquil cultural environment.
Their call is open to visual artists, designers, curators, art writers, cultural students, applied artists researchers, and other arts professionals who are interested in drawing inspiration from African arts and cultures whether they speak English, French, Arabic, Spanish, Portuguese or German.
The residence takes place from 26th of May till 15th of June 2019, and the deadline for applying is 19th of April.
This residence in Japan offers a long stay and a short stay program. In the Long Stay Program, they provide lodging for a foreign artist for a period of up to 60 consecutive days. During artists'stay, the host not only support the artist financially, but also help to provide him or her access to the local community, particularly in terms of overcoming language barriers.
In the Short Stay Program, they offer a free, short-term residence for artists in return for an artistic donation in the form of a public event, performance, installation, etc. They aspire to make the residence a new artistic point of transit so that it may continue to attract artists to Matsudo – and Japan – from around the world.
The residence is located in between central Tokyo and Narita, the deadline for applying is 30th of April (for long stay) and ongoing for short stay.
Where are you going to spend your summer and what will your focus be? What will you choose to learn, who will you meet and what will you create?
What are your experiences with art residencies so far?
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About the author:
Nina Petrov is an activist, poet, performer and mathematician. She communicates with the world mostly through words, movement and equations, but sometimes also by speaking very loudly. The only truth she could say about herself is that she keeps changing every day, never stops learning and interacting with her surroundings.