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in 18 countries of Central and Eastern Europe.
Open call for applications: Eco Art AiR (Talin, Armenia)
Today, ecology is at the centre of political, social-economic and cultural discussions.
Eco Art AiR is a new TAI artists-in-residence program, at the crossroads of art, ecology and sustainable lifestyles. It is aimed at promoting socio-political, cultural and economic issues that are projected on the eco-system.
Eco Art AiR is an opportunity for local contemporary artists to spend a certain period of time in Talin/Aragatsotn Region, to live, create and transform environmental objects (waste materials) into art. During the stay, artists will explore the city and the community, utilizing Talin's cultural and territorial peculiarities as a factor of their art. Abandoned buildings with artificial value will serve as modern art studios, rethinking their significance and contributing to the artificiality of art objects. When creating artwork, community involvement will be important.
The program will become a cornerstone for recovering abandoned land with dynamic and sustainable creativity.
Talin is a small town in the southeastern part of Armenia, 68 km far from the capital. It has about 8000 inhabitants and has a rich cultural heritage, schools, a kindergarten, a cultural centre, a library, a hospital, a polyclinic, a communication hub and a geographical museum. A 7th-century church has been preserved. Many historical buildings have been destroyed, but the town has retained its beauty.
The duration of the project is 10 days, during which the selected participants will have accommodation in Talin, food, creative space, materials (waste and materials).
During the residency all expenses will be covered by the organizers.
Additional expectations / opportunities
In order to apply for Eco Art AiR artists must submit project proposals (up to 300 words) indicating how they plan to use their stay in Talin, and what kind of art project / work they are going to create and develop. Please note how these activities will be related to the Talin city, its socio-cultural reality, and how they will have a form of public involvement and will contribute to the preservation of the environment of the city.
The project proposals are accepted by artists who mainly work with drawing / collage, sculpture / installation, video and digital media.
• Project duration: July 15 - July 25, 2019
• Open for artists based in Armenia
• We would like to invite those who are interested to submit project proposals to [email protected] as well as attach portfolio / website / link and the art statement.
• Application deadline: July 5
At the end of the program, on July 25 there will be the show/exhibition of the result of the residency.
The project is sponsored by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation in Armenia (SDC).