East European Performing Arts Platform (EEPAP) supports the
development of contemporary performing arts (dance and theatre)
in 18 countries of Central and Eastern Europe.

Open call: CAMP AS ONE performing arts residency (Vityazevo, Russia)


Deadline: 10.06.2018

Zdjęcie użytkownika CAMP AS ONE.


August 20-29, 2018
Vityazevo, Krasnodarsky krai, Russia

CAMP AS ONE is a curated international residency that is calling for artists and artistic collectives for a shared retreat on a sandy seaside in Southern Russia. Located at a recreational compound on dunes by the seaside, it provides the best conditions for a remote networked retreat of a collective artistic body.
The very building of the residency refers a “turbaza” - a health resort where the builders of the Soviet utopia had to recharge by means of disciplined self-care. Lermontov, Mann, Nabokov chose such resorts as grounds for both physical and spiritual growth for their literary characters. Michel Foucault claimed that a genuine care of self is a collective one where all activities such as regime, diet, breathing exercises, walks, communication with peers are equally important. Soviet curortology considered such romantic orthobiosis as labor where one was obliged to care for oneself with the help of different exotic treatments such as aero-, mud- and landscape-therapy. Current liquid capitalist modernity, according to Zigmund Bauman, wants us to be alone - in order to cope with it we need to exercise collectivity.  As the surveillance of post-panoptikum times relates mainly on our online self-disclosure, this collectivity must be exercised in a physical presence of each other.

With this networked retreat we intend to foster intercultural communication, to facilitate artistic exchange and to strengthen the collective body of critical tourists in Russia and beyond. To get a free package tour that includes housing and sustenance, one needs to send a proposal for a collective action /ritual /exercise. The residency treatment program will be formed out of selected proposals. We especially encourage artists active in the dance/ performance/ visual art fields.

Keywords: networked retreat, cultural translation, working union, transformative togetherness, liquid modernity, postpanoptikum, turbaza, morally stable and politically competent, precariat union, relational recreational, evening kefir, curortology, romantic orthobiosis.


We provide accomodation and food, possibly some materials, but no travel and viza expenses, though we can assist you with help of getting a visa or/and an invitation letter.
You will live in double/triple rooms (incl. meals) at recreation compound “Black Sea”: http://chernomor188.ru/.

We perceive it as a process-based relational residency with no expectation of producing an exhibition, but the final decision will be made together with the participants of the residency.

Vityazevo, Krasnodar krai, Russia. The sanatorium is situated at a health resort that is located on sandy dunes of the Black Sea and Vityazevsky lagoon and is famous for its healing mud. The nearest transport hubs are Anapa, Krasnodar, Rostov-on-Don; Moscow when flying from Europe.


Eligibility criteria

  1. The application is open until 10th of June to artists and artistic collectives without any geographical or age limit.
  2. There is no application fee.
  3. Groups can apply with a single proposal, but the CVs+portfolios/websites of all participants must be included.
  4. The number of participants is limited and is agreed later in the process.

The final selection will be communicated by 20th of June. It is possible to get a response earlier in case you need to apply for a travel grant in your country. 

Please send us the following documents in pdf format  in English/ Russian to [email protected]:

  • Brief motivation letter
  • Proposal for a collective action/ritual/exercise
  • CV/Portfolio/webpage

Working group:
Maria Kotlyachkova - curator of the residency
Diana Kazanchyan, ZIP group - initiators of the residency


Find out more at www.facebook.com/campasone