T.R.I.B.E. – a new network of residency spaces in the Balkans and East Europe, dedicated to research and production of Transitory Art, launches its first open call for artistic and research residencies to take place between April 2013 and March 2014. TRIBE network aims to examine vital cultural, political and social questions in a way that will produce fresh perspectives via research and artistic outputs.
A TRIBE residency is a production or research residency for artists and researchers taking place in Ljubljana, Prague, Istanbul, Nicosia & other locations. TRIBE is a network interested in forming a mobile group of artists and researchers to participate in discussions, interventions and innovations related to the first TRIBE theme: Transition & Utopia (more information on the TRIBE theme can be found below).
Ideally the residency should take place in one city for one month and in two other cities for 2 weeks in each city.
Works produced will be exhibited in two exhibitions taking place in Istanbul and Ljubljana. Common events for TRIBE group, workshops and a symposium for researchers will take place in Nicosia.
THEME for RESIDENCIES 2013 & 2014:TRANSITION AND UTOPIA
Transition can be seen in acute forms in current political and social conditions and in the accelerated transition of social, religious and economic notions of value. In a situation of constant dislocation and perceived loss of values Transitory Art can play a vital role in adjusting perceptions and bringing forward new forms, considering and analysing not only longer-term solutions and structures, but also smaller, short-term interventions that can help trigger processes of change including at the socio- and geo-political level.
While the Balkans did enjoy a period of so-called independence they are now increasingly subject to historical Austro-Hungarian interests in new forms and re-entering a state of disempowered economic dependence. This is accompanied by a loss of respect for human rights in Europe accompanied by growing nationalism at the European centre as well as the peripheries.
Both centre and periphery are experiencing an ever-harsher capitalist regime. This intensifies processes of migration from and across the Balkans. These conditions generate social, cultural and political uncertainty and a related lack of vision and leadership at a time when much of the region’s populations remain traumatised by constantly changing and deteriorating life conditions.
The forced and even catastrophic transitions occurring at all levels of human existence (intellectual, political, personal, media) produces widespread disorientation. Transitory Art is a process which responds to the consequences of transitional ‘realities’ which create such a widespread state of fear and uncertainty, and social and mental dead-ends.
In the current state, change seems an utopia. We believe that the role of art is to allow a space for the possibility of change, generating fresh perspectives and propose new solutions. We search for concepts and ideas in which the citizens of a dreamless Europe regain their power to change.
We are looking for critical artists working in the field of media and transitory art, interventions and exploratory critical researchers and curators. The project focuses on the Balkans and the East but welcomes projects addressing the theme in a broader way.
TRANSITORY ART IS:
PUBLIC SPACE RELATED PRACTICES +
EPHEMERAL (TIME BASED) PRACTICES +
POETIC & TECHNOLOGICAL CRITICAL MEDIA ARTWORKS
Change – Society – Conflict – Science – Technology – Values – Tradition – Ethics – Transition – Nation – Identity – State – Truth – Future – Activism – Failure – Freedom – Traces – Nationalism – Time-space – Public – Engaging – Poetic – Borders – Hope -Utopia
Preview the entire submission form (the actual form is divided into three steps)
ONLY APPLICATIONS SUBMITTED THROUGH THE ONLINE APPLICATION SYSTEM WILL BE REVIEWED. PLEASE DO NOT SEND APPLICATIONS IN ANY OTHER WAY.
Is the residency for one artist only or also for groups?
Do you welcome collaborative applications and if so can you support more than one artist?
Generally the residency is for one artist only. In case more artists will apply, the resources might have to be shared by the group. It also depends on the project proposal.
Is the residency only for Eastern Europe artists?
No. The residency is open to everyone but the theme focuses on these territories.
Can I present more than one project? If yes, shall I submit one application or more distinct ones?
Yes, you can present more than one project. In this case, submit multiple applications since each application presents a single project.
Is there a minimum or maximum time that artists need to stay in one or more of the cities?
Time spent in each residency is decided according to the project proposal. However, as a general rule, residencies will not be shorter than two weeks and longer than two months.
Residencies in Istanbul and Nicosia are available only in certain months, Prague is available until November 2013 and Ljubljana until March 2014. Please check Residencies tab for more information.
I would like to submit a project which will take place in the region, not exactly in the residency cities, but in their vicinity. Can I submit such a proposal?
Yes, it is possible.
How much production money are you offering?
This depends on the project proposal.
What is the fee?
TRIBE provides fee 1000 EUR per project but if projects are large scale installations that need a lot of preparation fee is negotiable.
I made a mistake in the submitted form, how do I proceed?
No changes can be made to the submission you have already made. If you feel you should submit an updated version, please do it, the latest one will be considered as final. In such case, please inform us to disregard the previous submission.
I just submitted my application yet did not receive a confirmation. What shall I do?
The submission system is sending the submitted form by email to the applicant’s email address for verification. If you have not received the form by email within an hour after submission (and neither your junk email folder contains it), feel free to contact us at tribe-submission [@] ciant [dot] cz
Is the order of the residencies in each city important, e.g. one city for 2 weeks, next city for 2 weeks and third city for one month? Do the residencies have to be consecutive?
Choose whatever fits you most and upon selecting we will communicate with you possible dates and cities.
I’d like to apply for the residency but want to make sure it’s open to curators, journalists, and other researchers (i.e. not only artists).
You can apply with a research and curatorial proposal. And we will have additional calls only for curatorial and research proposals after 15 April, so stay tuned.
Shall I include the accommodation costs in our budget?
No, TRIBE provides the accommodation.
DEADLINE: 21 April 2013 21:40 CEST – CLOSED!
The current call has been closed. Thank you for your interest in TRIBE residency programme and stay tuned for the next call.
All applicants will be informed by 26 May 2013 – stay tuned at this page where the final date and hour will be published together with the results later on. We apologize for any inconvenience.
MoTA – Museum of Transitory Art (Ljubljana), CIANT (Prague), BIS (Istanbul), ARTos Foundation (Nicosia)
With support of the CULTURE program of the European Union.
Ministry of education, science, culture and sport (SI).