DCR Gueststudios now invites applications from young or mid-career artists, curators, writers, anthropologists or sociologists from all over the world for an artist in residency with our partner Satellietgroep in The Hague, The Netherlands.
Satellietgroep initiates the project 'Now Wakes The Sea' (NWTS) and involves research based air programs for artists/filmmakers in coastal transition areas around the Black Sea and North Sea to develop new works, select existing works and program a traveling filmfestival for screenings on venues, both on the coast of the Black Sea as well as on The North Sea.
First step is the exchange project is the inspiring collaboration with European Cultural Association/Europist (TR), in the context of Sinopale 4, International Sinop Biennial and the celebration of NLTR400 in 2012. How do we negotiate and make sustainable coastal areas when coastlines are under great pressure due to consumption, tourism, economical and political interests?
Please read more about this project here:
The second step of NWTS programm will be to host two couples of Turkish artists. Bahanur Nasya and Yilmaz Vurucu are a couple with strong relations to both the Western and Turkish world. Bahanur is an architect and Yilmaz a filmmaker. The other couple is Imre Azem (filmmaker of Ekümenopolis) and Gaya who is his partner and producer.
Both couples will be staying in the DCR Gueststudios from approximately 15th of October till 15th of November. We would like to introduce them to a guest with a different background, but who is interested in the program and who has affinity with the subjects treated.
We would like you to work together with these couples to gain a new perspective for both parties. This can be on different levels. For instance if you have a strong connection to the sea, if you research coastal transitions, if you research the 'eastern-western' diversity, if you write about activism in art, if you have seen 'Ecumenopolis' and you would like to work with the maker, if you're an researching curator for an exhibition and so forth..
We like to bundle the outcomes of your co-operation in a couple of events. Satellietgroep hosts an debate with screenings about coastal transitions in Museon. We would like to host a dinner, debate or artist-talk where there is room for discussion about the treated subjects.
The DCR is a cultural hotspot located near the city center of The Hague in The Netherlands. The DCR Gueststudios are located in the building on the first floor. The aim of the DCR residency is to facilitate cultural exchange and creative dialogue, by bringing together international and local artists in a stimulating and supportive environment.
The interiors of these studios are designed to facilitate various working disciplines. The studios are divided into a living– and working space and have a kitchen and bathroom. Other facilities available to the guests are a washing machine and a fast link Internet connection.
To provide more than just a cultural stay the organization would like to positively encourage a program of mutual exchange to make it a worthwhile investment and experience for both the artist and the DCR. The organization will also make an effort to introduce guests to colleagues with similar interests in both the DCR and The Hague.
Application deadline: september 31th, 2012
Applications for a residency in collaboration with Sattelietgroep & Now Wakes The Sea are welcome. Please write an proposal about your intentions and your connection to the project, Turkey or the coastal structures. Also, include a workplan and show how you think you can work together with the two other couples. Please send your application to: email@example.com, including an updated CV, contact information and your website. We will confirm to you when your application is received.
We can offer you an unique chance to work together with these artists and to be involved in a wide cultural project. You will meet a lot of people and broaden your network, as well focus on your research or a new body of work. We don't have a presentation space or a honorarium, but we will try our best to facilitate your needs in the matter of connections, cheap deals and other solutions.
Since the other two Gueststudios are booked with two couples, we think it's a nice option to host another couple or duo, but individuals can also apply of course.
Rates in Euro inclusive 19% VAT
1 person 375,- a month
2 persons 562,50 a month
See www.gueststudio.com for more information, or email your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org