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Founded in 2009, Durden and Ray is comprised of 24 artist/curators who work together to create exhibition opportunities at their downtown Los Angeles gallery as well as in concert with artist groups and gallery spaces around the world. Durden and Ray concentrates on small, tightly curated group shows at the gallery, organized by the members, and hosts international artists as part of a commitment to global exchange and alternative networks. The Durden and Ray model expressly overlaps multiple strategies, including the commercial potential and visual identity of a gallery, the democratic structure of an artist group, the potential to create collaborative works of art in the manner of a collective, and the shared fiscal support of its programs by group members and project partners similar to a nonprofit organization. Durden and Ray is committed both to individual praxis and to shared aims of curatorial experimentation, visual research, and artistic exchange with international partners.
1923 S Santa Fe Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90021
betOnest, a new artist residency space located in Stolpe/Oder in east Brandenburg is a former cement factory that spans approximately 45,000 square meters. It is a work and research space for interdisciplinary artists and a cultural center that aims to provide both for the immediate community that resides in the area as well as the international community of artists and makers in Berlin and abroad. This residency is affiliated with Ponderosa e.v., a dance space in Stolzenhagen that has been hosting festivals, residencies, workshops and training programs for the past 15 years. betOnest is rural, raw and epic. A pre-post apocalypse heaven for aspiring artists. Started hosting Open residencies in December 2016 and now opening our first ever summer seasOn wOrkshop prOgram.
Am Kanal 2 Angermünde, germany
Errant Bodies opened its project space in 2010 in Prenzlauer Berg, Berlin, and since 2016 it operates under the title Errant Sound. Since that time is has been dedicated to experimental work in sound, including performance, fieldwork, voice, radio and spatial practices. Through residencies, workshops, events, and exhibitions, Errant Sound emphasizes an engagement with process and dialogue, encouraging a dynamic and diverse approach to the sound arts. As a project space, it also intends to foster social and public activities, contributing to the creative scene in Berlin and its artistic communities. Starting in 2013, the project space is managed and developed through a working group comprised of artists, researchers, curators, and writers focusing on sonic research and sound practices. The working group develops initiatives and an experimental program of presentations, events, and exhibitions. Current members of working group: Alex Arteaga Mario Asef Serge Baghdassarians Peter Cusack Alessandra Eramo Klaas Huebner Georg Klein Thom Kubli Laura Mello Brandon LaBelle Ines Lechleitner Kirsten Reese Antje Vowinckel Georg Werner Jeremy Woodruff
Kollwitzstrasse 97, 10435 Berlin, Germany
WE ARE AN ARTIST RUN INITIATIVE The only contemporary experimental art space in Central Australia, Watch This Space (WTS) has played a critical role in the creative ecology of Mparntwe/Alice Springs over the past 24 years. Watch This Space is a catalyst and conduit for conversations and experiments in the always-evolving languages of art. It supports contemporary art dialogue in the region both inside and outside a gallery space, encouraging, nurturing and promoting Central Australian and visiting artists. It is an ARI hub where studio artists and exhibiting artists intersect, housing a diversity of creative practices. WE AIM TO Create opportunities for local artists’ work to be discovered and made visible through hosting contemporary art exhibitions. Provide opportunities for local, interstate and international artists to enrich the artistic and cultural life of Alice Springs through the delivery of high quality contemporary art activities. Foster an inclusive creative community of artists who share skills and experiences with each other by accessing the onsite gallery and studio space. Offer professional development opportunities for artists including artistic/cultural collaborations and skills development. Nurture the full breadth of contemporary art activities including multi-disciplinary art forms, new media and installation work.
4/9 George Crescent, Alice Springs NT 0870
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Auguststraße 10, 10117 Berlin
Kia Ora and hello 🙂 I totally mistook this post as the gallery section… so here we are with photos… enjoy(!) and I hope this doesn’t suddenly dominate your screen.. XCHC is an artist-run initiative started in 2014 to help revive the creative energy after a devastating earthquake in our city, Christchurch NZ. We’ve been considered an incubator, school of life, social/cultural experiment, and social enterprise amongst other things.. all have elements of truth and most still don’t understand wtf we are. Which is how we like it. This space has brought together thousands of people for connection and appreciation through showcase events, working in the makerspace/shared studios, staying/living here, and simply great coffee & beer. Our purpose is to Cultivate a Creative Ecology; a result that stems from mixing various levels of experience, creative practices and cultures to achieve 1 common interest; to grow. It was about 6 years in that we realized 1 space wasnt enough, and a collective formed to start taking over abandoned spaces around our city and creating private, immersive, and intentional nightlife events with other artists.. many who feel they don’t fit into the traditional art world.. probably for the best. Our work extends […]
376 Wilsons Rd N, Waltham, Christchurch 8011
SKURC was founded in the summer of 2019 as a studio and exhibition space on a Danube peninsula in Budapest, transforming the former MAHART shipyard workers’ changing rooms and lockers into a community space. Its aim is to provide an opportunity for young artists and various art projects to present their work in an industrial setting. The emphasis is on building relationships and collaborations, both nationally and internationally.
Budapest, Zsilip u. 9, 1044 Hungary
SUBLETspace started in 2021 with first show at ENDEAVOURS smoke shop in Brunswick. It is an artist-run ‘space’ that hosts temporary showcases in various locations to support and amplify emerging artists. When you SUBLET a space, there is an ephemeral, yet active engagement with the site’s inhabitants, history, and context. We aim to support our artists by offering them a flexible platform to open their practice, their audience, and their wider community to the artistic potential that already exists in the everyday spaces we occupy.To SUBLET a space is not to invade or colonize, but to unify the threads of the art, the artist and the spaces they inhabit.
Melbourne VIC, Australia
Sumac Space e.V. is a platform devoted to Contemporary Art from the Middle East through digital programs, critical writing, and research. In particular, Sumac Space focuses on dialogues as a medium for presenting diverse forms of research. This format stimulates interaction and polyvocality and encourages critical thinking and intimate conversation that is not limited by physical distance or particular means of expression. Sumac Space also uses digital programs to activate the role of artists and curators in re-imagining and shaping our times and aims to provide a public space for their research and diverse forms of expression. // Sumac Space e.V. ist eine Plattform, die sich anhand von digitalen Programmen, kritischem Schreiben und Forschung mit der zeitgenössischen Kunst aus dem Nahen Osten auseinandersetzt. Sumac Space legt den Fokus insbesondere auf den Dialog als Medium für die Präsentation verschiedener Forschungsformen. Dieses Format unterstützt Interaktion und Vielstimmigkeit und fördert kritisches Denken sowie persönliche Gespräche, die nicht durch körperliche Distanz oder bestimmte Ausdrucksmittel eingeschränkt werden. Sumac Space verwendet auch digitale Programme, um Künstlerinnen und Künstler sowie Kuratorinnen und Kuratoren dazu anzuregen, sich unsere Zeit neu vorzustellen und zu gestalten, und bietet einen öffentlichen Raum für Forschung und vielfältige Ausdrucksformen. // Sumac Space e.V. è una piattaforma virtuale dedicata […]
Belfortstraße 34, 79098 Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
School of Commons (SoC) is a community-based initiative dedicated to the study and development of self-organized knowledge. We promote a broad, integrative understanding of knowledge, and focus on matters surrounding the production and mediation of knowledge with a focus on self-organized practices and knowledge decentralization. Located at the Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK), the content and position of SoC is defined by our community rather than a predetermined program; research is conducted in our three labs (LEARN, MAPP, and READ), all of which are run as peer-based collaborative endeavours with annually changing members. Our labs bring together a wide range of participants, guests, and contributors who share their curiosity, skills, and visions. We offer personal support, financial resources, and an active community of peers and experts engaged in a wide range of topics. ✨ For more information, check out our website or get in touch! [email protected] http://www.schoolofcommons.org
Pfingstweidstrasse 96, 8005 Zürich, Switzerland
The Lacuna Festivals are an annual International Contemporary Art Festival delivered in the Canary Islands, Spain. Over the last three years our festival has grown in popularity and now runs for a whole month during the summer. In 2020 the festivals exhibited 653 artworks, from 210 artists, coming from 53 countries around the world and held 45 live events. There was no fee for artists to partake or exhibit and all of our exhibitions and events were completely free to view or participate in, encouraging the public to engage in Contemporary Art from around the world. We aim to continue to grow our reach around the world and continue to bring international artists together. The Lacuna Festivals aim to: Promote quality, contemporary (and sometimes challenging) art to communities isolated from mainland Europe which, therefore have limited access to Arts & Culture. Offer something local/translocal for both resident and visiting artists through stimulating local creatives and the local culture. To enlarge creative networks and provide a point of contact for the exchange of knowledge, the sharing of ideas and the blossoming of creativity. Develop new ways to exhibit, curate and organise large scale arts events through the use of crowdsourcing for […]
Calle Alegranza, 1, Piso+1, 35542 Punta Mujeres, Las Palmas, Spain
Ort Gallery is on a social mission to redefine contemporary visual arts by rejecting the sector’s exclusivity, centring access and equity, and by providing inclusive high quality art experiences. We support this mission with a care-centred approach and give artists, team members, and participants autonomy over their projects. We believe everyone should have access to high quality art experiences and aim to provide that standard by providing exhibition and professional development opportunities to artists, creatives, and community members. We are particularly focused on investing in and engaging with community members of the Balsall Heath area that are often overlooked. We use our space to provide our community with art focused events, activities and volunteering opportunities. We believe that art holds transformative power for mental wellbeing, bridging gaps between communities. We believe that you are never too young, too old or too different to learn a new skill or engage with art. We place Warmth at the heart of all our work. We recognise that galleries are sites of oppression which centre and reproduce white normative and elitist ways of ‘being’ under the supposed guise of neutrality. We are interested in challenging this head on; whilst also committing to creating space for local artists and marginalised community […]
496 Moseley Rd, Balsall Heath, Birmingham B12 9AH, UK
Onassis AiR, is an (inter)national artistic research residency program that was established by the Onassis Foundation in September 2019, in Athens, Greece. Founded on the principles of learning and doing with others, Onassis AiR grounds its mission in supporting the artistic process by offering space and time to arts professionals from various backgrounds and disciplines to delve deeper into their practice without any requirement to present a final work. Since we opened our doors in September 2019, we have experimented with various formats of thinking and practising together -from individual research programs to fostering a thematic collective research study– always adapting our programs based on the needs of a growing community of peers. Photos: Pinelopi Gerasimou
Leontiou 5, 11745 Athens
History: FORUM BOX is a non-profit artist-run gallery and a co-operative society, which was initiated in 1996 by sculptor Kain Tapper (1930–2004). Its main purpose is to maintain an art space in Helsinki and thus enrich and support the Finnish cultural life. Currently Forum Box co-op has more than 90 artist members, all of whom are prominent Finnish artists and actors in the field of contemporary art. The Forum Box building is owned by the city of Helsinki. Formerly a cold storage room, the space was renovated by the artists themselves in the years 1998–99. The renovation was designed by the architect and professor Juhani Pallasmaa. Forum Box was opened in June 1999 with an exhibition by Anthony Caro and Richard Serra organised together with Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art. Mission: Forum Box aims to be a space open for all forms of art. We present contemporary artists, both Finnish and international, established and emerging ones. Our open call is every spring. Each month an art exhibition is organized, plus several art and cultural events – meetings with the exhibiting artists, performances, live-art happenings and concerts along with theatre and dance performances. The gallery space can be hired for private […]
Ruoholahdenranta 3 a 00180 Helsinki, Finland
QiPO is a team of international curators, artists and cultural producers, who have joined forces to realize exhibitions, events and various arts related projects around the world with the purpose of promoting dialogue and social engagement. Since February of 2019, QiPO has hosted and organized QiPO Fair in Mexico City, a annual contemporary art fair created by and for artist-run initiatives. For more info go to: www.qipofair.com QiPO is a project of Fulcrum Arts’ Emerge fiscal sponsorship program. Fulcrum Arts’ Emerge program helps emerging arts organizations raise funds by acting as a parent non-profit organization.
Los Angeles; Mexico City; Tokyo, Frankfurt am Main; Turku, Finland
Art Aia – Creatives / In / ResidenceAn international art residency located near the comune of Sesto al Reghena in the north-eastern Italian region Friuli-Venezia Giulia.
Art Aia – Creatives / In / Residence is an international art residency located near the comune of Sesto al Reghena in the north-eastern Italian region Friuli-Venezia Giulia. It’s a place for artistic production and research that focuses on the development of the creative process and facilitates cultural exchange across borders. History Art Aia – Creatives / In / Residence is located three kilometers from Sesto al Reghena, in the locality of “Banduzzo” (which in local dialect means “Place Banned”) and from the mid-nineteenth century has been an agricultural center of the Morassutti Family. The small Church of St. Anthony of Padua In the garden of Art Aia – Creatives / In / Residence stands the nineteenth century Church of St. Anthony of Padua, erected by the owners of these lands and it contains the contemporary altar-piece which represents Saint John the Baptist and Saint Antony of Padua. Today Art Aia – Creatives / In / Residence currently promotes cultural and artistic activities at a local and international level. In the past few years several teaching artists have been collaborating with the venue like American Master Drama Teacher John Strasberg, son of Lee Strasberg, who held two International acting workshops […]
Via Banduzzo, 31, 33079 Sesto Al Reghena PN, Italy
Water Tower Artist Residency is a nonprofit organization committed to socially engaged, people-centered activities with a 10-year history of running the biggest festival of contemporary art in Sofia: Water Tower Art Fest. It has logically transformed into a residency program since 2017. https://www.facebook.com/pg/watertowerartfest/about
Paadmaan (meaning ‘safeguard’ in Farsi) is an independent artist-run platform for contemporary art with an interdisciplinary approach established in 2018, based in Tehran. Through a variety of curatorial programming, Paadmaan seeks to expand on existing discourses surrounding contemporary art within various Iranian communities and supporting their input, transforming into output. Paadmaan aims to proceed networking locally and internationally and improve the collective in the contemporary art scene by focusing on research, dialogue and presentation. Paadmaan promotes these by organizing exhibitions, events, artist residencies, lectures, screenings, publications and various interactions throughout Iran and abroad.
We are sorry to inform you that we have to suspend our applications due to an unexpected incident, which is about the residency building. Tab Residency will have to move to another place in the coming months. So we will not be able to accept any applications until further notice. We will be posting open calls once the residency program is running again and we will be emailing about the updates as soon as possible.. Tasarım Bakkalı is a collective founded by many people working in various disciplines, such as visual artists, architects, musicians, software developers, psychologists etc, sharing the same values of sustainable living and creating. We believe that collective thinking and multidisciplinary study is essential for contemporary arts. Tab Gallery has been an open art space located in the center of Yeldeğirmeni district, Kadiköy. The neighborhood which is on the Anatolian side of İstanbul, is home to a lot of artist’s studios for many years and is transforming to be the new cultural and social center. Being conscious of this transformation, Tasarım Bakkalı has been a pioneer in the arts and culture side of this change. While exhibiting the works of prominent artists from Turkish art scene, the […]
Artistania is a non-profit organization which provides space and opportunities to encourage individuals with different cultural and social backgrounds to work together on artistic and socio-cultural projects. The association’s goal is to promote the idea that cultural differences can stimulate inspiration, creativity and mutual learning. Therefore Artistania creates possibilities to implement and present this idea through its projects.
Neckarstrasse 19, 12053 Berlin, Germany