OPEN CALL FOR PARTICIPATION AT WATER TOWER ART RESIDENCY MENTOR PROGRAM #3
Residency Period: 23 August – 3 September 2019
With exhibition opening on 2nd until 14th of September
In its third year, Water Tower Artist Residency is seeking submissions from national and international artists and artist collectives. This year, the residency will center on artists who use creative approaches towards communal engagement, aesthetics and social justice, alternative and gift economies, art and ecology, caregiving, contemporary philosophies of living and ‘liveness’, and questions of displacement and belonging.
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
We are looking for artists and cultural producers to participate in a self-directed residency for multidisciplinary participants from different disciplines among others performance arts, installations, light, sound etc. In addition to artists, the residency offers a mentor program of acclaimed curators and art managers from US and Europe, in partnership with One Gallery Sofia, culminating with an exhibition and event at end of the residency period. The opportunity to have industry professionals as mentors on site will allow residency participants to fully test-drive and develop their ideas under personal guidance and consistent feedback throughout each step of the process, with scheduled one-to-one meetings, as well as peer review sessions. It is also an access to knowledge, expertise and good practice case studies, provided by leading names on the international arts scene: this year’s confirmed mentors are Sara Reisman, Executive and Artistic Director of the Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation, artist Carron Little, and Rachel Raphaela Gugelberger, Curator & Director of NLE Curatorial Lab (NLE Lab) and co-founder of 1@111.
For further information and application procedure, please follow the link: https://watertowerartfest.com/en/water-tower-art-residency-3/
Photo credit: Chuyia Chia, performance Joakim Stampe; WTAF ‘2016 @ Kurilo Psychiatric hospital park