CALL FOR ARTISTS. CONTESTED DESIRES
La Bonne is offering a unique opportunity for 2 women visual artists to participate in the international program, CONTESTED DESIRES.
A transnational project exploring our shared and contested Colonial heritage and its influence on contemporary culture.
CALL FOR ARTISTS
(To download the brief as a ARTISTS CALL OUT and Application Form)
Project Duration: 14th Feb 2020 – August 2021
Project Fee (SP): € 6,302.00 (per diems, travel and accommodation are covered separately)
Artist Geographies: Catalonia
Artform: Visual arts (including but not limited to: film, digital, sound art, installation)
From the Greeks, to the Romans, the Ottomans to the Venetians, from the seafaring nations of Northern and Western Europe embarking on crusades and trade missions, Europeans have exploited, imposed and foraged cultures and communities to build their Empires.
This legacy presents a complex shared cultural heritage, too often untold, unknown and contested. A legacy of individuals, communities and nation states constructing their identities through a mosaic of cultural choices and desires.
CONTESTED DESIRES is a transnational capacity building programme for artists and producers engaging with communities and heritage spaces. With a focus on exchange and learning, the programme will offer unique opportunities for artists and communities to explore our shared heritage through research, workshops, residencies and exhibitions. Working in the UK, Portugal, Cyprus, Spain, and Barbados CONTESTED DESIRES will dig deep to explore, and reveal the links between our shared colonial history and our cultural identities today – from the diverse perspectives of those working across Europe and in the Caribbean.
At a time of increasing right wing populism, CONTESTED DESIRES aims to challenge the de-stabilising and divisive impact of political landscapes of Europe and beyond, where the response to the complexities, diversity and expansion of our communities, continues to be met with the power play of fear-mongering, discrimination and exclusion; where our borders become our protectors and our heritage our place of sanctuary.
Through a new and dynamic partnership, CONTESTED DESIRES connects six innovative arts and cultural organisations across the global north and south. Led by D6: Culture in Transit (UK) they include
La Bonne (Spain), LAC (Portugal), Xarkis (Cyprus) and Fresh Milk (Barbados). ECCOM (Italy), cultural experts in the field of interdisciplinary practice, will develop a unique capacity building and evaluation
strand to the project, in association with the writer and researcher, François Matarasso.
CONTESTED DESIRES i s supported by Creative Europe, and as a legacy of the European Year of Cultural Heritage in 2018, uses the positive forces of co-operation and co-production to address the ‘authenticity’ and values of the heritage we share.
CONTESTED DESIRES will engage nine exceptional artists (from the UK, Spain, Portugal, Cyprus and the Caribbean) to participate in this ambitious and collaborative project from January 2020 until
September 2021. This call is for 2 Spanish women artists from Catalonia.
For our partners’ calls, please see: D6. Culture in Transit, UK; LAC, Portugal; Xarkis, Cyprus; and Fresh Milk, Barbados.
Please note: CONTESTED DESIRES will also release a future call for a complimentary artist film and video programme, which will be open to artists beyond the geographies of the partners to submit existing works that connect to the themes of CONTESTED DESIRES. Working closely with producers, cultural experts and communities across a variety of local contexts, each Spanish Artist will have the opportunity to be part of a programme of interrelated activities across several partner countries including research, training, symposia and the production and presentation of new work in site-specific contexts and online.
Each selected artist will participate in the following activities:
– 1 month-long European-based residency in Spain or Portugal (to be decided by the
partnership), concluding with an exhibition/ presentation of work in progress. This will be a joint
residency alongside two other visiting artists from the partners’ countries.
– 3 capacity building workshops in Portugal, Spain and the UK;
– 1 digital training lab in the UK;
– Online presentation including the participation in a digital lab (May 2021, UK);
– 1 group residency and final exhibition of work in site-specific settings as part of the Xarkis
Festival (Polystipos, Cyprus) in 2021;
– Evaluation (as directed).
The total fee for the work described in the brief is € 6,302,00 , for which the artist is expected to participate fully in the programme. In addition to the artist fee, CONTESTED DESIRES will cover travel, accommodation and a daily per diem/catering for subsistence for international travel. Payment will be made according to an agreed schedule and on receipt of invoices.
The selected ES artists will each be provided a contract and will be managed by La Bonne, Centre de Cultura de Dones Francesca Bonnemaison. All copyrights for the work produced will remain with the artist.
Please note: There is a limited and finite transportation budget for the shipping of artworks. Selected artists will be asked to consider the mobility of their work.
HOW TO APPLY
CONTESTED DESIRES will be developed in response to the context of each place. Therefore, we are not looking for artists to submit fixed ideas or resolved project proposals in their application.
To apply, please complete an application form ( available to download here) and send to email@example.com
Your application should be a single PDF or Word Document no larger than 15MB and must include:
– Contact details
– An artist statement (250 words maximum)
– An outline of how you would like to approach the themes of CONTESTED DESIRES (350 words maximum)
– A brief CV (2 sides of A4 maximum)
– Up to 3 examples of relevant previous projects that demonstrate the quality of your practice and relevance to the selection criteria (below). For each project, please submit up to 2 images (or a
URL for video/sound work) and a maximum 150 word description.
Application opens: WEDNESDAY 16th OCTOBER 2019
Application closes: MONDAY 18th NOVEMBER 2019, 6PM GMT
Shortlisted applicants will be notified by: WEDNESDAY 27th NOVEMBER 2019
Selected applicants will be notified by: TUESDAY 10th DECEMBER 2019
All selection decisions are final.
Des de La Bonne, oferim una oportunitat única per a dues artistes d’Arts Visuals que vulguin participar en el programa internacional, CONTESTED DESIRES.
LA BONNE – CENTRE DE CULTURA DE DONES FRANCESCA BONNEMAISON, participa al projecte europeu Contested Desires liderat per D6 (Regne Unit) amb ECCOM (Itàlia), Xarkis Festival (Xipre), Lac (Portugal) i Fresh Milk (Barbados).
CONTESTED DESIRES és un projecte col·laboratiu que explora les nostres històries colonials i l’impacte que han tingut en la nostra comprensió del patrimoni i la identitat cultural europeus a través de l’art visual contemporani. En un context de creixement del populisme d’extrema dreta, CONTESTED DESIRES pretén desafiar l’impacte desestabilitzador i divisiu del discurs polític on les complexitats, la diversitat i l’expansió de les nostres comunitats continuen complint amb el joc de poder de la por, la discriminació i l’exclusió.
CONTESTED DESIRES utilitza les arts visuals contemporànies com a eina per explorar les nostres històries colonials i l’impacte que ha tingut en la nostra comprensió de la cultura europea.
En aquesta convocatoria s’escolliran 9 artistes residents (del Regne Unit, Portugal, Xipre, el Carib i Espanya) que participaran en aquest ambiciós i col.laboratiu projecte des del mes de gener del 2020 fins setembre del 2021.
Cada artista seleccionat participarà en: una residència d’un mes de durada amb seu a Europa, finalitzant amb una presentació de l’obra en curs; 3 tallers capacity building, que se celebraran a Portugal, Espanya i el Regne Unit; un laboratori de formació digital i una residència grupal i exposició final de treballs en entorns específics del lloc com a part de Xarkis Festival (Polystipos, Xipre) el 2021.
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