OPEN CALL for 2015

taivas 0617

The new AARK Archipelago Art Residency in Korpo Finland is finally ready to announce the very first Open Call 2015  for winter – spring- summer- autumn. First deadline Thursday 15th. January. For national and international professionals.

The Residency program is under development, 2015 is a pilot year. We are     looking for professional contemporary artists / art professionals from all disciplines for whom nature and the surrounding seaside could be an interesting theme to work on. We can offer a space to think and time to develop a new idea  or   to continue on a work in progress.

Our special area is the unique archipelago, with the National Parks and biosphere area; frozen seas, light summer nights, rich bird life as well as amazing star nights – this place has something to offer around the year. However, this idyllic setting also has some heavy issues; we are concerned of the state of our Archipelago Sea with the rising blue-green alga specially in the middle of summer. There is also less fish than ever before, population is decreasing and services are being cut.

Against all odds we believe that artists in a new environment see things in a different light and can possibly find new aspects on our everyday environment. We welcome a discussion. We encourage a dialog inside the residency AARK, between both national and international quests and a dialog with local people and the environment.

Application. Selection procedure by committee. Digital application to address with all materials:  info@aark.fi 

– a brief, freely formulated working idea, max half A4. – a short motivation letter, why do you want to have a residency in AARK? – www and / or 5 low res. images of recent works, exhibitions views. – CVtimetable, when do you wish to come.

– SPACE : Please mention, if you are interested in a shared apartment (separate bedrooms) or if you want to have the whole apartment (double price).

– Important:  We can easily keep one apartment for men and the other for women! Please indicate if you are willing to share the apartment with persons of the opposite sex. Separate bedrooms.

Fee: 370€ / person  please see more info about residency, space, fee paid by the artist.

 

the wild 2014