OPEN CALL: AIR Wro 2017 Artist in Residency Programme

April '17

The Artist In Residence Programme AIR Wro is a legacy programme of the European Capital of Culture Wrocław 2016 and invites artists, curators, researchers, journalists, activists and animators interested in urban scene to create a new project in Wrocław.

Its main purpose is to support and promote activities of individuals representing various fields of art and culture or active in border areas between them, interested in working together with the representatives of local community and environment as well as open to build international cultural relations.

In 2017, AIR Wro focuses on contemporary urban culture and its different aspects. From the identity of cities’ inhabitants, curatorial and artistic research on the historical contexts, diagnosis and analysis of the condition of civic and common awareness of the inhabitants, their role in creating and participating in various cultural and social activities, up to the issues of ecology and ‘shared space’, understood both as a public space and a platform for building and strengthening relations.

Key words of this open call are: urban identity and community, ecology and green philosophy, cultural and civic education, self-organisation and collectiveness, public space and innovative solutions for cities, activism, guerilla initiatives, design and new technologies and, above all, artistic practices in the contemporary urban environment.

Inhabitants of the following cities are invited: Breda (the Netherlands), Lille and Poitiers (Department of La Vienne/France), Dresden and Wiesbaden (Germany), Grodno (Belarus), Hradec Kralove (Czech Republic), Kaunas and Vilnius (Lithuania), Lviv (Ukraine) and Ramat Gan (Israel).

Residency in Wrocław from 6 to 8 weeks, accommodation in the city centre, allowance in the amount of €20 per day, coverage of travel expenses up to €300, coverage of materials up to €300 gross, substantive, networking, production and promotional support to participants are provided.

Open call: 8.03.2017-28.04.2017
Results: 26.05.2017
Residency period: from 6 to 8 weeks between June and October 2017

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