Open Call Overdue Time Off for Foreign Artists Living in Poland

16.06.2020 |

Culture Zone Wrocław offers a residency in order to remember about the physical and mental wellbeing of foreign artists who ended up in Poland, often against their own will and without any form of state support. The eponymous “overdue time off” refers to the still prevalent perception of not recognising artistic creation as professional work, which particularly affects people invited to participate in the programme.

A month-long residency in Wrocław will be an opportunity to address own needs: to create, think, be on your own or meet with others, catch up on old work or relax, meditate, allow yourself to be bored – all that contributes to human wellbeing. It will be a time free from any predetermined obligations, such as the need to create an artistic work, prepare an exhibition, present your practice – the perfect getaway from reality. It will be the resident who decides how to spend the time and to what extent the residency will be “filled with art".

Culture Zone Wrocław accepts applications from foreign artists permanently or temporarily living in Poland, and those who for some reason cannot currently leave the country.

Selected applicant will receive accommodation, PLN 5,000 gross remuneration, refund of travel expenses to and from Wrocław. Culture Zone Wrocław can also offer organisation of an outdoor artist talk, support from the employees of Culture Zone Wrocław and if possible and if the resident wishes – meetings with representatives of Wrocław cultural community.

The deadline for submitting applications is 30 June 2020. Detailed information about the residency and application process can be found here.

The open call is a part of a programme of residencies, study visits and international cooperation run by Culture Zone Wrocław, which has been maintained in Wrocław since the year of the European Capital of Culture in 2016.

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