Open call: Other Edges of the World
Within the framework of an international project supported by the Creative Europe program, we are looking for artists based in Slovakia who are willing to work in the international context and are interested in working with the topic of center/periphery dichotomy with a new and challenging approach.
About the project
Project Other Edges of the World deals with the decolonization of power structures behind the center/periphery dichotomy. We propose to take a closer look at terms such as “local” and “central” and find out their meaning in the post-pandemic European conditions. Enhancing a network of independent NGOs operating in the field of contemporary art, the project is going to provide a platform for in-depth artistic research. Artists are going to develop in-progress works proposing new metaphors helpful in describing what kind of future can we imagine in these turbulent and cruel times. The artistic endeavor is going to be based on the notion of locality, peripheries, and the better and less-known parts of Europe. Our scope is to find a way to build a dialogue that is going to elevate what stays out of the center and help us reconstruct the center itself.
The Other Edges of the World project delineates the way for a journey from the so-called peripheries toward the so-called centers, starting from the stereotypical understanding of what is rural, forgotten, and underrepresented and deconstructing the destination point of this trip. It is our task to articulate a world that is going to be open toward climate challenges and ready to fight imperialistic, nationalistic, and anti-democratic tendencies.
MeetFactory is a non-profit international center for contemporary art. Our mission is to foster a dialogue between individual genres and make current developments on the art scene accessible to the broadest public. We support original projects in the fields of visual art, as well as interdisciplinary and experimental platforms. We aim to create a space in which art is alive and artists are present, enhancing a direct exchange between international artists and visitors, as well as between different fields and generations.
What we provide:
- accommodation in a shared apartment
- studio space
- fee of 700 euros (gross) per month
- production budget of 200 euros
- travel costs
Make sure you are able to spend at least 80% of your residency time here in Prague.
Interested applicants must send the following information in English:
- CV specifying the details of an artistic career
- Portfolio (max 10MB) where the candidate’s interests and research topics are clear
- statement of interest (max 300 words)
- short description of the project you’d like to work on (up to 1000 characters)
Date of residency:
1st of February – 31st of March 2023
Please send all the documents to firstname.lastname@example.org with “OTHER EDGES” in the subject of the e-mail.
Application deadline: November 30th, 2022
Selection results will be announced on the 15th of December 2022 at the latest.
Committee: MeetFactory Artists In Residence curators (Lucia Kvočáková, Piotr Sikora), representatives of KAIR (Petra Housková, Tatiana Takáčová)