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Open Call

7 juin 2020

Open Call
Ukrainian Institute + Dos Mares

The EXTER programme is based on collaboration with leading contemporary art residencies in the countries of the Ukrainian Institute’s activity. Programme partners are organisations and institutions that are well integrated in professional community, have the experience and infrastructure to meet the residents’ needs as well as an extensive network of local contacts.

Striving for a balance of self-directed work and curated programming, each individual residency is jointly developed by Ukrainian Institute, partner organisation and the resident based on the latter’s professional needs, local context, and institutional framework. EXTER programme is designed to actively engage participants with the cultural scene of the cities of residency, provide opportunities for networking and public presentation of their practice to foreign audiences.

Art residencies create opportunities for international mobility of people, ideas, experience, and practices; for framing one’s artistic practice in different cultural contexts; and facilitate cooperation of professionals globally. EXTER residents are culture ambassadors that represent the current art landscape of Ukraine abroad.

In 2020, Ukrainian Institute announces an open call for artists, curators, critics, and scholars from Ukraine to participate in individual residency in Dos Mares, Marseille.

When: 2nd semester 2020
Who can apply: artists, curators, critics, scholars

Residents will be jointly selected by teams of the Ukrainian Institute and Dos Mares. The EXTER jury in 2020 are:

Oleksandr Vynogradov → Senior Manager, Visual Art Department, Ukrainian Institute;
Anastasiia Yevsieieva → Programme Manager, Visual Art Department, Ukrainian Institute;
Olga Tykhonova → researcher, art programmes curator.

Selected artists, curators, scholars, and critics will be given time and space for creative work as well as institutional support in establishing contacts with local art communities. An individual programme will be tailored for each participant based on their practice and expectations stated in the application.

Production of new works or participation in exhibition projects during the residency (in case such an option is provided by the partner institution) are not obligatory.

Grant includes:
→ travel costs from/to Ukraine (from/to Kyiv where specified);
→ accommodation during the residency;
→ per diems (rates vary depending on the city);
→ visa fee (if needed);
→ participation fee.

→ Ukrainian citizenship and permanent residence in Ukraine;

→ Minimum age 18;

→ English language proficiency (B2 level or higher);

→ Applicant must be ready to communicate and present their practice publicly during the residency;

→ Relevant professional experience;

→ Relevant higher education or other professional training certificates are a plus, but not obligatory.

Please note that the above list is general, but not exhaustive. Read carefully the residency descriptions below for more details.

To apply for the programme, please send a letter titled « EXTER 3: Application » to no later than 7 June 2020, 11:59 PM, Kyiv time. Please note that applications received after this time will not be considered.

Please attach to the letter:

  1. Filled-in application form (please find it here) titled ‘LastName_FirstName_application_EXTER3.’ Please note that in the form you must indicate two residencies of interest.
  2. Portfolio in English presenting the applicant’s relevant practice (max. 10 pages, pdf file of up to 10 Mb titled ‘LastName_FirstName_portfolio_EXTER3’).
  3. CV in English (max. 2 pages, pdf file titled ‘LastName_FirstName_CV_EXTER3’).

Criteria for evaluating applications can be found below (in Ukrainian).
Each eligible applicant will be personally notified about the results.

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