LOCIS - Artist in Residence Programme - CALL FOR ARTISTS
LOCIS is collaborative arts programme between Leitrim County Council Arts Office (Ireland), the Centre of Contemporary Art in Toruń (Poland) and Botkyrka Konsthall in Stockholm (Sweden).
LOCIS is designed to provide knowledge, resources and opportunities for artists to engage internationally. It further seeks to reinforce the belief that a vibrant arts practice can be maintained from anywhere and that networking across borders can occur from anywhere and with anyone within Europe. The three partner organizations have devised a two-year, three-country artist in residence programme where each country sends and receives a leading artist from their country to work with a group of artists from the three regions.
The first edition of LOCIS in 2013 will be based on the concept of space and how we use it, how the things we build are a manifestation of the society which we wish to develop for ourselves. Following the credo of one of the most inspiring forward-thinkers of XX century, Richard Buckminster Fuller, that one should “first seek to reform the environment, not Man”, LOCIS curators dedicated the first round of the program to the theme of space and new models for spatial/urban/environmental transformation. Therefore it will engage, in the role of the “lead artist”, those authors who developed their practice transcending disciplinary boundaries between art, design, architecture or urban planning and channeled their ideas in the direction which looks for the new models of living in symbiosis with our natural surroundings.
The three artists who will be leading residencies in 2013 are
- Architect and tutor, Dominic Stevens (Ireland) who will lead a residency with Botkyrka Konsthall, Stockholm in Sweden.
- Artist and member of architecture & design collective Uglycute, Jonas Nobel (Sweden) who will lead a residency with the Centre of Contemporary Art in Torun, Poland
- Artist and architect Jarosław Kozakiewicz (Poland) who will lead a residency at Leitrim Sculpture Centre, Manorhamilton with Leitrim County Council Arts Office in Ireland.
Each lead artist will work with a group of four other artists, two from the country where the residency is being held, and one from each or the other two participating countries. Each group will meet together for three periods of approximately one week each in the coming months (from July to November) and once again for a fourth time towards the end of 2013 where the culminations of the residencies will be presented in an exhibition along with a one-day seminar.
There is a travel and accommodation budget for artists traveling to other countries. There is also a project budget with which the group can develop new work.
For more information please go to the LOCIS page under Programmes.