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27 Jul 2017

Artist In Residence Programme AIR Wro opportunity – call for proposals

A one month residency at the WRO Art Center for artists / curators / art mediators based in Austria
WRO Art Center


Application deadline: August 28th, 2017 Announcement of the elected artist: September 6th, 2017 Residency period: October 1st - 31st 2017

Curator: Agnieszka Kubicka-Dzieduszycka
+48 71 343 32 40
+48 71 343 32 40

WRO Art Center
Widok 7
50-052 Wrocław

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We look for an engaged and a self-reliant person who enjoys team working in the field of audience-oriented, inclusive art practices and wants to:

• prepare and present together with our team of curators & archivists a screening program with videos from the WRO archive & collection within the cycleTapes: Rewind. The theme of the program would refer to William Gibson's Neuromancer's opening sentence: 'The sky above the port was the color of television tuned to a dead channe.l'
• propose and carry out a 1-3 day long workshop (or another form of creative activity) connected with his/her practice and the actual process of elaborating the WRO archive, and curate a screening program

The Media Art Biennale WRO 2017 DRAFT SYSTEMS and the ongoing exhibition presenting its audiovisual documentation provide the context for the activities conducted during the residency. The workshop / activity shall be conceived for a certain target audience, preferably for & with students, grown-up and senior citizens.

Key words: tech-noir, cyberpunk, air/sky pollution, systems, draft, ecology, art, manifestation, technological dystopia, communication, artist's presence, social interactions

Desired skills:
• excellent verbal / non-verbal communication skills
• English language skills desirable
• experience in working in different contexts and teams
• high level of responsibility and empathy
• openness and sharing attitude, enthusiasm about direct work with the audience
• handling data bases
• video filming and editing
• handling analog video media

The selected person will be offered:
• a free accommodation in an apartment at the Edith-Stein-House in Wrocław
• a work place in the premises of the WRO Art Center (there's no separate studio)
• a residency grant of 600 EUR (calculated on the basis of 20 EUR/day)
• travel cost refund of max. 250 EUR
• budget for workshop materials in the amount of max. 200 EUR

The organizers:
WRO Art Center is since 1989 an independent public benefit organization specializing in the areas where contemporary art and culture intersect with developing media

Austrian Cultural Forum in Warsaw plays since 1965 a major role as an open space for encounters between the Polish audiences and the Austrian and Polish artists, cultural activists and scientists.

Artist In Residence Programme AIR Wro, a legacy programme of the European Capital of Culture Wrocław 2016, supports activities of individuals representing various fields of art and culture or active in border areas between them, interested in cooperating with representatives of local communities and environments as well as eager to build international cultural relations.

How to apply:

There's an on-line submission system embedded on our website. Please follow this link, learn about terms and conditions and submit your application on August 28th 2017 at latest.