“Hylē: as a point of view”: OPEN CALL FOR ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE PROGRAMME [Deadline: 06/10 2023]Γιάννης Κουκουλάς
OPEN CALL FOR ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE PROGRAMME 2024
“Hylē: as a point of view”
Deadline for applications: October 6th, 2023
Who we are:
Diadromes Politismou / Delta Pi https://www.delta-pi.org/
Diadromes Politismou / Delta Pi (hereafter referred to as “DP”) is an internationally oriented organization involved in the production and management of cultural projects. DP has successfully produced over 200 works in diverse disciplines since its inception, and has toured pieces all over Europe, as well as in the United States.
Since 2012, DP has focused on the production, curation and development of performing, visual, audio-visual and interdisciplinary works, as well as the exclusive representation of selected contemporary artists, while promoting artistic projects and performances in Greece and abroad. The main goal of DP is to play a foundational role in society by embracing cultural programs that follow more inclusive and sustainable practices.
Isadora & Raymond Duncan Dance Research Center (DDRC) https://www.duncandancecenter.org/en/
Isadora & Raymond Duncan Dance Research Center (hereafter referred to as DDRC) is housed in a unique historical building in Athens. DDRC is a founding member of the European Dancehouse Network, which establishes dialogue between artists, art managers and audiences. The Duncan House in Athens is directly connected with the history of modern dance and deeply engaged with the notion of craftsmanship, since it was built by the Duncan family in 1903, as a utopian eco-community embracing both craft and art practices (weaving, ceramics, sandal making, painting or poetry), united in an on-going dialogue with everyday life and the art of dance.
As a supporter of experimentation and creative development in the field of contemporary performance practices, DDRC hosts a wide range of activities, including small scale presentations of dance works to site specific events, research programs, courses for children and adults, workshops, international residencies for dance artists, provision of rehearsal space to dance companies and individual artists. Since 2006, in collaboration with its international and local partners, DDRC has set and served a new goal: to provide support and opportunities at every stage of the choreographic process, including research, residency and mobility of the artist, as well as in the production, presentation and dissemination of the artist’s work.
About the project
The “Hylē: as a point of view” residency programme was pre-selected for E.U. funding and will be hosted by the Isadora & Raymond Duncan Dance Research Center (DDRC) as an initiative of Diadromes Politismou / Delta Pi. The subject of the residency project is inspired by Aristotle’s analysis of matter and form, as well as the urgent social need to relate art to the rapidly changing environment. Its program aims to activate a cycle of collaborations, supporting and highlighting the work of emerging performers and choreographers. The main axes of the programme are training, networking and support for artistic creation and professional development in the broader field of the performing arts.
In the first phase of the programme, three participants will be selected to attend training workshops enclosing themes that mostly promote and defend environmental values throughout their residencies. In the second phase, they will be invited to present -preferably in a performative way- to the public the outcomes of the research process.
What we aim to reflect on:
The residency program is chosen to form a platform of socially and environmentally oriented workshops. The participants are invited to investigate and research several raw materials and their impact historically and socially, taking into account the ethnological, cultural and social factors of the Mediterranean region, so that through this process they can map areas of raw matter in relation to the body, the region and a specific time. Initially, the process of project formulation follows certain stages of creation taking into account the involvement of a community of place as well as the artists in residency to drive the interdisciplinary research into further development. On a second level, they will use the raw matter in the performing arts as a methodology in order to explore the ways and possibilities that
a matter highlights as a tool for the transition to a more sustainable human future.
The content of this programme is oriented in reformative approaches and environmental methodologies that transform the very structure of creation with an in-depth understanding of ‘culture’ as a dynamic phenomenon, but also as a set of meanings that organize human action and behavior. The participatory, multi-disciplinary approach is achieved in several ways: first, all mentors have experience with such projects in their careers, which is part of the reason why they were selected. The inclusion of an artistic professional with broad experience in applying visual arts to performing arts as part of the mentor team will also ensure that the focus is on the creation of cross-discipline works.
Additionally, the artists are invited during the residency to organize – in collaboration with each other – one community event, in which they can apply their fresh findings in a choreographic dialogue with invited members of the Athenian artistic community.
The period of the residency is 1-30/10/2024
The open call is addressed to performing artists and choreographers:
We are interested in artistic stances touching upon sustainability in the context of the art environment. The residency doesn’t have to be built around the production of art – quite the opposite: we are looking for projects dedicated to art thinking as a method in art making in times of climate crisis.
The participating artists must legally reside/live in one of the 40 Creative Europe countries (see annex below), except the country where the residency project is taking place, which is Greece. Additionally, they must have proof of legal residence in a Creative Europe country by providing the following documents:
●ID Card or Passport if the address is mentioned
Finally, all the participating artists must be available during the period of the residency program which we expect to be from 1-30/10/2024.
What we offer:
●Accommodation for 30 days per person
●Daily allowance up to 25 euros per day per person
●Travel costs up to 350 euros per person
●Production related expenses for workshops, materials and the presentation of outcomes
●Logistical support and skilled human resources
●Support from renowned choreographers and visual artists in terms of artistic advice
●Access to working spaces for the preparation of the project
●Free attendance of seminars and workshops
●Promotion on official social media, website and newsletters of Delta Pi and partners
●Audiovisual recording of the project presentation
●Support in getting to know the local art scene
What we “expect” from the artists:
●Participation at the final presentation of all artists
How to apply:
We accept only online applications until 6th October 2023 (1 PM CET).
Please fill in the application form electronically: https://forms.gle/3zsYqjAEfn5ksSEg7
Applications must be in English and should contain the following:
●Contact details [name, surname, permanent address, email & telephone number, date of birth];
●Short Curriculum vitae in English (pdf) A Curriculum vitae presents a short description of education, qualification and
previous job experiences.
●Artistic portfolio in English (pdf) The artistic portfolio presents sample of current work, links to relevant work, etc.
●One relevant link to the artistic work (optional)
●A brief text on the research that you would like to carry out within the framework of this residency (maximum 2500 characters );
Applications will be evaluated by a jury composed of professionals representing project partners. The selected applicants will be notified no later than on October 15th 2023. If applicants do not hear anything by that time, this indicates that their application was unsuccessful on this occasion.
*If you have any questions regarding the open call, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org