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Open Call : Summerworks 2022

Are you an artist or a curator with at special interest in printmaking? Then you can apply for the Summerworks resideny in New York in July 2022.

Applications are now being accepted for Summerworks in July 2022. The deadline for applications is Thursday 7 April 2022.

Below, you can read more about the programme and the criteria for selection as well as the application procedure.

Art Hub values diversity very highly. Therefore, we encourage everyone regardless of ethnicity, gender, identity, and sexuality to apply.

We look forward to receiving your application!

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Art Hub Copenhagen has once again partnered up with The Bikuben Foundation’s Academic Guest House and The Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts (EFA) to offer four artists and one curator based in Denmark a residency in Manhattan, NYC, for the month of July 2022. The residency is focused on printmaking and developing a network in an international environment.

Apart from the month-long stay in New York, the residents (artists and curator) will also agree to attend a minimum of two to three pre-residency meetings at Art Hub in Copenhagen and online in May and June 2022. These sessions will offer opportunities to meet the other residents and will include a skype meeting with EFA to help the residents prepare for their stay and the residency programme.

The residency includes an exhibition at EFA. Curated by the resident curator, the show will present works by the four residents and four artists from EFA’s own programme. The artists and curator will help set up the show in collaboration with the team at EFA.

WHO CAN APPLY?

Summerworks is open to artists/curators who are based in Denmark and eligible for an ESTA visa.

Please note that you can only apply either as a curator OR as an artist, not as both.

REQUIREMENTS FOR ARTISTS APPLYING

Applicants must:

• Have experience with traditional printmaking techniques.
• Be interested in expanding your network by participating in EFA programme, including studio visits, field trips and social events.
• Collaborate in the creation of the exhibition curated by the residency curator and EFA.
• Take part in in two or three pre-residency meetings in Copenhagen and/or online in May and June.
• Provide work (either bringing already existing work or producing new works during the first weeks of the residency) and other content (bio, headshot, etc.) for the exhibition.
• Be willing to participate in the installation of the exhibition.
• Be present in New York by 1 July at the latest.

REQUIREMENTS FOR CURATORS APPLYING

Applicants must:

• Be interested in expanding your network by participating in EFA programme, including studio visits, field trips and social events.
• Curate the exhibition, including choosing four artists from EFA programme (in May) to participate in the exhibition and pairing the EFA artists selected with the Danish artists.
• Participate in two or three pre-residency meetings in Copenhagen and/or online in May and June.
• Write the press release for the exhibition and collect the works for the exhibition from the artists.
• Take part in the installation of the exhibition.
• Be present in New York by 1 July at the latest.

THE RESIDENCY INCLUDES:

• Travel expenses covered (flight to and from NYC/CPH)
• Accommodation at The Academic Guest House in individual apartments
• For the artist: 24–hour access to a shared 34 sqm studio at the EFA
• For the curator: access to office space
• A ‘Welcome to NYC’ reception held by EFA
• Free access to the EFA Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop within working hours (Wed-Sun 12–7 pm). See list of facilities here https://www.rbpmw-efanyc.org/facilities-and-services
• Access to The Elizabeth Foundation for the Art’s conference room
• Field trips and an introduction to the New York art scene
• Studio visits with curators and critics
• Professional development seminars
• An exhibition curated by EFA and the curator taking part in the residency
• A minor grant to cover production expenses, participation in workshops and classes.

HOW TO APPLY (both artists and curators)

Your application must be in English and should include the following:

• Short letter of motivation/ideas (max 1 A4 page)
• CV (max 1 A4 page)
• Examples of your work (max 2 A4 pages)

The application should be submitted as a single PDF file (max 5 MB) to ansogning@arthubcopenhagen.dk. Mark the subject field: ‘Summerworks’.

Application deadline: 7 April at midnight.

The applicants will be selected by a jury consisting of three professionals within the arts, representatives from Art Hub Copenhagen and a representative from The Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts.

For more information, please contact: Marie Braad, programme coordinator and project manager for the Studio and residency programmes, Art Hub Copenhagen at mb@arthubcopenhagen.dk

ABOUT THE ACADEMIC GUEST HOUSE

The Academic Guest House is a charming townhouse on a quiet side street adjacent to Central Park with fully furnished and move-in ready apartments. As a resident at the Academic Guest House, you will have an individual apartment, but as you are sharing a house with others, it is important to be considerate of the communal setting.

Please note that the Academic Guest House does not provide accommodation for significant others, spouses or children.

ABOUT EFA

The Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts is a 501(c)(3) public charity, dedicated to providing artists across all disciplines with space, tools and a cooperative forum for the development of individual practice. We are a catalyst for cultural growth, stimulating new interactions between artists, creative communities, and the public.

Art Hub : is an international art institution aimed at supporting the young contemporary art scene

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