New opportunities and projects for the artistic community are available, with proposals from several European countries. The Aveiro 2027 project has gathered a few highlights and shares them with its network:
Kaunas 2022 – European Capital of Culture invites artisans, artists and other creators to show and sell their products at the European Culture Fair, an event that is part of “Santaka”, one of the biggest initiatives of this European Capital of Culture.
The light festivals Blik Blik (in Pilsen, Czech Republic), Biela noc (in Bratislava, Slovakia), Zsolnay Light Festival (in Pécs, Hungary) and Bella Skyway (in Toruń, Poland) invite artists, designers and lighting specialists to participate in the “V4 Digital Art Melting Pot” program, which comprises an artist residency and the presentation of artworks at these festivals.
The Thinker Maker Space, in Nicosia (Cyprus), uses the Artist-in-Residence program as a way to expand knowledge and collaboration through the sharing of skills. Residents will have full access to the facilities, experience advanced fabrication techniques, as well as the opportunity to exhibit their work at the end of the residency. In addition, they will be able to organize and host workshops or lectures related to their area of expertise.
REAKTOR, in Vienna (Austria), opened a call called Potenziale, in which it seeks to highlight the potential of visual arts. The initiative emphasizes the areas that work in the space of the institution’s architectural core, which is its main hall. The selected artists will be invited to detail and implement their concept, while joining a one-week residency in the summer of 2022 or a longer stay, with the aim of holding and producing an exhibition in the fall of 2022.
EUROPEAN MEDIA ART PLATFORM (EMAP) has opened a call for European artists or collectives for a two-month artistic residency, between June 2022 and January 2023. The initiative is aimed at individuals, duos or collectives working in the fields of digital arts, media arts or bio-art, having the chance to collaborate with a person of their choice or someone from the host institution. EMAP includes entities such as Ars Electronica (Linz), FACT (Liverpool) and IMPAKT (Utrecht), among others.
The GENERATOR professional training program, in Rennes (France), is selecting four visual artists a year, giving them the necessary means to focus on their artistic practice for a period of seven months. The program also selects two to four curators a year for a one-month prospecting trip to Brittany.