The D21 Kunstraum Leipzig e.V. and the Ludwig Foundation of Cuba are announ¬≠cing a two-mon¬≠th resi¬≠den¬≠cy in Havana open to two German artists with a pre¬≠fe¬≠rence for Leipzig-based artists.
The resi¬≠den¬≠cy will give the cho¬≠sen artists the oppor¬≠tu¬≠ni¬≠ty to get to know the art and cul¬≠tu¬≠re sce¬≠ne of Havana and to exchan¬≠ge ide¬≠as and impul¬≠ses with local artists and resi¬≠dents. The pro¬≠gram will coin¬≠ci¬≠de with the Havana Biennial.
The cho¬≠sen artists will have the oppor¬≠tu¬≠ni¬≠ty to crea¬≠te art works during their resi¬≠den¬≠cy in the neigh¬≠bour¬≠hood of Regla, a small, indus¬≠tri¬≠al muni¬≠ci¬≠pa¬≠li¬≠ty situa¬≠ted in the cen¬≠ter of Havana Bay with a strong Afro-Cuban cul¬≠tu¬≠re and dis¬≠tinc¬≠ti¬≠ve traditions.
The cho¬≠sen artists will be hos¬≠ted in Havana by the Ludwig Foundation of Cuba, an orga¬≠niz¬≠a¬≠ti¬≠on estab¬≠lis¬≠hed by the Cuban Government and Peter and Irene Ludwig in the 1990s, and artist Felipe Dulzaides, who has deve¬≠lo¬≠ped a pro¬≠ject space in Regla.
The cho¬≠sen artists will tra¬≠vel to Havana in ear¬≠ly March and stay until May 2019. Applicants must have com¬≠ple¬≠ted their artis¬≠tic stu¬≠dies to app¬≠ly. The cen¬≠ter of life and work of app¬≠li¬≠cants must be in Germany. Applicants of a varie¬≠ty of artis¬≠tic media may app¬≠ly with a pro¬≠po¬≠sal rele¬≠vant to the place of the resi¬≠den¬≠cy, and taking into account Cuba‚Äôs spe¬≠cial situa¬≠ti¬≠on. Artists must have a decent level of English and ide¬≠al¬≠ly Spanish and must be rea¬≠dy to live and work in the uni¬≠que con¬≠di¬≠ti¬≠ons of Havana.
The selec¬≠tion will be based on the qua¬≠li¬≠ty of the pro¬≠po¬≠sal sub¬≠mit¬≠ted accord¬≠ing to the idea of the pro¬≠gram. The artists will be cho¬≠sen by a jury com¬≠po¬≠sed of repre¬≠sen¬≠ta¬≠ti¬≠ves appoin¬≠ted by D21 Kunstraum Leipzig and the Ludwig Foundation.
Applicants are requi¬≠red to sub¬≠mit the fol¬≠lowing app¬≠li¬≠ca¬≠ti¬≠on docu¬≠ments in English:
Cover let¬≠ter with full con¬≠ta¬≠ct information;
Text describ¬≠ing initi¬≠al ide¬≠as of inten¬≠ti¬≠on to work on (1 page max.);
Documentation mate¬≠ri¬≠al on pre¬≠vious acti¬≠vi¬≠ty (port¬≠fo¬≠lio) in PDF for¬≠mat with mea¬≠ning¬≠ful texts and images on pre¬≠vious¬≠ly rea¬≠li¬≠zed artis¬≠tic works and exhi¬≠bi¬≠ti¬≠ons (10 pages max.; plea¬≠se send all requi¬≠red docu¬≠ments in ONE link to download.);
The app¬≠li¬≠ca¬≠ti¬≠on docu¬≠ments must be sub¬≠mit¬≠ted digi¬≠tal¬≠ly via down¬≠load-link by January 5th, 2019 to D21 Kunstraum Leipzig: email@example.com
Photos: Juliane Richter
This scho¬≠l¬≠ar¬≠s¬≠hip covers tra¬≠vel cos¬≠ts Germany-Havana, accom¬≠mo¬≠da¬≠ti¬≠on, a work space and a scho¬≠l¬≠ar¬≠s¬≠hip for living cos¬≠ts for a mon¬≠th¬≠ly amount of 500‚ā¨. A fur¬≠ther bud¬≠get for pro¬≠duc¬≠tion cos¬≠ts in Havana will also be made avail¬≠ab¬≠le rela¬≠ted to artist‚Äôs needs.
In Kooperation mit:
Fondaci√≥n Ludwig de Cuba