5 Sep 2016

Residencies 23rd International ACC Funded Studio Program

Autonomous Cultural CenterWeimar, Thüringen, Germany


Opportunity Description

International Deadline: October 16, 2016 – Artists from around the world are invited to apply for 2017 for the theme “A Romance with Revolution”. A jury of international art specialists views the applications and chooses three artists who will live and work for four months each in the Municipal Studio Building of the City of Weimar. The artists also receive a stipend of 1000 Euros per month.

Peace activist Emma Goldman proclaimed, “If I can’t dance, I don’t want to be part of your revolution”. The convergence and contact between art and revolution, the time they have spent together have never been a waste. They did each other infinite good, felt attracted to each other, never quite sure – a fling, nothing serious. Why are we fascinated by art and revolution? Is it the dissolution of tradition, spontaneous action, accelerated accomplishment, free expression, new hope, uncertain outcomes? 2017 marks the 100th anniversary of the “Great Socialist October Revolution” in Russia. An anniversary that, as is the way with such things, will be commemorated. The “greatest act of liberation in human history” changed the world, shaped the fate of countless millions. Its subsequent development, the USSR, disintegrated in 1991. In 2003, a new era of revolution dawned – from the Rose, Orange, Cedar, Tulip, Saffron and Jasmine Revolutions to the Arab Spring (2010-), the Arabellion. The Studio Program is looking for the legacies, lessons and consequences of epochal events, for their aftershocks, for the appreciable effects and the form of revolutionary energies and ideas from previous upheavals in the present, for what remains.

Artists who would like to produce works of art in accordance with the outlined theme can apply. The jury will select three artists, each of whom will spend four months living and working in Weimar. Students’ applications cannot be accepted.

A selection of works produced during the residency period may be presented in a group exhibition in the following year. The ACC Galerie Weimar makes the final decision about the participation of the artists in the exhibition. A possible concept for the exhibition will be developed together with the artists. Where appropriate, works of art will be displayed in public spaces in Weimar to be agreed upon with the artists. It is intended that the artists are present during the preparation and for the opening of the exhibition.

February 1 – May 31, 2017
June 1 – September 30, 2017
October 1, 2017 – January 31, 2018

The selected artists will receive a monthly stipend of 1000€. In order to receive the stipend the artists must live in Weimar during the work period. The artists are also expected to hold a lecture/talk at the ACC Galerie Weimar at the end of his/her stay in Weimar. In addition we offer free entry to public municipal institutions, such as the City History Museum, and to the museums of the Weimar Classic Foundation, such as the Weimar Art Collection, the Goethe National Museum, the Bauhaus Museum, the New Museum of Contemporary Art and the Duchess Anna Amalia Library.

Participants are responsible for their own telephone bills and have to arrange for their own medical insurance.

The participants must cover their own travel costs, although the program attempts to find additional funding in cooperation with the artists.

APPLY ONLINE – No Application Fee
Please note that the completed application must be submitted by Sunday, October 16th, 2016. In case you have any questions feel free to call or e-mail our program’s coordinator Ann-Kathrin Rudorf at +49 171 6848347 or studioprogram@acc-weimar.de

About ACC Galerie Weimer
The non-profit organization ACC (Autonomous Cultural Center) originated in 1987, before the fall of the Berlin wall, when students occupied a derelict Renaissance building in the center of the town where Goethe (inevitably) had had his first residence in Weimar (1776/77). Shortly before the re-unification, ACC protagonists were able to secure the house with the aid of private sponsors. The institution now consists of a gallery and a café and offers a cultural program that includes theater, literature and lecture series. Between spring 1989 and 2016 the ACC organized and curated more than 240 exhibitions (roughly five per year) of international contemporary art, through which the gallery has become a center for international cooperation and exchange. Simultaneously, the ACC focuses on the achievement of local artists and inaugurated an international artist-in-residence program. The current space is comprised of two connected buildings with 300 square meters of space consisting of 15 rooms in four former apartments.

The City of Weimar in its role as an initiator and partner helps support the International Studio Program. The support provided includes the provision of a combination artist’s studio/apartment in the Municipal Studio Building. Newly restored, the Studio Building is one of the oldest buildings of its kind in Germany. It contains 11 studios rented to different artists for limited timeperiods. The International Studio Program is supported by the Ministry for Education, Science and Culture of the State Chancellery of Thuringia.

ACC Galerie Weimar e.V.
Burgplatz 1 + 2
99423 Weimar

Opp Categories: + Open to Multi-Media. Opp Types: Residencies. Opp Tags: $0 Entry/Application Fee, Deadlines 09 Sept thru Oct, and Open to Artists Worldwide. Income: *No Application Fee, In-Kind Benefit, Residency, and Stipend. Opportunity expires in 21 days.

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