Baden-Württemberg Catalunya 2017

Grant residency for artistic exchange project between Stuttgart (Baden-Württemberg, Germany) and Barcelona (Catalonia, Spain).

The Art Foundation Baden-Württemberg is an institution that promotes the development of young contemporary art creation. It aims to support the development of the artistic work of young emerging talent – living or born in the federal state of Baden-Württemberg- for a limited period, ensuring economic independence and freedom in the art work. The Foundation supports young talents in the fields of visual arts, literature, music, art critic and cultural management by grant residencies and offers places of work and residence. With production and publications and event organization, the Foundation has awarded works to a wider audience.

The Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart, founded in 1827, is situated, with about 3,000 members and a space for exhibitions and events of over 1,500 square meters, among the largest art associations. The association sees itself as a place of open and participatory confrontation with different approaches and practices of contemporary art and hence its huge socio-political fields with which it interacts. The WKV operates on cross-cultural and cross-disciplinary networks, both local and international.

Objectives

The main goal of this call is to provide a mobility and production grant residency to 4 artists (2 of Baden-Württemberg and 2 of Catalonia) to support the development of artistic works related to the context of each of the participating centers and institutions, promote interregional exchange between creators of Baden-Württemberg and Catalonia and enable dialogue between two experiences of their respective artistic communities and social groups.

Participation in this context is open to all visual artists of all ages and nationalities living in the geographical area of Baden-Württemberg and Catalonia, to develop proposals in the field of contemporary public art, performance, installation, sound art, visual arts, audiovisual and new media.

Period of residence

The duration of residence will be eight weeks:

  • Residence 2 artists of Catalonia, one artist residency in Kunststiftung center in Stuttgart, and the other in Würtembergischer Kunstverein,  in June and July 2017. The housing for artists in residence Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart is located in the same building of ateliers having the Kunstverein in Schellenkönig.
  • Residence 2 artists Baden-Württemberg in Hangar (Barcelona) during the months of Sptember and October 2017.

The selected artists will share during his residence in each city centers, workshops exchange and sharing of the respective projects carried out during the stay.

Budget and amount of the grant

– Fligh ticket Barcelona-Stuttgart-Barcelona

– Funding: 1.600€ maintenance costs (2 months) and 800 € for production (gross budget).

– Accommodation and studio.

– Using the center infrastructures.

– Specific technical assistance. If you require a full-time project costs by the production budget will be billed.

*The residence does not include insurance. It is mandatory that the artist dealing with a valid medical insurance for the period of residence.

Conditions

  • The application must be submitted by online application form.
  • Each artist can present to the call with a single project.
  • During the residency, the selected artists undertake to maintain active contact with the resident artists in the host city.

Selected artists must commit to:

  • Participate in activities during their residency
  • Submit a final project report to the centers and a review of the residence.
  • A presentation of the results of the residence at the end of it. In Barcelona, ​​the display will be in a museum institution or facility of the Goethe Institut, depending on results and availability. In Stuttgart, the presentation will take place at the Kunstverein Stuttgart or other suitable place. Based on the presentations it will be considered the payment of fees for artists.
  • Include the logos of the participating institutions.

Applications

The artists interested  in applying for this grant residency should complete the form below including a description of the project to develop:

Artists from Catalonia application form

* Applications may be submitted in English, Catalan or Spanish.

Deadline for applications

The deadline for receipt of applications until March 20th, 2016.

Process preselection and final selection

  • The pre-selection will be made according to the processes of both jurors existing in each of the participating centers. The juries of the reception centers of the residence will make a first preselection between 5/7 applications and the final selection of two artists of Baden Württemberg and Catalonia will be done by both jurors in a joint meeting.
  • The pre-selection of the catalan artists will be made by Hangar’s selection committee  the second week of March 2017
  • The  shortlisted artists are required to present a certificate of registration to take second and final competition will solve a jury of 1 member of the Baden-Württemberg Kunststiftung, 1 member of Kunstverein Stuttgart, 2 members of the Goethe-Institut and 3 members Hangar’s jury, both juries jointly select the two winning artists of each center and the final result March 2017 will be reported.

Valuation criteria

The jury will value:

  • The focus of the proposal along the lines of work of each of the centers of residence.
  • The ability of the project to address the issue raised.
  • A realistic assessment of the time and appropriateness of project objectives to the context and resources of the participating centers.
  • The mainstreaming of the project itself, ie, the applicability and communicating the results to other settings or persons.
  • The ability of the project to involve network partners centers and institutions.
  • Impact and cultural, artistic and social projection of the residence.

10. Acceptance of rules and jury decision

Participation in this competition implies acceptance of the rules and the decision of the jury and of the changes as a result of fac

Involved institutions:

Kunststiftung Baden-Württemberg.The Art Foundation Baden-Württemberg is an institution that promotes the development of young contemporary art creation. It aims to support the development of the artistic work of young emerging talent – living or born in the federal state of Baden-Württemberg- for a limited period, ensuring economic independence and freedom in the art work. The Foundation supports young talents in the fields of visual arts, performing arts, literature, music, art critic and cultural management by grant residencies and offers places of work and residence. With production and publications event organization, the Foundation has awarded works to a wider audience. www.kunststiftung.de

Kunstverein Stuttgart. The WKV supports the production, work processes and the construction of knowledge of contemporary art in the theoretical and practical level. Their work goes through management ateliers, promoting artistic research projects, co-production of new works and the development of complex exposure devices and other events. www.wkv-stuttgart.de

Goethe-Institut BarcelonaIt’s the cultural institute of the Federal Republic of Germany and it spreads its activities worldwide in order to promote knowledge of the german language abroad and foster cultural cooperation internationally. In addition, the Goethe-Institut conveys a comprehensive picture of Germany by providing information on the cultural, social and political life. It works on the basis of mutual dialogue and, in this sense, it is at the service of all who are actively in the german language and culture. To this end, it’s working with cultural organizations, private and public, and encourages cooperation with local cultural agents, organizing and supporting a wide range of cultural activities.  www.goethe.de/barcelona

– Culture Department of Generalitat of Catalonia. www.cultura.gencat.ca

– Hangar, Barcelona. Is a centre for art research and production, offering support to artists. Hangar’s mission is to support the visual artists and creators during the different phases of their art production processes as well as to contribute to the best development of their projects. For doing so, Hangar facilitates them equipments, facilities, production assistance and a suitable context for experimentation and free knowledge transfer. www.hangar.org.

 

 

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