Delfina Foundation

OPEN CALL - Eastern European Artists 2018

 

In partnership with Gaia Foundation, DF is offering a twelve-week residency to an artist living in Eastern Europe and of Slavic heritage. 
In April 2017 DF launched a new thematic programme: Collecting as Practice, and applications relating to this theme are preferred. The residency period is 8 January to 30 March 2018. 
During the residency, DF will develop a structured series of events and activities enabling residents to: 
Research and develop areas of interest 
Develop skills via training and mentoring
Access information and resources through independent study, field trips and workshops
Participate in both internal and external/public events
Typical participants will include early to mid career practitioners.
THE SELECTED ARTIST WILL RECEIVE:
A twelve-week residency in London, including one return, economy-class flight, and a living allowance for food and materials;
A single bedroom at DF with shared facilities, such as the laundry room, kitchen, and dining room
Opportunities to engage in the art scene in UK through structured and independent time and activities
Access to a programme of planned group activities and visits to cultural organisations in the UK
REQUIREMENTS: 
An Eastern European citizen, currently living and working in the region and preferably of Slavic heritage;
Seeking an opportunity to develop your practice 
Able to explain how the experience of an international residency may benefit your career development and in particular why an opportunity in London would be beneficial
How you would relate to the theme Collecting as Practice
Proficient in English
It is desirable that the applicant has an undergraduate qualification in a relevant discipline.
APPLICATION PROCESS:
Applicants are expected to submit:
The completed application form in English
A CV detailing recent projects, exhibitions, workshops and residencies
A portfolio of recent work
Contact details of one referee 
Please submit only electronic copies of the above documents to following email address: opencall@delfinafoundation.com with a file size no greater than 6MB.
Deadline for applications:  15 June 2017 18.00 GMT
Interviews will take place from 10 July and the successful candidate will be notified of the panel’s decision by 20 July 2017.
ABOUT DELFINA FOUNDATION
DF is more than London’s largest international residency programme – it is a home where the next generation of contemporary artists, curators and thinkers are supported and nurtured. 
Based in two newly renovated Edwardian houses near Buckingham Palace, DF is an independent, non-profit organisation dedicated to fostering artistic talent and facilitating exchange through residencies and public programmes ranging from workshops to exhibitions, both in the UK and with international partners. A recent photo tour of our new space was published online in Wallpaper* (please click the link to visit their site).
Established by arts philanthropist Delfina Entrecanales CBE, DF is the successor to Delfina Studio Trust. From 1988 to 2006, Delfina Studio held an unprecedented record for supporting artists through residencies and exhibitions, including more than a dozen Turner Prize nominees such as Mark Wallinger, Jane & Louise Wilson, Tacita Dean, Martin Creed and Glenn Brown as well as renowned artists such as Chantal Joffe, Michael Raedecker, Hangue Yang, EsraErsen, WimDelvoye and Khalil Rabah.
DF is proud to build on this history. Working internationally DF has hosted artists over 350 artists from 36 different countries over the last 10 years. We have commissioned new artworks and programmes, often in partnership with leading institutions including Tate, Victoria & Albert Museum, Serpentine Gallery and Frieze Art Fair in the UK, as well international organisations such as MACBA in Barcelona, Videobrasil in São Paulo, ArtSchool Palestine in Ramallah and Art Dubai - to name a few.
Our work is followed by key arts professionals and our audiences include arts patrons, curators, major art collectors and the general public. Over the last year, DF’s work has been featured inthe Financial Times, The Independent, New York Times, Art Review, Frieze, ArtAsiaPacific, Artforum and the The Art Newspaper.
ABOUT GAIA ART FOUNDATION
The Gaia Art Foundation is an independent non-profit organization dedicated to supporting diverse cultural initiatives and building a global platform to encourage multicultural dialogue through visionary artistic practices, partnerships, independent projects and production support.
The Foundation's principal aim is to take on the challenge of contemporary cultural discourse and contribute to the development of new ideas and ventures - ultimately becoming a cornerstone for growth, education and innovation. Since its initiation, Gaia Art Foundation has been involved in public art, publishing, as well as curatorial projects in London and abroad. 
www.gaiaartfoundation.org

Delfina Foundation is happy to announce a partnership with Gaia Art Foundation, to offer a twelve-week residency to an artist living and working in Eastern Europe, preferably a citizen of one of its countries.

In April 2017 Delfina Foundation launched a new thematic programme Collecting as Practice, and applications relating to this theme are strongly preferred. The residency period is 8 January to 30 March 2018.

During the residency, Delfina Foundation will develop a structured series of events and activities enabling residents to:

• Research and develop areas of interest
• Develop skills via training and mentoring
• Access information and resources through independent study, field trips and workshops
• Participate in both internal and external/public events

Typical participants will include early to mid career practitioners.

THE SELECTED ARTIST WILL RECEIVE:

• A twelve-week residency in London, including one return, economy-class flight, and a living allowance for food and materials;
• A single bedroom at DF with shared facilities, such as the laundry room, kitchen, and dining room
• Opportunities to engage in the art scene in UK through structured and independent time and activities
• Access to a programme of planned group activities and visits to cultural organisations in the UK

 REQUIREMENTS:

• An Eastern European citizen, currently living and working in the region;
• Seeking an opportunity to develop your practice
• Able to explain how the experience of an international residency may benefit your career development and in particular why an opportunity in London would be beneficial
• How you would relate to the theme Collecting as Practice
• Proficient in English

It is desirable that the applicant has an undergraduate qualification in a relevant discipline.

APPLICATION PROCESS:

Applicants are expected to submit:

• The completed application form in English
• A CV detailing recent projects, exhibitions, workshops and residencies
• A portfolio of recent work
• Contact details of one referee

Download Application Form Here

Please submit only electronic copies of the above documents to following email address: opencall@delfinafoundation.com with a file size no greater than 6MB.

Deadline for applications: 15 June 2017 18.00 GMT

Interviews will take place from 10 July and the successful candidate will be notified of the panel’s decision by 20 July 2017.

ABOUT GAIA ART FOUNDATION

The Gaia Art Foundation is an independent non-profit organization dedicated to supporting diverse cultural initiatives and building a global platform to encourage multicultural dialogue through visionary artistic practices, partnerships, independent projects and production support.

The Foundation's principal aim is to take on the challenge of contemporary cultural discourse and contribute to the development of new ideas and ventures - ultimately becoming a cornerstone for growth, education and innovation. Since its initiation, Gaia Art Foundation has been involved in public art, publishing, as well as curatorial projects in London and abroad.