Kooshk Residency 2016 (Tehran)

Kooshk tries to provide a convenient space for artists, curators, researchers, writers and filmmakers to encourage inter-cultural dialogues and art creation

Kooshk Residency is a non-political cultural and artistic space in Tehran. Kooshk, with sponsorship of private section, tries to provide a convenient space for artists, curators, researchers, writers and filmmakers to encourage inter-cultural dialogues and art creation. The Kooshk Artist Residency Award has been implemented to support artists, creativity and the development of new ideas in the unique space of Tehran. This Residency program is a chance for attendants to do research and experiment, develop professionally maintain direct dialogues and the exchange of ideas in order to grow and nurture their creativity, and try new methods of working and thinking. The Residency will be an annual event lasting one month and will be offered to four selected artists working in any field of art.

Kooshk Residency: May 1–31, 2016

Deadline: January 15, 2016

Winners’ declaration: Mid-February

During the residency, Kooshk will provide a dynamic and distinctive situation for international artists to work and exchange ideas with local artists, critics and researchers. The program emphasizes a balance between working in a personal space, working in collaboration with other artists, and interacting with viewers and the environment. In line with its goals, Kooshk will make any effort to have a contribution in the growth of cultural and social views, by gathering local, national and international artists with a diverse spectrum of artistic disciplines in the cultural and artistic space of Tehran and by creating the possibility for exchanging ideas.

All expenses including flight tickets, accommodation, living expenses as well as a modest contribution toward materials will be paid by Kooshk. 

Selection process
Applications will be received through an online application procedure. Applications will be processed in compliance with declared criteria by a jury of the award.

Registration conditions
All international artists, active in any art discipline, under the age of 40 are eligible to apply for the Kooshk Award.

All applicants must fill in the application form providing the following:
—Personal information
—Two references
—Artist statement
—Motivation letter
—Work samples

Selection criteria
—Competency of the application, including the quality of resume and sample works
—Innovativeness of the proposal, outputs and concrete outcomes
—Compatibility of the proposal/plan with the award’s goals and the extent of the award’s significance in realizing the proposal
—English language skills

Take it into consideration that artists with interdisciplinary interests are prioritized.

Find the second Kooshk Artist Residency Award’s application form here.
Hard copy and email submissions are not accepted. Inquire here with any questions: info@kooshkresidency.com

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