EUROPEAN BIENNIAL NETWORK - Biennial Exchange and Residency Programme
Residency Programme - OPEN CALL FOR APPLICATIONSLYON BIENNIAL
As part of its ongoing Residency Programme, the European Biennial Network is issuing an Open Call for applications for a residency position offered by the Lyon Biennial.
The European Biennial Network is a collaborative structure, active in the field of contemporary art, that aims to promote dialogue, interaction and collaboration between contemporary art Biennials in Europe. It intends to use the knowledge, experience and wealth of information accumulated by organisers of large-scale periodic art events, in order to support the communication and mobility of artists and art professionals.
The Residency Programme of the European Biennial Network aims to offer to successful applicants the opportunity to conduct original research on contemporary art in a major city, while supported by the organisers of a biennial exhibition. The knowledge and experience of the host and its relationship to the specific locality will provide the resident access to the local art scene, historical records, archives, academic collocutors, and any other support necessary for research.
Each member Biennial of the European Biennial Network is individually responsible for the resident it will host. The position for which this Open Call is made is the following:
One five-month residency for an artist hosted by the Lyon Biennial, between 15th April 2009 to 15th September 2009.
Residency position requirements: Lyon Biennial-Veduta is inviting proposals for a 5-month residency period that focuses on territories currently goind under urban renewal. The notion of “urban renewal” dates back to the 1990s, and refers to the different interventions implemented in difficult neighborhoods, interventions which have been trying to improve their working operations and favour their integration in the city. These interventions range from restructuring apartment buildings to improving bus services, creating new public services, setting up new companies, and social accompanying of the residents. Within this context, the curators of the Biennial (guest curator and artistic director) are setting up an artist residency in 3 main territories: Le Carrée de Soie, Le Grand Parc and Lyon-Vénissieux.
The purpose of the residency is the production of an in situ work, to be shown during the Lyon Biennial 2009 (14 September 2009 – 3 January 2010). The notion of in situ is to be understood in the broad sense of the term: it can be an artistic work part of the urban landscape or using the material or immaterial content of the occupied urban space for the production of an installation or any other kind of contemporary creation. The kind of intervention could be an exhibition, a performance, or even an urban sculpture.
From April to September 2009, the artist will be expected to come 4 or 5 times for short residencies in the territories. On this occasion, meetings with the residents, and with local councillors will be organized, which will take the form of conferences, workshops, or any other form that will best suit the artist’s project.
Applications must be made for the specific residency position. The successful applicant will be selected by the Lyon Biennial. (Please see Application Guidelines below.)
Applications must be made by cv and a letter of interest (max. 500 words). There is no special application form.
In the letter of interest, the applicant must clearly outline how he/she intends to respond to the requirements of the position.
Applicants may be requested to provide further clarifications and/or additional material, during the selection process. This will not constitute any indication as to the success of the application.
Generic applications, or ones not clearly relating to the requirements of the position, will not be accepted.
Applications must be in French and/or English.
Although the Lyon Biennial will be selecting the successful applicant, applications must not be sent directly to the Lyon Biennial. Any such applications will not be accepted. Applications must be sent by e-mail only (attached as word or pdf documents) to the European Biennial Network: email@example.com.
Application deadline: 31st March 2009, inclusive.
The successful applicant will be notified by the Lyon Biennial, after 10th April 2009.
Only the successful applicant will be notified. We regret that due to the volume of applications expected, we cannot individually reply to each applicant.
Biennial Exchange and Residency Programmewith the support of the Culture Programme of the European Union
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