Noborderland Artist Residency
If you are an artist from Georgia, Armenia, or Azerbaijan with experience in photography, cinema, design, mixed media, contemporary art or other mediums, we invite you to apply to the project Noborderland held from 22 August-31 August, 2022.
In support of building peace between countries in Caucasus, this project will gather a group of 6 artists from Georgia, Armenia, and Azerbaijan for an artists’ residency during which they will spend 2 weeks learning and creating together in Tskaltubo, Georgia.
During the project, artists will work together and in small groups to create an artwork that will be featured in open exhibitions for the communities in Tbilisi, Yerevan, and Baku. One exhibition will be held in each city.
Participants will work in small groups to create an art exhibition/performance/book, etc. Our goal for this project is to bring together artists and creatives from different backgrounds who have experienced life in conflict zones. While working on this project you will come to understand one another’s point of view by means of communication and artistic expression.
2 artists from each country – Georgia, Armenia, and Azerbaijan – will attend. The group of artists we recruit will represent various mediums.
This residency presents a unique opportunity to collaborate with artists from different countries, share your works with a wide range of audiences, and collectively share your experience and perspective of the conflict.
The residency will be split in 2 parts:
Phase 1 – 22-27 of August – Exploration
In this part of the project, we will discuss our thoughts on conflict and develop the concept of the exhibition. You also will get an opportunity to work with and get mentored by 3 different practicing artists who will guide you through the exploration of how to set up a collective exhibition.
Phase 2 – 27-31st of August – Creation
In this part of the project, participants will get full artistic freedom on creating their collective artworks in small or big groups. This time is devoted to creating and refining the outcome that will be exhibited early in September.
Interested candidates should submit an online application before 31st of July, 2022. Apply by following the application link here:
Include in your application:
- Please upload your CV
- A short motivational letter on the following:
- What mediums of art do you practice?
- Why do you want to participate in this project?
- What do conflict and peacebuilding mean for you?
- Describe one thing you created that makes you proud