Saturday, March 28, 2009

Accented Residency

A New Regional Residency Initiative

Accented aims to develop co-operations in South East Europe (SEE), and the East Mediterranean (EM), North Africa, the Gulf Countries and the United Kingdom with key institutions that focus on artistic research.

The initiative will be administered through a relationship between six institutions that include Platform Garanti CAC (Istanbul, Turkey), Vector Association (Iasi, Romania), Ashkal Alwan (Beirut, Lebanon), Townhouse Gallery (Cairo, Egypt), Delfina Foundation (London, UK) and Spike Island (Bristol, UK).

Creative Collaboration grants will be made available to artists, curators and writers from countries in SEE, EM, the Gulf and the UK. Over a course of two years 20 professionals selected will be offered six to eight-week residencies at one of the participating institutions.

The initiative is open to applicants from the following countries: Albania, Algeria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Egypt, Greece, Gulf Region, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kosovo, Lebanon, Libya, Macedonia, Morocco, Palestine, Romania, Serbia and Montenegro, Syria, Tunisia, Cyprus, Turkey and the United Kingdom.

The application must include a statement/motivation letter for the residency. Please forward the application form and your CV in six copies, along with sufficient visual material such as slides, Cds/DVDs, web addresses, images and/or printed material to the closest institution to your country (or Platform Garanti CAC) indicated as “Accented Residency” on the envelope by May 15, 2009. The application form may be downloaded from the blog address and it needs to be filled in English.

Accented Residency offers a studio space, accommodation and covers travel expenses (a return flight) and living expenses of residents.

Accented Residency is part of the British Council’s Creative Collaboration programme. The overall aim of the Creative Collaborations programme is to enrich the cultural life of Europe and its surrounding country and to build trust and understanding across communities by generating dialogue and debate.

For further information please contact:
Oyku Ozsoy: /