JARDIM CANADÁ – The JA.CA Center for Art and Technology is pleased to announce a call for applications for a new artist residency!
JA.CA is a center for creation and artistic development located in the neighborhood of Jardim Canadá in the metropolitan area of Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Jardim Canadá is bordered on one side by the city and on the other by the natural reserve Parque Estadual Serra do Rola-Moça.
JA.CA’s mission is to foster artistic projects which make use of different approaches and technologies to explore the territory where we are located and/or to dialogue with the local community — through creative stimulus, educational initiatives and collaborative practices. Artists working in all media interested in the conceptual and practical inquiries raised by technology are encouraged to apply.
At JA.CA, we think of technology, of new media, as something much beyond the technical — as a media in which artistic practice finds a dynamism and expressive immediacy congruent with the pace and fluidity of contemporary culture. We believe that new media is a critical tool for the advancement of ever-larger artistic dialogues involving new students, constituents, and interlocutors.
For this call JA.CA will support 01 Brazilian curator/researcher, 02 Brazilian artists (01 artist residing in Belo Horizonte and an other from a different Brazilian city) and 01 international artist1. The residency will last for 45 days, from October 15th to November 30th. International artists will receive round trip from his hometown and accommodation in a single room at the Center. International Artists will also receive access to all JA.CA facilities and an amount of R$ 3,000 (three thousand reais) exclusively for production of the selected project. JA.CA will offer production support, promotion to the projects, visits of critics, local and foreign curators, as well as support for the participation in exhibitions.
All applications should be sent in PDF format (max 7MB) to the e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org by 11pm of September 6th 2013.
The PDF file should cover:
1 – Personal information (Full name, date of birth, address, country of citizenship and residency, URL and e-mail);
2 – A short letter of intent, exposing the reason why this residency would be important for your artistic research and production;
3 – A short description of the project to be produced during the residency;
4 – A short CV;
5 – Portfolio with 10 images max.
The selection will take into account originality, consistency of the proposed project and the artistic career of the candidate and will be selected by a panel of curators, artists, and directors of other residencies.
The residency will begin on October 15th and will end on November 30th.
All applicants, selected or not, will be notified by email. Selected artists will receive a contract to be signed by both parts. Only after the signed contract will the residence begin.
For more information and regulation: www.jacaarte.org