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Kooshk Artist Residency Award

Kooshk Residency is a non-political artspace in Tehran. Submissions are open for the KARA Award, that covers all expenses of the selected artist. Deadline: 15 April 2015
Feb 2015

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.

Award Goals
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 active artists of the visual arts, dramatic arts, music and cinema.
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 and 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.

Jury 2015
Alessio Antoniolli – Director of Gasworks
Tooraj Khamenehzadeh – Artist, Curator and Program Manager of Kooshk Residency and Co-Founder and a Member of the Board of Directors of Rybon Art Center
Caoimhín Mac Giolla Léith – Critic, Curator and Senior Lecturer in Irish language and literature at University College Dublin
Bisi Silva – Curator and the Founder/ Director of Centre for Contemporary Art (CCA, Lagos)
Pooja Sood – Curator, Director of KHOJ International Artists’ Association and Founding Director of ARThinkSouthAsia

Registration conditions
All international artists, active in the visual arts, dramatic arts, music and cinema under the age of 40 are eligible to applyfor 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 resumé 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 realising the proposal
English language skills
Please take into consideration that artists with interdisciplinary interests are prioritized.
Deadline: 15 April 2015

More information:

(From press information)

KARA 2015
Kooshk Artist Residency Award

Deadline: 15 April 2015

Winners’ Declaration: 30 April 2015

Residency Period: 1-31 July 2015

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