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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.
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 selected artists working in any field of art.
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.
Applications will be received through an online application procedure.
Applications will be processed in compliance with declared criteria by a jury of the award.
Aaron Cezar: Creative Producer and Director of Delfina Foundation
Michket Krifa: Independent Curator and Art critic of African and Middle Eastern Photography
Naiza Khan: Artist, Researcher and Founding Trustee of Vasl Artists’ Collective, Pakistan.
Susan Hapgood: Curator, Executive Director at International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP), Senior Advisor to ICI, and Founder and Director of the Mumbai Art Room
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
Deadline: 15 January 2016
Kooshk Artist Residency Award
Kooshk Residency is an artspace in Tehran. Artists from any country, under 40 years, are invited to apply for the KARA Award, that covers flights and expenses.
Deadline: 15 January 2016
Winners’ Declaration: Mid-February 2016
Duration: 1-31 May 2016