ArtistNe(s)t Programme of Artist Residences, Sinaia, Romania

ArtistNe(s)t supports the creative activities of artists and researchers open to innovation and cooperation in the disciplines: visual art, literature, theatre and dance. ArtistNe(s)t encourages the dialogue between Romanian and foreign artists.

Location: Sinaia (Prahova County, Romania)
Number of residencies: 4 residencies, 2 in May and 2 in October
Duration of each residence: 4 weeks
Period for residences:
May 1 to 31
October 1 to 31
4 artists in residence
Field: Visual Arts

General information: The 4 residences in 2008 are addressed to 2 romanian and 2 foreign Artists, so that there will usually be two resident artists in Sinaia, one Romanian and one from another country.

The residences allow resident artists:
– to work on a proposed project and to make a presentation at the end of the residence,
– to become familiar with the work of the other resident artist,
– to exchange knowledge and ideas,
– to work on a common project

The resident artists are also offered opportunities to get in contact with the local cultural scene through visits to cultural institutions in the area, meetings with local artists, attending performances, exhibitions etc. Each residence programme will include a presentation/workshop for the local community. Two project coordinators and an artistic coach will support these activities.

Criteria of selection:
– Professional artists with at least three years of experience
– Interest in developing innovative work within a foreign cultural context
– Work, research on the specific local context are particularly welcome
– Knowledge of English

Living and working conditions:
– individual studio at the artist's disposal
– working space
– free use of computer and internet

Financial support: Artists will receive
- a monthly grant of CHF 1200.– for food, local travel and other related costs; this grant is subject to a 16% tax;
- a production budget of CHF 1000.– for the realization and presentation of the proposed project;
- a return ticket from/to the place of the residence (a maximum of 600 CHF for the artists from other countries).

The medical insurance for the time of the residence is in the artist's charge. Visa costs for Romania are in the artist's charge. The resident artists must spend a minimum of 2/3 of the allocated residence time in Sinaia.

Application deadline: 15 March 2008

Further information and application form at:

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