City that (never) sleeps Urban Residency (UrRe) in Struga, Macedonia
Deadline: 10 March 2015
Open to: international students enrolled in a master program in Architecture, Design, Urban Planning or other creative field, international artists in a visual medium with a particular interest in landscape/environment (at least 3 years completed formal arts education)
Residency: room and board covered, a shared work space, work materials, international and domestic travels costs, field trip to Skopje, exhibition promotion, a published book
Are you interested in participatory urbanism? Are you passionate about improving shared public spaces? Do you believe creativity and collaboration can contribute to a better neighborhood and city?
In the spirit of urban renewal through the notion of placemaking, Creative and Active supported by Prince Claus Fund for Culture and Development and in partnership with Municipality of Struga, launches the City that (never) sleeps Urban Residency (UrRe). UrRe is a three week long urban action workshop that will take place from 10 – 30 April 2015 in Struga, Macedonia.
Selected participants will design and propose long term policy projects to transform overlooked public space into a more vibrant, responsive and livable place. The aim of team of Creative and Active has worked closely with local institutions and groups to devise a project challenge focused in three pillars (strategic art policy platform, city square rearranging and developing bicycle lanes), details of which will be disclosed on the first day of the workshop. In the course of three weeks, participants will be presented with a context-specific challenge, a fixed schedule and budget to present the community with a solution.
If not now, when?
If not us, who?
Selected participants will be covered room and board, a shared work space, work materials, international and domestic travels costs, field trip to Skopje, exhibition promotion, a published book.
UrRe is a three week long urban action workshop that will take place from 10 – 30 April 2015 in Struga, Macedonia.
Closing date for applications is 10 March 2015 (Tuesday).
Selected participants are expected to arrive on 10 April 2015.
The UrRe is open to international students enrolled in a master program in Architecture, Design, Urban Planning and other creative field. It is also open to international artists working to the highest level of contemporary professional practice in a visual medium and with a particular interest in landscape and the environment. Artists must have completed formal arts education at least 3 years previously.
How to apply
Working language of the UrRe is English language.
Applications are by electronic submission to CTNS@creativeactive.org or firstname.lastname@example.org
Creative and Active invites artists to apply with the following information:
1. Application form (find it attached here),
3. Outline of travel costs for travel to and from Struga, Macedonia for the actual residency
4. Artist statement (a summary of artistic achievements and a proposal why this opportunity would benefit development of artistic practice on intended development (max 500 words)
5. Supporting material (if available): upload up to 6 images (in JPEG format), or 3 video works or combination of the two, up to max 3mins each either by link to vimeo/youtube or upload of .mov/.avi/.wmv/.mpeg formats, showing examples of work. Images should be captioned with a number (1-6)
Selection will be assessed on the quality of the work of the artist, the quality of the artists proposal and how it would allow for development of artistic practice/ ideas/work in this setting.
At the end of the residency period the artists work will be promoted through an exhibition show. As part of the project, a book will be published with all the findings, analysis, policy proposals for strategic art policy platform, participants biographies and the proposal urban solutions for city square rearranging and developing bicycle lanes. The exhibition will take place in the city of Struga and possibly in Skopje.
During the UrRe, the participants will visit Skopje and will have the chance to see the makeover of the project Skopje 2014 hiding the out of space architecture of Kenzo Tange and other brutalism urban planning.
Promotion before, during and following the residency will be predominantly web-based but information relating to the UrRe and its aim will be distributed through national/international news and media when appropriate, and web-based/new-media through a network of arts providers, agencies, artist networks and academies. Artists would be encouraged to engage with social media during their residency period as a means of promoting the residency as widely as possible.
The successful artists would be required to complete an evaluation at the end of the residency period.