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Artist Open Call: ‘Postcard from a City,’ Laznia Centre for Contemporary Art in Gdansk, Poland

The Laznia Centre for Contemporary Art in Gdansk, Poland, is hosting an open call to invite one artist to take part in Postcard from a City, which is organized as part of the international “Heroes We Love.

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Robert Kusmirowski

The Laznia Centre for Contemporary Art in Gdansk, Poland, is hosting an open call to invite one artist to take part in Postcard from a City, which is organized as part of the international “Heroes We Love. Ideology, Identity and Socialist Art in New Europe” project, supported by the European program Creative Europe 2014−2020.

“Heres We Love” is aimed at fostering interdisciplinary research on the phenomenon of socialist art in its cultural, social-ideological, and political context, spanning the period from the inception of the communist/socialist states of Eastern Europe till today. It boldly explores the geopolitical term New Europe and encompasses the region from Poland to Albania in a joint international project.

Postcard from a City is a series of artistic interventions which will take place in the public space of Gdansk. The invited artist must produce a new work reflecting on the idea of the project, which will then be presented in June 2016 together with the works of other invited artists.

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Schedule:

  • December 13, 2015: Deadline for submitting an application
  • February–March 2016: Two week research visit
  • March–June 15, 2016: Development of art work

CCA Laznia will cover:

  • Travel expenses (research visit, production visit) up to 2,000 PLN (~$496 USD)
  • Per diems during research and production visit
  • Artistic fee 2,500 PLN (~$620 USD)
  • Material costs allowance up to 3000 PLN (~$744 USD) (paid upon submission of receipts)
  • Space to live and work

Application
Application deadline: December 13, 2015

Please email the following to [email protected] (pdf format in one zip file) with your name in the title:

  • Artist’s statement mentioning the main points of focus in your body of work (1,500 words maximum)
  • Artist’s CV
  • Three completed art works related to the idea of the project

Co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union

For further information please visit: www.laznia.pl.

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