YARAT CONTEMPORARY ART SPACE

YARAT STUDIOS RESIDENCY PROGRAMME 

OPEN CALL FOR ALL ARTISTS

3 MONTHS FOR INTERNATIONAL RESIDENTS

YARAT Contemporary Art Space invites artists to apply to a renewed residency programme for 2016 based in Baku.  

Each residency lasts three months. There will be three residency ‘periods’ available across the year, each of which will include a group of approximately ten artists. 


PROGRAMME DESCRIPTION

The YARAT RESIDENCY PROGRAMME is intended for artists who are engaged in open, research-based practice across disciplines and show an interest in discovering the Caucasus region. The programme will allow residents to develop their work and to share a dialogue with a range of other artists, curators and collectors. YARAT RESIDENCY PROGRAMME will be predominantly conducted in English.


EACH YARAT RESIDENCY PERIOD OFFERS

- Studio space, accommodation and a stipend for the duration of the residency.

- A one-week international trip with all residents and curators to actively engage in research and discussions. Possible examples include a visit to Kazakhstan or Turkey.

- Monthly workshops with international curators.

- Workshops presenting opportunities to apply for prizes and other residencies. 

- Weekly meetings with YARAT curators.

- Weekly artist meetings.

Each artist will close residency with a small scale solo exhibition at ARTIM Project Space.


YARAT FACILITIES

YARAT opens all its facilities to the residents of residency programme. YARAT has well established infrastructure such as: YARAT Office, YARAT Centre, YARAT Studious and ARTIM Project Space. These places have all needed facilities to boost productive work atmosphere. 


YARAT ACCOMMODATION

Residency programme offers shared apartment with all needed equipment and facilities. During each residency period an apartment will be shared with 2 international artists. This apartment has everything needed to provide comfort for resident artists. 


YARAT RESIDENCY TIMINGS

YARAT residency happens 3 times in a year. Each residency period has 3 month duration. In your application you should state two options out of three expressing your preferred period of participation in YARAT Studios Residency Programme.

PERIOD I

PERIOD II

PERIOD III

Start:  Mid-January
End:    Mid-April

Start:  Mid-April
End:    Mid-July

 Start: Mid-September
 End:   Mid-December

SUPPORT AND RESOURCES AVAILABLE

- International residents will also receive one return flight to Baku, visa support and Accommodation in Baku.

- There is a limited production budget in place to fund production cost for each artist on the residency programme.

- Each resident will receive a monthly stipend in the amount of 700 AZN during the residency programme.

- More information available on request.    


YARAT RESIDENCY RULES AND REGULATIONS

- Each artist should exhibit new work by the completion of residency programme. 

- Images of created art work can be used by YARAT in all forms of reproduction (including catalogues, presentations and booklets) and can be used for advertising, informational materials (such as flyers and posters).

- Residents should work on site in YARAT Studios, gain active knowledge of the organization as a whole

- Residents should report, through an email or other media, on the creative production process progress

- By the completion of residency programme all created art pieces belong to the artist. YARAT take no responsibility to retain or arrange shipment of art piece or art pieces.


           


SELECTION PROCEDURE

Following the application process residents will be selected by YARAT Selection Committee.
Places will be awarded subject to the artist’s portfolio and their letter of intent.  An indication should be given if there is a particular project or aspect of an artist’s practice which relates to the Caucasus and the wider region. 
If your application is shortlisted, YARAT Contemporary Art Space will send you an email upon completion of the selection process. There will follow an interview either by Skype or in person. By the completion of selection procedure only successful applicants will be contacted by YARAT.


TIME FRAME AND DEADLINE

*Application deadline will be strictly enforced

- Deadline for receiving applications is 20th of December, 2015, at 00:00 (GTM+1).

Selection of the applicants will be completed and residents will be informed starting from 5th of January, 2016

- The residency program starts from the mid of January

*more details will be given by the completion of the selection procedure


*Please note that all applications should be sent to residencies@yarat.az email address.


For additional questions please do not hesitate to contact Azer Abdullayev, Programs Coordinator at YARAT Contemporary Art Space


Azer Abdullayev
Programs Coordinator
Email: azer.a@yarat.az
Skype: a.abdullayev


ABOUT YARAT CONTEMPORARY ART SPACE:

YARAT is a not-for-profit art organisation based in Baku, Azerbaijan, founded by Aida Mahmudova and a group of artists in 2011. YARAT is a dedicated platform for contemporary art and commissions exhibitions, artists, education programmes and research. 

YARAT (which means ‘create’ in Azerbaijani) opened the YARAT Contemporary Art Centre, in March 2015. The 2,000m2 space, converted from a former Soviet-era naval headquarters, is a hub for contemporary art, art education and research in the Caucuses, Central Asia and surrounding region. The Centre also exhibits YARAT’s permanent collection.

Education is at the heart of YARAT’s work, with a program of artist residencies, workshops, lectures and screenings. YARAT’s programme ARTIM (meaning progress in Azerbaijani) supports young practitioners in the arts providing opportunities to curate and present their work in exhibitions. The YARAT Studios provide studio space for artists in Azerbaijan and international artist residencies. 


ABOUT YARAT STUDIOS:

YARAT Studios is a new dedicated artist studios in Baku, Azerbaijan, comprising of 11 studios and a residential space which is to be used by Azerbaijani and visiting international artists.

Launched in 2014, YARAT Studios offers a platform for emerging and established artists and a place for creative collaboration between local and foreign artists. YARAT’s founding of the studios has enabled a
full-time residency programme which forms a key part of the YARAT education programme, and provides artists with new opportunities and a working environment that encourages them to grow both professionally and personally. At YARAT Studios, artists are able to push the boundaries of contemporary art, conduct artistic experiments and increase their standing in the art world. YARAT Studios is helping to create a lasting cultural dialogue between artists and art institutions, both at home in Baku and abroad.

RESIDENCY ARTISTS

GVANTSA JISHKARIANI (GEORGIA)

FEBRUARY > APRIL 2016

LUKE BURTON (UK)

FEBRUARY > APRIL 2016

VAJIKO CHACHKHIANI (GEORGIA)

FEBRUARY > APRIL 2016

AMNA AL DABBAGH (UAE)

SEPTEMBER > DECEMBER 2015

YARAT CONTEMPORARY ART SPACE