LOCIS

Locis är ett samarbete mellan Leitrim County Council Arts Office i Irland och Centre of Contemporary Art i Toruń i Polen och Residence Botkyrka.

Nedan information är på engelska då programmet är ett internationellt samarbete:

APPLICATION IS AVAILABLE HERE.

The second edition of LOCIS in 2014 will be thematically oriented towards exploration of our physical, social and political environment and alternative or self organized forms of artistic and social interaction.

Being located in places where artistic communities share the need for having a high degree of cultural activity and exchange, this collaborative project offers an opportunity to contemplate how artists help us consider new possibilities for social organization, our understanding of place, and ways to transcend physical, cultural and political boundaries.

The three artists/curators who will be leading residencies in 2014 are:

– Ola Wasilkowska (Poland) who will lead a residency with Botkyrka Konsthall, Stockholm in Sweden.
– Seamus Nolan (Ireland) who will lead a residency with the Centre of Contemporary Art in Torun, Poland
– Johan Thurfjell (Sweden) who will lead a residency at The Dock in Carrick on Shannon, with Leitrim County Council Arts Office in Ireland.

Dates for first meetings

Before making an application, please ensure that you are in a position to attend the entirety of the first meeting.
Ireland: Wednesday 2nd July to Sunday 6th July inclusive.
Poland: Monday 30th June to Saturday 5th July inclusive.
Sweden: Monday 21st July – 26th July inclusive.

Locis is collaborative arts programme between Leitrim County Council Arts Office, which is the arts department of a rural local authority in Ireland; the Centre of Contemporary Art in Toruń, which is an arts centre in a large provincial town in Poland; and Residence Botkyrka, which is an artists’ residency programme in a suburb of Sweden’s capital city.

Locis is designed to provide knowledge, resources and opportunities for artists to engage internationally. It further seeks to reinforce the belief that a vibrant arts practice can be maintained from anywhere and that networking across borders can occur from anywhere and with anyone within Europe. The three partner organizations have devised a two-year, three-country artist in residence programme where each country sends and receives a leading artist from their country to work with a group of emerging artists from the three regions.

The programme is funded under the EU Culture Programme and by the three project partners. This includes all travel and accommodation costs. The programme also provides a small artist’s stipend, and a modest project and exhibition budget. Should a residency group develop plans for projects which go beyond what would be possible within this budget, then that group should seek additional support from other parties and will be supported by the project partners to do so.

Read more about the programme here.

Contact: Anneli Bäckman
anneli.backman@botkyrka.se

RESIDENCE BOTKYRKA:
Program med workshops
och residence-konstnärer

SAMARBETE:
Leitrim County Council, Irland
Centre of Contemporary Art
Znaki Czasu i Torun, Polen
EU:s kulturprogram