LOVE Letter to a stranger OPEN CALL DEADLINE: 10 June, 17.00
Takes place: 13-16 July (including travel time) 2x Oslo (NO) based artists 2x Midlands (UK) based artists
Kunst Vardo is delighted to announce an open call for four artists identifying as women to take part in a collaborative practice weekend in Oslo.
The weekend will be led by the artists applying. Two pairs will be selected based on shared interests highlighted in the artists love letters, pairing one artist in Oslo with another in the UK. Before the weekend takes place the artist pairs will collaboratively develop a day of activities for the group to undertake whilst in Oslo.
The activities should in some way explore the artist’s interest areas which could for example be; a walk in the forest collecting soil samples, a tour of the tallest buildings in the city.
Alongside the two artist led days of activities Kunst Vardo will organise additional social and networking opportunities.
WHAT YOU GET Each artist will receive a 10,000kr fee (roughly £900). Each artist pair will have up to 2,500kr production budget to create a day’s activity. UK based artists will have travel and accommodation provided. Artists are expected to cover any additional costs such as food.
ELIGIBILITY This application is only open to artists identifying as women to address gender imbalances within the international art world and encourage feminist / female led conversation. Artists should be based in Oslo, Norway or the Midlands, UK.
HOW TO APPLY All applications should be written in English, sent by email and contained within a single PDF, to include: 1. Contact details 2. A link to your website if you have one 3. A love letter to a stranger (max 800 words) We encourage creative approaches to the letter content, but suggest you include: - Information about you and your interests - Why you are sending a love letter to someone you don’t know - What you hope to find / do 4. Images / videos of your work (10 max)