Carmencita Artists Residency

 

Open call for Carmencita Artists Residency

La ONG opens its doors to the international community of artists, curators, critics, theorics and other cultural agents whose practice and approach are related to contemporary art.

We are a self-sustained non-profit organization where young people from different social backgrounds get instructed. Our center is a photography  school, but at the moment we offer workshops in other areas, such as screen-printing, experimental cinema, theater, performance, poetry, creative writing, journalism, musical production, among others. Currently we serve as a cultural space. We count with three exhibit rooms, public library, audio studio, screen-printing workshop, photography studio and two analog photography labs. We offer an agenda of cultural activities related to the reflection of new languages. We constantly host meeting, projections, functions, theater plays or performances, gatherings, among others. This way La ONG operates as a sounding board for proposals and peripheral speeches that generally do not fit in other spaces, we are “the space of those who have no space”.

The Carmencita Artists Residency is a project that has a generate networks of cultural exchange among international artists with our Venezuelan artists. We are convinced that the creation of nodes of action from the periferia in order for all of us to be benefit in our own languages. It seeks to generate an space of reflexion and encounter around the image.

Who can apply for the residency?

The whole international community if artists, curators, critics, theorics and other cultural agents whose practice or approach is related to contemporary art, and wish to release a new project or one in the works.

How long does the residency lasts?

21 days

What’s included in the residency?

Private room with its own bathroom, air conditioning and internet connection.
Kitchen facilities.
Weekly room cleaning.
Transportation from and to the airport.
Use of the two analogue photography labs for blanco and white developing and printing.  This doesn’t include the chemicals for film processing, due to the fact that we are not able to purchase them in the country.  This means that in case your project involves film developing and similar processes, you must provide all chemicals yourself.
Photography studio:
Dimensions Width: 5m –  Length: 7,70m (3,81m backing) – Height: 2,70m
Equipment: 4 studio lights, soft-boxEs, strobing dishes, umbrellas, tripods.

What’s not included

Food expenses
Transportation from and to origin country
Transportation in the country
Production expenses for the project.

What is the contribution of the artist or the researcher selected for residency?

A talk / discussion about his/her work.
Dictate an intensive workshop Friday from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm, Saturday from 9:00 am to  1:00 pm y Sunday from 10am to 2pm. This would be a fundraising activity for the space.

How much is the investment?

$750

How to apply for the project?

You must enter via email to residenciascarmencita.laong@gmail.com, the following documentation

Personal information: full name, ID/Passport number , e-mail, city, country, birth date. Such documents must be sent in one single pdf document named as followed: – personal information + Your name   – Example: Personal Information Pedro Pérez .pdf

Biography, no longer than one page, must contain lol to online portfolio or website. Such documents must be sent in one single pdf document named as followed: – Biography + Your name   – Example: Biography Pedro Pérez .pdf

CV or resume. Such documents must be sent in one single pdf document named as followed: – CV + Your name   – Example: CV Pedro Pérez .pdf

Minimum of 15 images that resume your work. Must be in 72 dpi and no more than 1200 pixel on the longer side.

In case of not being an artist (applies for researchers, curators and others) must contain at least three articles of its research work or links on any blog. Such documents must be sent in one single pdf document named as followed: – Research work + Your name   – Example: Research workPedro Pérez .pdf

Project description, in this case the artist who wants to apply must sent a brief of the project that wants to develope, could be a following work, a work in progress, a new one. This document must contain image references and drafts from the project. Such documents must be sent in one single pdf document named as followed: – Project + Your name   – Example: Project Pedro Pérez .pdf

Schedule of work to develop during the 21 days of the residency.  Such documents must be sent in one single pdf document named as followed: – Schedule + Your name   – Example: Schedule workPedro Pérez .pdf

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