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Open call Kookshk Residency Tehran 2019

Open call Antwerp - Tehran 2019
For the second time AIR Antwerpen and the Centre for Fine Arts of Brussels (BOZAR) are joining the Europe - Iran ‘Artists in Residence Program’ (EU-Iran AiRP) initiated by EUNIC, between Iran and nine European countries: Austria, Belgium, Germany, Greece, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Spain and Hungary. This will also be the fifth edition of the annual exchange program between AIR Antwerpen and Kooshk Residency Tehran. Artists Saddie Choua and Amir Farsijani participated in last year's edition.

This exchange program exists out of two parts. The first part will be held from 1 - 31 January 2019 in Tehran, Iran. During a residency of one month a Belgian artist has the opportunity to work in Tehran and collaborate with an Iranian artist. During these four weeks, the space will be open to a local public of artists, students and art critics. The program will end with a presentation. The second part will be held from the 15 February until 15 March 2019 in Antwerp, Belgium. The same Belgian and Iranian artist will participate in the second part with a final presentation as well. The application is open for visual artists from Belgium and Iran, interested in site-specific art practices and the socio-cultural context of Belgium and Iran. Applicants have to be interested in exchanging ideas and consider the participation in both parts of the project. This open call is addressed to Belgian artists. Iranian artists can apply through Kooshk Residency and the following link:

The residency for the Belgian artist includes:
- Accomodation and studio space for 1 month in Kooshk Residency, Tehran
- Logistic support during this period
- The organization of a public event
- Reimbursement of travel costs from Belgium to the residency and back
- Per diem for one month of 850 euro

- 6 August - 15 September: open call
- end of September: selection
- first week October: application visa
- 1 - 31 January: residency for the Belgian artist in Tehran + presentation
- 15 February - 15 March: residency for the Iranian artist in AIR Antwerpen
- Thursday 14 March (tbc): presentation in BOZAR

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