Mizpe Ramon Local Council, Negev Desert, Israel
Duration of 5 to 12 weeks
Open to visual artists, multi-media artists & scientists globally
Costs: €20 per day for: 220 sq .m. shared studio space; light working tools; promotion; accommodation – mattress in a shared sleeping hall. All other expenses are not included.
Zone B7-P8 is intentionally located in the midst of the desert and its marked goals are:
1. To provide artists with the time, resources, facilities and working space to deepen their individual artistic research, as well as to engage in networking and collaborate with other artists;
2. To use the desert as a source of inspiration for art that advances sustainability and uses the available materials – sand, rock, wind, heat; explores the highly-relevant and interesting combination of art, technology and sciences; refers to the peripheral settings as an opportunity to re-examine ideas and develop new perspectives;
3. To bring contemporary art in the making to the geographical and social periphery;
Artists and scientists arriving will be provided with a working space and tool workshop. Some, but not all, will receive a grant.
Regarding expected outcome of each residency period – We put great emphasis on the artistic process itself – therefore we are not product-oriented, but rather encourage research, reflection and experimentation with no obligation or pressure to produce physical body of work.
However, we expect our visiting artists and scientists to be open to collaboration with local parties and community, to document the work process and write a log or blog about their stay, and require them to allow open-studio visits and give at least one workshop on a topic of their choosing.
For an application form, please write to firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Zone-B7-P8/608660279219237