The Amant Foundation in the US is seeking applications from artists working in a wide range of disciplines for its international residency programme in New York during the 2021-22 period
The foundation is an international private arts organisation that fosters artistic experimentation and dialogue across disciplines through residencies and public programming. The residencies have a duration of three months, and the programme can accommodate four residents at a time. The organisers are accepting applications from artists at all stages of their careers and across a wide array of disciplines including performance, visual arts, literature, filmmaking and cultural theory.
Amant seeks to provide residents with the time and support to explore and experiment within their practices. It also facilitates the exchange of ideas and experiences about art production to enhance the residents’ work.
“During the period at Amant, artists can develop their work and follow up with their projects on their own terms. We highly value openness to cross-disciplinary conversations,” the foundation says.
Selected participants will be expected to participate in workshops, presentations, and discussions among themselves.
*From the beginning of September to the end of November 2021.
*From the beginning of January to the end of March 2022.
*From the beginning of April to the end of June 2022.
*A CV/resume, which should highlight your most significant achievements, publications, exhibits, etc. (max four pages).
*Images of your work inclusive of captions and short descriptions (max 10).
*Links to videos/films, and sound recordings (max five samples).
*Samples of published writings, if you are applying as a writer, historian or theorist (max 15 pages).
*The portfolio should be named as follows: last name Amant NY_202120-22.
*If the portfolio is not in PDF format or if it is over 10MB you will not be able to submit it.
Amant will provide participants with the following:
*Studio space, which also includes exhibition galleries, a library/reading room and a performance space to carry out rehearsals and other activities.
*Return economy flights and airport transfers to New York.
*Monthly stipend of $3 000 to offset the costs of accommodation, transport and day-to-day expenses.
*The opportunity to benefit from the expertise of the artistic team at Amant as being exposed to its exhibitions and event programmes. In this regard, the residents will be asked to do a public programme event during the course of the residency.
*Introduce residents through special meetings with local researchers and art professionals relevant to their needs and access to a rich network of institutions in New York.
How to apply
*Interested individuals can access the application form here.
*The application deadline is 18 December 2020.
*Successful applicants will be notified by 31 March 2021.