ART PROSPECT RESIDENCIES application guidelines

Application deadline: February 20, 2023

The Art Prospect Network Residency program supports one-month residencies at the Art Prospect partner organizations in 11 countries for artists and curators working in the fields of socially engaged and public art. Artists and curators from the US and Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bulgaria, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan are eligible to apply. The residencies will take place between July 1, 2023  and June 30, 2024.  

Interested artists and curators are encouraged to apply. Please, read the following guidelines carefully before starting your application at the bottom of this page.

Artists and curators from the US and Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bulgaria, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan with significant experience in the fields of socially engaged art and/or public art are invited to apply. Applicants should be practicing artists and curators over age 21. Students and nonprofessional artists and curators are not eligible.

All applications are evaluated by an independent interdisciplinary review panel comprised of international arts professionals based on the following criteria:

  • Artistic or professional excellence of the applicant’s work.
  • Experience in the fields of socially engaged art and public art.
  • Potential for the applicant to interact with the community in the practice of his or her art form.
  • Benefit to the applicant, at this time in his/her career, from transnational exchange.
  • Applicant’s plans for sharing the benefits of the exchange with artists and institutions in his/her home country.
  • Applicant’s ability to meet cross-cultural challenges successfully.

The selection process is competitive and applicants should anticipate a highly rigorous review of their work. Please carefully follow the instructions for submitting work samples below. Applications missing any of the required materials will not be considered.

We recognize that each artist’s experience may prove to be profoundly different from what he or she anticipated as an applicant. Successful residencies reflect a balance between expectations of accomplishing specific goals and being open to new processes and opportunities for collaboration.

Art Prospect Network Residencies for artists and curators are one month in length.  Residencies are scheduled between July 1, 2023 and June 30, 2024.

CEC ArtsLink provides international travel, visa support and health insurance (if needed), accommodation, per diem, and a small production budget.  Host organizations make all local arrangements and provide ongoing organizational support and translation as needed.

At the conclusion of the residency, each participant will be required to submit a report with digital documentation that discusses the work accomplished and its impact on his or her professional development.

Art Prospect Network Residency applicants will be notified of the review panel decision in late March 2023.

For more information about the Residency Program, please contact Liza Matveeva,  Program Manager, at lmatveeva(at)cecartslink(dot)org