Monday, November 30, 2009

16th International Studio Program of the ACC Galerie Weimar and the City of Weimar

WHAT: 16th International Studio Program of the ACC Galerie Weimar and the
City of Weimar
WHERE: Weimar, Germany
WHEN: 7 December 2009
WHO: Artists who would like to produce works of art in accordance with the outlined theme

The non-profit organization ACC (Autonomous Cultural Center) originated in 1987, before the fall of the Berlin wall, when students occupied a derelict Renaissance building in the center of the town where Goethe (inevitably) had had his first residence in Weimar (1776/77). Shortly before the reunification, ACC protagonists were able to secure the house with the aid of private sponsors. The institution now consists of a gallery and a café and offers a cultural program that includes theater, literature, and lecture series.

The studio is located in the historical Städtisches Atelierhaus (Municipal studio building), about ten minutes walk to the ACC Galerie Weimar in the town center. In addition to the visiting international artists, the well-lit studio building accommodates ten other Weimar artists.

ROOM AND BOARD: Rent-free furnished apartment in the Weimar Atelierhaus with telephone/answering machine and DSL internet; meals are available at ACC Café-Restaurant at reduced prices (70%).

PARTICIPATION: Artists who would like to produce works of art in accordance with the outlined theme can apply.

The jury will select three artists, each of whom will spend four months living and working in Weimar. Student’s applications cannot be accepted.

DISPLAY AND EXHIBITION: The ACC Galerie Weimar employs a curator who develops a conception and a publication together with the artists. During the residency the curator will decide together with the artists whether and how the selected work(s) will be presented at the ACC Galerie Weimar in 2010. Where appropriate, works of art will be displayed in public spaces in Weimar for time periods to be agreed upon with the artists. In case of a group exhibition of all Studio Program participants a small catalogue will be produced. It is intended that the artists are present during the preparation and for the opening of the exhibition.

ACC COLLECTION: The former participants of the program left one or two important works of art completed during their stay in Weimar to become part of the ACC Galerie Collection. It is up to the future participants to follow this tradition. The gallery and the artist(s) will select the works together.

WORK PERIODS: February 1st – May 31st, 2010; June 1st – September 30th, 2010; October 1st, 2009 – January 31st, 2011

STIPEND: The selected artists will receive a monthly stipend of 1.000€. In order to receive the stipend the artists have to live in Weimar during the work period. The artists are also expected to hold a lecture/talk at the ACC Galerie Weimar at the end of his/her stay in Weimar. In addition we offer free entry to public municipal institutions, such as the Museum of the History of Weimar, and to the museums of the Weimar Classic Foundation, such as the Weimar Art Collection, the Goethe National Museum, the Bauhaus Museum, the New Museum of Contemporary Art, and the Dutchess Anna Amalia Library. Participants are responsible for their own telephone bills and have to arrange for their own medical insurance.

LANGUAGES: English and German are official languages of the International Studio Program. Participants should have a solid grasp of either English or German.

TRAVEL: The participants must cover their own travel costs, although the program attempts to find additional funding in cooperation with the artists.

The application rules are enclosed in the entry form.

International Studio Program
Burgplatz 1+2 D-99423 Weimar


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