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Open Call for Scottish-based artists! Open Bodies Residency, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Deadline: 31 May, 2018

Disciplines: Activism, All Disciplines, Art Education, Choreography, Collaboration, Community, Concept & Theory, Curatorial, Dance, Experimental, Film & Video, Fine art, Installation, Media Arts, Music & Sound, Other, Performance, Poetry, Social Practice, Visual Arts.

Location: Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil

Deadline: 31 May, 2018

Duration: 1 month

Eligibility: Scottish-based artists who make performance and whose work is interested in gender and/or sexuality.

Support: • Art studio • Accommodation in a self-contained studio flat • One on one meetings with a curator • Weekly follow-up meetings • Edinburgh - Rio de Janeiro return flights • Living expenses grant of GBP 500 • Production costs covered up to GBP 200 • Open studio event at the end of the residency to show the works and/or processes to the public • Accommodation in Edinburgh for the Open Out date, if required.

Costs: Successful applicants will have their costs covered by the programme.


Program Description:

Open Bodies is a residency programme designed jointly by Despina and The Fruitmarket Gallery, with support from the British Council and Creative Scotland. It seeks Scottish-based artists who make performance and whose work is interested in gender and/or sexuality. The programme is in two parts. The residency will take place at Despina in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in September 2018. The selected artists will participate in a range of cross-cultural activities such as public talks, sharing of work events, studio visits and exhibition tours. Part two of the programme sees the artists participate in the Open Out programme at The Fruitmarket Gallery in Edinburgh in February 2019 (dates tbc between 11–24 Feb). The artists will propose workshops and lead a programme event.

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