Open call Amant Foundation International Studio Residency Program in NY

Amant Foundation

Amant Foundation is launching a call for applications for its NY Residency Program, a newly established international studio residency program beginning in September of 2021, with three iterations—Fall, Winter, and Spring. We host artists at all stages of their careers and across a wide array of disciplines from the visual arts, literature, performance, filmmaking, and cultural theory. 

The program is committed to providing the residents with the full experience of living and working in New York by facilitating their connections to major institutions and key figures in the city’s world-renowned professional art scene. During their period at Amant, artists are expected to develop and promote their projects on their own terms. We also strongly encourage residents participate in Amant´s own on-going in-house programs and activities, especially through the sharing of ideas internally and publicly in various formats. Amant also highly values and promotes openness to cross-disciplinary conversations.

The Amant complex includes individual studios, exhibition galleries, a library/reading room, a café/bookstore as well as a fully outfitted performance space suitable for rehearsals and other activities. There is also a large communal meeting and dining area with access to a courtyard garden. The residency covers round-trip economy flights and airport transfers to NY and a monthly stipend to offset the costs of accommodation, transport, day-to-day expenses, and a research grant for executing projects. Please be advised the Amant studios are not residential.

Application Deadline: December 18, 2020
March 1, 2021: Final selection announced for the three iterations of our Open Call.

The Jury:
The candidates will be selected by a professional committee that includes Amant’s senior internal team and three external advisors: Lauren Cornell, Director of the Graduate Program and Chief Curator at the Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College, NY; Elvira Diangany-Ose, The Showroom Director, London; and Reem Fadda, Director of Abu-Dhabi Cultural Center, Abu-Dhabi.  

Documents required to apply: 
Applicants should submit a specific project proposal outlining their research interests and intentions during the residency. Submissions must be in English. The Application should include the Submission form and a Portfolio that contains: 

-A CV/Resume, which should be no longer than four pages and emphasizes only your most significant achievements, publications, exhibitions, etc.   
-Images of your work (up to 10), which should include captions and short descriptions.  
-For videos/films, and sound recordings please provide links (up to 5). 
-Samples of published writing (up to 15 pages total) are required for those applying as a writer, historian or theorist.  

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