Open Call For Iranian and Chinese Artists

Exchange Program (Iran – China) 
1-31 December, 2016 – Tehran
1-29 March, 2017 – Beijing

Application Deadline
30th September, 2016

Red Gate Gallery and Kooshk Residency present a new exchange program between Tehran and Beijing for one Chinese visual artist (or a collaborative duo) and one Iranian visual artist (or a collaborative duo). This exchange program exists out of two parts. The first part is held from 1-31 December, 2016 in Tehran.

During a residency of one month, the Chinese artist has the opportunity to work in Tehran, Iran and collaborate with the Iranian artist. During these four weeks, the space will be open to a local public of artists, students, and art critics. The program will end with a presentation or open studio.

The second part will be held from 1-29 March, 2017 in Beijing, China. The Iranian artist(s) will have the opportunity to work in Beijing, China within our international residency community. During these four weeks, the artist will be introduced to the Chinese art scene, be invited to gallery openings and meet Chinese artists. The program will start with a presentation and end with an open studio.

The application is open for visual artists from China and Iran, interested in site-specific practices and the socio-cultural context of China and Iran. Applicants have to be interested in exchanging ideas and consider the participation in both parts of the projects. Applicants will be evaluated by a committee of the organizers mentioned above and will be informed by e-mail.

For the Iranian artist, accommodation and studio space for period of one month in Beijing will be provided by Red Gate Gallery (a room for one or a duo). All the expenses for airfare, insurance, medical coverage for the duration of the program, any visa fee and the living expenses such as travel and food will be by the artist himself. Iranian artist is responsible for all required travel documents including visa and insurance.

Program for Chinese artist includes: accommodation (a room for one or a duo) and studio space for period of their stay in Tehran that will be provided by Kooshk Residency.

How to apply

Artists can apply by filling the online form at Hard-copy and email submissions are not accepted.
Applications received after the deadline date will not be considered.
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