Open Call For Iranian and Belgian Artists

Exchange Program (Iran – Belgium) 
1-29 February, 2017 – Tehran
1-31 August, 2017 – Antwerp

Application Deadline
15th October, 2016

Air Antwerpen and Kooshk Residency present a new exchange program between Tehran and Antwerp for one Belgian and one Iranian visual artist. This exchange program exists out of two parts. The first part is held from 1-29 February, 2017 in Tehran.

During a residency of one month, the Belgian 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 1-31 August, 2017 in Antwerp, Belgium. The Iranian artist will have the opportunity to work in Antwerp, Belgium within our international residency community. During these four weeks, the artist will be introduced to the Belgian art scene, be invited to gallery openings and meet Belgian artists. The program will start with a presentation and end with an open studio.

The application is open for visual artists from Belgium and Iran, interested in site-specific practices and the socio-cultural context of Belgium 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 Antwerp will be provided by Air Antwerpen. 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 Belgian artist includes: accommodation 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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