Open Call For Iranian and Chinese Artists – Beijing

Exchange Program (Iran – China) 
1-30 April, 2018 – Beijing
1-31 July, 2018 – Tehran

Application Deadline
30 January, 2018

Red Gate Gallery and Kooshk Residency present an exchange program between Tehran and Beijing for two Chinese visual artists and two Iranian visual artists. This exchange program exists out of two parts. The first part is held from 1-30 April, 2018 in Beijing, China.

During a residency of one month, the Iranian artists will have the opportunity to work in Beijing, China within the international residency community. They will be introduced to the Chinese art scene, be invited to gallery openings and meet Chinese artists. The program will end with an open studio.

The second part will be held from 1-31 July, 2018 in Tehran, Iran. the Chinese artists will have the opportunity to work in Tehran, Iran and collaborate with the Iranian artists. During these four weeks, the space will be open to a local public of artists, students, and art critics. The program will start with a presentation and will 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 (shared room) and studio space for period of one month in Beijing will be provided by Red Gate Gallery. 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 shared room) 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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