YARAT Contemporary Art Space invites artists to apply for the residency programme 2019. The programme is divided into two periods (March–July, September–December) and grants selected artists an opportunity to live and work in Baku for up to four months. Each period hosts two international residents.
YARAT Residency is open for artists who are engaged in open, research-based practice across disciplines and show an interest in discovering the Caucasus region. The programme engages residents in discussions with fellow artists, ARTIMLab participants and international arts professionals as well as travel around Azerbaijan. Artworks resulting from the residence are exhibited at the ARTIM Project Space, Baku. YARAT Residency programme is predominantly conducted in English.
YARAT Residency offers:
- Shared Studio space in YARAT Studios
- Weekly meetings with artists and YARAT curators
- Monthly meetings with international arts professionals
The residency will cover the following:
- Visa services
- Roundtrip airfare to Baku, Azerbaijan
- Local transport from and to GYD airport
- An apartment for international residents to share
- Living stipend: 600 AZN per month (including local and international taxes)
- Production support up to 1,000 AZN (including local and international taxes)
YARAT Residency rules and regulations
- Each artist should exhibit new work by the completion of the residency period.
- The artist should proactively engage within the program of ARTIMLab through giving workshops, lectures or becoming a mentor for the participants. Please find more information about ARTIMLab here.
- Images of created art work can be used by YARAT in all forms of reproduction (including catalogues, presentations and booklets) and can be used for advertising and informational materials (such as flyers and posters).
- Residents should work on-site in YARAT Studio and gain active knowledge of the organization as a whole.
- Residents should report, through an email or other media, on the creative production progress
- By the completion of the residency programme all created art pieces belong to the artist. YARAT takes no responsibility to retain or arrange shipment of art pieces.