Frist: Samstag, 05. Dezember 2020


OPEN CALL/ Creation Residency YET TO .COM(E)

Calling for artists based in Argentina, Iran, USA, France, Switzerland, and Germany.
Open to all artistic disciplines that wish to engage in a virtual residency.

YET TO .COM(E) invites six interdisciplinary artists to collaborate in artistic dialogue and practice with another artist. The program establishes three distinctive virtual residency incubators where two artists can live, brainstorm, and dream about a common future through their unique artistic lenses. In this current pandemic, we are left with a tension of global and local concerns. The present feels dystopian. The future is unknown. As such, YET TO .COM(E) believes that sharing a virtual creation space is needed to transgress individual isolation. In spite of all the challenges we face today, YET TO .COM(E) seeks to break down artistic barriers by playfully and experimentally engaging in the digital sphere.

YET TO .COM(E) is made possible by the international partners, Espace Croisé (FR), LODO (ARG), Work it Out (CH/DE), and Re-Connect Online Performance Festival (Internet). All four partners are engaged in digital and physical performance activities. Their curatorial practice is shaped by working in proximity over distance: fostering a sharing of resources as well as collectively devising intercultural and interdisciplinary methods for participatory interventions.

Each artist is applying with an individual proposal for the virtual residency. Based on this proposal, interviews will be held with the first round of pre-selected artists. Next, the curatorial partners will select six artists to be coupled up in three collaboration teams based on their field of practice and artistic motivation in the virtual residency. Each team will collaborate on a mutual proposal.

Terms and Conditions 700 euros are given to each of the six selected artists. The residencies take place between January 2021 - April 2021 (time frame agreed upon availability and need of the collaboration teams). The coupled artists will be provided with adequate virtual resources to facilitate the exchange and mentoring by the partners during the process of the virtual residency. The coupled artists are expected to meet virtually on a regular basis. During the creation process, the partners will make the artists’ work available to the public in different virtual formats (e.g. insights, interventions, interviews, and broadcasted studio visits).

Each residency will lead to an outcome. The form of the outcome is generated by the individual discipline of the two artists, their common project, and the partners (e.g. online performance project, installation, live lecture-performance, etc.). All four partners will strive to feature, promote, and distribute the artists’ projects at different possible levels (e.g. online festivals, extended residencies, and virtual/physical exhibitions).

Application Requirements
Motivation Letter (1000 words) Short Bio (200 words) Artist Resume / CV Portfolio or links to relevant documentation of your work

Time Frame
Applications are due by 05.12.2020 (11:59 pm CET) on

Pre-selected artists will be invited for an interview (Zoom) in December 2020 Announcement of selected artists by end of December 2020