Open call for Nordic-Baltic Residency 2015 at Eskus
Nordic-Baltic Residency 2015 at Eskus - Performance Center in Suvilahti, Helsinki, Finland
Eskus - Performance Center is calling for applications for residencies from artists residing in the Nordic and Baltic countries (other than Finland).
Eskus Artist-in-Residence Programme is for individual artists or groups of professional artists working within performance, live art, or contemporary theatre. The programme offers artists the possibility to work on their projects in the Eskus residency studios situated in Suvilahti, a lively cultural spot in Helsinki. In addition, Eskus provides help in regards to networking and performance possibilities around Finland.
Eskus is connected to Mad House Helsinki, which is a venue for performance and live art. Mad House's second season will take place 1.9.–30.11.2015, coinciding with the residency's timeframe.
Eskus offers the residency for four (4) artists. They can be four individual artists or groups of two to four artists. The duration of the residency/residencies is three (3) weeks.
The residency artists will have an 80 m2 studio at Eskus - with a wooden floor suitable for dancing and physical movement - at their disposal. The premises include a shared kitchen, toilets, shower, wifi, office equipment and practical support from the staff.
The residency includes accommodation, up to 250 € for travel expenses and grants of 400 € per week for each artist.
Applicants are encouraged to organize a public event, eg. a demo, a workshop or an artist talk during the residency, possibly as part of Mad House Helsinki's programme.
The open application shall be accompanied by the following documents:
- Resume / Presentation of the group
- The work plan of artistic work during the visit, including a proposal for a public event, and preferred dates for the residency period within the timeframe 1 September – 30 November 2015.
Applications should be e-mailed to info(at)eskus.fi with “Nordic-Baltic Residency 2015” in the subject line.
If you prefer to post your application, please send it to:
Esitystaiteen keskus, Residency Programme
Residency artists will be selected by an Eskus–Mad House jury.
Deadline for applications: 31 May 2015
Announcement of selected artists: 16 June 2015
Residency dates: 1 September – 30 November 2015
Managing Director Jenny Nordlund: jenny.nordlund(at)eskus.fi / +358 45 874 0470