Open Call for AiR Programme at B32

B32 is an independent initiative for and by artists that provides space for experimental art and other forms of cultural expression. It was founded in 2002 and is currently located in the former community centre in De Ravelijn neighbourhood of Maastricht. The district is primarily known as a former residential school, but the name also refers to a specific part of the defence works situated in that area.

This year, B32 launches a new artist-in-residence trajectory, in the course of which the resident will be invited to make use of B32’s venue as a working and presentation space. This presentation can take on a variety of formats, of different durations and degrees of publicity (talk, screening, performance, open studio, dinner, publication, studio visit, workshop, and more). 

This call is addressed to artists whose work can benefit from the interaction with the particular (social, historical, geographical, or physical) context of B32, and who are interested in opening up their working process to the artistic community of Maastricht, our neighbours, and visitors. 

As we continue to explore the position of B32 in De Ravelijn neighbourhood, Maastricht, and the region, we look forward to hosting someone who is interested in thinking along with us, from within their own practice. We are looking in particular for practices which embody some of the following qualities: research-driven, interventionist, participatory, collaborative, site-specific, context-sensitive… the list is not exhaustive.

The residency period starts in August and ends in September (specific dates to be defined together with the resident).

The residency entails:

  • Working period of up to 6 weeks, during which the resident can plan the rhythm of their stay in dialogue with the organisers (the minimum period being 10 days). 
  • Access to the space of 8 by 15 meters, located in a building housing ateliers. The photos of the space and our previous projects can be found on our website. 
  • An opportunity to exchange ideas and enter into a dialogue with the community of B32, the broader artistic community in the area, and invited guests.
  • A possibility to test out different presentation formats. 
  • Production and communication support of the B32 team.
  • Artist fee of 1000 EUR and a project budget of up to1000 EUR (the project budget covers all costs related to production, programming, transport, etc. – all amounts are including VAT)
  • Optional accommodation in a private room of a shared apartment of B32 team members, 10 minutes walk from the space (more information on request).

Applications should contain the following elements:

  • Your CV and portfolio. 
  • Your motivation and a short project plan (please limit your writing to 1-2 pages of text in total). While writing, you can keep in mind the following questions:
    • Which area of your practice/ research you plan to work on during your stay in Maastricht? How can the particular context of B32 and the residency format we offer support this? 
    • If you have ideas regarding the presentation or other activities you would like organise during your stay, feel free to include them.
    • You do not need to submit a budget – this can be developed at a later stage, in dialogue with the organisers. However, it is important to keep the project budget amount (1000 EUR incl. VAT) in mind and to make sure that your plans are financially feasible. 

Please send your application to b32artspace@gmail.com (in PDF format). The submission deadline is 30 June (up to and including).

B32 is supported by the Mondriaan Fund and the city of Maastricht.

Deadline: 30 June 2024

Website link: https://www.b32.org/

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