Artists, curators and researchers from all over Brazil and other members of the CPLP – Community of Portuguese-Speaking Countries can submit their portfolios by March 12
Instituto Inclusartiz has extended to March 12 the registration term for the 2023 edition of its artist residency and research program, one of the most prestigious and complete in Brazil. This year, in addition to contemplating artists, curators and researchers from Brazil, the program also offers opportunities for candidates from other nations members of CPLP-Community of Portuguese-Speaking Countries: Angola, Cape Verde, Guinea-Bissau, Equatorial Guinea, Mozambique, Portugal, Sao Tome and Principe, and East Timor.
The decision to open the program for candidates from other Lusophone countries is a reflection of the institute’s continuous intent to expand its reach to other territories and also a continuity of what has been started last year, when the call was opened for candidates from countries in Southern Africa.
Residencies will last four weeks and will be held throughout the year at the Institute’s headquarters in Gamboa, Rio de Janeiro’s Port Area. In all, ten vacancies are offered, five for artists and five for curators/researchers. Within each category, four vacancies are intended for Brazilian candidates and one for foreigners. Those interested in participating should submit their portfolios and unpublished projects, which must be related to the institute’s guidelines. The analysis of the proposals will be made by the residency team of Inclusartiz and by a guest jury composed of professionals from the five regions of Brazil, which will be announced soon.
“The proposal is that the ten residents will be received in pairs, formed by an artist and a curator or researcher. Each duo will spend four weeks at the institute, configuring a cycle. In this notice, five cycles are planned. Within these union proposals, we intend to seam the program so that research has a point of contact, understanding that they do not necessarily have to approach the same topic, but may have exchanges that help pairs to communicate and complement themselves, explains Lucas Albuquerque, coordinator of the Artist Residency and Research Program.
Offered since 2014, the Instituto Inclusartiz Artist Residency and Research Program aims to foster national and international artistic production and has hosted more than forty names, including renowned professionals such as Amanda Abi Khalil (Lebanon), Yuko Hasegawa (Japan), Gerda Steiner & Jorg Lenzlinger (Switzerland), Hans Ulrich Obrist (England), and Valeska Soares (Brazil); in addition to young Brazilian talents such as Hal Wildson, Marcela Cantuária, Maxwell Alexandre, Manauara Clandestina, Vivian Caccuri, and Xadalu Tupã Jekupé.
In 2022, the institute remodeled the program and launched its first open call, aimed at candidates from Brazil and countries in Southern Africa (South Africa, Botswana, Comoros, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Eswatini, Zambia, and Zimbabwe). The opening call received more than 530 entries.
In this new format, the program is divided into cycles, lasting four weeks each. Every cycle has a duo formed by an artist and a curator/researcher, who receive all the required support for developing their research, such as a living space, a collective studio at the headquarters of Instituto Inclusartiz, personalized curatorial monitoring, a production team and communication departments, and a residency grant to pay for food, transport and purchase of materials.
As part of the program, Inclusartiz also organizes a series of educational activities, such as workshops, publications, public speeches and critical sessions aimed at art students from educational institutions in Rio de Janeiro, expanding the cultural exchange between residents and the local artistic community.
Application period: January 23 to March 12
Jury selection period: March 13 to April 4
Interviews with pre-selected: 10 to 14 April
Announcement of the result: April 25
Beginning of the 1st residency cycle: May 15