PROGRAMME FOR THE INTERNATIONALISATION OF CONTEMPORARY BASQUE ART
Bitamine Faktoria is launching this call for applications within the framework established by its plan for the internationalisation of contemporary Basque art. The aim of this programme is to encourage artistic research and production, contribute to the promotion of creators, and promote the international mobility of artists.
It is open to artistic export projects for artists living and working in the Basque Country, whatever their discipline.
WHAT DOES IT CONSIST OF?
The aid is developed in two phases. Initially, the project will be worked on for several months in the Basque context. Once it has been completed, it will be exported for presentation in the city of Buenos Aires (Argentina), where it will be shown in different spaces that are benchmarks of current contemporary culture.
Together with local institutions, a calendar of activities will be established in which the artists will participate in different venues, museums, cultural spaces and galleries (round tables, debates, workshops, meetings and collective works) with significant local artists.
7 November 2022.
PARTICIPANTS OF THE COMMUNITY
TRADITIONAL BASQUE OBJECTS DESIGN COMPETITION
The aim of this call is to update the design of a traditional object present in the Basque culture. In this way, we contribute on the one hand, to research and the eventual recovery of traditional customs and on the other hand, to an adaptation, renewal and reinterpretation from the point of view of contemporary design. We would like to establish new relationships with our history and to expand the lines of research and the action fields of design.
The piece to be reviewed in this call is the cot.
This call is opened to any person or legal entity of any age (students, professionals or collectives) in the design field (industrial and product design, architecture, engineering, fine arts, etc.) from any country. Participation in the competition is free.
18 April 2023
BIDASOA ART RESIDENCY
Bidasoa Artist Residency is aimed at artists of any nationality and without age limit who can reside for at least 45 days in the Basque Country (Spain / France).
This call aims to create a residency for creation and/or research in which an artist reflects on the concept of margin. It is intended for artists of any nationality who wish to stay in the Bidasoaldea region. The focus of the programme consists in generating a result that stimulates reflection and the integration of the different perspectives that are produced in/from the margins.
WHAT DOES IT CONSIST OF?
Bitamine Faktoria offers a help that consists of:
-Advice and accompaniment. Contact with different people from the local artistic and cultural scene will be facilitated.
-Accommodation. (private rural flat with studio, one bedroom with double bed, living room with double sofa bed, bathroom, kitchen, parking and garden).
-Fees (1600 euros gross per month subject to withholding tax).
-Transfer from the place of origin to the residence (up to 1000 euros round trip) *.
-Production expenses (up to EUR 1200).
-Design, editing and printing of the publication with the results of the research and artistic process.
-Communication and dissemination.
Bitamine Faktoria offers the possibility of writing an invitation letter for the selected artist to apply for additional grants in the country of origin.
7 november 2022
CROSS-BORDER CREATION GRANT
Izokin supports projects of individual and collective creators as well as initiatives of permanent production spaces and independent cultural representatives, thus strengthening the creative fabric of the area and reinforce its greater dissemination among citizens.
The grant will be aimed at the production of works in visual, audiovisual, performing arts, music, literature, design, comics or any other creative discipline of individual creators and/or groups; projects with innovative and fundamental character and activities with flexible contents. This method is addressed to individuals or groups that carry out their activity preferably in the cross-border territory of Euskal Herria.
WHAT DOES IT CONSIST OF?
Production of works in visual, audiovisual and performance arts, music, literature, design, comics or any other creative discipline. Taking responsibilities of cultural projects: management of events and/or cultural spaces, the exhibition of works.
WHO CAN RECEIVE IT?
Individuals and groups of individuals with no age limit, who carry out their activity preferably in the territories of Gipuzkoa, Navarre and/or the Agglomeration community of the Basque Country (Lapurdi, Lower Navarre and Zuberoa), or whose project is in some way linked to these territories.
The quality, trajectory, innovation, connectivity, public participatory and cross-border nature of each application will be assessed. For assistance, the evaluation committee may meet with the applicants in order to receive additional information on the application, if they consider appropriate.
24 october 2022.