Residency with Roskilde Festival and Unlisted ProjectsJune 2019 -

We are happy to announce a residency opportunity for artists in collaboration with Roskilde Festival, Catch, The Danish Ministry of Culture, and The Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Unlisted Projects and The Museum of Human Achievement.

It is a one-month residency in approx. Feb-March 2020 for artists from and residing in Denmark of any discipline. Residents are provided with a stipend, material support, studio and living accommodations, and all UP & MoHA resources including but not limited to documentation, production and technical support.

We are interested in the process of creating public work that can be both site-specific and at the same time shown in three different places and contexts (Austin, Roskilde and Helsingør). We are seeking work that can recognize a variety of cultural lenses and find strength from that variety.

The purpose of the residency is to create an art work that can be exhibited in the public space in Austin, Elsinore and Roskilde Festival. Furthermore, the purpose of the residency is to facilitate connections between a Danish artist and Austin’s art scene and to establish platforms for Danish art in the US.

Support

Artists will be provided with a working stipend, material stipend, travel costs, shipping costs, studio and living accommodations. The residency is funded by the Danish Ministry of Culture and the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Furthermore, Catch and Roskilde Festival fund the work production with 80.000 DKK. The Artist chosen for the residency will also have to apply for additional funding at the Danish Arts Foundation in August.

Additional Support

~ A residency stay with Unlisted Projects, February – March 2020

~ Workshop and co-working space at Catch throughout the fall-winter 2019-2020

~ The produced work will be shown in local contexts and also be a part of festivals in Austin, Texas and Helsingør and Roskilde.

Accommodations at Unlisted Projects

Resident artists are provided with a newly built 16′ x 12′ studio with two large barn doors which open into the common area and provide natural light. In additional artists are free to use all facilities, tools and supplies at hand. There is a small kitchen, internet, bathroom and shower. Although the trailer is climate controlled the studio is not. View UP @ MoHA Accomodations here. 

Duration

Residency duration will last approximately one month.

Programming

The residency program offers opportunities to contribute to MoHA exhibitions and public programs. Artists In Residence are encouraged to submit proposals with public engagement and additional programming in mind. We can and will help facilitate any necessary production needs to make it an excellent experience.

UP Vibes

As a part of a community run center for artists, MoHA artists and members are asked to take part in the creation and maintenance of its facilities and programming.

Artists-In-Residence are asked to put in volunteer hours toward space renovation and a weekly chore.  We are frequently renovating our building – a process that would be impossible without our dedicated network of volunteers.  A constantly changing physical and social environment, MoHA is always a work-in-progress, and there are many opportunities to leave one’s mark.

Guidelines and criteria

The UP residency is tailored to Danish artists of varying media and practices. We welcome cultural producers of all stripes: social activists, academics, and anyone who is creative, adventurous and willing to come to Austin and allow experiences here to influence new bodies of work. We are especially keen on artists who have a socially collaborative and/or new media art practice.

We would like to work with an artist who has:

~ Interest in engaging an audience and community around their practice and its environment

~ A practice that involves social community, collectivity and activism

~ An artistic approach to technology or a technological approach to art or art that uses a component of technology

~ An experimental practice

Application & Selection

Danish Artists-In-Residence are selected through our open call application process, due by July 10th. Studio visits or video interviews may be requested in July. The chosen artist will be required to also apply through the Danish Arts Foundations’ application process. Find application form here 

Proposal

The Proposal can consist of any type of creative project that you want to pursue in Austin. A group or solo exhibition or performance is readily an option at UP at the end of the residency although not necessarily required.

About the institutions

Unlisted Projects:
Unlisted Projects (Austin) cultivates and facilitates interdisciplinary meeting points for visiting national/international artists amid a local landscape. We catalyze and nurture connections between visiting artists and the Austin arts ecosystem. Unlisted Projects’ visiting artists live and work along a thriving community of 35 in-house creatives and are supported to collaborate with the greater Austin art community. We foster a welcoming and intentional community of artists and arts administrators, as well as a number of useful tools and facilities at our resident artists’ disposal. Our building is equipped with a dark room, co-working space, 1000 sq ft gallery space, venue area with PA, vinyl record cutting lathe, VR headset, tool library and various audio/visual equipment. Both the gallery and the venue host monthly exhibitions, weekly performance events and occasional educational programming; artists in residence are encouraged to participate in the development of our programming activities. MoHA is located in a thriving neighborhood near multiple local restaurants, work-focused coffee shops and businesses, as well as a multitude of neighboring art/creative spaces, including Canopy, Big Medium, Tillery Park, and Bolm Studios. We welcome every medium imaginable and individuals whose work is outside the box. Residents will live on-site in a climate controlled renovated 1970s trailer with a private yard. Find past resident artists here

Roskilde Festival:
Roskilde Festival is a creative community that culminates one week each year. The first Roskilde Festival was held in 1971 and today 130,000 guests and over 200 different artists visit the festival that presents a progressive music, arts and activism program. We support a sustainable approach toward the cultural field and operate with a high awareness of socially engaged processes. Our engagement is local as much as global. Roskilde Festival is a non-profit organization. We donate 100% to humanitarian, non-profit cultural purposes. Read more here.