Open Calls, Together Apart
FRONTIER |Cohort in English
“The limits of my language are the limits of my world”, L. Wittgenstein
“Together Apart” is a new international program that proposes a collaborative work and research format. Initially conceived in times of pandemic as a refuge for artistic practices, the program seeks to rethink residences in times of closed borders and restricted physical contact, supporting the international artistic and cultural community through the promotion of collective research and experimentation projects between and among trans-disciplinary.
This program has already been completed, with a great success, by 46 artists from around the world. During August-September 2020 we developed SHELTER, its first edition in English, with a group of participants from Argentina, Australia, Canada, Colombia, Croatia, the United States, Great Britain, Ireland, Italy, Jordan, Norway and the Netherlands. During October-November 2020, NEST was a second edition in Spanish, which hosted artists from Argentina, Germany, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, the United States, Mexico and Venezuela. Many of them have continued working in collaboratively projects after the end of the program while all have expanded their networks of contacts, leaving us very stimulating testimonies to continue with this activity.
ABOUT FRONTERA, the 3RD EDITION OF TOGETHER APART PROGRAM
This 4-week temporary shelter will accompany the participants in their artistic processes, demolishing real and imagined borders and providing the necessary knowledge to investigate, activate creativity and produce in these unusual circumstances. Artists will be able to work in collaboration with colleagues from different parts of the world. In addition, they will receive feedback and reviews from the directors, guest artists and curators of the program, as well as from the rest of the participants, improving their artistic skills and building personal and professional bonds.
FRONTIER appears here as a concept revisited in its multiple meanings. There are numerous types of borders that delimit infinite types of areas, which can be drawn for diverse reasons. Thus, no border (geopolitical, artistic, personal, physical, social, etc.) can be defined by itself but in relation to both what remains inside as what is left outside.
What we will need
Internet connection | Zoom and Edmodo |Available materials, equipment and tools at home or in the studio
We are a team of artists, cultural managers and educators specialized in production and research of contemporary art. We transition the same questions and difficulties as the artists and curators we support and work with—we understand your needs, and we’re prepared and eager to support and collaborate with you. During the last 15 years we have hosted more than 500 artists in residency and worked with many relevant artistic institutions producing residencies, international exhibitions, urban interventions, educational projects with and for the community, workshops and multiple editions.
FRONTIER- English Cohort
Wednesday February 10,17, 24 and March 3, 2021
EARLY BIRDS DISCOUNT: February 1st, 2021 -10% tuition
OPEN CALL DEADLINE: February 7th, 2021
(If you are looking for a cohort in Spanish look HERE)
Artists, curators and researches, from all over the world, at any stage in their careers, who are ready for:
´ACTION | COLLABORATION | EXPANSION
(Groups fill up quickly)
-3 hs weekly meeting on Wednesdays
-1 thought-provoking talk with a guest artist whose career and work inspire us
-tool-box classes that will fuel your creativity
-individual and collective feedback
-1 permanent individual profile in our new webpage under the ARTISTS category
– 1 cohort profile under ACTIVITIES
– 1 profile about the PROGRAM RESULTS
(A Certificate of Attendance is provided upon request)
UTC3: 02PM Argentina
01 PM New York / Montreal
9 AM San Francisco / Vancouver
05 PM London
06 PM Berlin / Cape Town
About Together Apart Program
What do you expect from this program?
I’m really hoping to create such new colleagues and communities, staff of new networks with this residence… and to find my artistic bearings with them, the new world we are facing. I haven’t really been working much these past few months, so I am really excited about this opportunity and also to work with ´ace again.
What did you get once the program ended?
The creative and energetic ‘ace team put together an amazing residency.
Being an ‘ace alumna, I knew that the program would be well organized, but I wasn’t sure how it would take shape as a remote event. Each week the ‘ace staff presented thought-provoking, critically sound, relevant materials that have ignited, inspired and nurtured my practice.
My work and my practice expanded into new directions conceptually and I was introduced to thinkers and artists whose work will influence mine going forward. Our cohort comprised artists living in seven different time zones and across the globe. In the span of four encounters ‘ace created the space and the context for a wonderful community to develop, emerge and continue into the future.
Artist based in Boise, Idaho, USA.
Weaving a collection of women’s stories and hair, her current work creates a forensic and cultural record that aims to facilitate healing, inspire courage and end human rights abuses against women globally.
Her work has been exhibited in Argentina, Japan, Italy, Finland, Portugal, India, South Korea and many locations across the United States. Professor of Art at Boise State University, she has directed the Printmaking program there since 2005.
Special Note: On January 6, 2015 Jill changed her legal name from Jill Ingram Fitterer to Jill AnnieMargaret. Her new name honors four generations of women on the maternal side of her family