A temporary shelter for artistic practices
´ACTION | COLLABORATION | EXPANSION
CLOSED- NO MORE VACANCIES
This 4 weeks remote shelter is especially designed for artists, curators and researchers from all over the world who are struggling with their practice due to the situation we all find ourselves in—whether it is the isolation and lack of personal contact with colleagues, the difficulty in maintaining active links with the artistic community, finding the motivation to keep moving forward with your work, reaching a new public despite the physical distance or creating goals for yourself in the immediate future.
This ARTshelter offers its participants with a time and a (mind) space to overpower the adversities that the artistic community is facing today, delivering tools and resources both individual and collective.
Together apart… we are stronger!
This ARTshelter is aimed at artists, curators and researchers who, in these pandemic times, are:
- Looking forward to take advantage of a time “in between” to build knowledge, acquire new tools and establish an international network of professional colleagues
- Having difficulties to advance with their artistic production due to isolation, lockdown or a lack of contact with the artistic community
- Looking for new ways to approach their practice and adapt to the new times that we’re all going through on a global scale
- Struggling to find the necessary motivation that drives their projects forward
This ARTbootcamp will help participants in their need to:
- Overcome the initial halt in their practice and gain productive momentum
- Join forces with peers and work with others –whether it is collaboratively or individually by mutual feedback–, which will contribute to enhance individual resources in order to beat the current limitations
- Make the most out of the transition between studio practice and online creative and productive formats
- Gain access to a new, international and specialized public
- Build an international network with colleagues, which can then flourish in future projects to broaden their reach and possibilities
At the end of this ARTshelter, participants will get:
- GUIDANCE | An individual session for feedback on your work, your performance during the Bootcamp and future steps for your career with ´ace‘s director and members of the team
- ADVISE | On international programs, art spaces, residencies and open calls that are suited to your profile
- TECHNICAL SKILLS | On art techniques and digital tools that will help you enhance your practice and its outcome
- VISIBILITY | A professional profile in ´ace‘s website with your information and the details of the work produced during the Bootcamp
- NEW BODY OF WORK | Produced individual or collaboratively during the Bootcamp
- NETWORK | A community of artists bonded by common goals, which will keep working in the future
To participate in this ARTbootcamp you will need
Internet connection | Zoom or Google Meet | Google Suite for share docs | Available materials, equipment and tools at home
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.
International and collaborative projects organized by ´ace
Moving Targets | Crossover | Pandora Project
Cycles | FIG Bilbao
Beehive | Cubes of Temptations
VI Belgrade Encounters
ARTbootcamp Cohort #1 | Language: English
OPEN CALL DEADLINE AUGUST 16th, 2020
Artists, curators and researches, from all over the world, at any stage in their careers, who are ready for:
´ACTION | COLLABORATION | EXPANSION
(Groups are intentionally kept small and fill up quickly)
This remote temporary shelter will support and accompany you in a personal and professional re-discovery process. It will also provide the building blocks needed to do research, activate creativity and to produce in uncommon circumstances. You will be able to work collaboratively with other peers from different parts of the world and receive feedback from the camp directors as well as guest artists and colleagues, enhancing your artistic, technical and networking skills through: 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 | career training class about international opportunities and how to get them| individual feedback/critique at the end of the program | mentoring about your work, project and future steps in your career | 1 permanent profile in our new webpage under the ARTISTS category.
We will provide participants with a Certificate of Attendance.
From August 19 to September 9th, 2020
UTC3: 02PM Argentina
01 PM New York / Montreal
11 AM San Francisco / Vancouver
06 PM London
07 PM Berlin / Cape Town
´ace in one word
Sarah Peck (USA)
Sarah Peck was artist in residency in 2018, sponsored in part by the James and Doris McNamara Faculty Fund in the Department of Art & Art History at Stanford University, USA and Fundación´ace para el Arte Contemporáneo, Argentina.
“It is through connection and trust in a reliable foundation that one can extend beyond one’s self into the new. Artists who come here have the opportunity to extend into the new- internally and externally. ´ace invites, supports, and opens to visiting artists the community that Alicia and the ´ace team have created over years of dedicated work, generosity and their own commitment to extension.
´ace for me was foundational experience of an on-going project about the role of artist residencies in contemporary creative practice. I had the great fortune to share time, space, and the studio with several incredible artists who were in residence at the same time I was.
My experience was exciting, challenging, and the genesis of many ideas which are still fueling my practice and shaping the aforementioned project. While in residence I felt connected and supported in my work by everyone there. With the other artists in residence I witnessed exciting ideas evolve, progress and become an exciting exhibition at the culmination of our shared time”.
“This residency was very intellectually stimulating for me. My time in residence likewise nourished my spirit and heart- to be so supported and welcomed in an unfamiliar place is a great reminder of the generosity possible in the world- and the potential we all have to connect across the personal, professional, cultural, and political boundaries we might habitually consider impassable.
Huge shifts in this world are a reminder to me of the importance of community, creative practice, and creative thinkers. Thank you for this message and the invitation to reflect and share with you what my experience there meant!”.