2016. január 18., hétfő

New open call for the international residency program in Israel!

LowRes Jerusalem
"LowRes Jerusalem is part of the international residency program at the Art Cube Artists’ Studios, Jerusalem. It offers a one-month residency in Jerusalem, with travel and accommodation fully funded. The resident will also receive a $1,000 dollars artist fee.

‪LowRes Jerusalem invites artists who explore social, political and economical conflicts to reflect upon their environment in a critical manner during their temporary residence in Jerusalem. The program’s name plays on the concept of “low-residency”, which describes short-term stays (usually associated with education programs), in connection to “low-resolution” as a description of image quality. “Low resolution” may also allude to a certain commitment: What might a low form of artistic conflict resolution in Jerusalem be, for that matter? ‬‬

It is tempting to think of artists participating in contemporary residency programs in the same terms in which Steyerl describes poor images, “dragged around the globe as commodities”, pressured towards site-specificity but often finding themselves reproducing variations on the same work The short stays on residencies usually do not allow for in-depth understanding of a foreign place, and yet the current socially- or politically-engaged artist seems to be expected to instantly become a superhero of sorts, helping communities in distress, or at least creating meaningful artistic commentary about them. In addition, the translation of subtle art processes engaging local communities are sometimes “lost in translation” when they need to be communicated to a wider audience, and turn into generic digital noise.

Within these contradictory conditions, LowRes Jerusalem invites artists who explore social, political and economical conflicts to reflect upon their environment in a critical manner during their temporary residence in Jerusalem.
We particularly encourage applications by artists from countries with little funding opportunities, but the residency is not in any way limited by nationality. We know that you are all transnational – if not in practice, then in your hearts.

Additional Details and How to Apply:

Application deadline: February 15th, 2016
Application through the online form which will be available on our website starting January 25th-
Results will be given by March 1st.

Available residency dates: There are two available residency slots, one in May 2016 and one in November 2016. The residents will be chosen by the artistic committee of the Art Cube Artists’ Studios. The artist who will be chosen first will be able to choose the preferred slot, and the second will be offered the alternative. Further applicants who were highly regarded by the committee may be offered residencies in the future.

In the online form you will be asked to add the the following materials:
1) Portfolio of up to 10 works, including an artist statement (PDF format, artist statement 500 words max)
2) Full CV
3) A proposal for a project in Jerusalem (800 words max)
4) Two contacts for references (Name and title, relation to your work and contact information)

We are looking for research-based projects: something that you would like to explore during your stay in Jerusalem. The project should include a form of public appearance, such as performances, interventions, lectures, workshops or community-based actions. It can be in any artistic medium. It should be a new project but can be based on adapting or reenacting previous works. We particularly encourage collaborations with different communities and groups in Jerusalem.

If you have any questions please write to: artiststudiosjlm@gmail.com"

Source: http://www.artiststudiosjlm.org/lowres-jerusalem.html

2016. január 13., szerda

Call for proposals for a Theater Lab for young theater directors

Dear Theatre Directors,

Please find below the letter of The Israeli Directors Union!


"INSTED-ISRAEL & BETY- is proud to invite you to participate in The Israeli Directors Union INSTED-ISRAEL 2016!

In 2012 INSTED ISRAEL organized its first Forum. The second time INSTED-ISRAEL became a Lab and took place in Oct. 2014. The third INSTED-ISRAEL Lab will take place between October 30th and November 3rd 2016.

The lab will be managed by INSTED members: Avivit Shaked and Jonathan Szwarc. INSTED-ISRAEL accepts only 24 directors (non-students). 12 young directors from around the world, and 12 young Israeli directors can attend the program. The program will offer all participants the Opportunity to meet, mingle, work, party and also visit Israel.

What is planned for the program?

·         Professional Workshops - a chance to get a glimpse of well-known Israeli director's

·         "Work in Progress" meeting (WIP) - A place to share your ideas, future plans or earlier

·         Young theatre directors' panel.

·         "Festival Information For All" meeting (FIFA).

The cost of the program is only €180 ($210)

The registration fee covers: performances' tickets, a trip in Israel, refreshments and organizational costs.

Accommodation: During the program you will be hosted by one of the Israeli directors. If you are interested in participating in this exclusive Lab- sign up now!

You can fill-in the registration form on our Website at: www.insted-israel.com

Applications will be accepted until February 29th, 2016!

We hope to meet you in Israel next October 2016!


Avivit Shaked and Jonathan Szwarc"


2016. január 11., hétfő

Izrael Állam Nagykövetsége szívből gratulál Nemes Jeles Lászlónak, hogy Saul fia című filmjével elnyerte a Golden Globe-díjat a legjobb idegen nyelvű film kategóriában

Nemes Jeles László a Golden Globe-díjjal a kezében
Forrás: MTI/AP/NBC/Paul Drinkwater

Fontos a Golden Globe-díj, mert a világ figyelmét jelenti – mondta az MTI-nek Nemes Jeles László Los Angelesből, miután az általa rendezett Saul fia elnyerte a Hollywoodban akkreditált külföldi tudósítók szövetségének elismerését a legjobb idegen nyelvű film kategóriában.
A rendező, aki stábjának, a producereknek, a Magyar Nemzeti Filmalapnak és a film amerikai forgalmazójának is köszönetet mondott a Golden Globe-ceremónia színpadán, azt mondta: "A holokauszt hosszú ideig absztrakció volt, számomra azonban inkább egy emberi arc. Ne felejtsük el ezt az arcot".
Nemes Jeles László úgy értékelte, fontos a Saul fia észak-amerikai sikere és a Golden Globe-díj, mert felhívja a filmre a világ figyelmét. A rendező megjegyezte, nem számított arra, hogy világszerte ekkora hatása lesz a filmnek.
"Nagyon-nagyon vártuk ezt a pillanatot, meg vagyunk hatva, nehéz szavakba önteni. Hosszú hónapok várakozása, sok-sok díj után egyszer csak valóra vált" - mondta a Golden Globe-díjról Sipos Gábor, az alkotás egyik producere az MTI-nek.
"Úgy gondoljuk, hogy a díjjal a magyar filmművészet ismét a világ figyelmének középpontjába került. Nagyon boldogok vagyunk" - tette hozzá.
A Laokoon Filmgroup gyártásában készült alkotás vezető producere Sipos Gábor és Rajna Gábor, főszereplője Röhrig Géza.
epa05096516 Hungarian director Laszlo Nemes (C) holds the award for Best Foreign Language Film for 'Son of Saul' in the press room during 73rd Annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California, USA, 10 January 2016.  EPA/PAUL BUCK

A Saul fiát az elmúlt időszakban számos tekintélyes amerikai filmes szervezet díjazta. A nagy presztízsű National Board of Review of Motion Pictures (NBR), a Los Angeles-i, a New York-i, a bostoni és a washingtoni filmkritikusok is az év legjobb külföldi filmjének szavazták meg Nemes Jeles László első mozifilmjét azután, hogy a cannes-i filmfesztiválon a zsűri Nagydíja mellett három másikat is elnyert.
A magyar film esélyes arra, hogy jelöljék Hollywood legrangosabb elismerésére, az Oscar-díjra. Az amerikai filmakadémia csütörtökön ismerteti a jelölteket.

(Forrás: nol.hi)

2016. január 7., csütörtök

Call for participation from Israel! AQB Artist-in-Residence Program in Budapest

The Hungarian capital’s rich cultural scene and the large AQB properties near the river Danube provide a unique setting to the residency programme. They create an atmosphere in which artists can concentrate on their own work, while they can also integrate into Hungary’s contemporary art scene.
Art Quarter Budapest’s artist-in-residence programme is a meeting point for international and local artists. Each participant lives and works separately in his/her apartment and studio, while co-operation is promoted by means of a well-organised programme and public spaces.
The artist-in-residence programme is established in co-operation with Videospace Budapest, a Hungarian art organisation with wide experience in contemporary art on international level.
What do they offer?
Studios at the AQB venues serve for living and working. The 25-75 m2 apartments are on five levels of an old factory building, with elevator and a bathroom on each floor. Besides free internet, participants of the programme can use the buildings and public spaces across the entire AQB complex.
They offer regular consultations and organised programmes to ensure contact with the capital’s art scene. They help obtain raw materials and equipment, and assist in establishing professional connections.
  • Weekly consultations with residency holders and the representatives of AQB
  • Assistence of AQB personnel trhough the entire duration of the programme
  • Tours of Budapest and the surrounding towns and places of interest
  • Frequent meetings and lectures with curators and art critics
  • Public lectures by the residents
  • Exhibitions in the AQB for each resident
  • Mediation in organising exhibitions and presentations in galleries and other institutions in Budapest
Application guidelines
Artists’ applications are welcome from all countries in the world, regardless of the medium they use (painting, sculpture, media art, installation, graphic arts, etc.). There is no age limit. A basic knowledge of English, open-mindedness and good communications skills are welcome.
The residency programme offers broad possibilities for artists at any stage of their career – for established artists as well as for those at the beginning of their career, and also for students. Co-operation among artists of various origins, backgrounds and interests can be an important source of inspiration. Groups will be formed with compatibility of interests taken into consideration.
AQB is open for AQB scholarship holders as well as for scholarship holders of other institutions.
AQB scholarship holders
In co-operation with sponsors, international foundations and cultural institutions, AQB offers a limited number of scholarships, covering all the costs of the residency.
Scholarship holders of other institutions
Residents are responsible for their own financial support. The costs of the residency are paid by the artist, or by means of other, individually obtained support. AQB assists in mediating among Hungarian art institutions and international foundations and other financial resources.
The scholarships include the housing costs of studio and apartment (incl. electricity, heating, water), as well as the cost of the professional assistance and organised programmes (excl. travel costs and catering)..
1, 3 or 6 months. Individual plans are possible. Application is continuous.
How to apply
Please send them
  • a CV,
  • a portfolio (documentation of your work)
  • and a plan of your activity during the programme.
Applications are accepted digitally, in a PDF-document. For large files and/or videos please provide a link to the relevant websites.
Contact person responsible for the project
Tamás Lóky
e-mail: loky@aqb.hu
phone: +36 30 435-667
web: http://www.aqb.hu/index_en.php