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Artist, apply for the Residency Program for Impossible Performance, DL 31.12.2018n omöjliga föreställningen. Sök senast 31.12.2018

The Residency Program for Impossible Performance invites applications from artists at the beginning of their career or people with an otherwise utopian agenda who work in performing arts in Finland and who have dreams that haven’t come true yet.

The program is part of the main programme of the Reality Research Center in 2019–2021. The main partner is the ANTI Festival in Kuopio, Finland. The Reality Research Center will select the artists for the residency through an open application process and each year the Artists in Residency will produce an “impossible”, unprecedented performance for the ANTI Festival in September. 

In 2019, we will select one artist for the residency. The Reality Research Center will employ the artist for a month. In addition, the artist will get at least €1500 to cover the production expenses as well as a rehearsal space at the Eskus Performance Center in Suvilahti, Helsinki, from June 24 till July 21, 2019. The program will also pay the artist’s travel expenses and accommodation in Kuopio for two weeks. ANTI Festival will provide the artist with a venue that is suitable for the production and will take care of publicity and marketing in collaboration with the Reality Research Center. In addition, the organizing parties, the Reality Research Center and the ANTI Festival, will assist the artist in the form of mentoring and production management during the rehearsals and performances. 

The application period for the 2019 residency is Nov 26–Dec 31, 2018. Send the application by email within the application period to info@todellisuus.fi with the subject heading “Application to the Residency Program for Impossible Performances”. Late applications will not be considered. 

The application must include: 

-Your contact information: name, email address, phone number and mailing address 

-Your résumé 

-A description of the impossible performance you want to create during the residency 

-Answers to the following questions: 1) Why do you think the performance is impossible or unprecedented? 2) Why should the performance be produced even though it’s impossible? 

-Production budget, i.e., an estimate of the amount of money you would need and a plan on how you would spend the money. 

Even though the production will be part of the ANTI Festival, it doesn’t need to be site-specific. 

Janne Saarakkala, the artistic director of the Reality Research Center, will review the applications and select the first artist to create an impossible performance in 2019. He will make the decision by the end of January 2019 and inform all the applicants about the decision on Feb 4, 2019. 

Further information: Annu Kemppainen, Managing Director, +358 400 641 989, annu@todellisuus.fi 

Note! The answering service is available until December 21st and on Friday December 28th between 10 and 12 am. 

More information on the Reality Research Centers website.

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