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Kulturförderung in den Ländern der Östlichen Partnerschaft
EU4Dialogue - Call for Artists in Residence

In the framework of the EU-funded project EU4Dialogue, Goethe-Institut Georgia invites photographers working on social issues to take part in a one-week residency in Tbilisi, Georgia.

About residency
Aim: The program aims to bring together talented photographers to experience a unique cultural environment and work on a project of their choice considering the theme.

Focus: The focus of the residency is on socially engaged art, with a particular focus on photography.

Title: New Horizons - Horizon as the furthest point visible, a framework to define oneself and the surroundings, an end point to knowledge and perspective. But also a meeting point for the most disparate, an ephemeral promise of boundless opportunities, a chance to reconsider so-called truths and challenge preconceived norms, to reshape the conversations and redefine the boundaries. Invited artists are encouraged to further explore the proposed themes and submit their interpretations on the topics.

What we offer
We invite artists to a one-week residency and offer them an environment for creative exchange and collaboration. We are planning intense week comprised of exploring the cultural scene in Tbilisi, as well as regional art scenes, working on individual projects, along with developing a group presentation.
During the Residency artists will spend one week in Tbilisi, Georgia, having the opportunity to completely immerse themselves in a creative process as well as share ideas and opinions with the other artists in residence, to be part of community of artists to further collaborate with and learn from.

The costs for the stay are covered by the Goethe-Institut Georgia: Travel expenses, accommodation, daily allowance.

The residency will be hosted by the Writers’ House of Georgia. It is an open house of literature in the Georgian capital Tbilisi, in a historic Art Nouveau mansion on Machabeli street, Old Town. It was established in 2008 as a professional institute and a public space for readings, exhibitions and screenings, and has beautiful residency rooms and a garden café. To take a look, please click here.

Who can apply?
We would be pleased to welcome photographers from Azerbaijan, Republic of Moldova and Georgia, working on social themes for a one-week residency who are willing to discover new cultural scenes, exchange ideas with other artists and develop concepts within the framework of the residency.

28 November - 4 December, 2021

Interested applicants can apply directly by email to
until November 15, 2021.

All applications written in English should contain the following contents:  
- Application Form including a description of the proposed project
- Up-to-date artist resume (CV)
- Portfolio (Images/video of recent work) maximum size 5MB
Application procedure
Candidates send their applications, including a concept for the project specifically designed for the residency, to the email address provided. The proposed projects will be selected by a jury put together by the Goethe-Institut. The jury will take into consideration the professional background of the applicants, paying attention to the motivation to participate in the program.

The selected artists will be informed of the results by e-mail by November 17, 2021. The selected artists will be first brought together online before travelling to Georgia, to get acquainted with one another and introduce ideas they will continue to work on during their one-week stay in Georgia.

Copyright ©
The copyright of the products of the residency allows the Goethe-Institut to use these in future in consultation with the participants.

Ausschreibung für Artists in Residence_Deutsch

Funded by the EU
Implemented by the Goethe-Institut Georgia
Hosted by the Writers´ House of Georgia