Study Stay – open call for study stays at Studio BWA Wrocław
BWA Wrocław Galleries of Contemporary Art announces a call for two study stays for artists to take place between February and March and March and April 2023.
The Study Stay is organized by Studio BWA Wrocław Gallery. In 2023, we launch two artistic residencies for study stays. In each, we will select one person or collective that decides to bid jointly. What is important for us is not only the artists’ existing works, new ideas or projects, but also external circumstances which influence the applicants’ possibilities or difficulties. As an institution, we offer resources such as the place for work and accommodation (together with the family) as well as a fee, in return hoping to accompany the artist’s creative process together with the audience. We do not expect a final result or project completed within a month or two. We want to talk about the creative process, observe interim results and give the audience an opportunity to meet the artist.
In each Study Stay we offer:
accommodation in Wrocław within the premises of Studio BWA Gallery
fee of PLN 5,000 (gross)
work and childcare budget of PLN 5,000 (gross)
workplace within the premises of Studio BWA Wrocław Gallery
content and production support
possibility to use partner studios of graphic and ceramic art
possibility to arrive with family
Study Stay II – for persons connected with broadly understood Silesia
open call is closed
Study Stay II is intended for persons connected with broadly understood Silesia (Lower, Upper, Opole Silesia, Cieszyn Silesia, and also Silesia in Czechia and Germany). We understand Silesia as a palimpsest of subsequent overlapping layers, a cross-border place of various clashing ways of life, a diversified and pulsating ecosystem etymologically connected with this geographical area. Currently, Silesia is not attached to a single statehood – it is located in Germany, Czechia and Poland. The number of cultural transfers and shifts in the region is typical of borderlands. That is why we call not only for artists who are native to Silesia, but also those who reside in the area (without any nationality restrictions) whose lives and careers are connected with Silesia in any way – we are not interested in nationalities but rather relationships with the region. The location shapes our ways of thinking and feeling, but we do not intend to look for an essence of Silesia. The suggested projects do not have to refer in any way to the geographical criteria of the bid, nor do they have to be connected with the broadly understood “Silesianness”.
Artists born or living in Silesia are invited to apply.
Study Stay III – persons with migration experience
During the third Study Stay, we intend to give an opportunity for artistic work to persons with migration experience who are adapting to life in a new country. Each of the factors influences the possibilities of living off artistic work, which in capitalism is precarious and unstable. Our call is aimed at persons who have arrived in Poland from various places in the world and whose decision to leave their country was caused by the political and economic situation. At the moment Poland hosts not only millions of refugees from war-torn Ukraine, but also from Belarus, as well as those fleeing such countries as Syria, Sudan, Uganda or Iran through the Polish-Belarus border.
Artists with migration experience currently living in Poland are invited to apply.
Study Stay II – for persons connected with Silesia
Call for applications: till 09.12.2022 Announcement of results: 16.12.2022 Maximum possible duration of residency: 31.01-05.03.2023