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Location in Yerevan
Locations in the countryThe primary aim will be for the artists to work on an agreed project in Yerevan and in the country as well.
ACOSS residency program is a project workshop for the promotion of multy - disciplinary art and cultural international exchange in and out of Armenia. We call artists from all artistic disciplines to live, work, and collaborate during their preferred time of staying.
ACOSS organise residencies in Yerevan and in the country. Please, mark in the application form where would you like to have your residency stay? You can make final decision when you arrive Yerevan, too.ACOSS is located in one of the districts of Yerevan called Djrvezh and has occupied 10,000 m/sq territory. Yerevan is the capital of Armenia. The region is not far from the city center (it takes 20 minutes by car). The territory is in a suitable place away from the city life and near to the countryside. The territory is enclosed with a large gate and includes two buildings; factory and comfortable living quarters. It gives a possibility to live and work in the same area. ACOSS takes care of the studio rent in Djrvej and utility expenses (gas, electricity, hot water, TV-set and internet).
The territory has all conveniences for land art.
Owner and administrator of that territory is Armen Miqaelyan.
Location in the country
It can be a village near or far from Yerevan, depending on the concept of artist's project and what kind of landscape is preferred. It can be a settlement near any historical monument or just a location disconnected from urbanization; a rural area.
Art Disciplines: Visual Arts, Curatorial, Art critical researches, Composing, Crafts, Dance, Fiction, Non Fiction, Theatre, Playwriting, Screenwriting, Film making, other.
Through the Artist-in-Residence ACOSS supports international art activities bringing multicultural dimension to the region. The guest artists have opportunity to work in a peace space, separated from the everyday haste, set new contacts in the art field as well as to the local community. If artist's project is connected with Yerevan city, we can organize housing in the city. Interested artists have to discuss this matter with ACOSS artistic director beforehand.
Applicants should present the following documents.
1. Artists Statement: Please write (500 words, 12 pt font). Write about your creativity, your current thinking and what you’d like to accomplish during your residency time in ACOSS.
2. Brief Curriculum Vitae (no more than 2 pages)
3. Filled application form
NOTE: All materials should be in English or Armenian and named per the following indications: “name. application.doc”, “name CV.doc” , “name.statement.doc”
A DVD copy is expected to be submitted for preview purposes, accompanied by a printed application form. The DVD should be sent to ACOSS postal address.
Shipping of the preview copy or copies is paid by the applicant. No preview copies are returned. Please send us 1 SASE with postage for return of materials if you want your materials back.
A week into the residency, the artist meets with the Artistic Director, Executive Director, Studio Manager, and/or EMC Manager for a Mid-term Technical Review. This informal check-in is a time to bring up any technical problems you may be experiencing in the residency, and to discuss the progress of your work. (Not applicable to 1-week residencies.)No application fee.
We would love to invite all participants but we are a young non-profit organization and, unfortunately we do not have the budget which would allow us to cover artists’ expenses.
We are able to cover only utility expenses but heating in winters.
However, if participants can find resources to cover their expenses (travel, living, housing and medical insurance) through an institution in their country, we will be happy to provide any official letter required.
For more information on how to apply, please, contact us.
Mary Tonoyan - Coordinator,
Mkrtich Tonoyan - Director,