artists in residence 2022
Greylight Projects is an artist-run organization founded in 2009. It focuses on supporting artists´ research and practices by facilitating, (co-)producing and/or organizing events. Greylight Projects has no restriction in terms of media or origins of artistic practices. The residency programme has been an organic and intuitive development since the beginning.
visual arts, sound, multimedia, art wristing, curating
stipend: €3000,- + material costs: €1000,-
a private room, a work space as well as artistic and social support to the guest artist
Greylight Projects created a space for contemporary art practices in a former school building in the city of Heerlen (Limburg, the Netherlands). The location is composed of 7 studios for visual artists, a residency place, a workshop, a garden and a multi-purpose space called "the Salon".
Access: Heerlen train station offers connections to Maastricht, Eindhoven and Aachen. The nearest high-speed train station is Aachen Hauptbahnof in Germany. Heerlen is located in Zuid-Limburg at 20min by car from Aachen (Germany), 25min from Maastricht (the Netherlands), 35min from Liège (Belgium), 1h from Eindhoven (the Netherlands), 1h30 from Brussels (Belgium), 1h15 from Dusseldorf and Cologne (Germany).
Guided by the open-ended question "Where are we now?" Greylight Projects invites artists to reflect on the relationships between art, space, time and the public. How do we experience the changing (mental) architecture we inhabit? How does the fluid self engage with everyday life? How can art emerge and reflect on spatial and temporal relations?
The programme focuses on the work of the artist and how this could be elevated through dialogue and shared with the public. The residency focuses on supporting the artist’s research rather than the production of new work(s). The artist is invited to give a presentation of the artist's practice at the start of the residency as an introduction to the public and interested members of the cultural field. The form of a final public presentation will be determined during the residency. The artist will be guided by the team of Greylight Projects throughout the residency.
The studio is approximately 49m2. Access to a common working space and access to a garden. The artist can use some tools, such as sewing equipment (sewing machine, overlock), basic sound and video equipment, woodworking tools (circular saw, miter saw, table saw), electronic cutting machine (Cameo), an internet connection and a bicycle.
The accommodation is combined within the studio space, with shower on the corridor and a shared kitchen.
Artists are welcome to come with their partner and/or up to one child.
An exhibition can be made possible but is not an integral component to the residency programme.
18 July 2022
The open call has an international jury.
There is no age limit.