In the framework of this residency program, we are looking for projects where food grows to become one the media of contemporary art. We are particularly interested in concepts where the kitchen is conceived as common ground for a better understanding, where foodstuffs count as political, historical, and cultural beings. We would like to provide a space to projects examining the social dimension of food and which would consider working with Prague’s art scene, our international community of residents, and – last but not least – MeetFactory employees.
MeetFactory is a non-profit international centre for contemporary art. Our mission is to foster a dialogue between individual genres and make current developments on the art scene accessible to the broadest public. We support original projects in the fields of visual art, theatre, and music, as well as interdisciplinary and experimental platforms. We aim to create a space in which art is alive and artists are present, enhancing a direct exchange between international artists and visitors, as well as between different fields and generations.
From a seasonal trend in exhibition-making to yet another sub-medium in contemporary art, food is becoming an increasingly important element of today’s art practice. Over the course of the preceding decade, one can follow the appropriation of foodstuffs by a broad spectrum of artists developing community-based and socially engaged projects. It can be seen as another path to recognising identity politics or dealing with post-colonial topics. Since our residency programme is mainly oriented towards building relationships between the Prague art scene (art audiences and residents), we would like to use a food-oriented art practice as a platform for connection and mutual understanding. Let’s have a bite!
What we provide:
- accommodation in a shared apartment
- studio space
- a fee of 700 euros (gross) per month
- a production budget of 200 euros
- further production budget related to the project
Make sure you are able to spend at least 80% of your residency time here in Prague.
Interested applicants must send following information in English:
- a short description of the project you’d like to work on – up to 1000 characters
- your portfolio
- information about when you’d prefer to come
1st of March – 31st of May 2022
1st of June – 31st of August 2022
Please send all the documents to firstname.lastname@example.org with FOOD 2022 in the subject of the e-mail.
Application deadline: August 15th 2021
Selection results will be announced on the 5th of September 2022 at the latest.
Committee: MeetFactory Artists In Residence team