Generator Residency Program
The application process has now closed and the artists are currently at Generator Venice – check our their work, their happenings and their blogs.
The Generator Residency Program was set up to support artists through the use of our spaces, resources and to provide a platform to showcase their work. As the residencies take place inside Generator properties, they allow artists to both create and present their work in a welcoming, accessible and unpretentious environment. In turn, we hope the presence of these projects will enrich the creative and dynamic spirit of our hostels.
The first residency has already been launched in Berlin Mitte with local collective, “Urban Art Clash” taking over the downstairs exhibition space to curate as they see fit. The exhibitions are free for guests staying at Generator and open to the public.
We are now opening applications for our second residency, which is for individual artists, and will take place at the recently opened Generator Venice. There are three residencies available and each will include travel, a private room, meals, and studio space at the hostel.
BENEFITS TO THE ARTIST
• The opportunity to work within an exciting new environment
• Access to one of the most inspirational and vibrant cities in Europe
• A platform to showcase your work to a new audience
• Exposure through Generator’s website and media channels
• Facebook and Twitter promotion (followers +35k)
• Potential for the Residency Program to generate future collaborations, relationships and exhibitions for the artist
• Freedom to pursue additional artistic activities, external to the Residency Project, for the duration of your stay
Generator Venice is located on the island of Giudecca in an old grain warehouse just across the water from the central hub of St Mark’s Square. With original timber beams, stone columns, and locally sourced antiques, this magical 36-room property is an ideal base for exploring the beautiful historic city.
THE VENICE RESIDENCY
The three residencies are available between Jan 10 – Feb 22 2014, culminating at the commencement of the infamous Venice Carnival. The residency includes:
• Travel to and from Venice from any EU city
• Complimentary meals when taken at Generator
• Accommodation in a private room with internet access
• Separate studio space to be shared with up to two artists. Studio will be set up with basic materials, in addition to Generator providing materials (within reason and agreed beforehand) whilst in residence.
The residency is intended to support artists to pursue independent work as well as leaving one permanent piece of work within the hostel (e.g. projected video, photography collage, stencilled poetry, a mural etc). In addition, participating artists are requested to offer insight into their experience in the form of a weekly blog post: written, video or image led.
Commencement Date and Duration :
Residency I: Jan 10-6 weeks
Residency II: Jan 24-4 weeks
Residency III: Feb 7-2 weeks
THE FOLLOWING DISCIPLINES & MEDIA ARE ACCEPTED
• Spoken word artists
• Video artists
• Digital artists
WHAT WE ASK OF YOU
• To provide Generator Hostels with one permanent, tangible piece of work by end of your stay
• Open the studio space up to public visits, at pre-agreed times, during your stay at the Generator Hostel Venice.
• A weekly blog posts for the Generator website, and use any other forms of social media that you ordinarily engage in to communicate the progress of your project
• Be ready to keep Generator Hostels updated on the development of your artistic project, to discuss your work and to show it upon request
• Although artists will be free to manage their stay according to their own plans, you will be expected to occupy the studio awarded and make use of it on a regular basis, both for the advancement of the Generator Hostel Residency Program and in your own interests.
• To be able to speak English or Italian well enough to communicate effectively in everyday situations.
• Be an EU citizen or have a valid visa for EU/Italian residency for the entire duration of the project dates.
• To adhere to the Residency Program’s full Terms & Conditions (to be issued to successful applicants)
APPLICATION – NOW CLOSED
Please click the link below to fill in the form and enter the competition.
The artists will be selected by a panel of judges from a variety of backgrounds and nationalities.
Edward Hicks – is a London-based mural artist, illustrator and designer who has created commissioned works for brands such as Red Bull, Friends of the Earth and Sony Records, as well as several previous projects around Europe for Generator.
Alicia Reuter – Alicia Reuter is a writer and editor based in Berlin. Originally from the U.S., after two years in Italy, she moved to Berlin to explore the city’s vibrant contemporary art scene. Eight years later she’s still there. In 2013 she cofounded the Berlin Art Prize, which coordinated an exhibition and catalog for over 30 artists, and awarded three with a residency, trophy, and prize money. She regularly writes for magazines such as ARTNews, ArtSlant, Berlin Art Link, and SOMA. She works on the editorial staff of Berlin-based magazines 032c, I Love You, and ENDLESS.
Anwar Mekhayech – Creative Director and Co-Founder of The Design Agency, an award-winning Toronto based design consultancy. Born in Beirut, Anwar went on to study Engineering at The University of Ontario. His work with The Design Agency unites architectural, interior design, industrial design, branding and digital design expertise.
Judith Vrancken - Judith Vrancken is an art historian, critic and occasional curator. She regularly contributes to Art Agenda, Frieze, Frieze d/e and Metropolis M. In her curatorial and research-based work, Vrancken mainly focuses on contemporary dance and performance in the expanded field. She divides her time between Berlin and Amsterdam.
Applications closed on December 9th 2013. We regret that due to the high volume of interest in this project, only successful applicants will be notified.