Paths Crossing Production Residencies, 2010


In partnership with four North European residency centres BAC is pleased to announce a production and research residency programme for artists under the age of 40 from new and applicant EU Member States.

The main purpose of this collective endeavour is to discover and support new talent, providing opportunities for international mobility for artists and art professionals from Eastern and Central Europe. Another key aim is to build new networks of cooperation between the participating countries. The five residency centres together offer a total of fifteen individual residencies with the duration of one to six months. Artists, curators, critics and researchers living or professionally based in the following countries are eligible to apply: Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Montenegro, Serbia, Slovenia, Estonia, Croatia, Latvia, Lithuania, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Poland, Romania or Slovakia.

Deadline for applications: Thursday, January 13, 2011, 5:00 pm (GMT +2)

The selected applicant will receive:
• travel grant
• per diem
• accommodation
• production grant
• curatorial, practical and administrative support in developing a project within the framework of Paths Crossing

Number and length of residencies provided by each institution
Baltic Art Center, Visby (SE): three one-month research and production residencies
Fabrikken for Kunst og Design, Copenhagen (DK): two three-month research and production residencies
HIAP – Helsinki International Artist Programme (FI): six three-month research and production residencies
Temple Bar Gallery & Studios, Dublin (IE): two three-month research and production residencies
Nordisk Kunstnarsenter Dalsåsen (NO): two six-month research and production residencies

Eligibility criteria – Applicant’s profile
Applications will be accepted from professional artists and art professionals under the age of 40 with at least 5 years of continuous professional experience in the Visual Arts. The applicant should live and work in one of the eligible countries mentioned above. To foster artistic dialogue and interdisciplinary collaboration a good command of English is expected.

Please note that we do not accept applications from students.

Application guidelines
Applications should be submitted in English and include:
• The project’s application form filled out. The form can be downloaded from:
• Letter of motivation / applicant’s statement
• Clearly formulated proposal for the project to be produced within the framework of Paths Crossing, including estimated budget and schedule (range max. 2 x A4 pages)
• Indication of the applicant’s preferred residency centre and timing of the residency
• Documentation / portfolio of previous works as a PDF file or alternatively max. 15 jpeg images, video links, website information and a list identifying works by number, title, medium, size and year of completion
• Curriculum Vitae with full contact details indicating artistic experience and education (max 2 x A4 pages)
Additional material such as articles, publications, etc. can be included in the application only in electronic form.

Please note that electronic material should be compatible with both Mac and PC computers and readable using common office software.

Applications and additional material should be e-mailed to:
In the subject line of your e-mail, please specify “Paths Crossing”. Up to 22 MB per e-mail.
Online submissions only. Incomplete applications or applications sent by post will not be taken into consideration.

Project Time-Frame
November 1, 2010 – October 31, 2012

Project Coordination
HIAP – Helsinki International Artist Programme
Cable Factory
Tallberginkatu 1 C 97
00180 Helsinki

Hosting organisations
HIAP – Helsinki International Artist Programme (FI),
Baltic Art Center, Visby (SE),
Fabrikken for Kunst og Design, Copenhagen (DK),
Temple Bar Gallery & Studios, Dublin (IE),
Nordisk Kunstnarsenter Dalsåsen (NO),

Applications will be reviewed by an international Jury beginning of March 2011.
All applicants will be informed of the Jury’s decision by e-mail at the latest by the end of March 2011.

Questions can be directed to:
Henna Harri,
Eleni Tsitsirikou,

Paths Crossing is supported by the Culture Programme of the European Union.