CDA-Projects Grant is accepting applications to support the production of artistic research projects aimed at critical knowledge production with a transdisciplinary approach. 10,000 Euros will be awarded based on the decision of an international jury for the selected project to be completed by July 2012.
CDA-Projects will also support a publication after the completion of the project, which will reflect the research and production process. The publication will be completed in the following six months and launched in December 2012.
CDA Projects is a commercial gallery in İstanbul, which represents established and emerging contemporary artists from Turkey and abroad.
Application deadline: November 30th, 2011.
The grant aims at supporting and opening up the discussions on artistic research to an expanded network through an open call. It encourages innovative approaches to how discourse is staged and how knowledge is produced, rethought and interwoven across disciplines. Without any limitations on the content, the proposed inquiries are expected to suggest new forms and methodologies, by reflecting on contexts and conditions of the knowledge produced.
Applicants can submit an artistic research project that is currently in the production stage or one that is scheduled to be completed during the six-month period following the date of selection.
CDA-Projects will also support a publication after the completion of the project that brings together discussions on artistic research undertaken, including types of questions raised, speculative analysis and the final outcome. The publication will be prepared by CDA-Projects in cooperation with the grantee.
Authors (includes artists, curators, writers, thinkers etc…) of any nationality, regardless of age, can propose projects to be carried out individually or collectively.
How do you apply?
Please send the documents below to firstname.lastname@example.org
All the submitted documents should be in English.
- Project proposal (maximum 500 words explaining your approach to artistic research, aims and motivations of the research to be carried and the expected outcome)
- Curriculum Vitae
- Portfolio in PDF format
- Time based media should be submitted in low resolution format via upload and the link should be provided (Not larger than 350MB). If the resolution is important, you can send a DVD with excerpts up to 30 minutes to the address below:
Istiklal Cad. Misir Apt. No:163 K.3 D.5
Beyoglu / Istanbul,
Project selection shall be made by comparing the proposals presented in accordance with the following assessment criteria:
- Ability to speculate on what knowledge is and suggest new forms of knowledge production
- Ability to articulate an innovative methodology and form in relation to the content
- Ability to consider artistic problems from a theoretical viewpoint
- Ability to articulate a trandisciplinary approach; creating cooperation among different fields.
- Project feasibility according to the complementary documents provided
- Ability to create new technological assemblages and to work innovatively with technology, which does not have to be necessarily high-tech.
The invited jury member are Hito Steyerl, Anton Vidokle and Pauline J. Yao. İz Öztat will take part in the jury as the project manager of the CDA-Projects Grant for Artistic Research and Production.
Hito Steyerl is a documentary filmmaker and author who holds a PhD in Philosophy. Her work, which examines issues such as globalization, feminism, and postcolonial critique comprises film, essays, and installations. She is currently lecturing at UdK Berlin as a professor of New Media and lectured at Goldsmith’s College, London, The Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, among other institutions. Steyerl’s films include: After the Crash, 2009; Do you speak Spamsoc, 2008; Lovely Andrea, 2007; and November, 2004. Recent exhibitions include: Hito Steyerl, Chisenhale Gallery, London, 2010; FORMER WEST Research Exhibition Vectors of the Possible, BAK, basis voor actuele kunst, Utrecht, 2010; A History of Irritated Material, Raven Row, London, 2010; Im Moment des Verdachts (In the Event of Suspicion), 2010, Bielefelder Kunstverein, Bielefeld, 2010; Alles Anders? (Everything Else?), Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, 2010; and Hito Steyerl, Neuer Berliner Kunstverein (n.b.k.), Berlin, 2009.
Anton Vidokle is an artist, born in Moscow and living in New York and Berlin. His work has been exhibited internationally at Venice Biennale, Liverpool Biennial, Lyon Biennial, Dakar Biennale, and at Tate Modern among others. As a founder of e-flux he has produced Do it, Utopia Station poster project, and organized An Image Bank for Everyday Revolutionary Life, and Martha Rosler Library. Other works include e-flux video rental, co-organized with Julieta Aranda; research into education as a site for artistic practice as co-curator for the cancelled Manifesta 6, European Biennial for Contemporary Art; and Unitednationsplaza—a twelve-month experimental school in Berlin initiated in response to the unrealized Manifesta 6. He is co-editor of e-flux journal along with Julieta Aranda and Brian Kuan Wood. Vidokle’s most recent projects are Time/Bank and Time/Store, produced in collaboration with Julieta Aranda.
Pauline J. Yao is an independent curator and writer currently based in Beijing. She holds an MA from the University of Chicago and served as Assistant Curator of Chinese Art at the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco and adjunct faculty member in the Graduate Program at the California College of the Arts, San Francisco before relocating to Beijing for a Fulbright Research Grant in 2006. She is the inaugural recipient of the Chinese Contemporary Art Awards – Art Critic Award, co-curator of the 2009 Shenzhen Hong Kong Architecture and Urbanism Bi-city Biennale and author of In Production Mode: Contemporary Art in China (Timezone 8 Books, 2008). Her writings have appeared in various online and print magazines and journals including e-flux journal, Artforum International, Frieze, Yishu Journal, Modern Painters, Contemporary Art and Investment (Chinese); and numerous edited volumes and artist monographs. She is also the co-founder of Arrow Factory, an independently run storefront art space in Beijing initiated in 2008. 3 Years: Arrow Factory is due for publication by Sternberg Press in September 2011.
İz Öztat is an artist currently based in Istanbul. She is currently a candidate for PhD in Art Practice at Yıldız Technical University, İstanbul. She lectured at Kadir Has University between 2009 – 2011. In 2008, she co-founded cura bodrum residency in Muğla as an investigation into self-organization and non-institutional support mechanisms. Her work has been included in Second Exhibition, Arter and When Ideas Become Crime at Depo, İstanbul. Her solo shows are READ/ OKU at PiST, Istanbul (2008), Love It or Leave It, Ohio (2005) and Nothing Disappears Without a Trace, Ohio (2004).
Deadline for Applications: November 30th, 2011
Announcement of the results: December 31st, 2011
Completion of the project: June 30th, 2012
Book launch: December 31st, 2012
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Benefits and Obligations of the Beneficiary:
-10,000 Euros will be paid in agreed upon instalments.
-The grantee is responsible for producing the outcome of the artistic research project that is outlined in the proposal.
-All the material produced with the grant remains the property of the author(s).
-The grantee is responsible for providing CDA-Projects with material and content that was produced during the research process for a publication to be produced by CDA-Projects in cooperation with the grantee.
-When the resulting project is exhibited, the following should be mentioned:
“This project has been produced with the support of CDA-Projects Artistic Research and Production Grant in 2011.”
-All the legal responsibility of the content in the publication belongs to the author.
-Selected person or collective undertake(s):
To develop the project between January 1st – June 30th 2012. If not, they shall decline the grant and refund the amount received.
To own the intellectual property rights to the project and guarantee that the work is unpublished and original. If not, the grantee will reimburse the grant amount immediately to CDA –Projects.
Participation in this grant means full acceptance of the rules regulating it. Failure to comply with any of the obligations contained herein or in the grant award shall result in its immediate cancellation, irrespective of any responsibility that may be incurred.