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Open Call: Affect 2018, 4. Juni bis 26. Juli 2018 in Berlin

Der Verein Agora Collective e.V. bietet seit 2014 mit »Affect« Künstlern ein Sommerprogramm an. Ziel ist es in gemeinsamer Arbeit neue Praktiken zu erproben und Ideen zu entwickeln. Es richtet sich an internationale Künstler und Kulturschaffende, die neue Formen der Zusammenarbeit ausprobieren wollen. Wer sich zutraut einen der vier Workshops zu leiten, kann sich für ein Stipendium bewerben. Bewerbungsschluss: 20. Mai 2018.

AFFECT is a Program for Collaborative Artistic Practices initiated by Agora Collective e.V. in Berlin, currently in its forth edition.
A hybrid between an educational program and a research-based artist’s residency, the 2018 edition consists this year of a curriculum of 4 topics growing out of the research and practice of 4 Berlin-based international artists, under the theme "Micro-Utopias: Cartographies of Relational Art in Berlin".
Each module takes the form of an intensive week-long participatory workshop revolving around a central research question supported by a series of activities proposed by the leading facilitators.

Content wise the modules renew the question about the social function of art, offered as case studies tu support residents contextualizing the program's main question in Berlin, triggering autonomous research strands at AFFECT based on the insights gained through the exchange of practices during their stay.
Participants will have the opportunity to collectively delve into the proposed research question, bringing in their own sensibilities, practice and experience. The residency outcome consist of an e-publication project, with growing contributions by residents issued by topics, shaping a self-styled cartography of subjectivities, encounters and methods within Berlin's micro-utopias of art+life.

AFFECT 2018 is facilitated by Diego Agulló, Club Real (Georg Reinhardt, Marianne Ramsay-Sonneck), Zorka Wollny, Susanne Bosch, curated by Paz Ponce and hosted by Agora Collective - Center for Contemporary Artistic Practices in Berlin.

*The program is now open for applications until May 20th 2018: www.agoracollective.org/affect/apply
Information Brochure & Call for applications 2018

Moduls:

  1. PROMISCUOUS ANOMALIES / A practical philosophy to encounter and mix with alterity, June 4 - 10
  2. DISTURBANCE & DEVELOPMENT / PARTICIPATORY ART INTERVENTIONS IN BERLIN 2000-2020, June 11 – 213
  3. WHO NEEDS ART ANYWAY? / LABORATORY OF SOCIAL SENSITIVITY, July 2 – 8
  4. TOOLS FOR CONVIVIALITY / HOSPITALITY & THE ART OF HOSTING, July 16 - 26

Practical Information:

  • Program dynamics: One Week /Ten Days - Group meetings 7 days of 5 hours each. Participants can choose to enroll in one or more individual modules.
    Groups are open to 15 international and local participants, who will be selected from an open call.
  • Fees & support: The participation fee is 450,- EUR for each module. A production budget covers group visits, public activities, documentation and a final collective publication. Agora does not provide accommodation. Support letters for grant applications can be issued upon request. Our hybrid model between an artist residency and an educational platform opens up more possibilities to apply for financial support. Previous AFFECT participants have been granted to attend our program by university career departments, academic research fellowships, cross European and overseas mobility funds for artists, etc.
  • Disciplines: AFFECT is based on an interdisciplinary approach. Selection criteria is purely based on the variety of backgrounds and experiences of applicants in order to create a mixed group where micro-collaborations could take place. Some of the main fields of interest for the development of the program are: Visual & Live Arts, Social & Community Work, Critical Studies and Education.
  • Expectations towards participants: Prerequisite for selected candidates is the willing to engage in a collaborative and group working dynamics to all the stages of the process with energy, respect and openness.

AGORA offers the possibility to one resident per module to organize and give a SKILL WORKSHOP to local audiences, in exchange for the participation fee. Agora is a self-organized art space, artistic solidarity and circular economy are among its ways to support artist mobility. These workshops are offered by AFFECT ACADEMY, which runs parallel to AFFECT RESIDENCY all summer. Hosted at Agora, the ACADEMY is open by registration to local audience. It follows a different registration process, for inquiries please send an email under the subject "Skill-for-fee" to: education@agoracollective.org.
An application to the program must be submitted separately.

Contact & Applications:
AFFECT at AGORA
c/o Agora Rollberg Studios
Am Sudhaus 5, 12053 Berlin
www.agoracollective.org/affect

Coordination & Communication: affect@agoracollective.org