Open Call: Collaborative Residencies Schloss Ringenberg

Open Call: Collaborative Residencies Schloss Ringenberg

Schloss Ringenberg starts the second round of the cc Ringenberg scholarship. With its spacious residential studios, the residence center offers unique conditions for testing agile forms of work, interdisciplinary exchange and interaction with the local community. Whether temporary project communities, long-term collectives or young initiatives – in 2021 the focus is on the collaborative art production. 

cc Anchor: The cc Ringenberg #2 scholarship addresses transmedial and participatory artist collectives and project groups that want to explore the interaction of art and current social challenges in the discourse of co-production. cc Ringenberg #2 anchors with the local people and is a central component of the reorientation of the castle as a DRITTER ORT.

cc Network: cc Ringenberg #2 is part of the transnational program BORDERLAND RESIDENCIES, which offers added value of networking, qualification and visibility in the network of six residency locations in Hamminkeln, Mönchengladbach, Neuss, Venlo, Venray and Viersen.

Services: scholarship for collectives

  • 1800 euro per scholarship holder/month
  • max. four scholarship holders or max. 7200 euro per month for collectives with more than four scholarship holders in max. four residential studios
  • rent-free residential studios (70-100 m2 ) with bathroom and kitchen
  • use of a guest apartment for additional project partners
  • two presentation rooms in the residence center
  • reimbursement of travel expenses for the onetime arrival and departure (max. four people) support in finding local partners, regional manufacturers and production sites
  • networking events, qualification program, public relations and final documentation within the framework of BORDERLAND RESIDENCIES
  • if required: childcare in a local daycare center (please note in the application)

Modalities: The three-month residency starts on September 1st and ends on November 30th 2021. Artists who take up a residential studio at the castle are asked to stay in Ringenberg for the duration of the residency. Co-producers and invited experts who do not can make temporary use of a guest apartment by arrangement. Project assistants support the organizational and communicative processes.

Application procedure: Applications are open to artists and curators in interdisciplinary collectives and project groups who live, work or were born in North Rhine-Westphalia or in the Euregio border region. There is no age limit. Re-application for former scholarship holders is excluded. Applicants are requested to submit the following documents:

  • a completed application form
  • a short project outline (max. 3000 characters) describing the thematic focus, the artistic research interest, the planned working group and its participatory working method
  • CV with exhibition list of the last five years

Please send your application by e-mail to [email protected] until June 15th 2021. For attachments larger than 5 MB please include a download link.

Selection procedure: In the second half of June, a jury will select up to four scholarship holders and a maximum of two collectives from the project applications, with a maximum requirement of four studios and the guest apartment. Legal framework The legal process is excluded. The selection of the jury is not contestable. There is no legal claim to a scholarship or compensation for the application effort. The decision will be communicated to the applicant in writing without giving reasons. 

Note: Due to the current dynamic COVID-19 situation, the organization reserves the right to adjust the terms of a residency in consultation with applicants.

Contact: cc Ringenberg #2 is a scholarship program of the city of Hamminkeln and part of the program DRITTE ORTE. It is organized, curated and connected by the Kulturraum Niederrhein e.V. in cooperation with the NRW Landesbüro für Bildende Kunst and the Frauenkulturbüro NRW e.V.

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