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Open calls now live for CCA Research Associates and Reciprocal Residency recipients


CCA Derry~Londonderry has just published details of two new open calls; we are looking for applications for artists and researchers to join the 2022 cohort of CCA Research Associates, and applications from artists based/from NI and Lithuania to take part in the Reciprocal Residency DeMo in partnership with Kaunas Artist House. For further information on both open calls, visit our Opportunities page.

CCA Research Associates 2022 open call

In 2019–22 CCA is developing its support of research practice through establishing a series of Associate Researchers. CCA will support researchers by providing access to our archives and networks, with the potential to develop longer-term projects with CCA and will feature on our Research page. In return, Research Associates will present their practice at CCA, bringing new audiences to their work as well as providing the opportunity to meet with the other CCA Research Associates.

This call is for the third cohort of around 5 Research Associates (with at least 2/5 from NI). Following our pilot years the term for Research Associates will be two years and there will be opportunity to interact with previous and future cohorts.

As a Research Associate, you will:

- feature on the CCA Research web page with links to your research

- have an opportunity to present your practice to CCA audiences

- access CCA networks and archives, opportunities to travel and meet people

- have use of CCA Workshop/Library/Project Space

- CCA will support Research Associates to secure funding for travel/accommodation to join a public Associates Meetup at CCA

- have CCA as a critical friend and potential testing ground for outputs and impacts beyond academia

CCA is welcoming applications from artists with research-based practices, PhD candidates and other researchers based anywhere in the world with areas of interest that have a relevance to our region or programmes, however, we remain open to other applications.

DeMo Reciprocal Residency open call

Following its pilot in 2020, CCA and KAH are preparing the second of their ongoing series of Reciprocal Residency Programme DeMo (Decoding Modernity). These residencies have an aim to develop an experimental artistic framework for the critique of progress which is practically a synonym of modernity that is often perceived in a very limited West-centric manner. The very definition of ‘emerging’ is explained by the Cambridge dictionary in terms of centres of power; non-central places in relation to finance/political/cultural centres are often defined as emerging in both fields of business and the arts. For the Open Call the artists are invited to relate and reflect on the meaning of emerging. Can you emerge from nothing? Can emerging be an eternal state of affairs?

The residency programme seeks to create opportunities for artists from Northern Ireland and Lithuania to participate in fully funded artist residencies, stimulating mutual dialogue and exchange. The residency period in Lithuania and NI will take place during February 2022 lasting up to one month culminating with two solo exhibitions of new and/or existing work at CCA Derry~Londonderry, March–May 2022 and Kaunas exhibition spaces, June–August 2022.

In order to provide a broader perspective on modernity or modernities DeMo, a three-year program (2020–2022) of Kaunas Artists’ House, together with Centre for Contemporary Art Derry~Londonderry, the thankyouforcoming residency program in Nice, the Culture Center LAB in Novi Sad, and other partners will invite artists, curators, cultural field researchers, and multidisciplinary collectives to explore the possible interfaces, overlaps and divergences between the different modernities, their forms and expressions. DeMo is dedicated to developing art and cultural networks beyond economic and cultural centres. Reciprocal Residency DeMo is a part of “Kaunas – European Capital of Culture 2022” programme.

Open calls now live for CCA Research Associates and Reciprocal Residency recipients
Open calls now live for CCA Research Associates and Reciprocal Residency recipients