The primary aim will be for the artists to work on an agreed project in Yerevan and any other sides of Armenia according to residency proposal of visiting artists or group.
ACOSS residency program is a project workshop for the promotion of multi – disciplinary art and cultural international exchange in and out of Armenia. We call artists from all artistic disciplines to live, work, and collaborate during their preferred time of staying.
ACOSS has agreement with two different territories to hold the artist-in-residence program. Our main building is based in Yerevan, Zeytun district, what we recently built with support of private donors and international crowd finding, having donations from 22 countries. The applicant can make decision about the preferred location of stay upon the arrival Yerevan, too.
Through the Artist-in-Residence ACOSS supports international art activities bringing multicultural dimension to the region. The guest artists have opportunity to live and work the same place, set new contacts in the art field as well as to the local community. If artist’s project is connected with Yerevan city, we can organize housing in the city as well as organize exhibition at the ACCEA (The Armenian Center for Contemporary Experimental Art) in Yerevan and Hotel Berlin in Gyumri. Interested artists have to discuss this matter with the ACOSS director in advance.
The program consists of residency up to one year and includes private and sharing studios, housing, and three meals per day by agreement.
Financial aid and in-kind support is available during the residency.
Akos Cultural NGO was founded in 2002, Yerevan, Armenia and now it is a leading model for similar institutions internationally. In 2006 it established ACOSS AIR program in Armenia which was an artist initiation.
The aim of the organization is to support the development of contemporary creativity and realizing projects by Armenian and international artists and theorists, to organizing exhibitions, conferences, discussions, researches, seminars and workshops concerning the local art, political and social situation on the background of nowadays worldwide movements.
ACOSS promotes and diffuses contemporary creativity in Armenia. A group of Armenian artists, art and cultural critics are involved in the organization where they have possibility to meet international artists and theorists and co-operate with them.
Since the end of 2006 ACOSS has been collaborating with many national and international cultural organizations worldwide, particularly with Cl?? (Ireland), Geoair (Georgia), Artisterium (Georgia), The Center for Visual Research (Georgia), State Museum of Contemporary Art (Thessaloniki, Greece), Armenian Center For Contemporary Experimental Art (Armenia), 25th Gallery (Armenia), the 5th Parallel Gallery (Canada), The Lanchester Gallery (UK), Supermarket Art fair (Sweden), Res Artis (The Netherlands), Trans Cultural Exchange (USA), Strandline Curatorial Collective (Canada), Neutral Ground Gallery (Canada), Gyumri Biennale (Armenia), ArtistsÂ?? Union of Armenia, Youkobo Art Space (Japan), Studio Kura (Japan), Homebased residency (Israel), Galerie La Vieille Poste (France), Microresidence Internatioanl Network (Japan), Carvansarai AIR (Turkey), Alliance of Artists Communities (USA), Juan Miro Foundation (Spain), Nida Art Colony (Lithuania), Youth4Media (EU), IME NGO (Bulgaria), Formverk (Sweden), Kultur Kontact (Austria), Goethe Institute (Germany), Art Prospect (Russia), CEC ArtsLink (USA), Moorland Production (UK), ISIS (UK), San Marc (Mallorca, Spain), Visual Art School of the Regina University (Canada), Visual Art School of Leeds University (UK), The Sculpture Center (USA), Visual Arts Faculty of Coventry University (UK), Visual Arts of Joshibi University (Japan), Oberwelt (Germany), Stuttgarter Kunstverein e. V. (Germany)
- Weeks: 2
- Months: 1
- Months: 1 – 3
- Visual Art
- Performing Arts
- Textile Art
- Private accommodation
- Shared accommodation
- Shared studio / workplace
- Space for partners, families, pets
- Woodworking tools
- Metal Working Tools
- Exhibition space
- Library/research resources
- Sound recording studio
- Woodworking tools
- Metalworking tools
- Technical assistance
- Promotional services
- No requirements
- Family Life
- Open Studios