Ark Project International Artist Residency


The Ark Project is pleased to offer 1 artist the opportunity to work and collaborate during the annual Summer (July) 2019 artist residency program. The idea is to enable artists to collaborate and work towards a common goal. The end-product or completion of projects is not required, however, works completed and in progress may be documented and available for inclusion in future exhibition programming. Field trips, studio visits, and exhibition opportunities will allow access to the global art market.

Each year the Ark Project travels from city to city across the globe. This year the Ark Project will be hosted by NES located in Skagastr_ѝnd, Iceland!

Residency Programme since: 2015
Description of Organisation:

The Ark Project is an annual international artist residency program realized in 2015 with a focus on creation, presentation, and documentation of contemporary art that engages discovery, transformation and innovation. The Ark Project encourages the exploration of non-representational art through multi-media, conceptual, ecological, and interdisciplinary approaches. The vision for the Ark Project is centered around the co-creation process with intention to break open one’s artistic practice to a new level and create new work that the artist may not otherwise create outside the residency. Each year one artist is invited into the collective for an evolving curatorial project.

The Project is open to both national and international artists. Artists are selected according to performance, experience and artistic background. Eligible artists must have a BFA, MFA or equivalent in independent studio work. Artists working in the visual arts and new media will be considered.

The Project intends to enable artists to access the international art market and provide an opportunity to make promising contacts for future projects. We encourage residents to purchase and or bring their own tools/materials for proposed projects.

Duration of residency:

2 weeks | July 12th to July 26th, 2019

Studio/ workspace:

1-4 artists will work together in a project phase over a period of 2 weeks, utilizing one large studio (92mÕ_) (1,000sq feet) with high ceilings.

Fees and support:

The 2-week residency is provided free of charge minus travel expenses.

The following is included:

&bull Use of the studio

&bull Use of the facility and internet

&bull Museum and Gallery tours

&bull Creative Forum

&bull Collaboration

&bull Documentation

For more details visit:

Group/Short Residencies

Organisation founded in: 2015
What type of organisation are you?:
  • Artist-Run
Working Languages:
  • English
Presentation of artists’ work: Exhibition at end of residency
Duration of residency:
  • Weeks: 2
Number of studios: 1
Number of artists in residence at one time: 1
Studio type and size: Shared studio
Accommodation type:
Private Room
Shared Room
Shared Apartment
Which disciplines does your residency cater to?:
  • Visual Art
  • Sculpture
  • Dance
  • Performing Arts
  • Textile Art
  • Music
What practical facilities does your residency offer to artists?:
  • Internet
Is your residency wheelchair accessible?: Yes
Companions Allowed:
  • Partners
  • Application process: Digital application
    If yes, what is the amount of the fund? (in your local currency): Grants are available through the Foundation Center in San Francisco:
    Expenses paid by the artist:
    • Travel
    • Food
    • Supplies
    Other activities happening at the space:
    • Presentation
    • Exhibition
    Selection process: By committee
    Setting: Urban
    Street & Number: 2121 Peralta Street, Suite 117
    Postal Code: 94607
    City: Oakland
    Country long: United-States
    2121 Peralta Street, Suite 117
    Oakland 94607 USA
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