Name of Residency: IASI ART RESIDENCY – I.A.R.

“IASI ART RESIDENCY – I.A.R. is based in Iasi town, Romania and it is focused on an intercultural exchange with international artists from painting area. My name is Ioana Palamar and I am Assistant Lecturer at “George Enescu” National University of Arts and the organiser of this art residency. Together with my colleagues: Lecturer Zamfira Birzu, Lecturer Cristian Ungureanu, Art critic Maria Bilasevschi and the volunteer students: Karina Cargo, Cezara Moraru and Smaranda Vîrnă  will kindly support “IASI ART RESIDENCY – I.A.R. “

Residency Programme since: 2018
Description of Organisation: BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF IASI TOWN: Known as The Cultural Capital of Romania, Iasi is a symbol in Romanian history, it is the second-largest city in Romania, after the national capital Bucuresti, and the seat of Iasi County. Located in the historical region of Moldavia, Iasi has traditionally been one of the leading centres of Romanian social, cultural, academic and artistic life. Iasi is one of the most important education and research centres of the country and its social and cultural life revolves around: “Palace of Culture”, “Vasile Alecsandri” National Theater, “Moldova State Philharmonic”, “Opera House”, “Iasi Athenaeum”, “Botanical Garden” , “Central University Library”, the high quality cultural centres and festivals, an array of museums, memorial houses, religious and historical monuments.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF ART RESIDENCY PROGRAM: “IASI ART RESIDENCY  – I.A.R. is based in Iasi, Romania and functions within “George Enescu” National University of Arts.

AIM OF ART RESIDENCY PROGRAM: The main aim of “IASI ART RESIDENCY – I.A.R.” is to create various and complex events in Iasi, a cultural town with a lots of inspiration sources, to meet the students from “George Enescu” National University of Arts and the local artists, in order to exchange ideas and to share experiences with them as for a future possible collaboration.

WELCOMING: The artists will be waited At the airport by the organiser of this residency, they will be hosted either in a students hostel or in a flat, depending on the availability of accommodation spaces, and afterwards they will be presented the studios of the university, the teachers and the students.

ACCOMMODATION: The accommodation room is private, but they might share the bathroom and the kitchen with the others.

FOOD: The artists can eat either at “Saint Nicholas” Cafeteria which belongs to “Metropolitan Cathedral” or at “Titu Maiorescu” Cafeteria which belongs to “Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University. They are both located in the central area.

WORKING FACILITIES: The artists-in-residence will work in the studios of the Faculty of Fine Arts and Design, together with the other students. They have access to the  library of our faculty, where they can use our computers and read the available art books.

WORKING SCHEDULE: The artists-in-residence will have totally freedom to take their time in order to create their art project, there is no daily schedule. The organiser of the residency together with the volunteer students will take care of their needs, will guide them in town and will accompany them to some important cultural events from the town, but only when they have free time. That’s why, an important aspect is that the artists-in-residence must understand that sometimes they have to manage on their own.

EXHIBITION SPACE: The artists-in-residence will have the opportunity to exhibit in “Aparte” Gallery which belongs to the Faculty of Fine Arts and Design, or in another local gallery.  It is very important for them to take into account that the exhibition spaces are generally booked one year before and the artists in residence must understand that they will exhibit in accordance to the availability of an exhibition space from Iasi.

COSTS: The artists-in-residency must pay for: their round trip flight ticket, for accommodation, for a part of their art materials and for food.The University will cover only a part of the art materials for the artists-in-residence. If necessary, the artists will buy other art materials from the local art supplies. The studios are for free.

Organisation founded in: 2018
What type of organisation are you?:
  • Artist-Run
Working Languages:
  • English
  • German
Presentation of artists’ work: Arranged on a case-by-case basis
Duration of residency:
  • Months: 1
Number of studios: 1
Number of artists in residence at one time: 1
Studio type and size: Shared studio
Accommodation type:
Private Room
Which disciplines does your residency cater to?:
  • Visual Art
  • Sculpture
  • Dance
  • Theatre
  • Performing Arts
What practical facilities does your residency offer to artists?:
  • Internet
  • Computer
What artistic facilities does your residency offer to artists?:
  • Exhibition space
  • Dance/Theatre/Performance Space
  • Library/research resources
  • Woodworking tools
  • Metalworking tools
  • Printmaking facilities
  • Networking
  • Promotional services
Is your residency wheelchair accessible?: No
Companions Allowed:
  • Partners
  • Application process: Digital application
    Do you charge an application fee for your residency?: No
    Do you charge a residency fee for your residency?: No
    Do you provide the residents with any funds associated with the residency? (e.g. stipend, fellowship, production allowance): No
    Expenses paid by the artist:
    • Travel
    • Food
    Expenses paid by the organisation:
    • Production costs
    Are artists expected to do one of the following during their residency stay?:
    • Exhibition
    • Public talk
    Other activities happening at the space:
    • Workshops
    • Presentation
    • Films
    • Exhibition
    • Cafe/restaurant
    Selection process: By staff
    Setting: Urban
    Nearest Airport: Iasi International Airport
    Nearest Train Station: Iasi Railway Station
    How to reach by plane: The best way to reach Iasi is by plane. The artists have 2 options: they can travel by plane to Bucharest and from there to travel by bus to Iasi (388 km), or they can travel by plane directly to Iasi International Airport. They will be waited there by the organiser of the residency.
    Street & Number: George Enescu National University of Arts, Sararie street, no. 189
    Postal Code: 700451
    City: Iasi
    Country long: Romania
    George Enescu National University of Arts, Sararie street, no. 189
    Iasi 700451 Romania
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