Open call for the season 2024
The application period for the season 2024 is closed
Sorry It’s late and you are out of sorts. You’ve been up, awaiting and listening. Have you heard it? Can you feel it? At first like a breeze but now growing stronger. You sometimes used to feel like transforming into a piece of furniture, like an itch that’s mechanical. But not anymore. Nature is now calling, drawing you to Faucogney, to its green pastures, woods and thousands ponds, urging you to come (back) to the wilderness – make it known – sing it in the quiet streets, shout it in the forests, mumble it to the frogs or keep it a whisper – The call of the wild.
We hereby announce the Open Call 2024. Apply together or alone, let us help you or ask us if you have any questions – email.
We are looking forward to your applications!
The Villekulla Collective
The Villekulla is a place for and by artists, an old house with living‑, studio‑, exhibition- and working-spaces (which are regrettably, due to the twisty architecture of the house, not suited for wheelchair access). The Villekulla is located in the heart of the medieval village of Faucogney-et-la-Mer, in the south of the Vosges. The village is to be reached either by hitchhiking, cycling, walking or by car.
The residency is in constant transformation, a place in progress, a place of encounters and constant collaboration. Our interest does not lay in what you already have achieved, but in your current artistic work. For this reason, and in order to obtain a coherent group that fits the location, we take the liberty of requesting a project outline that is related to the Open Call theme.
Two residencies are planned for 2024, during each of which a maximum of five artists will be able to enliven and perform at the Villekulla:
Slot 01: Saturday, 30. 03. 2024 – Sunday, 30. 06. 2024
Slot 02: Saturday, 03. 08. 2024 – Sunday, 03. 11. 2024
The cost of the stay is CHF 660 per person.
The deadline for applications is 30. 11. 2023.
Our jury is made up of the collective members and external people.
We will decide within two weeks after the end of the application period and then send the positive or negative answers by mail.
At the end of the season, the two groups will be able to realise an exhibition together with the villekulla collective members in an exhibition venue, to make the work produced during the residency visible to the public. The idea is not that the groups have to create a work together. Rather, individual but also collective inputs on the year’s theme «call of the wild» are called for.
The exhibition is dependent on funding received and the capacity of the collective. Details will be communicated during the course of the year.