this year’s application period is closed
The state of the world appears fragile. A voice calling for stable grounds, for solutions even, is becoming louder and louder around us and within us.
Uncertainty haunts us as much as everyone else – we, as the working collective of the Residency Villekulla, are uncertain about our ways of doing things but then again quite convinced of our intentions. Hence, we plead for allowing uncertainty to be part of our everyday practices, and to
work on overcoming it in collective eﬀorts. Standpoints should be challenged and questioned, should be refined and reshaped, in relation to what surrounds us, in relation to others, human and non-human. All of this with the only constant of knowing that we soon have to overcome ourselves again. We want that, precisely.
Full of aﬀection for and by uncertainty exactly, we are happy to announce our Open Call for the year of 2023.
Applications can be sent individual or as a working collective, please get in touch with any questions and we’ll try our best to be of help.We are looking forward to receiving your applications!
For the rest, stay uncertain and let us be a part of it.
xoxo Working collective Villekulla
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 what you want to remain unsure of.
For the year of 2023, we are able to oﬀer two residency slots. In each of such, five artists are invited to live and work in the Villekulla respectively:
Slot 01: 01.05.2023 – 31.07.2023
Slot 02: 31.07.2023 – 31.10.2023
The residency fee amounts to CHF 660.– per person in total.
At the end of the year (December), the two groups together with the members of the working collective of the residency as well as the curators of the exhibition space Krone/Couronne in Biel, will be able to work out an exhibition. The show is intended to take place as a group exhibition which brings work created during the residency in contact with the public. This is not to ask you to create work all together, but rather we are aiming to host individual as well as collective artistic standpoints relating to our annual topic “staying uncertain”.
It seems important for us, in prospect of the group exhibition, that the two respective groups get to know each other in advance. Therefor, we would like to invite you to have lunch all together the day on which the first group departs and the second arrives to the house (31.07.2023).
We accept applications until October 25th, 2022.
The Jury consists out of the Villekulla collective and two external members.
Applications will processed until the end of October, definite answers will be sent by email.