Artist in Residence. Chiang Mai, Thailand

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Documentary Arts Asia

Photo by Sitt

Documentary Arts Asia’s Artist in Residence Program will support an Asian photographer or filmmaker in Chiang Mai for up to three months to complete a cultural, environmental or human-rights project and help DAA promote documentary practice and visual literacy in the region.  In addition to producing a substantial body of work, the Artist in Residence will teach workshops and bring new ideas and energy to the documentary community in Chiang Mai, Thailand and the Asia region.  Chiang Mai’s variety of potential documentary subject matter, large population of artists and relatively low cost of living make it the ideal location for an Artist in Residence program.

Our first Artist in Residence in 2012 was Sitthixay ‘Sitt’ Ditthavong.

Now Accepting submissions for 2013.

Requirements:  

An Asian photographer or filmmaker with a personal website or online portfolio.
At least one previous public exhibition or screening of a substantial body of work.
Good command of English.
Independent and highly motivated.

DAA offers:

Basic accommodation, food, local transport and phone (transport to and from Chiang Mai is not yet supported).
Publication in DAA’s magazine, Nama
A solo exhibition of the work produced at the DAA gallery and/or the Chiang Mai Documentary Arts Festival.

DAA asks:

Produce and exhibit a substantial body of work from your time as an Artist in Residence.
Provide DAA with one set of prints/video file.
Teach at least two workshops at the DAA Center Chiang Mai, and provide at least two portfolio review sessions.
Assist with DAA activities once a week (days/times flexible to accommodate your project).

Please send us:
A CV and brief personal biography plus links to up to three galleries of completed projects.
A one page proposal for the project you plan to complete during your residency.
A one page proposal for the workshops you’d like to teach during your residency.

Note : Projects outside of the city are possible, however the artist should have a presence in Chiang Mai during their residency.

Applications are currently Open and will close 1st Oct 2013   Residencies will start sometime in Nov

Send in PDF or DOC format to submissions@documentary-arts-asia.org

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