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31 Jan 2024

CYCLE UP! artist residency programme

CYCLE UP! artist residency programme is calling for applications from artists residing in Europe to explore artistic perspectives on bicycle cultures and communities in five European cities between May and September 2024. 

The programme will provide opportunities for artists to create interventions that inspire local decision makers and invite communities to imagine bike-friendly, inclusive spaces in cities in the Czech Republic, Estonia, Germany, Poland, and Slovakia. 

The residency programme will provide opportunities and networks for artists, communities and decision makers from different backgrounds and perspectives to come together to re-think, imagine and collaborate. 

The programme will be based on the key artistic values of the project – sustainability, learning and sharing, inclusion, connection, impact and change. Sustainability is also at the heart of this residency, in terms of production, exhibition, mobility, project management and the networks we will create.

They are looking for projects in public space, either in a tangible form (installations, murals, photography, exhibitions) or in an intangible form (performance, community building, happening). The outcome should be available for use for years to come.

The programme

  • There will be one residency taking place in each country (Czechia, Estonia, Germany, Poland, and Slovakia). 
  • Each residency is for a one month stay for one person (except in the case of Berlin which is for two months stay for one person). 
  • The artist-in-residence programme is intended as space for the creative process, and for the realisation of an artistic project. 

CYCLE UP! project and the residency programme are jointly organised by the Goethe-Institut (Germany), Czech Centres (Czech Republic), BoMiasto (Poland), PUNKT (Slovakia) and Tartu 2024 with the City of Tartu (Estonia). 

What is included

  • Accommodation
  • Travel costs 
  • Financial contribution, including for living costs and Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs) 
  • Studio space
  • Materials 
  • Opportunities to participate and contribute to community engagement 
  • Logistics and research support 

CYCLE UP! application guidelines

Deadline: 31 January 2024