Recognizing the need for institutional support of culture and art in Russia, Garage Museum of Contemporary Art founded the first grant program for emerging artists in 2012. This program is still the only one of its kind in the country.

Garage is pleased to announce three new grant programs for 2016, including GARAGE.txt, Art and Technology, and Travel Grant for International Curators.

“I hope the system of grants, which is new to Russian contemporary art, will foster a new generation of artists. This is just one of the projects Garage has launched in order to support contemporary art in Russia. Other initiatives include our extensive publishing program and the first Garage triennale of contemporary art, which will open in March 2017 and focus entirely on Russian art,” says Garage Founder Dasha Zhukova.

GARAGE TRAVEL GRANTS FOR INTERNATIONAL CURATORS

Garage Museum of Contemporary art presents Garage Travel Grants for international curators to attend the first Garage Triennial of Russian Contemporary Art

Grants are intended for people who would like to learn more about Russian contemporary art. Open to curators from anywhere in the world, of all ages, the grant covers return airfare and accommodation for four days in Moscow during the Triennial.

Grants are available for curators to visit Moscow at any time from March 9 to May 14, 2017, although attending during the opening days will increase the opportunity to meet artists from across the country.

Successful applicants who choose to travel within Russia at their own expense after the initial four-day research period paid by Garage will receive administrative support in setting up meetings and travel arrangements.

The winners are: Riksa Afiatry (Indonesia), Celenk Bafra (Turkey), Lizaveta German (Ukraine), Jarret Gregory (United States), Albert Heta (Kosovo), Li Qi (China), Joanna Sokolowska (Poland), Polly Staple (Great Britain), Chen Tamir (Israel), and Diana Ukhina (Kyrgyzstan).

Please note:

  • Curators must demonstrate at least three years of curatorial experience with contemporary art.
  • The Travel Grant does not cover visa fees. Garage will provide a letter of invitation but successful applicants are responsible for securing their own visa.
  • Group applications are not eligible.
  • Nationals of all countries other than Russia are welcome to apply.
  • Applications accepted in English only.
  • PROGRAM IN SUPPORT OF EMERGING RUSSIAN ARTISTS

    Currently the only program of its kind in the country, Garage’s grant program was launched in 2012 in order to create a system of support for emerging artists.

    Offering emerging artists a period of financial independence, the program allows them to become more deeply engaged in creative activities, to grow professionally, and to conduct research. Recipients are also invited to take part in Garage’s exhibition and education programs.

    The winners, selected by an expert jury, are awarded a monthly fellowship of 30,000 rubles.

    The expert committee for the program in support of emerging Russian artists picked the following artists:

    • Antonina Baever
    • Artem Filatov
    • Olga Kroytor
    • Taus Makhacheva
    • Ivan Novikov
    • Sasha Pirogova
    • Mikhail Zaikanov

    The 2016/2017 expert committee:

    • Alexey Novoselov, Head of Exhibitions at Moscow Museum of Modern Art
    • Anna Zaytseva, Deputy Director in charge of Exhibitions at Multimedia Art Museum, Moscow
    • Ilya Shipilovskikh, Head of Exhibitions at Yeltsin Presidential Center, Yekaterinburg
    • Anastasia Mityushina, Curator of Public Programs at Garage Museum of Contemporary Art
    • Andrey Misiano, Assistant Curator at Garage Museum of Contemporary Art
    • Elena Yaichnikova, independent curator
    • Alexandra Kharitonova, Art Director at Ekaterina Cultural Foundation, Moscow

    Requirements

    Grants are awarded to contemporary artists aged 18 to 35. Award decisions are based on the applicants’ uniqueness of vision, employment of new materials and forms, and cogency of artistic approach.

    Applications should be e-mailed to grant@garagemca.org from June 21 to September 11, 2016.

    GARAGE.txt

    GARAGE.txt: program in support of researchers writing on contemporary art and culture in Russian

    Garage Museum of Contemporary Art is delighted to announce the launch of a new publishing program aimed at supporting Russian-speaking authors writing on contemporary art and culture.

    GARAGE.txt series will be the newest addition to Garage publishing program, which dates back to 2008. Since its launch, the Museum has produced over 130 books and catalogues (a total of over 430,000 copies), making writings by the world’s leading theorists, studies on the history of Russian contemporary art and books on important artists available to the wider public. Many publications produced by Garage (solely or in collaboration with Ad Marginem Press) have introduced Russian readers to some of the key contemporary thinkers, previously unpublished in Russian.

    Recognizing the need for institutional support of academic research in the field of contemporary art in Russia, Garage is launching a program aimed at finding and publishing the best studies on the history and theory of contemporary art in the Russian language. The main focus areas of GARAGE.txt include the history and theory of art in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, ethics, new media theory, the sociology of culture, critical theory and the history of Russian contemporary art.

    The winners of GARAGE.txt are:

    • Anna Gordeeva
    • Andrey Kovalyov
    • Yanina Prudenko

    ‘We produce research publications based on our Archive Collection in English for an international audience. For the past five years, we have also published Russian translations of important texts by western cultural theorists in collaboration with Ad Marginem Press. But we feel there is a lack of original studies in Russian and we are launching a new publishing program in order to support Russian researchers and fill this gap’, says Garage Director Anton Belov.

    The support program includes research funding and the publication of complete texts. We will accept original research by single authors or research groups, as well as theses and dissertations on the subjects listed above, written in Russian. Nationals of countries other than Russia are welcome to apply as long as their study is in Russian. The final text should not exceed 320,000 characters. All publications released through this program will be published as part of GARAGE.txt.

    Garage retains the right to edit the text (the final version will be discussed with the author).

    Art and Technology

    As part of its collaboration with SDV Arts & Science Foundation, Garage expands its grant program to include an Art and Technology section, which supports emerging artists and artist groups working with information and engineering technologies and in the field of science art.

    Grant recipients will also be awarded a two–week residency at the SDVentures office in Riga, where they will be invited to exchange skills and ideas with the company’s IT engineers.

    The winners of Art and Technology section are:

    • Natalya Egorova
    • Sergey Kasich
    • Ippolit Markelov and 18 Apples crew

    Co-founder of SDVentures, Dmitry Volkov, comments: “Experimental projects that bring together art and innovative technologies are among the most interesting contemporary creative processes. Interaction between art and technology is at the heart of our company’s philosophy. I am happy that, together with Garage, we can support young Russian artists and the use of advanced technology in art.”

    The expert committee for Art and Technology:

    • Anton Belov, Director at Garage Museum of Contemporary Art
    • Dmitry Volkov, Co-Founder of SDVentures and SDV Arts & Science Foundation, Riga
    • Katya Inozemtseva, Curator of International Programs at Garage Museum of Contemporary Art
    • Olga Shishko, Director and Curator at MediaArtLab Center for Art and Culture, Moscow

    Requirements

    Grants are awarded to contemporary artists aged 18 to 35. Award decisions are based on the applicants’ uniqueness of vision, employment of new materials and forms, and cogency of artistic approach. Applications should be e-mailed to grant@garagemca.org from June 21 to September 11, 2016.


    Grant Patron


    Image:
    Aslan Gaysumov
    No Need for Theories, 2011
    From the series Untitled (war).
    Mixed media, book, soil, 7,5х12х26 cm.
    Courtesy of the artist


    Image:
    Timofey Radya
    Something, 2014
    Courtesy of the artist


    Image:
    Timofey Radya
    Figure 2: The Game, 2014
    Courtesy of the artist

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