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.

In 2018/2019, grants will be awarded in following categories: grants for contemporary art; a special Signet Land Art project grant for a land art piece in Gorky Park; and GARAGE.txt, a program supporting researchers writing on contemporary art and culture.

Program in support of Russian contemporary art

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.

Expert committee 2018/2019 features:

  • Аlexander Burenkov, Senior Specialist Regional Development, ROSIZO-NCAA;
  • Оksana Budulak, curator, works at Ploschad Mira Museum Center, Krasnoyarsk;
  • Кonstantin Zatsepin, Deputy Director, Middle Volga Branch, ROSIZO-NCCA, Samara;
  • Snejana Krasteva, Curator, Garage Museum of Contemporary Art;
  • Irina Korina, artist.

Signet Land Art special grant for a land art piece in Gorky Park

The grant is offered to artists working in the field of land art.

The winner will get a monthly fellowship of 30,000 rubles, a trip to Scotland and a Signet Land Art commission for a land art piece in Moscow’s Gorky Park. The winning project must be complete by May 2019 and will remain on display in the park for up to 12 months. Artists who have previously taken part in the program include Nikolay Polissky (2016) and Alexander Povzner (2017) and Valery Kazas (2018).

Expert committee for Signet Land Art grant program 2018/2019:

  • Anton Belov, Director at Garage Museum of Contemporary Art;
  • Marina Lulchuk, Director at Gorky Park;
  • Svetlana Stishkova, Marketing Director, Moet Hennessy Russia;
  • Snejana Krasteva, Garage Museum of Contemporary Art curator.

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

Ivan Novikov
Wildorder, 2015
Marble, wood, oil. Sizes vary.
Courtesy of the artist

Nikolay Polissky
Signet, 2016
Mixed media, wood. The sizes vary.
Photo: Alexey Kalabin / Alexander Murashkin

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