This is an OPEN CALL to apply for a month-long residency at AqTushetii 2020
AqTushetii is an artist colony and festival that fosters the arts, culture, history, and traditions of Tusheti while bringing together creatives from around the world to collaborate, work, and share knowledge. Individuals working in all disciplines are encouraged to apply. Each summer, AqTushetii hosts residents from various backgrounds: visual and sound artists, musicians, dancers, philosophers, writers, anthropologists, scientists and more. This year the building will welcome residents from August 1 to October 31 2020.
The following resources are available on site:
Four art studio spaces, outdoor (undercover) working spaces, photographic dark room, pottery wheel, raku kiln, wood-fired kiln, outdoor stage, professional sound system, 2 projectors, gallery space, sound recording studio [inc. microphones, Genelec monitors,sound card, electric piano, acoustic drum kit, mixer, organ, Georgian folk instruments, various percussion], vinyl library of Georgian music, cassette dubbing deck, CDR burner and printer, welding tools, wood working tools, metalworking tools, knitting machine, sewing machine, rug weaving looms.
Each month every resident will also enjoy and partake in Tushetian craft beer making, natural wine and cheese degustation, Tushetian whiskey distillation, local food [khinkali / khachapuri] making, and weekly live music concerts/events every Saturday evening.
During their stay, each resident should make a presentation / exhibition / workshop on what they are researching/working on. A selection of artists and musicians will also have the opportunity to exhibit and perform live in our sister-spaces in Tbilisi. Artists are encouraged to contribute to the permanent collection/archive of the residency with their work if and when possible.
Residents are eligible to stay within the following periods*:
[PERIOD 1]: August 1 to September 1, 2020 – price: 650euro total/all-inclusive
[PERIOD 2]: September 1 to October 1, 2020 – price: 700euro total/all-inclusive
[PERIOD 3]: October 1 to November 1, 2020 – price: 750euro total/all-inclusive
This all-in price includes:
- transport from Tbilisi to Omalo and back to Tbilisi
- 30 nights accommodation (in capsule dormitories)
- 30 days of catering: a light breakfast and two large meals per day
- access to all facilities and spaces within the building, as well as its events, workshops and lectures.
To all our potential residency applicants for AqTushetii this year: due to current events making things partly difficult to plan ahead, we're announcing an extension for our open call.
The new residency application deadline is: 11:59pm GMT, 30th April. Applicants who made/make the original deadline of March 31 will still receive their answers by April 15. Selected applicants will be required to pay the 30% deposit in advance
Spread the word and keep healthy. We look forward to reviewing your applications.
*Please note that a one-month stay is prioritised, however, in some cases, two-week stays are also possible. Contact us for more information regarding two-week residency options.
**Please also note that couples get a slight discount – enquire within.
***For funding opportunities please check folowing resources: