A. Farm, a collaborative residency between Nguyen Art Foundation, MoT+++, and Sàn Art, is now open to applications. A converted factory, with 6 large studios, a spacious gallery and a sunlit courtyard, A. Farm would like to encourage every artist of any age and any career stage to examine how this platform might benefit their artistic practices. Apply now for the 1st residency Season from December 2018 to May 2019!
2 Vietnamese artists and 1 Southeast Asian artist will be offered production funds (US$850), travel funds (as reimbursement up to US$220)*, a stipend (up to US$180/month), living quarters and large studio, with communal kitchen and other shared facilities for a dedicated period of 5 months. Within the residency period, artists are expected to lead a public workshop/presentation alongside producing a new body of work. All artists will be linked to a talking partner – who may be an artist, writer, or curator – in order to generate critical dialogue and assist with artistic production.
A. Farm also accepts domestic and international applications for a negotiable time and at a fee of US$500/month.
I’m not sure if I am an artist, can I apply?
YES PLEASE. Please follow the application procedure and let us hear from you! A. Farm also welcomes curators, researchers, writers and other creatives or academics as we always look to expand the dialogues between our residents. Please inquire via firstname.lastname@example.org
I cannot commit for 5 months, can I apply for a shorter period?
All funded artists (Vietnamese and Southeast Asia) are required to stay and work at A. Farm for the stated duration of the residency. If your time cannot accommodate the entire period, you are welcomed to apply for the time-flexible residency; please note that there will be a residency fee of US$500/month for this.
I am from Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City), can I apply? If yes can I stay at home and just come to work in the studio at A. Farm?
YES please, do apply if you are based in Saigon. One important aspect of a residency is the sense of community, achievable when all resident artists are present. As A. Farm welcomes a dynamic range of interdisciplinary practitioners, you will benefit from being there and participate in the activities available. We will prioritize artists who would like to take full advantage of A. Farm facilities and community.
What is a talking partner? How do I benefit from one?
A talking partner is NOT a coach, nor a tutor, nor a supervisor, but rather one who would provide you with a listening ear and would be able to provide you constructive/critical feedback and/or references to assist with your artistic process. You could take advantage of our team’s diverse expertise (ask us!), or nominate your own talking partner, or our team could recommend you a suitable talking partner for your residency.
Please submit by email to email@example.com, titled “Application: Residency at A. Farm”
1. CV (maximum 1 page)
2. Artist statement (maximum 1 page)
3. PDF file (maximum 10 pages) with full details of your selected artworks (title, size, media etc.)
4. Cover letter explaining what you aim to achieve personally and professionally from your time at A. Farm
Applications can be made in Vietnamese or English
Deadline for Applications: September 30th 2018
Applications are initially shortlisted by MoT+++ and San Art teams. An external and non-fixed juror then selects the final successful candidates. Results will be communicated between October 14th – 26th 2018.
A.Farm aims to ensure gender equity in the selection of residents.
* For residents who require a visa for Vietnam, please note that A. Farm will cover one single-entry for three months which is then extended. The resident is required to pay the visa collection fee upon arriving at the airport.
For General Applications (time-flexible, open to any artist of any nationality), outside this Open Call period, applications can still be made following the procedure above and will be reviewed year round on a rolling basis.
Should you have any inquiry please email firstname.lastname@example.org, titled “Inquiry: Residency at A. Farm”
Notable Dates in A. Farm’s Calendar
Themed Festival, December 2018
All Animals Are Equal, an open selection exhibition, May 2019
Themed Festival, November 2019