Calendar of Events and Projects




CEC ArtsLink in the United States
June 20 - 29, 2017
Global Art Lab

Four curators from Azerbaijan, Belarus, Kyrgyzstan and Ukraine arrive in New York for 10-days residency in the field of public art as a part of the 2017 Arts Leadership Fellowship program.

July 15 - August 9, 2017
Global Art Lab

Four Central Asian musicians from Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan take part in Bang on A Can Summer Music Festival at MASS MoCA, MA. The project continues CEC ArtsLink's Playing Together program.

October 9 - November 18, 2017
ArtsLink Residencies

Ten international artists and arts managers from ten countries participate in 6-week residencies at US arts organizations.

CEC ArtsLink Overseas
April 12 - 25, 2017
Back Apartment Residency

Special invited Cuban artists Nelson Ramirez de Arellano Conde and Enrique Rottenberg travel to St. Petersburg, Russia to take part in the exhibition Shifting Metaphores: Cuba in Changing Times, Cuban Contemporary Photography and Video Art at the State Museum and Exhibition Centre ROSPHOTO.

May 6 - 31, 2017
Back Apartment Residency

US-based artists Diana Shpungin and Blane De St. Croix conduct their research projects in St.Petersburg, Russia.

May 12 - 11, 2017
Back Apartment Residency

US-based curator, author and community activist David Diamond is in St.Petersbrug, Russia to develop collaborative opportunities between La MaMa (New York, NY) and local theatre artists. He will also conduct a workshop for curatorial students at Smolny College.

April - August, 2017
Global Art Lab

Platform ART PROSPECT: Eurasia's Artist Residencies - Network partners host two artists and/or curators from the region for 2-4 week residencies.

June 2017
Back Apartment Residency

Dutch artist Pim Zwier works on a series of multigenerational video-portraits of local men and women. Inspired by the early work of the Russian photographer Prokudin-Gorskii, Zwier will employ a vintage photographic process of color separation to create these video-portraits.

July 2017
Back Apartment Residency
US-based artist Cynthia Madansky works on preproduction for ESFIR a 16mm film of Women, a script by Esfir Shub. Shot in Moscow, St. Petersburg and Siberia, ESFIR examines the current status of women in Russia, the influence of poetry on Shub’s editing practice and the phenomenon of women film editors in the Film Factory in Russia.
July 3 - August 2, 2017
Back Apartment Residency

US artist Lynn Cazabon explores and documents wild/unintentional plants surviving in the corners and crevices of urban St. Petersburg and creates and stages a collaborative community event centered on these plants.

September - October 2017
Global Art Lab

Art Prospect Festival of public art with Eurasian and local artists organized by one network partner.

September 1 - November 30, 2017
ArtsLink Projects Awards
US chamber ensemble eighth blackbird collaborate with Amadinda Percussion Group in Budapest, Hungary on a series of performances featuring compositions by Steve Reich, Lukas Ligeti and Mate Bella.
2017 (TBD)
Back Apartment Residency

US artist Maria Chavez in residency in St. Petersburg, Russia, to create a sound installation The Rain of Applause: St. Petersburg that will contain live recordings of applause from various local venues.