Art Prospect Network Launch

Armenia•Azerbaijan•Belarus•Georgia•Kazakhstan•Kyrgyzstan•Moldova•Tajikistan•Ukraine•Uzbekistan

In 2017, Art Prospect will support the exchange of more than thirty artists through its program of artist residencies in ten countries, culminating in an international public art festival.  An Open Call for artists and curators in the region to participate in residencies at the Network organizations was announced on March 1, 2017.

Art Prospect Network was officially launched in February 2017 in Tbilisi, Georgia as a result of collaboration among the project organizer CEC ArtsLink and arts specialists from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Moldova, Tajikistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan.

Art Prospect brings together art organizations, artists, and curators from ten countries to challenge standard notions of public space and nationality. The platform aims to demonstrate how artistic and social practices can stimulate community engagement, positive change, and encourage dialogue. This one-year pilot project will build a regional network within and beyond the arts community to share information, resources, and practices concerning the arts and social change. Art Prospect facilitates international exchange and collaboration between art communities through network building, international public art festivals, residencies, workshops, and seminars. 

 

Network Members:

CEC ArtsLink
GeoAIR
Bukhara Photo Gallery
Oberliht Young Artists Association
Atelier PILLƏ
ArtEast

Independent Curator Eva Khachatryan
Eurasian Cultural Alliance
Ў Gallery of Contemporary Art
Dushanbe ArtGround
Open Place
Foundation Centre for Contemporary Art

Planned Activities for 2017:

May – September 2017
Artist and Curator Residencies (2-6 weeks) - Network partners will host two artists and/or curators from the region.

June 20-29, 2017
A visit to New York and Philadelphia for Art Prospect members to acquaint them with art organizations, artists, and the ways to engage with local communities creatively.

Fall 2017
Art Prospect Festival of public art with international and local artists will be organized by network partners in Kyrgyzstan and Azerbaijan. 

Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, September 22-24 at Gareev Botanical Garden and neighbouring courtyard.
Baku, Azerbaijan - dates and location of the mini-festival will be announced soon.