In 2017, Platform 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 will be announced on March 1, 2017.
Platform ART PROSPECT 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.Platform 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. Platform ART PROSPECT facilitates international exchange and collaboration between art communities through network building, international public art festivals, residencies, workshops, and seminars.
May – September 2017
Artist and Curator Residencies (2-6 weeks) - Network partners will host two artists and/or curators from the region.
A visit to New York and Philadelphia for Platform ART PROSPECT members to acquaint them with art organizations, artists, and the ways to engage with local communities creatively.
ART PROSPECT Festival of public art with international and local artists organized by one network partner. Location will be announced in April 2017.