INI Project announces an open call for applications for a three-month residency at INI Project/PROSTOR for July-September 2024. The call is open to all artists, curators, filmmakers, environmentalists, activists, writers, lawyers, designers, theorists, artist pairs or groups, regardless of age, focus or educational background. The call is open to anyone who is interested in participating in INI Space's program and needs time and space to work that can develop or jumpstart other creative processes. 

The residency will take place as part of a year-long series of four thematically linked blocks entitled Erosion of Bodies, the focus of which is an exploration of the possibilities of living in a world in which the illusion of well-being until recently taken for granted is inexorably crumbling. The programme considers how our basic needs are met at the level of the individual and collective bodies that we are. We are looking for projects that seek to open up ways of understanding interdependencies, rethink geological or biochemical boundaries in trans-bodily regimes, or otherwise seek reciprocity and solidarity across ecosystems, layers of time, national borders, or other political-economic crises.

What we offer

  • expert consultations with members of the INI Project team
  • production support for the realization of works and the organization of public events
  • a studio with facilities for the duration of the residency
  • the residency will be supported by an honorarium of 30,000 CZK

What we require

  • a cover letter (with a description of the intended project) of no more than two standard pages (3600 characters)
  • a structured CV of the applicant* and a portfolio with documentation of work from recent years, (PDF format, or web link to the online portfolio), contact details of the author*
  • provisional timetable for the residency, including at least three public events (pop-up, workshop, discussion, exhibition, artist talk etc.)

Please, send the application for the residency to, include "OPENCALL 2024" in the subject line of the email.

  • Application deadline is 30 May 2024
  • Selection will be made in two rounds. The second round will be an interview over residency details. Selected writers will be notified of the results by June 15, 2024.
  • The organizer reserves the right not to hold the residency.
  • The residency can be realized thanks to the support of the Ministry of Culture and the City of Prague.

INI Project

The word SPACE symbolizes our long search for alternative ways to present contemporary art, extending beyond the traditional gallery formats. Space is anything between a studio and a symposium, a kitchen and a stage. Conceptually we wish to follow the current developments on the art scene and formulate our topics accordingly, instead of trying to shape the scene along our own topics. Space is to be a living thing, and “performative” in the broadest sense. Be it individual projects offering a sequence of events, discussions and presentations, or just emerging visual experiments, our common denominator is the emphasis on procedural aspects rather than the physical product. Space should be communal, based on rather narrow circles of people allied in a common interest or activity, and at the same time having the widest possible professional, social and geographic overlaps.

INI Project / SPACE is what we offer to artists, art theoreticians and curators for the period of two months, to transform it at will into their own studio, workshop, a meeting place, or an office. The only condition is organizing regular public events taking place once in two weeks. In times so strongly focused on the finished product we try, quite on the contrary, to highlight the process of originating, give the invited guests a chance to prepare new projects, artworks or texts, but also just to formulate topics they are currently interested in, and invite people not only from the art scene, who feel close to the artists’ work or way of thinking. Individual outputs are rather a sort of gradual experiments which might become an exhibition, a book etc. At the same time, all events are accessible to both the art scene and the general public. Thus the emerging ideas are often exposed to the very first reflection and discussion. 

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