Artist in Residency
The residency program aims to introduce artists and creative practitioners to Gozo’s offering as an inspiring creative environment with plenty of opportunities for exploration and discovery within a Mediterranean setting. The program offers, since its introduction in 2001, a stimulating experience of intercultural exchange among residents, self-directed professional development and opportunities for collaborative projects. The residency is offered on an ongoing basis, wherein an artist can choose to spend between a minimum of two weeks to a maximum duration of three months.
To enhance the residency experience and further facilitate dialogue, participants are encouraged to reflect and exchange ideas with their fellow resident, present a talk on their work, participate in an open studio event and / or an exhibition. When not busy working in the studio, residents can benefit from exploring the Maltese Islands’ eclectic offering – from Gozo’s rural charm and quieter surroundings, to Malta’s hustle and bustle.
To qualify for taking part in the residency program, applicants need to be artists, creative professionals, researchers or an undergraduate, graduate or post-graduate student in the artistic and cultural field. Applicants are invited to submit via email their CV along with a portfolio of their recent work and a short (1-page) proposal about how a residency at Gozo Contemporary will benefit their work and the intended outcome or process. Preference will be given to artists and practitioners working in the field of contemporary art.
PAST PARTICIPATING ARTISTS
'The residency at Gozo Contemporary has afforded me the time and space to reflect and engage with new ideas and approaches. The location and setting is wonderful- the Gozo landscape is timeless and rugged. Set against the shimmering Mediterranean sea and the startling azure of the sky, the light is dazzling. The residency accommodation and facilities are excellent and the host, the foundation’s director, Norbert Attard; an accomplished artist and architect himself, understands the needs and requirements of a resident artist and is committed to facilitating and supporting them.'
- Chris Meigh-Andrews, UK, 22/10/21
'Both the inside and outside scenery of the residence are beautiful and comfortable. The quiet, peaceful and natural environment inspired a lot in my work. As host and founder, Norbert did his best to support artists so that artists focus on their work in the residency program. The residency at Gozo contemporary impressed me in many ways: people, environment, facilities.'
- Yeoul Son, South Korea, 22/10/21