Open Call: Funded Residency for artists with ARE and The Overkill

We are thrilled to present this open call!

Artist Residencies Enschede (ARE) welcomes applications from artists from all over the world to participate in a three-month art residency in collaboration with The Overkill in Enschede (NL).

Application deadline: 26-07-2024 11pm CET (UTC/GMT +2)

Who/ what are we looking for:
The Overkill in collaboration with ARE is looking for a playful artist reflecting on the role of play in an activist environment and within digital culture, fitting the theme of this year festival “Radical-Joy-Resistance”. We are looking for an artist or a game maker using its medium to support movements of resistance. May it be very specific and applied to a cause or in a broad sense and linked to research. 

The selected artists will work closely with the team of curators of The Overkill festival, Marie Janin, Aike Lütkemöller, Zuraida Buter and Erik Peters

The Project will be showcased at The Overkill festival in November. The artist is expected to join the festival as much as possible and in multiple ways with extra possibilities to host workshops, give a talk, participate in LARPs etc.

More info about The Overkill:  (soon new website will be online)

Residency: September 12 to December 6, 2024
The Overkill festival: November 20 to 24, 2024

This project includes:
– A live-work space in one of the ARE studios within the studio building of Artist Initiative B93.
– The regular ARE facilities. For more information about Artist Residencies Enschede see our FAQ page and
– An ARE Grant of €1500 for material, exhibition, and project costs for this artist-in-residence project.
– An additional fee will be available from The Overkill, depending on the proposal as well as a small production fee for the project to be presented at the festival.

Please note:
– ARE is an internationally oriented artist-in-residence. We therefore do not accept applications from artists residing in the Netherlands.
– Travel costs and living expenses are not covered by ARE or The Overkill.
– To apply, submit an application form in English, together with current work samples and a project proposal for the ARE – Overkill project.

Please note: This is the call for the ARE – Overkill project. The call for the regular ARE program for 2024 is closed. The regular call for 2025 will start in early August 2024. 

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