Open Call ~ BS/AR 2019

Application deadline: Friday 30 November 2018, 5pm

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Basic Space is pleased to announce our open call for the 2019 Basic Space Artist Residency (BS/AR), in partnership with ONONO, Rotterdam.

The 2019 BS/AR offers an Irish/Irish-based artist a 1 month residency at ONONO in March 2019. The successful applicant will receive a large studio space and accommodation in Rotterdam with support from Basic Space and ONONO.

ONONO is a project space and studio co-founded by Cihad Caner, Raluca Croitoru, Daniel Fogarty, Tracy Hanna and Clara J:son Borg, located on Wolphaertstraat, Rotterdam. It was established in 2016 and hosts exhibitions, screenings and other events.

What the resident will receive:

  • Studio and accommodation in Rotterdam from 1 - 31 March 2019

  • Return flights from Dublin - Amsterdam

  • Support from Basic Space and ONONO team

  • Subject to funding: stipend & materials budget (notification late 2018)

Expectations of the resident:

  • Public facing event during last weekend of the residency (28-31 March 2019) in the form of an exhibition, talk, presentation, etc.

  • 1 week Basic Space Instagram takeover during residency

  • Present for our BASIC TALK series at The Hugh Lane Gallery on Friday April 12th.

To apply please send the following to by Friday 30th November at 5pm:

  • CV

  • Artist statement

  • A statement discussing why a months residency in Rotterdam would be beneficial to your practice

  • Five images of recent work

Please reference “BS/AR 2019” in the email subject. Applicants will hear back by Monday 10th December.

The BS/AR is part of a multi-site programme of exhibitions, residencies and public programmes looking at institutional attitudes, community spaces and education. It is a continuation of Basic Space’s commitment to emerging artists through the allocation of residency opportunities, encouraging risk-taking and experimental attitudes in the production and dissemination of new work. As part of our representative programme policy, we would like to particularly encourage applications by disabled, LGBTQ+ and BAME artists.

Unfortunately, the studio space at ONONO is situated on the third floor of the building and is not wheelchair accessible. We apologise to anyone who is unable to apply for this reason.

For any inquiries, please contact Róisín, Philip and Kim at

Basic Space X ONONO

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