Food Studio – An Open Kitchen for Art, Theory and Politics


Sep. 30, 2020, 12:00 am

Ke Sklárně 15, Prague 5, Czech Republic

In the framework of this residency program, we are looking for projects where food grows to become one the media of contemporary art. We are particularly interested in concepts where the kitchen is conceived as common ground for a better understanding, where foodstuffs count as political, historical, and cultural beings. We would like to provide a space to projects examining the social dimension of food and which would consider working with Prague’s art scene, our international community of residents, and – last but not least – MeetFactory employees.

MeetFactory is a non-profit international centre for contemporary art. Our mission is to foster a dialogue between individual genres and make current developments on the art scene accessible to the broadest public. We support original projects in the fields of visual art, theatre, and music, as well as interdisciplinary and experimental platforms. We aim to create a space in which art is alive and artists are present, enhancing a direct exchange between international artists and visitors, as well as between different fields and generations.

From a seasonal trend in exhibition-making to yet another sub-medium in contemporary art, food is becoming an increasingly important element of today’s art practice. Over the course of the preceding decade, one can follow the appropriation of foodstuffs by a broad spectrum of artists developing community-based and socially engaged projects. It can be seen as another path to recognising identity politics or dealing with post-colonial topics. Since our residency programme is mainly oriented towards building relationships between the Prague art scene (art audiences and residents), we would like to use a food-oriented art practice as a platform for connection and mutual understanding. Let’s have a bite!

What we provide:

accommodation in a shared apartment
studio space
a fee of 500 euros (gross) per month
a production budget of 240 euros
further production budget related to the project
Make sure you are be able to spend at least 80% of your residency time here in Prague.

Interested applicants must send following information in English:

a short description of the project you’d like to work on – up to 1000 characters
your portfolio
information about when you’d prefer to come

Possible dates:

1st of July – 30th of September 2020 – 90 days

1st of October – 31st of November 2020 – 60 days

Please send all the documents to [email protected] with the word FOOD in the subject.

Application deadline: November 20th 2019

Selection results will be announced on the 15th of December 2019 at the latest

Committee: MeetFactory Artists In Residence team

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