Apply for a Blitz Residency in 2017
**2017 APPLICATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED AND AWARDED**
OPEN CALL FOR 2018 RESIDENCIES WILL BE LAUNCHED IN JULY 2017
APPLICATIONS FOR 2017 BLITZ RESIDENCY
Deadline 31 August 2016.
The Blitz residency programme provides the opportunity to live and work in Valletta and to develop individual projects while experiencing and engaging with city’s rich cultural heritage. Blitz is a unique space in the heart of the city that will be European Capital of Culture in 2018.
Blitz is a curated space offering a high-calibre programme with a focus on contemporary existence, its constant state of flux, and the ubiquitous presence of digital culture. Our mission is to work closely with artists, curators, writers and researchers who are articulating these trends through cross-media and trans-disciplinary practice, to present a programme that is educational, immersive and inclusive.
The Blitz residency is located in a 400-year-old Valletta townhouse, lovingly restored to its former glory. Large blank walls and beautiful pattern-tiled floors can be found in every room on each of its three floors. Since 2013 the building has been repurposed as a space for exhibitions and events, as well as a social space for the creative and the curious.
Blitz is putting out an open call for proposals from those working across creative fields in a range of media, including (but not limited to), photography, performance, sound, immersive installation and digital platforms. Successful applicants will become Blitz residents and be given a space to work, experiment and research their project, culminating in a nal production for presentation to the public. Local engagement is crucial to the programme, taking the form of open studio days, workshops and talks for a local community of artists, researchers, educators, professionals and students.
The residency space is a self-contained live/work space with good natural and artificial light. It encompasses a small kitchen equipped with cooking facilities, a private bathroom, bed space and storage area. Access to common areas and facilities within the building include courtyard, large communal kitchen, washing machine and wifi . Some basic tools can be borrowed from the gallery, however visiting artists are responsible for providing their own tools and materials.