WE DEY X SPACE announces its first Open Call for projects for 2018. We kindly invite Black artists and Artists of Color to apply with proposals for exhibitions, events, workshops, kitchen table talks and film screenings around the topics of decolonial art production, community, self-care and empowerment.
WE DEY x SPACE is a self – organised art space in Vienna run by a BPoC collective, which aims to centre marginalised voices, perspectives, knowledge(s) and experiences from different Diasporas.
We welcome projects that center around Queer/Trans*/Inter/Black People/People of Color and focus on utopian notions of community, belonging, healing and body politics.
The Open Call welcomes all forms of contemporary arts, critical pedagogy and social activism: solo & group exhibitions, performances, installations, sound art, poetry, lectures, talks, workshops, film screenings, kitchen table talks, healing & self care sessions etc. We invite artists, activists, curators, collectives, organisations to propose a project to be realised at WE DEY x SPACE.
The duration of the projects can range from an evening session, a day, up to 2 weeks in 2018.
What we have to offer:
As a non-profit self-organised art space we offer our venue free of charge, we will support with online and printed publicity and logistical/technical support. We are happy to connect you to other BPoC Artists based in Vienna and to educational programmes that work in local schools. We will provide administrative and curatorial support. If you apply from outside of Vienna we can also offer a guest room in a queer housing project.
We are currently applying for travel costs & production costs, but we cannot promise any financial support yet. Feel free to contact us for more information.
Your application should include the following in one PDF file (in English or German):
- Artist’s statement describing your practice and areas of interest (up to 250 words)
- A minimum of 10 images of recent projects, with captions and a short description if necessary.
- A project description including
* a list of required equipment & technical support
* preferred dates and links to relevant media (e.g. articles about your work, exhibitions)
* Project goals & target groups (who is the project directed towards, is there an invitation policy, will the programme be open only to a specific group or public and why?)
- A cover sheet with name, contact address, e-mail and telephone numbers, website details if available.
Send your application to firstname.lastname@example.org
DEADLINE: 14th of February 2018, 12pm.
About X SPACE
… x SPACE is a self-organised art space and shared studio space that launched in May 2017
… x SPACE is organized by different collectives such as WE DEY x SPACE, ko/lab x SPACE, trans*screenings x SPACE
… x SPACE is currently financed by donations only – we are in need of your financial support!
… x SPACE is accessible via a ramp. The ramp is 76 cm wide and the slope is 9 %. For more information please contact us! The closest wheelchair accessible toilet is in a five to ten minutes distance.
Amoako Boafo and Sunanda Mesquita saw the necessity to create a space for and by Black and People of Color artists, a space to connect, to network, to discuss strategies, and empower each other. WE DEY– platform for contemporary arts — was founded in 2013 awarded with the kültüř gemma! scholarship of the city Vienna in 2014. In 2016 Jaqueline Ejiji became a crucial member and until today, the collective is growing steadily.
We are proud to say that we have come a long way. In May 2017, WE DEY found a permanent residence at x SPACE in Vienna. The first exhibition Detoxing Masculinitywith works by Amoako Boafo took place between 22nd of June and 8th of July 2017 and marked the opening of X SPACE.
More information can be found here:
OPEN CALL WE DEY 2018