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OPEN CALL for 2021/22 Program
26 Nov 2020 till 10 Feb 2021

atelierWG Foundation invites artists working in any medium to organize an exhibition at puntWG, an exhibition space located in the centre of Amsterdam in the period from September 2021 - September 2022. puntWG provides a platform for artists to temporarily own the space with a sense of freedom and responsibility, to give form to their own program and make contact with the public.

We encourage proposals for duo and group exhibitions to stimulate dialogue between artists and their work. Proposals for one-person presentations are also possible on the basis that artists seek interaction with other (relevant) individuals or groups through their program. Proposals that include a diverse public program of events such as artist talks, performances, screenings or (performative) lectures are preferred. Since circumstances have changed due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we invite applicants to consider alternative ways to connect with an audience while still taking Corona safety measures into account.

Artists are selected on the basis of the quality of their proposal and their considered approach to using the space. Each exhibition will last four weeks (including installation and deinstallation times). This call is not intended for curated group exhibitions or exhibitions that have previously been shown in other spaces.

Support:

The organization of both puntWG and Foundation atelierWG almost fully depends on volunteers. atelierWG Foundation provides selected artists with an open platform to realize their projects at puntWG. This includes the space and basic equipment, professional photo documentation & invigilation. Additionally all exhibitions and side programmes will be shared on our website and instagram page. As a small non-profit organization run by a team of artists, we are able to offer selected exhibitions a modest budget towards the production costs. To further aid the realisation of each exhibition, puntWG’s team will issue acceptance letters for successful applicants to support their applications for external funding. 

You can find the puntWG floor plan HERE.

Application guidelines:

Please send ONE pdf (max 10 mb) which includes the following documents in your email  submission. (Please do not include text in the body of your email as part of your application):

  •       Full name, date and place of birth, postal address, phone number, e-mail and website
  •       CV, max two A4 pages per participating artist
  •       A proposal (max. 250 words) that includes a description of your exhibition and the public programme. Please be concise.
  •       A short motivation for showing at puntWG.
  •       A maximum of five supporting images or links to moving image, sound, or performance pieces, (max. 5 mins each) for each participating artist. Please do not send websites. 
  •       Please indicate your preferred months for the exhibition and the times when you are not available. The more accurate you are, the better we can organize the calendar.

- Please indicate if you at the time of this application have already (partly) secured funding for the exhibition.

- In case of group projects, please indicate which artists have confirmed their participation

Proposals to be emailed to opencall@atelierwg.nl

The submission deadline is 10 Feb 2021.

All recipients will be notified before 1 April 2021 .

For general information and questions regarding puntWG, contact team puntWG: opencall@atelierwg.nl 

Organization and programming of puntWG: Lily Lanfermeijer, Mila Lanfermeijer, Michelle Son, Maaike Anne Stevens and Tao G. Vrhovec Sambolec.

About

Following the relocation of the hospital Wilhelmina Gasthuis in 1984, now the AMC – Academic Medical Center – artists, small business owners and residents have shaped and preserved the unique character and special site of WG in Amsterdam. Today a large number of artists are living and working on the grounds, including those who are part of atelierWG (in Pavilions 18 and 19).

AtelierWG Foundation, established in 1989, houses 120 artists' studios as well as initiating projects in the fields of art and culture, including international exchanges and Open Studio routes.

In 2006 puntWG was created as an interdisciplinary exhibition space and platform for the arts, with a lively program of exhibitions, performances, concerts, lectures and discussions with the aim of initiating an open and broad discourse between artists and the public. PuntWG was initiated by the artists of atelierWG, who finance the space and organize its programming.

airWG, an artist-in-residence, opened in September 2015, hosting a guest studio for national and international artists with an emphasis on research and collaboration.

puntWg and airWG are kindly supported by Mondriaan Fonds.

Opening hours

puntWG is open on weekends from 14.00 to 18.00 hrs and extra opening hours as shown above.

And also by appointment

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