We open for Artists, Curators, researchers from all artistic disciplines to apply for Artist in Residence Program
Baan Noorg Collaborative Arts and Culture is a not for profit, artist run initiative, established in 2011, in a Tai Yuan (ไทยวน) civilization town of Ratchaburi province, Thailand. Its independent project is organized by artists with a trans-disciplinary background between art, theory & diverse sciences with the aim to support and boost artistic experience and community development. The program invites artists from around the world to develop work within the “International Residency Program” in a community, communally used and remodeled space for a period of 3 weeks -3 months.
Objectives of Residency Program
To promote contemporary art within an universal and specific context, to stimulate creativity through direct contact with urban and the local of Nongpho community, to set up an exchange of ideas in contemporary art with local as well as international artists from various disciplines of contemporary art practice.
Each artist or group artist will have the opportunity to develop his/her or their project within a number of different artistic fields and post studio. All artists have the chance to show and promote their work in the program. It can help organized exhibition openings, as well as press conferences and campaigns to inform the public about the activities. The program include artist talks, studio discussion – in groups and one to one – social events and professional development. Central to the program is a focus on working as an artist in Nongpho community, a district which offers opportunities to investigate community life, multidisciplinary practice and to visit art institutions, art space and artist-run spaces. Each participating artist will shape their own experience, striking a personal balance between independent studio time and the community.
AIR program in Baan Noorg Collaborative Arts and Culture are mainly run by Baan Noorg via invitation and self-financing by individual artist. By-Project-Air will be held by Baan Noorg’ in collaboration with institutions, museums and art centers. We would like to try to create more opportunities for artist who are passionate in art, cultural exchange and interested in exploring the culture of local Thai and making new art in a community. We welcome different status artists, curators, researcher to join our program, such as established artists and curators, emerging artists and curators or art students from overseas.
Participants receive all documentation necessary to apply for funding and the visa process. If required, the project can assist with additional individual reference letters. Artists can apply to participate upon their convenient session: January – June / July – December
Application (General) DEADLINES
Session1: January – June
Application Deadline: 30 November
Session2: July – December
Application Deadline: 30 April
Note *2023 Air Program is by invitation only
2024 Application Deadline: (Open Call)
Session1: January – June
Application Date: 1-30 November 2023
Residency runs 2 Sessions: January- December
Duration of Residencies: 3 weeks -3 months
Who can apply?
Artists from all artistic disciplines (installation, video art, sculpture, electronic music, painting, drawing, performance, photography, net art etc.) and curator/researcher are invited to send us an application.
How to apply?
Please send below information to email: firstname.lastname@example.org subject: (Year/Session) Air Application
Which should include:
- A short CV with full official address
- An artist statement (300 words)
- A current portfolio and (if existing) a link to your website
- 1 Letter of Recommendation
*Non-formal education applicant or self-taught please specify your practice and experience in statement and CV
We provide accommodation at Baannoorg Commulab, a room with capacity for 2 persons.
Share studio at baannoorg commulab and basic tools at baannoorg studio. We appreciate artists on post studio work.
Since Baan Noorg’ is an artist run self-financing organization, residency artist has to responsible for the travel, materials, food and transport during the stay or apply funding from institution to cover their stay.
Invited artist will be supported by Baan Noorg, depending on each project’s condition
For the AIR program fee (via Open Call)
Full costs / participation fee: 80USD/week and depending on each year/project term and condition. Applicant with support institution can attach with proof of funding letter.
Costs cover – bedroom, studio space, basic studio equipment and administration support.
Resources – Internet connection, shared studio, kitchen and Library.
What we provide
Our “International Residence Program” fuses the use of studio space with internal and external program activities. The Studio space consists of: one furnished up to 30m² large communal hall including wifi and all side costs (water, energy, kitchen, toilet etc.)
Approximately 1-2 artists per month working in the space.
A prior payment of US$30 per artist is required to hold the place in the program, not refundable, refundable by cancellation (3 months before the residency starts)
The fee covers the studio & the accommodation cost
Travel costs, art materials & extra are additional. Additional fee is requested for the exhibition, depending on each artist’s work scale and project.
The project offers one shared studio limited for two artists. The Program activities consists of studio visits, local museum tours, scheduled art critiques, an art talk by our residents, as well as open studio.
Participating artists are expected to participate with the program objectives, to contribute to a collective enterprise, and be open to work with others. In exchange for the program, artists are expected to donate time for community such as artist talk and school activity. There is one Open Studio for each artists.
AIR Exchange program:
Baan Noorg also cooperate with network institutions to operate AIR Exchange program
The MOU is to be updated year by year
Past exchange AIR between Bamboo Curtain Studios, Taiwan and Baan Noorg 2016 – 2019
Wu Chi Yu, artist from Taiwan at Baan Noorg residency during 365 days: LIFE MUSE project, supported his residency program by Bamboo Curtain Studios, 2015, as part of the AIR Exchange program between Baan Noorg and Bamboo Curtain Studios
Suphitchaya Khunchamni, attended the Cultural Management program during her residency program at Bamboo Curtain Studios, 2017, as part of the AIR Exchange program between Baan Noorg and Bamboo Curtain Studios
Current and Past artists in residence: 2022 – 2023 Wisarut Thatthong (Thailand), BITTO (the Philippines) / 2019 Chang Wei Loy & Chen Zi Yin (Taiwan) / 2018 Teddy Tedi Nurmanto, Andzar Agung Fauzan (Jatiwangi Art Factory, Indonesia), Alfred Banze, Christine Falk (Camping-Akademie, Germany), Ryan Chen (Taiwan) / 2015 Katherine Nuñez (98B COLLABoratory, the Philippines), Helmi Hardian, Tuwis Yasinta (WAFTLAB, Indonesia), Masaru Iwai (Japan)