The museum residence "Artкommunalka. Erofeev and Others"
Kolomna, Moscow Oblast
Founder: State Autonomous Cultural Organization of the Moscow Region "Center for Cultural Initiatives"; Autonomous Non-Profit Organization "Kolomensky Posad" supported by the Ministry of Culture of Moscow Oblast
Duration: 2 weeks to 2 months
Deadline: every year in October
Selection Method: Open Call
The museum residence Artkommunalka. Erofeev and Others captures the feel of the 60s of the Soviet Kolomna, evokes the features of communal living and the Khrushchev thaw dissident spirit. It is located at the very heart of the Old Town. Artkommunalka is situated in the building which is notable for its being a major pivot point in the fate of the writer Venedikt Erofeev, the author of the poem "Moscow – Petushki". 'Venichka' Erofeev was send down from Kolomna Pedagogical Institute in 1963. He became a laborer in the wine section of the Ogonyok delicatessen shop. It was exactly at this point that his "very way of life" began – a life of wandering and creative freedom. The recognized genius of Venedikt Erofeev's creative freedom has become the guiding light of the museum residence.
Artkommunalka operates in the format of a residence for artists and writers who are creating new art and new literature right here, right now. The art residence and literature residence work as an open laboratory and workshop all year round.
The museum residence hosts educational classes, master classes, expert meetings, lectures, and musical events – all of which fuse together around the creative people involved in the museum residence, generating a new and much-needed intellectual space for the inhabitants of the city. The art residence and literature residence work as an open laboratory and workshop all year round. Each year artists and writers from Russia and abroad work here and present a variety of creative interpretations of the historical heritage and modern culture of Kolomna. Since 2012, Artkommunalka has welcomed artists and writers from Russia, Romania, Germany, South Korea, Sweden, Great Britain.
Fellowship (35 000 – 50 000 rubles); Transportation fee (return travel expenses from the artist's place to residence); Materials (up to 20 000 rubles); Visa and/or Travel Grant Assistance; Assistance; Interpretation; Final Exhibition; Curatorial Visits; Curatorial Texts; Catalogue Publication
Exhibition; Final Presentation; Public Events; Open Studios; For artists: the transfer of one of the works completed at the residence (chosen by the Artkommunalka judging panel) to the holdings of the museum residence; For writers: for any subsequent publication of texts written as part of the art residence, the Artkommunalka museum residency should always be specified as the place where the text was written.