The Vassily Polenov Fine Arts Museum and National Park (Tula Oblast)
Founder: The Vassily Polenov Fine Arts Museum and National Park, The Vassily Polenov Association (France)
Duration: 3 weeks to 3 months (September to May)
Deadline: throughout the year
Selection Method: Open Call
Supporting contemporary artists working in various genres and techniques has been always at the heart of the POLENOVO museum's mission. The POLENOVO Artists-in-Residence (A‑I‑R) programme is a new international initiative launched by the Museum and the Vassily Polenov Association, which enables creative makers and practitioners to gain unique access to the museum's collection, community engagement and curatorial expertise. The organizers provide residents with a studio on-site and a budget covering part of their travel and production costs, allowing them to experiment, create new works and engage with POLENOVO's heritage and living traditions.
The mission statement of the POLENOVO museum-estate is to be the leading museum in a re-creation of the genius loci spirit, connecting the tangible and intangible heritage of Russian arts and culture, to enrich people's lives and to inspire everyone through the promotion of a new understanding and intellectual enjoyment of the artistic world.
We call for artists working with site-specific and site-conditioned landscape or eco-art, with an emphasis on the issues of preserving pure nature and unspoiled scenery.
We also invite those who might be interested in the following matters: - New definitions of beauty as a part of the aesthetic and cultural issues; harmony with nature; - Human adaptation to an ever-changing pace of life.
Animation; Architecture; Video Art; Visual Arts; Research; Ceramics; Music and Sound Art; Media Art; Participatory Art; Performance; Textile Art; Photography
Number of participants in the group
Transportation fee (Moscow — The National Park — Moscow); Meal; Materials
Exhibition; Public Events; Open Studios; Contributing to work of the Museum's Educational Department