The Vyksa Artist-in-Residency was founded by the OMK-Uchastie (OMK-Participation) Charity Foundation in 2017 as part of the Art-Ovrag festival and works all the year. Vyksa Artist-in-Residency maintains artists who are interested in creating and developing ideas in Vyksa city. Residents are provided with comfortable accommodation in a mansion, a grant for the project, as well as travel from Moscow, Nizhny Novgorod or St. Petersburg and expenses for materials.
The Vyksa Artist-in-Residence programme was established in 2017 by the OMK-Uchastie Foundation. It is a year-round platform for art professionals that provides residents with an opportunity to execute projects and conduct research in the Russian town of Vyksa. The prime consideration for selection is the project's focus on interaction with the local context and community on-site. We invite all artists regardless of their age, creative medium, and location, to participate. The duration of the programme is 4–8 weeks.
This year, Vyksa AiR has announced the start of its partnership with the Volgo-Vyatka Branch of the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts (Nizhny Novgorod, the Arsenal). This collaboration is directed towards promoting the residency among artists from Nizhny Novgorod and encouraging them to participate in the programme.
Following this initiative, the TOY art group and Yakov Khorev arrived in Vyksa at the end of 2020 by invitation from the Arsenal. For the ongoing open call, the selection of applications from Nizhny Novgorod and the Nizhny Novgorod region will be made by the Arsenal's curators, who specialise in the local contemporary art scene.
In addition to the successful applicants of this open call, those residents who had their participation postponed due to the coronavirus restrictions will be able to come to Vyksa in 2021.
In the three years of its existence, Vyksa AiR has hosted more than 30 artists, including Haim Sokol, Ivan Gorshkov, Ikuru Kuwajima, Elena Artemenko, Kirill Makarov, Elena Kovylina, Victoria Begalskaya and many others.
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