Resident should be ready to participate in cultural and educational activities for local people. Karelian art residence network will not finance residents expenditure on travel, meals, consumables, passport and visa fees. Arrangement of required trips within staying in Karelia is subject to individual negotiations with every art residents and depending on the capabilities of a particular art residence.
Upon the season end of functioning KARN 2022 - 2023 in 2024, the final exhibition - First Triennial "Immediate access storage" is planned to be arranged, wherein will be exhibited art activities of Karelian art residencies. Their curators will therefore select the works of those artists– in - residents whose projects have the brightest and the most convincing reflection of the thematic "face" (outlook) of each of three art residences and the triennial theme.
The theme of the First KARN Triennial is revealed in the title "New Northern Light". Romantic concept, presenting new art spaces and its creators through the prism of experience and artistic traditions of the North (Scandinavia, Finland, North-West Russia). The traditions of Romanticism should form the basis of a special sense-harmonic understanding of the world, present in the themes, forms and practices declared by the artists-applicants.
KARN's first Triennial presents the most successful projects of the artists-in-residence within the declared theme of the Triennial by the instrumentality of extensive sociocultural program and concurrent series of exhibitions. It is envisaged that the program of the Triennial will take place in a hybrid format (offline and online) at three venues and will be available also on the online platform.