In the first round of R&D grants 2014, a total of 8 applications were approved. Each approved application receives a contribution that enables the visual artist to further develop his professional practice. The Development and Research Subsidies scheme (R&D subsidy) is aimed at boosting research and deepening, so that existing artistic practices can develop optimally and increase their visibility in the city.
For the second round there were a total of 23 applications that together represented an amount of € 178.649,85. Of those applications, 8 were honored, which together represented an amount of € 61.949,85
Applications from the following artists were honored:
Teun de Graaf
De Graaf wants to set up a workshop for making musical instruments, where he and others can build instruments, as active participants in a research into a local sound.
Adriaans will use the contribution to support his residency (SNR) in Seoul with the aim of taking a new step in his work process.
Following the collapsed historic archive building in Cologne in 2009, Olthof is thinking about the importance of an archive and how to shape it (again). Olthof will develop an online publication (website), artwork and archive for this purpose.
Smits will focus on an age-old technique of 'greenwood working', where furniture is made from freshly cut wood without the use of electric tools. His goal is to come to a different process of creating and developing ideas for new work.
Anna Maria Luczak
The 'The Most Beautiful' project focuses on the fictionalization of historical facts, local stories and myths told by residents of Charlois. The result of this leads to a performative walk through the neighborhood.
Realizing the project 'the present as a result of the past' and translating it in an experimental way into a solo presentation in the Joey Ramone gallery in collaboration with architect Isabel Marcos.
A photographic investigation into what group cohesion and group pressure does to people. When is individuality surrendered and is there a turning point in atmosphere?
A residency in Beijing (China) to do research on time and time experience in the epicenter of a timequake.
Publication date: 10 / 05 / 2014