The Art & Well-being (AWE) project explores the potential of arts to enhance individual and community well-being.

Deadline extended: 19 April

The project connects four organisations – Cluj Cultural Centre (Romania), BOZAR, Centre for Fine Arts, Brussels (Belgium), UGM | Maribor Art Gallery (Slovenia) and Bruno Kessler Foundation (Italy) – and it is co-funded by the European Commission, through the Creative Europe programme.

Considering the well-recognized role of the arts in improving health and well-being, the aim of the project is to explore and raise awareness about the effects of arts on physical, emotional and mental health, but also to support innovative approaches and to develop new processes, activities and networks between cultural organisations and different stakeholders from health, science and urban development in order to enhance individual and community well-being.

We look for artistic projects - performance art, installations, public space interventions a.o. - proposed by artists or collectives interested in exploring aspects of health and well-being as part of their artistic practice. Within this call, artists may propose:

A. Development and production of artworks to be exhibited and presented within the AWE project (exhibitions will take place in Brussels, Cluj and Maribor during fall 2020 and spring 2021)

B. Projects to be developed during 1-2 week long artistic residencies, to be hosted by one of the three AWE artistic partners in Brussels, Cluj and Maribor. Periods for artistic residencies:

  • Brussels: Autumn 2020 - Spring 2021
  • Cluj: June - November 2020
  • Maribor: July – August 2020

We look to select 5 installations/artworks and 3 projects for artistic residencies.

Financial support offered to the selected projects include: artist fees of up to € 1000 (depending on the type of project, number of artists involved, duration of project), production budgets of up to € 2000 (depending on project complexity and duration), and travel and accommodation costs (for artists in residence only).

Deadline for submission: 19 April 2020.
Selection results will be announced by 11 May 2020.


About the Art & Well-being project partners:

  • CCC is a city-wide organisation that mobilises culture in partnership with other sectors for social transformation and urban development.
  • BOZAR is a multidisciplinary platform for intercultural dialogue and exchange with an international reach, guided by the European mission.
  • UGM | Maribor Art Gallery is a public museum of modern and contemporary art.
  • Bruno Kessler Foundation is a leading research institution.

Contact and questions: proiecte@cccluj.ro

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