Deadline: November 30, 2021
When: from February to December 2022
Blitz is a reference for contemporary art in Malta, and each of its floors shines in its full former glory with a project space for public programmes and workshops, an in-house artist residency and the exhibition galleries. Blitz Valletta’s Digital Residency is open to highly motivated individuals from all artistic disciplines, including (but not limited to) new media, digital platforms, film, photography, performance, painting, sound, architecture, electronic music, installation, and will be selected through a competitive open call. Selected applicants must have recently graduated (2017 onwards) from an arts-related postgraduate degree and are requested to present a proposal for an original artwork to be produced and exhibited on our digital platform OPEN, dedicated to Blitz’s digital programme of exhibitions, talks and activities.
The residency will include a research and production phase of approximately one month, during which the resident artist will be in a conversation with Blitz’s curatorial team while participating in a mentorship programme with Art Critic, Writer, Digital Art Specialist Valentina Tanni, together with a minimum of three international visiting professors and project-specific technical experts. The production phase will be followed by the launch of the proposed new artwork, which will be exhibited online for a minimum of two months.
Blitz’s curator will be in discussion with the residents prior to and during the residency about their work and intentions. The curator’s role will be to guide, discuss and work with the residents towards an idea or concept that is agreed upon by both parties. Each resident has access to Blitz staff and associates, who will offer guidance and support, and introduce the resident to the institution’s network. Our aim is to foster and encourage collaborations that are sustainable beyond the framework of the residency.