Open Call. ”Lifeboat” art residency

Rezidență artistică la Timișoara

The 4Culture Association is launching an open call for the artistic residency "Lifeboat", part of the Celebrating Trouble - Choreographic Convention. The project is organized by 4Culture Association and will take place in Timisoara, from 25 September (arrival) to 8 October (departure). The "Lifeboat" residency addresses artists who have suffered the consequences of major crises such as the repercussions of the invasion of Ukraine by Russia, and also artists from regions where communities are facing socio-political or natural catastrophes with similar tragic implications.

About the residency: The residency invites artists with a proactive vision to join for 2 weeks an artistic context that aims to address the situation of cultural infrastructure affected by political or natural disasters or other major crises they have faced in their regions. The residency path looks at ways in which art can have an impact in similar crises situations. At the end of the residency, artists will be able to present the results of their research and will be invited as speakers at the panel discussion "Art as a means of survival" on 7 October.

How to apply: Participation is free and will be based on registration. Those interested must send an email with the subject "Lifeboat'' to the email address:, in which to attach the CV or biography, in English or Romanian language.

Termen limită: 10 septembrie 2023
Locul de desfășurare: Centrul de Proiecte, Timișoara
Perioada de desfășurare: 25 septembrie – 8 octombrie 2023.
-Sprijin logistic și administrativ pe întreaga durată a rezidenței;
-Acces la un program de întâlniri cu artiștii și partenerii proiectului, la evenimentele interne și la cele deschise publicului larg ale conferinței Celebrating Trouble – Choreographic Convention;
-Posibilitatea de a participa în cadrul laboratorului de creație ”Working Method”, coordonat de Enkidu Khaled în aceeași perioadă.

Celebrating Trouble - Choreographic Convention project will take place in Timisoara from 25 September to 8 October. The project's programme includes dance and performance shows, installations accompanied by laboratories, workshops, residencies and panel discussions and brings together artists and special guests from international area.

Media partners: Radio România Cultural, Modernism, Revista Zeppelin, Revista ARTA, Feeder, IQads, România Pozitivă, Revista Golan Empower Art & Artists.

The project is part of the national program “Timișoara – 2023 European Capital of Culture” and is financed through the European Echoes program, run by Timișoara Project Center, with funds allocated from the state budget, through the Ministry of Culture.

Celebrating Trouble - Choreographic Convention is organized by 4Culture Association in partnership with danceWEB Wien and Life Long Burning European Network and it is co-financed by the Programme Creative Europe of the European Union.