Open Call for SWAP: UK/Ukraine Artist and Curator Residency 2018

Paul Elliman, QUERTY_PE, 2012. Image courtesy the artist

Paul Elliman, QUERTY_PE, 2012. Image courtesy the artist

Liverpool Biennial and the British Council in Ukraine are delighted to launch the next iteration of SWAP: UK/Ukraine Artist Residency Programme. Working with the most progressive artistic ventures in Ukraine and the United Kingdom, the programme connects artists and curators from both countries to support their professional development, whilst giving them the time to research, reflect and explore the two countries’ vast artistic traditions. The objective of the programme is captured in its name – SWAP.

There is an opportunity for six UK-based artists to undertake a residency for up to 45 days either in August – September 2018 hosted by our partners in Kharkiv, Ukraine, or in September – October 2018 hosted by our partners in Kyiv, Lviv or Odesa, Ukraine.

For three Ukraine-based artists and one Ukraine-based curator, there is also the opportunity to undertake a residency of up to 45 days in Liverpool in September – October 2018, curated by Liverpool Biennial.

The call out for both UK and Ukraine-based artists and curators is now open for applications until 15 July 2018. Artists will be provided with travel, accommodation, a studio, per diems and a stipend for production/research. Download the Application Pack and visit the British Council in Ukraine’s website for more information and to apply.

The SWAP programme is delivered in collaboration with Liverpool partners Bluecoat, FACT and Open Eye Gallery; and Ukrainian partners YermilovCentre and Kharkiv Municipal Art Gallery, Museum of Odesa Modern Art, Izolyatsia: Platform for Cultural Initiatives, and Jam Factory Art Center and Centre for Urban History.