Horizontal, color photo. Record of the latest edition of Germinator, MAM Rio residence aimed at students aged 16 to 18, from public and private schools. In the image, a seated teenager takes notes and sketches in a notebook.
Record of the latest edition of "Germinadora", MAM Rio's residence aimed at students aged 16 to 18, from public and private schools. Photo: Fabio Souza

Seeking to pluralize discourses in the world of the arts and rethink the artistic work and relations with exhibition spaces, institutions and projects from different regions of Brazil launch public notices with opportunities for professionals in the area. THE arte!brasileiros selected some programs in Bahia, Rio de Janeiro, Rio Grande do Norte and São Paulo.


On May 2, the Rio de Janeiro museum launches the third edition of the Residency Program. The initiative will offer paid scholarships of up to R$5 to each selected artist, curator, professor or researcher. At this first moment, calls for projects will be opened germinator, aimed at students aged 16 to 18, and Include, aimed at people with disabilities. Throughout the year, other calls will be opened. “It is beautiful to think that MAM Rio, which brings education as a founding element, remains a place of training and learning, interested in listening to new agents, in supporting and fostering critical thinking as a healthy form of action and relationship in the world”, declares Renata Sampaio, Education and Participation manager.

Registration of the Research in Arts Residency at MAM Rio. Photo: Fabio Souza

How can the institution dialogue with young people? What do youths expect/want from an art museum? These are some of the questions that drive the Germinating Residence, which will take place in a hybrid format from June 18 to December 9, 2022. Four pairs of students from the public network and one pair from the private network will be selected, all formed by residents of the capital of Rio de Janeiro. Each participant will receive a monthly stipend of R$ 500. The residency laboratories will have training, immersion, mapping, inspiration, problem survey, idealization of solutions and public presentation of the proposals developed.

Already residence include will select two people with disabilities who have formal or informal links with the fields of art, education, culture and museums, as well as an interest in thinking about methodologies for inclusion and building accessibility policies. There will be two months of involvement – ​​the first residency from June 13 to August 12 and the second from August 1 to September 30 – in a hybrid format, with grants of R$2.500 per month (totaling R$5 per participant) . “The objective is to expand access to MAM Rio, its contents and languages, and create means to think about and produce inclusive and accessible processes of education, art and culture, in order to democratize and strengthen the museum's dialogue with its audiences and with the city”, highlights the notice.

Both residencies have applications open until May 23. Check out the full announcement to learn more (click here).

Ramp Cultural Complex. Photo: Disclosure
State of Struggle

With the aim of acquiring eight works to compose an exhibition at the Rampa Cultural Complex, the Potiguar cultural equipment has open registration from April 15th to May 30th. Works produced through all media and supports will be accepted – such as sculptures, installations, objects, photographs, videos, multimedia, paintings and performances – to be acquired for the (gross) value of R$ 20 thousand each. At least three of the selected works must be from artists or collectives from Rio Grande do Sul or resident in the State for at least two years, and those of national scope must be authored by Brazilian people or who have a National Registry of Foreigners residing in the country. in the last two years.

Entries may be made by non-written means, through audio or video proposals, aiming at a more plural access. “The works must reflect the museological concept established for the room of the Rampa Cultural Complex – 'State of Struggle' -, which proposes to promote the connection between nature, landscape and territory to stimulate reflection on the possibilities of struggle as a compositional, regenerative process that brings us closer to human diversity”, explains the institution. “The public notice reinforces our objective of artistic occupation, in order to pluralize discourses and bring new narratives that can contribute to re-signifying the present and imagining the future from the historical and social references of the territory”, details Gustavo Wanderley, curator of the Rampa project – art museum landscape. The complete public notice and application form can be accessed through the institution's website (click here).

Tomie Ohtake Institute

With the aim of recognizing and promoting the production of young artists, the 8th edition of the Tomie Ohtake Arts Award will select 10 female artists to participate in a collective exhibition at the institute. The selected individuals and groups will receive critical monitoring and a financial transfer of R$ 5 thousand (per project) for the production and transport of the works. Brazilian or foreign women residing in Brazil for at least two years and who have production in the field of visual arts (painting, drawing, engraving, sculpture, collage, installation, photography, video, performance, sound, new media, among others) can participate. , or collectives in which all the members fit this profile. Registration is open until May 26, learn more by visiting the Instituto Tomie Ohtake website (click here).

Chapada Diamantina. Photo: Publicity Mirante Xique-Xique
Xique-Xique viewpoint

Aimed at visual artists, curators, writers, architects, cooks, environmentalists and academics interested in living, creating or having an immersion experience in the Chapada Diamantina National Park, the Research Residencies 2022/2023 at Mirante Xique-Xique (MXX) have Applications open until May 1st. Organized by the non-profit entity, the program seeks through cultural activities, exchanges, environmental education, immersion and contact with nature to help safeguard the region's architectural and intangible heritage.

Based in the high mountains of Bahia’s hinterland, in a small community of 450 inhabitants, MXX is close to the ruins of the ancient Xique-Xique and other villages, “which together constituted the most important diamond center of the early 20th century in Brazil” , explains the notice. Today, this region is known as Igatu, a village built of stones, nestled in the heart of Chapada Diamantina National Park. Those selected will be able to choose between two different periods to carry out the research, between August 12 and October 31, 2022 – in the amount of BRL 2.800 – and between January 12 and March 31, 2023 – in the amount of BRL 3.500. The amounts to be paid by those selected already include accommodation in a private suite and breakfast. More information and registration at Mirante Xique-Xique website (click here)

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