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MiXER – general information


Please ensure that you are familiar with our Terms of Service and related policies before applying.


download PDF : MiXER 2016 GUIDELINES



FORMAT
OUTCOME
DURATION
STUDIO
OTHER WORK PLACES
MATERIALS & EQUIPMENT
ASSISTANCE
COMERCIAL ISSUES
OWNERSHIP & COPYRIGHT
DONATION OF ARTWORKS
ACOMMODATION
COMPANIONS ALLOWED
SMOKING & ALCOHOL POLICY
DUTIES
RESPONSIBILITY
OTHER ACTIVITIES
ELIGIBILITY
HOW TO REACH
FEE
GRANTS AVAILABLE
HOW TO APPLY
APPLICATION FEE
APPLICATION DEADLINE
APPLICATION EVALUATION
CANCELATION
OTHER QUESTIONS


+ FORMAT

MiXER is a collaborative project where the participating artists, from diverse artistic and cultural backgrounds are paired up to work as couples (art collaborators) on a new body of work. This type of working together provides an exciting platform for artists to regenerate their creative dynamism, exchange and develop new ideas, experiment without fear of failure and assess their own artistic process – often learning valuable insights from other art forms.

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+ OUTCOME

The participating artists are paired up to work as couples (art collaborators) on a new body of work. Furthermore their task is to assemble an ARTISTS’ BOOK covering the leading aspects of their collaboration. At the closing exhibition their work is presented to the public.
+ If no other arrangements are made, any public presentation/event related to the project realised during the residency takes place at the artist’s studio space.
+ Each artist will receive (up to) 20 copies of the published artist’s book.

+ PLEASE NOTE:
even though we work hard to carry out our annual programme in accordance with the objectives set, our plans can be prevented by events that are beyond our responsibility. For example, one of the registered participants/collaborators (for whatever reason) cancels his/her attendance.

The required number of participants for a successful MiXER period is 2 (two) artists/collaborators.

Else, participants are automatically assigned to our TRACTOR residency framework within which they can likewise execute their proposed residency project. In such a case the residency fee is adapted to the new residency scheme (overpayments will be reimbursed upon arrival).

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+ DURATION

MiXER is a four-week program
WEEK ONE : is designed for “meeting of minds” or “team building” as well as the preparation of a working plan. During this period agreements about techniques, materials … for the realization of the set project are made.
WEEK TWO & THREE : artists are free to organise their time at D’CLINIC studio, but should bear in mind to deliver a completed work by the agreed date.
WEEK FOUR : by the agreed date artists are required to deliver the documentation for the artist’s book and prepare for a public presentation. // an exhibition & book presentation is generally organised on the last Friday of the residency period, as a one-evening event //

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+ STUDIO

All together our studio has about 86sqm, high ceiling & good light of space for creative engagement. The space is divided into 2 parts: a smaller 12sqm enclosed room and a larger “open” studio space.
+ If no further agreements are made the studio stays modestly arranged with basic equipment (a table, chairs…).
+ the studio is open 24/7 and all along their stay artists are free to organise their time at D’CLINIC

+ Before leaving a final cleanup is required.
+ In specific cases we can provide/arrange access to additional facilities for production. / feel free to ask /

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+ OTHER WORK PLACES

In specific cases we can provide/arrange access to additional facilities for production.
A network of different cultural institutions & workshops allows us to offer (or provide access to) our residency artists a wide range of equipment and/or materials for their work; depending on the specific needs and complexity of the planned project :
INCLUNDING :
– foundry for small-scale sculptures (for bronze, aluminium,… casting)
– wood workshop (with belt sander 60Ø, band saw, lathe,…)
– print making supplies & press (for lithography, etching, lino-cut, wood-cut,…)
– screen printing equipment
– metal workshop
– ceramics kiln & pottery wheel
– all sorts of wooden frames, canvas stretchers, etc.
– dance studio
– recording studio

+ All requirements are discussed on a case-by-case basis.
+ Some of the above mentioned workshops and/or equipment is not in our ownership, and therefore booking it may be subject to additional cost.

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+ MATERIALS & EQUIPMENT

Each tandem is supported with a budget of 120 Euro for art materials for the production of the set collaboration project.

+ A collection of basic tools (stapler, pliers, axe, cutter, hammer…) and different donated materials (various paints, wood, cardboards, …) are always at hand, but artists need to bring/provide their own working materials and personal tools (brushes, engraving knifes, instruments, computers, cameras…).

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+ ASSISTANCE

The following support is provided to all artists under D’CLINICstudios AiR programme:
– curatorial support to identify and secure all materials
– marketing and publicity through D’CLINICstudios monthly e-newsletter
– documentation in the form of photographs, videos…
– publication of the assembled artists’ book
– public presentation with opening reception at the end of the Residency
– assistance with other events (open studio, screening, workshop…)
– other assistance to make your stay at D’CLINIC and Zalaegerszeg a pleasant one

+ Experience has taught us that the following points must be clearly understood by anyone wishing to work at D’CLINICstudios : the provided workshops and/or equipment is for professional artists who master the skills that go with the profession. Except on very rare occasions, the use of provided facilities is based on the principle that each user must be able to manage alone. In any case, artists cannot count on our staff to teach them technical skills, but there is always the possibility of learning new skills from a professional community of colleagues.

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+ COMERCIAL ISSUES

D’CLINICstudios is not a commercial art gallery. It’s not our goal to sell artwork or to promote our residency artists commercially. Artists should refrain from activities that are not directly related to the programme during the residency period, in particular activities of a commercial or improper nature. D’CLINIC takes no responsibility for such activities or their consequences.

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+ OWNERSHIP & COPYRIGHT

Artists retain total ownership and copyright of all the works produced during their stay at D’CLINIC. However, artists give all necessary authorization for a partial or total reproduction of any chosen work or image produced within the context of the MiXER residency, in any medium whatsoever (photography, video, text, …) for D’CLINIC promotional purposes. This includes MiXER merchandises in D’CLINIC web shop.

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+ DONATION OF ARTWORKS

Artists are not obliged to donate any works produced during the residency to D’CLINICstudios collection; however if anyone decides to do so, we will definitely be pleased. Ownership rights of the donated work hereby lie with D’CLINIC.
+ DONATION FOR FUNDRAISING
We will be happy over every sketch, photo or similar work in progress fragments; even those little things that would otherwise end up in the waste bin. The donated items will be offered at a symbolic price in D’CLINIC web shop, the money made from the sale goes into D’CLINIC General Fund to maintain and develop good working as well as housing conditions for our guest artists. Read more about fundraising here >>>>

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+ ACOMMODATION

Accommodation is included in the program fee.

We offer a newly furnished, shared 2 bedrooms apartment with a kitchen, bathroom and a cosy yard – only about 15min walk from the studio; in the city centre of Zalaegerszeg.

+ IF YOU PREFER SOLITUDE a single accommodation can be booked (it is a 50sqm 1 bedroom apartment, with (separate) kitchen, bathroom and a balcony) Rent: 250,00€/month (two hundred and fifty euros per month).

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+ COMPANIONS ALLOWED

To respect the solitude of fellow artists, visitors (including partner/friends/children/muse) are not permitted to accompany artists during their residency. ONLY short-term guests (max. 3 nights) are allowed. However all visits should be agreed on beforehand; overnight stays are charged 50,00€ (fifty euros) per night/person – if staying at D’CLINIC apartment.

+ Artists with exceptional circumstances can apply for special consideration.

+ D’CLINIC properties are a “wildlife refuge”. Unless your animal is an assistance dog or a guide dog you cannot bring your animal with you.

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+ SMOKING & ALCOHOL POLICY

For everyone’s comfort, we are a smoke-free home. Smoking is permitted in designated outside areas only.
In order to maintain the good working environment, each artist (or visitor to D’CLINICstudios) must comply with our alcohol policy. This holds that any abuse of alcohol or drugs will result in immediate expulsion.

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+ DUTIES

In the collective spaces, the residency guests are to respect other residents and help with chores (wash the dishes, take out the trash etc.) Overall respect and good manners makes everyone comfortable.

+ throughout the residency the apartment and work spaces are expected to be maintained clean by the residents and a final cleanup is required before leaving. The final cleanup can instead be ordered for an extra fee of 70,oo€ (Euro).

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+ RESPONSIBILITY

The residency guests are responsible for their own actions and belongings. D’CLINIC is not responsible to cover any personal, material or immaterial damage, losses or costs.
The residency guests are expected to keep the doors locked when the rooms are not used and inform the staff of every unknown visitor.

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+ OTHER ACTIVITIES

There are extremely good running / walking / cycling paths around the area. We are happy to help and guide you to find you the right activity during your residency period.
+ Daytrips to: Ljubljana, Budapest, Vienna, Bratislava (or any other neighbouring city) can be organised. For more info contact D’CLINIC Staff.

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+ ELIGIBILITY

We are looking for cultural & disciplinary diversity thus we are encouraging applications from artists representing the widest possible range of perspectives and demographics. Creative individuals in all fields may apply; regardless of whether working craftspeople, designers, visual artists, puppeteer, architects, industrial designers, performing artists, photographers, composers, curators, producers, journalists, media artists, writers, poets, thinkers, researchers,…

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+ HOW TO REACH

Zalaegerszeg lies on the banks of the Zala River, close to the Slovenian and Austrian borders and 220 kilometres (137 miles) west-southwest of Budapest by road.

It has good bus and/or train connections, both within the country as well as with neighbouring countries.

When arriving to D’CLINIC we will come to pick you up at the bus or train station in ZALAEGERSZEG

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However, if you decide to reach Zalaegerszeg via Slovenia (or Austria) you can book a pick up from the bus or train station in :
TRANSFER from bus or train station in:
+ LENDAVA / Slovenia
+ MURSKA SOBOTA / Slovenia
+ PRICE: 55,00€ (fifty-five euros) per car or drive; this means artists can share the costs of the transfer service

AIRPORT TRANSFER from the following airports:
+ BUDAPEST / Hungary – Liszt Ferenc International Airport
+ GRAZ / Austria – Thalerhof Airport
+ LJUBLJANA / Slovenia – Jože Pučnik Airport
+ VIENNA / Austria – Vienna International Airport
+ PRICE: 120,00€ (one hundred and twenty euros) per car or drive; this means artists can share the costs of the transfer service

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+ MiXER FEE

After accepting the invitation the applicant is required to settle a payment of deposit or registration fee (300,00€ /three hundred euros/ of the residency fee) which also functions as a confirmation of his/her stay. If the applicant does not deliver the payment on time the residency invitation will be cancelled automatically unless other arrangements have been made. The registration fee is only partly refundable (see CANCELATION). The actual residency fee is paid at latest 8 (eight) weeks before starting the programme.

THE GENERAL RESIDENCY FEE INCLUDES:
+ accommodation
+ pick up/drop off from/to bus/train station
+ a full disposability of the studio
+ the use of basic tools, equipments & materials
+ Wi-Fi
+ bike
+ cell phone with local SIM card and 2000Huf initial credit
+ art materials for the production of the set collaboration project
+ publication of the assembled artists’ book
+ (up to) 20 copies of the published book
+ public presentation with opening reception
+ administrative & technical assistance
+ press release
+ publicity through D’CLINIC promotional material (in printed as well as digital form)
+ day trip to Lendava / Slovenia
+ other support to help you make the most out of your stay @ D’CLINICstudios.

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THE FOLLOWING SERVICE IS AVAILABLE AT AN ADDITIONAL COST :
+ single (apartment) accommodation
+ Airport transfer
+ pick up / drop of from/to bus or train stations in Slovenia
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+ Successful applicants will be responsible for all other costs associated with the residency including travel costs, insurance, shipping, and any other personal expenses.
+ They also be required to pay a refundable bond of 70,00€ (seventy euros) prior to occupancy to cover any costs associated with damage, loss or extraordinary cleaning.
+ The residency guests pay their own eventual fines and penalties.

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+ GRANTS AVAILABLE

Since D’CLINICstudios does not have neither governmental nor private support we are not able to offer grants at this moment. Selected and enthusiastic artists are encouraged to apply for grants or sponsors in their country of origin. Where possible, D’CLINIC will assist the artists with raising funds to meet the necessary cost of participation in the programme (providing letters, preparing a detailed budget, etc). Most artists apply for grants to institutions, foundations, universities, etc. or run personal crowdfunding campaigns at indiegogo.com or kickstarter.com

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+ HOW TO APPLY

complete the ONLINE APPLICATION FORM

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+ APPLICATION FEE

No application fee required.

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APPLICATION DEADLINE

Look for details at our web site; generally an open call is published in September.
Applications via Residency N.O.W. initiative are possible year round, giving you the freedom to apply only 2 weeks prior to the potential arrival.
+ you should keep in mind that MiXER is a collaboration based residency and thus you might be placed on a waiting list until we are able to ensure you an appropriate working partner.

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+ APPLICATION EVALUATION

Artists are selected based on the quality of their current work, and their commitment to participate in this extraordinary creative platform.
+ The correspondence with the successful applicants is by EMAIL ONLY; please check your spam inbox if you have not received an email within 30 days after applying i.e. the set application deadline.

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+ CANCELATION

A cancellation of the residency place is possible but should be done three months in advance in order to keep the centre dynamic and in its full creative use. This is a responsibility that the selected artists take when they register themselves to the programme.
Any refund of fees already paid is subject to the conditions set out below:
– if a cancelation is made not later than three months prior to the start of the residency all but 200,00€ (two hundred euros) of the already paid fee is refundable
later the paid deposit/registration fee cannot be refunded
– in the case of a SHORT NOTICE (less than 6 weeks before arrival) cancellation, the paid residency fee is not refundable

– If the guest artist for any reason decides to leave the programme before its end, the residency fee is not refundable, not even partly.

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+ OTHER QUESTION

if you have any other question feel free to SEND US AN E-MAIL.

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last update : SEPTEMBER 2015