Call for applications 2016/17

Call for applications 2016/17

Residency For Artists On Hiatus (RFAOH)

© Residency For Artists On Hiatus (RFAOH).
April 29, 2016
Call for applications 2016/17

Application deadline: June 25, 2016

RFAOH co-directors Shinobu Akimoto and Matthew Evans are pleased to invite international “artists on-hiatus” to apply to our third call for residents to participate in our ongoing project Residency For Artists On Hiatus (RFAOH).

Residency For Artists On Hiatus is a virtual yet functioning residency available to artists who, for one reason or another, are not currently making or presenting art. The residency exists in the form of a website only, and the residents are selected based on their proposals of “on-hiatus” activities (or non-activities). To be eligible to apply, artists must have previously created an independent body of work and have exhibited in a public context. Selected residents will be represented on a dedicated page within the RFAOH website, where they post periodic reports throughout their residency. A modest stipend will be awarded to successful applicants to assist in their on-hiatus endeavour. At the conclusion of their residency, residents are asked to submit a written report on how they benefited from or were otherwise influenced by this opportunity.

Since its launch in 2013, Residency For Artists On Hiatus has hosted 12 international “on-hiatus artists” with a broad range of backgrounds and projects. Through this opportunity to be free from the obligations of being an artist, our residents have explored the space between art making and other creative endeavours, and the limits and liminalities of professionalism in the arts. Residency For Artists On Hiatus has also generated steady responses, including a growing community of followers, featured articles in various media, and invitations for presentations from art spaces worldwide.

We are excited to host a third cohort of residents, and continue our discourse surrounding the role of art within the wider culture. This year, we also look forward to the publication of “RFAOH Annual Reports,” which will document our operation and our residents’ “on-hiatus” activities. To know more about Residency For Artists On Hiatus, please visit: Detailed information on how to apply can be found at

Residency For Artists On Hiatus continues to seek a host organization who may promote the residency through their own website, and/or assist in funding the programme. In addition, we are planning “proposal review sessions” for future candidates on hiatus in Europe this June, in time for the June 25 deadline. If your institution/organization is interested in hosting this event, or supporting us throughout the year, please contact us at [email protected].

We would like to thank the organizations and individuals who have helped us in various ways over the last two years. We also sincerely thank Mr. Tehching Hsieh for accepting our invitation to sit on our advisory board. Without their support and encouragement, our third call for residents would have never happened.


RFAOH Co-directors: Shinobu AkimotoMatthew Evans
[email protected]


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