Artist Residency

Artcore in partnership with FORMAT/QUAD invites artists to apply to Institute of Reminiscence, a two month residency that aims to investigate relationships to memory association, repetition and reappearance, as well as forms of “active” remembering both in a private sphere and public sphere.

We welcome artists whose work engages with memory embodied in material and spatial conditions, beside works that reflect upon memory’s effects through time, and yet others that enlist the agency of remembrance or forgetting to work through aspects of the numerous pasts by which the present is always haunted.

We ask artists to critically explore how we can curate our memory and how technology has shaped the way in which our memory is consumed?

This residency, part of FORMAT festival, will critically play with ideas of memory and loss and its effect on the dream of overcoming human memory’s fallibility.

The Institute of Reminiscence will give 2 artists access to Artcore studio space where they can create their artworks. Artists will work in pairs so that opportunity for discussion and interaction is available. Each artist will be given a bursary and a mentor to work with, will have access to our library and wi-fi network, and participate as observer/facilitator in any of our art based community activities if they so wish.

At the end of the Residency programme, an exhibition of their works will be held at Artcore during FORMAT 2019:

FORMAT19: FOREVER//NOW, 15th March – 14th April 2019

Opening Weekend, 14th – 17th March 2019

Key Dates:

Deadline – Please send your submissions by midnight 07/12/2018
Selected artists will be interviewed on 15-17/12/2018
Residency start date: 07/01/2019 to 07/03/2019

To apply, please visit:

The Institute of Reminiscence

Opportunity Type


Contact Name

Chiara Dellerba

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Start Date

5th November 2018

Closing Date

7th December 2018