Artist in Residence at The Royal Danish Academy, School of Design, Bornholm
European Glass Context 2021 is offering a residency for two artists or craft practitioners working in glass. Selected artists will be given the time and space to develop a new project or body of work in glass. The residency provides six weeks access to studio facilities at the glass department at KADK Bornholm and access to basic materials. Proposed projects for the EGC2021 artist in residence program must address themes related to one or more of the UN's sustainability goals.
The Professional Bachelor of Crafts in Glass and Ceramics is part of The Royal Danish Academy, Schools of Design, Architecture and Conservation in Copenhagen, but is situated at campus Nexø, also called KADK Bornholm. The program has a specific artistic development and entrepreneurial profile, that also includes new production methods, technologies and sustainability. There is also a focus on understanding the regional, national and international traditions of craft that emphasizes social significance and contemporary development.
The school has an ideal layout with large bright workshop facilities filled with state-of-the-art equipment in all of the working areas, including a small workshop for wood- and metalwork. The school also contains an auditorium, various classrooms and a library with professional related literature, books and magazines.
For the past three years KADK has worked strategically with the 17 UN Sustainability Goals. Given our responsibility for the education of future generations of crafts professionals, architects and designers, we feel a joint responsibility for training graduates, whose competencies will contribute to a more sustainable world. KADK aims to be a laboratory for the development of new, sustainable solutions and products.
The AiR program is aimed at professional practitioners working in glass, who are expected to be proficient in the processes and techniques discussed in their residency application.
Residents will be operating within an educational facility working alongside a priority programmed timetable and will not be required to enter into any teaching situation. However it is expected that the AIR will engage in dialogue with the students, about their work, methods and professional experiences and to give feed back to student questions. The resident will hold a public lecture about their work, open for the students and to the interested public.
During the period of the residency it is incumbent on the resident to communicate, aid and assist his or her fellow resident in an open and friendly manner. This interaction and exchange is seen as being one of the benefits and challenges of the residence period.
The period of the residency is granted to the named resident only, partners and other makers are not allowed to work in the studios during this time.
Accommodation and travel
Residents will be offered a private room in the accommodation area at Møbelfabrikken, also situated in Nexø. The accommodation area shares a kitchen and lounge, and is also used as a hostel. As a user of the workshop and accommodation, the artist is responsible for keeping the premises clean and in good condition and for cleaning up when leaving.
The resident is responsible for organizing and paying for their own travels to and from Bornholm, Denmark.
The residency will provide basic materials like access to studio facilities and basic supplies of clear and recyclable glass, as well as recycled clay and plaster materials. Access to hot glass facilities is limited to up to 4 hours pr day, and must be flexible towards a priority planned teaching schedule.
Visiting artists are responsible for providing, bringing or preordering their own colors, specialist materials and tools other than the basics provided by KADK Bornholm.
Assistance with contact info to suppliers in Europe is available on request.
KADK Bornholm has no insurance coverage, the AiR shall have their own insurance.
As an Artist-in-Residence, you are responsible for your own personal safety, and may be charged for any damage you may cause to other persons, facilities, equipment etc.
Please make sure that you have valid international work, health and accident insurance during your stay.
Application Deadline postponed due to corona. New deadline will be announced shortly.
How to apply
- Application Form – WILL BE AVAILABLE SOON
- 10 images of your work
Send application to