Open Call for Artists - Second Exchange Program (Iran – China)

1-20 Nov. 2014 and 1-20 April 2015

Deadline: 20th Sep., 2014

This dialogue based international exchange program is organized by Rybon Art Center, Kooshk Residency and Organhause Art Space.

The first exchange program (Iran-China) was held on September 2013 in Tehran and April 2014 in Chongqing with a focus on Digital Media. After a good success in the first program, organizers decided to run the program annually. Now the second program will start on November and Independent Filmmaking is main focus of the program.

The second program has two parts. First part is held on November 1st to 20th 2014, in Tehran-Iran. Two Chinese artists will work with two Iranian artists on their two weeks of collaboration. During these two weeks, the space will be open to a local public of artists, students, and art critics etc. The program will end with a week of group exhibition and a panel discussion.

The second part will be held on April 1st to 20th 2015, in Chongqing-China. The same Chinese and Iranian artists will participate in the second part. There will be an exhibition and a panel discussion at the end as well.

Artists will be provided with a living space and a separate working space.

The application is open for independent Chinese and Iranian filmmakers who are interested in exchanging ideas.

Applicants may consider that this program has two parts. Accepted participants have to take part in both.

Applicants will be evaluated by a committee of all three organizers mentioned above, based on their communication skills and teamwork abilities, potentials, CV and portfolio qualifications and will be informed by e-mail within 10 days after the deadline.

Qualified artists can take part in this exchange program by:

1. Filling in the Application Form

2. Portfolio: a maximum of 5 videos or films from most recent works.

3. CV

4. Evidence of English proficiency

Please send your application to

For downloading the application please check this Link.

01 Sep 2014

As an international, nonpolitical, autonomous initiative, Rybon Art Center aims to promote innovation and experimentation of art among established and emerging artists and to explore the possibilities of exchanging ideas and knowledge across ethnic, regional and artistic borders.

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