20 January 2017
Land Art Mongolia Residencies open 2017
We seek applications from emerging and mid-career artists, for whom appointments as resident artists may make a significant difference to their careers. Experience in environmental art is requested. The Residency Program is designed as a retreat experience to pursue personal creative work and share in collegial interaction within a small community of Mongolian and international artists.
We encourage artists to spend a period of time in a special off-grid environment. It will allow the artist to the necessary time to work on his/her project, unaffected by all external influences and the need for results to be presented.
The LAM 360° Residency covers transportation within Mongolia, the stay in a ger in Murun Sum, full meals and one week accommodation in Ulaanbaatar.
Housing and Meals:
Residents are accommodated in traditional shared gers located in a rural mountains setting and nomadic family neighbours, about 5 km away of the little village Murun Sum and about 4 hours by car/bus from the capital Ulaanbaatar. It is situated in close neighborhood to a professionally looked-after ger camp, providing bathroom with shower, a kitchen, and a studio. A professional cook prepares full meals for the community of artists, and visiting Mongolian artists. The food is traditional Mongolian, vegetarian cuisine available on demand.
Location, Climate, and Transportation:
The Land Art Mongolia Residency is located in a spectacular rural setting in a small mountain range and diversified with steppe, rocks, sand dunes and a river close to the little village Murun / Khentii Aimag District, east of Ulaanbaatar and about 30km from Chinggis City. Daily temperatures in the spring/summer months (May - July) range between 14-25°C. The residency experience centers around its genuine off-grid atmosphere and invites to explore the area by walking or bike. There is limited access to public transportation (though a daily bus to UB). Transportation to Mürun and from/ to the airport in Ulaanbaatar is provided by the Program.
Equipment, internet + cell phones:
The program has a WiFi Internet connection. Electricity is accessible. Artists will be provided with a local sim card.
(2) Application Guidelines for the Residencies, Summer 2017
Application Deadline: February 15, 2017 for the residency in summer 2017
Please note that only successful applicants will be notified in March of the year they applied for.
National and International visual artists are eligible. Please note the application form, resume and all support materials must be in English. Students are not eligible for residencies.
Invitations for residencies are extended based on evaluations made by panels consisting of artists and arts professionals. The panel meets once a year to review applicants.
There are 2 residency sessions, lasting for the period of a month each.
Session 1: May 15 - June 15
Session 2: June 15 - July 15
Accommodations are limited to selected individual residents only. Accommodations for spouses, partners, or children are available on a basis of a daily fee. For details please contact our team. Residents and visitors have to confirm a good health status.
Requirements for proposal:
Contact details, CV, work plan for residency (one page) up to 6 images of previous work and letter of motivation. All documents must be consist in one single PDF (!) by email to :
download PDF guidlines
link to residency location