We are a global network of connected topographies and artists reaching to the world’s most isolated places. The Arts Territory Exchange (aTE) facilitates collaboration between artists in remote and wilderness locations such as, islands, deserts, small communities or for those that feel themselves to be ‘remote’ in other ways, cut off from the networks that usually sustain a practice.
Member artists are invited to exchange materials exploring ideas of territory, locality and place; documents from their postal/digital exchanges become part of an interactive living archive and evolving resource. aTE also hosts events, bringing together exchange participants and helping them to realise their collaborations in the form of exhibitions, lectures, publications, ‘face-to-face’ and virtual residencies.
We are interested in recieving applications from artists interested in art, ecology, territory, post-coloniality, rurality and populism as well as the pressing issues around climate eco-cide. The programme is particularly wanting to support artists who are disconnected from the resources ( urban audiences, debate and critique) that often stimulate practice, and in addressing the remoteness—be it due to geography, rural isolation, disability, parenthood, displacement or disenfranchisement of any kind—that may be a barrier to the conversation and dialogue that nourishes artistic practice.
aTE promotes artists’ work and offers a number of alternative residency opportunities where artists are paired up with counterparts across the world to make and create work.
Find more information on the aTE website and instagram: @artsterritoryexchange
Membership benefits include:
- Becoming part of a world-wide network.
- Having your work included in a permanent collection, the aTE Archive.
- Inclusion in our ‘Residency by Correspondence’ Programme (with entitlement to re-pairing with an international partner as and when necessary).
- The opportunity to have your work selected by interesting independent curators as part of a rolling international exhibitions schedule.
- Opportunity to be included in aTE publications.
- Opportunity to apply for ‘face to face’ subsidised residency programmes.
- Opportunity to apply for travel and work development funds as and when they are available.
- An artist profile on our website with links to your website/social media.
- Promotion of your work in the form of blog articles and social media posts (in consultation with you).
Contact Gudrun@artsterritoryexchange.com with any questions.