3 x 3
Art Residency & Group Exhibition
Art residencies allow artists to live and work outside of their usual environments to explore new locations and different cultures. However, during the pandemic, artists are enduring a difficult time without all of the creativity and inspiration provided by these programmes. The George Town Festival’s “3 x 3” art residency and group exhibition offers an opportunity for homegrown creative talents to be supported while remaining in their studios/workspaces safely, allowing them to create when lockdown restrictions are in place this July. Themed “Home”, the stay-at-home art residency and group exhibition provides a platform for the local artists to unleash their imagination to express what their homes mean to them while encouraging innovation and experimentation in their artistic creations.
“3 x 3” is accompanied by two main components: a one-month-long art residency programme and a physical group exhibition. The stay-at-home art residency programme will fund emerging visual artists who are currently based in Malaysia to create an artwork that can be fitted into a space measuring only 3 metres x 3 metres. Meanwhile, the physical group exhibition showcasing the residency artists’ artworks created during the residency period will be held in George Town, Penang in 2021.
Open Call for Art Residency
We are seeking visual artists aged 18 years old and above who are currently based in Malaysia for the art residency programme which will run for one month. The selected residency artists are required to complete an artwork that can be fitted into a space measuring 3 metres x 3 metres revolving around the theme “Home” this July. It will culminate in a physical group exhibition which will be held in George Town, Penang in 2021, showcasing the residency artists’ artworks. Each applicant may choose to participate in the programme as an individual or a group. Each participant/group will be awarded a RM2,000 (Two Thousand Ringgit Malaysia Only) stipend. Apply by 20 June 2021 at 11.59pm (GMT+8).