Dogo is dedicated to artistic development, mediation and production of contemporary art. Opened in 2019 and located at the Rathaus für Kultur in Lichtensteig, artists get the opportunity to develop professionally. Artistic processes, as well as the resulting works are documented in the public online archive. Dogo organizes events together with the artists, such as discussions or experimental mediation formats. A further component of Dogo is the mediation of art. Dogo Kunstschule organizes a wide range of workshops and projects. The year is always rounded off with Dogo Totale, the annual exhibition in November.
Offer and Service
Room in the Dogo apartment / Workplace in the shared Dogo studio / Use of tools and technical equipment / Work documentation and video portrait / Support with fundraising / Assistance in finding a temporary employment in Lichtensteig (not guaranteed) / Participation in events (such as “Dogo Totale”, “Dogo Talks”) / Networking with the community and local cultural workers / Support in the artistic process (exchange meetings like «Kafi Dogo» and work talks) / Participation in art mediation / The season lasts from the beginning of March to the end of November.
Selection Criteria and Expectations
The application procedure takes place once a year (in early summer) only via the call for artists / Motivation for working on site (2-, 3- or 4-month stays are possible) / Interest in local conditions and people / Participation at the residency as a place to live, work and part of the cultural centre Rathaus für Kultur / Interest in living together with the other artists (max. 5 artists live in the apartment at one time) / there is a correlation between the annual theme and the artistic practice / Participation with a work at “Dogo Totale” annual exhibition in November / Submission of a completed application form and additional documents (CV/portfolio).