BONFIRE is a proposal made by artists for artists, unfolding a diverse program of virtual residencies every year. The offer includes two types of programmes with different duration, objectives and levels of engagement. The main programme, under the same name as the platform, BONFIRE and a shorter and more spontaneous proposal called WALK & TALK. We present them in more detail below.

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residence info

A six-week thematic program with a range of three to five participants, providing a space to exchange and cooperation between international artists and agents of the cultural field. The residency focuses on a specific theme and promotes research and artistic development around it, but it is not necessary to have a work in progress or a line of research previously related to it. The topic and its theoretical and visual framework aim to invite the participants to a certain atmosphere and proposal, but with total freedom.

Residents are encouraged to participate actively, interacting with the fellows, researching, experimenting in their creative process, being open to artist talks, open studios and group proposals. An outcome and final presentation are required, as well as sharing the process and development of the work on a weekly basis.

Fluent English is necessary for a complete experience.

what do we offer?
  • Full programme for the entire duration of the residency.
  • Weekly group meetings hosted by the BONFIRE team (LEMOS + LEHMANN).
  • Guidance and assistance during the research and development of the projects.
  • Lecture by a special guest on the topic of the residency to provide new insights.
  • Masterclass with a digital branding specialist on how to set up your online presence effectively.
  • Becoming part of the international BONFIRE network: getting access to new opportunities and proposals.
  • Diffusion and promotion of your work through the BONFIRE website and social media channels.
  • Artist talks, open studios, presentations and feeds on our social media.
  • Residency profile on the BONFIRE website.
  • Personal profile on the BONFIRE website including artist video and solo gallery.
for whom?
  • visual artists
  • performing artists
  • new media artists
  • writers in a expanded field
  • art researchers
  • curators

 

The programs are open to participants from 21 years old, solo or duo, emerging, mid-career or established ones, from all around the world. Candidates will be selected based on their work and professional background, as well as their motivation to be part of the program. Applications are free of charge.

residency fee

The residency fee is 220€. At the moment, we cannot offer personal funding but we can provide you with the necessary documentation in case you want to apply for an external grant.

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walk & talk —
residence info

A seven-day program with two participants, created in order to promote free exchange and daily interaction. BONFIRE proposes the matches, prepares a mutual presentation and offers guidance and tools for the week, providing the opportunity to engage in a creative and productive dialogue.

The focus of this program is on the people who come together and their encounter. There is no concrete theme nor prescribed outcomes even if sharing the experience would be necessary (through an essay, screenshots, video or any other possibility). Residents are encouraged to participate actively.

Residencies take place in English but Spanish can also be an option as far as other artists apply for it and we can organize a match. Please, state your language preference in your application form.

what we offer?
  • Meetings hosted by the BONFIRE team (LEMOS + LEHMANN).
  • Tools and proposals to promote a dynamic and fruitful exchange.
  • Guidance and assistance during the course of the week.
  • Becoming part of the international BONFIRE network: getting access to new opportunities and proposals.
  • Diffusion and promotion of your work through the BONFIRE website and social media channels.
  • Residency and personal profile on the BONFIRE website.
for whom?
  • visual artists
  • performing artists
  • new media artists
  • writers in a expanded field
  • art researchers
  • curators

 

The programs are open to participants from 21 years old, solo or duo, emerging, mid-career or established ones, from all around the world. Candidates will be selected based on their work and professional background, as well as their motivation to be part of the program. Applications are free of charge.

residency fee

The residency fee is 60€. At the moment, we cannot offer personal funding but we can provide you with the necessary documentation in case you want to apply for an external grant.

Go to upcoming residencies