Open call to apply for a residency at AqTushetii 2021

AqTushetii is extending its residency season this year! For the first time, artist residencies will be available in the autumn and winter. Potential residents will have the unique opportunity to travel to Tusheti by helicopter to experience and work in the wild, remote and stunning highland region while the road is closed.


People working in various disciplines are encouraged to apply: visual and sound arts, music, philosophy, writing, anthropology, filmmaking, photography, science, etc.


There are currently two Open Calls:


Round 1: October 25th — November 8th. Price: 600euros. 12 spots available. Residents will travel to Omalo by car and return by helicopter. Deadline for this round: September 30, however, applications will close if spots are filled before this date.


Round 2: November 8th — November 22nd. Price: 700euros. 12 spots available. Residents will arrive and depart Omalo via helicopter. Deadline for this round: October 10, however, applications will close if spots are filled before this date.


These prices are all-inclusive and include: 

Transportation Tbilisi­–Omalo–Tbilisi;

Accommodation (in capsule dormitories);
All meals: a light breakfast and two large meals per day;
Access to all facilities and spaces within the building.


Selected applicants will be required to pay a 30% deposit in advance.

Residents also have the option to extend their stay to one month. Enquire within.


Application information

The applicants should send to the following information to

- A brief portfolio and or link/s to their work;

- A short description (one paragraph) of what they plan to work on in Omalo;

- The round/dates they wish to apply for.


Facilities available on site

Four art studio spaces, library, outdoor (undercover) working spaces, photographic dark room, pottery wheel, raku kiln, wood-fired kiln, professional sound system, 2 projectors, gallery space, sound recording studio [inc. microphones, Genelec monitors, sound card, electric piano, acoustic drum kit, mixer, organ, Georgian folk instruments, various percussion], vinyl library of Georgian music, cassette dubbing deck, CDR burner, welding tools, woodworking tools, metal working tools, knitting machine, sewing machine, rug weaving looms.


Expectations towards the artist

During their stay, each resident should make a presentation / exhibition / workshop on what they are researching/working on. A selection of artists and musicians will also have the opportunity to exhibit and perform live in our sister-spaces in Tbilisi. Artists are encouraged to contribute to the permanent collection/archive of the residency with their work if and where possible.


We look forward to receiving your applications.

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