2022 Youth ArtCamp Shusha and Baku, Azerbaijan

2022 Youth ArtCamp Shusha and Baku, Azerbaijan

The National Commission of Azerbaijan for UNESCO, in collaboration with the Ministry of Culture of Azerbaijan and the National Commission of Andorra for UNESCO, is pleased to announce a call for applications for participation in the “Youth ArtCamp Shusha and Baku.”

The Youth ArtCamp Shusha and Baku is an artist residence program designed to give visiting artists the opportunity to work in Azerbaijan’s historical and natural places. The ArtCamp project’s goal is to establish a display of guest artists’ work while also promoting UNESCO’s core principles, such as peace and the conservation and development of cultural diversity.

The “Youth ArtCamp Shusha and Baku” will take place in the Azerbaijani cities of Shusha and Baku from August 26 to September 5, 2022. Painters between the ages of 18 and 35 are welcome to attend the ArtCamp. Young artists interested in participating in the ArtCamp should be nominated by their country’s UNESCO National Commissions.

The panel will pick 20 young artists for participation in the ArtCamp after the application procedure. The Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Azerbaijan will cover all costs associated with participation, including airfare and hotel accommodations. The project’s concept note and ArtCamp program provide additional information.

Eligibility for the 2022 Youth ArtCamp Shusha and Baku, Azerbaijan

  • Participants must be painters aged between 18 and 35 years old
  • Required documents
    Application form
    Passport copy
    Curriculum Vitae
  • Electronic version of passport size photo
    Electronic versions of the last 2 art works
    COVID-19 Vaccine Passport / immunity certificate
  • Participating artists agree to place their fame and talent at the service of UNESCO values and principles, to raise awareness of the Organisation’s mission in the Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development: promoting education, science, culture, communication and information to foster peace
  • Participating artists are encouraged to give a presentation of their culture to the other participants in ArtCamp
  • Participating artists pledge to create two or three works during ArtCamp
  • Participants pledge to respect the project philosophy and to share and engage in dialogue with the other participants

Additional Information

  • The materials will be provided by the Ministry, including brushes, pencils, canvasses, etc
  • The creative spaces for the participating artists in Shusha, Aghdam, and Fuzuli will be provided by the Ministry
  • The Ministry will cover the costs of full-board accommodation and transportation throughout the ArtCamp for the artists
  • The Ministry will cover the costs of international airfare tickets
  • The painters are urged to foster exchange within the gathering and encourage dialogue. In this regard, regional presentation sessions will be organized during the ArtCamp to provide an opportunity for participants to spread awareness of their cultures. Accordingly, participants will have 15 minutes to present their culture, country of origin and more specifically their commitment to peace and sustainable development
  • Parallel events will be also organized by the Ministry during ArtCamp, such as the exhibition of works created by the participating artists and excursions to historic sites in Shusha and Baku
  • Participating artists will be notified about any precautions they need to take in relation to developments in the health situation
  • At the end of the project the painter hands over one of his art work to the Ministry for Culture

Details about the ArtCamp, including its concept note, program, and application form and process, can be found HERE.

For more information, go here.