[ARENA] NEW director for CAPACETE - open call 2011

CAPACETE residencia capacete.net
Domingo, 17 de Julho de 2011 - 10:30:41 WEST

The call for a new director of CAPACETE entertainments is open

The application deadline is the 31 of september 2011.

We ask the candidate to present his/her complete CV, a letter of intention and a project of occupation of the CAPACETE structure (details below).

The application can be sent to: diretoria  capacete.net

The selection will happen in the month of October. It is the work of the comission to make a pre-selection of the candidates. The selected candidates will be contacted by skype and may be asked to come to Rio de Janeiro or São Paulo for personal interviews.

The results will be published on our webpage (www.capacete.net) at the end of Ocotber 2011 and the pre-selected candidates will be notified by email.


*What is CAPACETE*

CAPACETE, inaugurated in 1998, consists basically of 2 structures. The first, open for a new director, is dedicated to the Research Residency Program, hosting up to 6 residents at a time: 3 in Rio de Janeiro and 3 in São Paulo, which totals around 15 to 20 professionals per year in 3 to 6 month periods. The second structure, opened in 2000, is based in Rio de Janeiro and works as a guest house for different professionals related to contemporary thinking, who can come for different periods of time on their own account. Here, we host around 400 people a year. This structure will remain under the same administration and should continue to collaborate with the new direction.

CAPACETE works and is financed by a network of international institutions and foundations (FONDS BKVB, DCA, OCA, Gasworks, Prince Claus, IASPIS, French Agency at local consulat of Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo, Goethe of São Paulo, Frame, Daniel Langlois Foundation, Goverment of Cyprus, Fundação Gulbenkian, AECID and recently also Funarte/Ministery of Culture of Brazil), which have made possible a continuous programme of residencies with professionals coming from different nationalities. CAPACETE’s activities also include production of new work by the artists and residents, lectures, publications, workshops and exhibitions. 

Other information on CAPACETE, please go to our webpage: www.capacete.net

Texts on CAPACETE; please download at:

*Of its actual functioning*

1 - The core program of CAPACETE are the research residency programs for visual arts that includes all media;
2 - The program receives 15 to 20 professionals per year; mostly artists, curators and critics;
3 - All partnerships are international;
4 - CAPACETE still does not have a stable partnership with local institutions and goverment, apart from certain specific situations like the 25th, 28th and 29th São Paulo Bienial and the FUNARTE Program in 2010;
5 - CAPACETE receives different professionals from different cultural segments in the hotel-like structure. We can receive up to 20 people at the same time (groups, etc.);
6 - In the last few years, CAPACETE, didn't have its own exhibition space but had moments of public visibility through the collaboration with other organisations (São Paulo Bienial, Festival de Cinema/7 editions, among others).

*Expectations from the new director*

1 - We believe that the residency program should continue to be CAPACETEs core activity. The new direction will give it a new curatorial focus;
2 - The new situation will contemplate an advisory board with some of the members that are already working on this call;
3 - The candidate can be of any nationality;
4 - It is wishfull to broaden the participation of Brazilians and Latin American candidates;
5 - It is of fundamental importance for the new adminstration to mantain the international relationships built up along these years;
6 - That new private and public partnerships in Brazil will grow in importance;
7 - That the mandates for the new direction will be of 3 years with possibilities of extension;
8 - Despite the changes in the direction, the founder Helmut F. Batista will remain an active consultant for the transition that should take place in 2012;
9 - That in the beginning of 2013, after the transition year, the new director should have gained autonomy for his curatorial program and will define the new guidelines with the members of the board.

*What is desired from the new director*

1 - That she or he has prior experiences in residency programs or in the production of projects that take long terms participation of professionals into account;
2 - That, if a foreigner, he or she speaks English and should have notions of Spanish and/or Portuguese;
3 - That she or he should be able to participate actively in 2012, the transition year, in order to build up the agenda for 2013 and onwards;
4 - That she or he should be constantly engaged in mantaining institutional relationships;
5 - That she or he should be able to spend longer periods or even the whole of 2012 in Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo at CAPACETE;
6 - That she or he keeps the board informed of all administration and changes;
7 - That she or he keeps an active communication with the local art scene;
8 - That the new director is a natural born host;
9 - That she or he should function as a guide and interlocutor for the residents and should facilitate the exchange of experience among the professionals in residency and the local art context.

*Of the selection process*

1 - The comission, listed below, will make its evaluation;
2 - A small pre-selection will be interviewed through skype;
3 - Possible candidates will be invited, if the comission thinks it is necessary, to come to Rio de Janeiro and or São Paulo for a personal interview so that she or he gets to know the CAPACETE structure from within (1 week). The transport cost should be divided in 50% between the finalists and CAPACETE. CAPACETE will take all cost for hosting in Brazil.


*Of the payment of the new director*

1 - CAPACETE has functioned with multiple supports from different international institutions (FONDS BKVB, DCA, OCA, Gasworks, Prince Claus, IASPIS, French Agency at local consulat of Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo, Goethe of São Paulo, Frame, Fundação Daniel Langlois, Goverment of Cyprus, Fundação Gulbenkian, AECID and recently also Funarte) that makes it possible for the residency program to have a continious outcome. Occasional collaborations like the Festival de Cinema do Rio (7 consecutives editions) or the 25th, 28th and 29th São Paulo Biennial in 2002, 2008 e 2010 respectively has made many other projects possible. It is important to highligt that CAPACETE is a non-profit organisation and that its income, until today, was only sufficient to mantain its core activities going. It will be part of the challenges of the new director to organise strategies to gain sustainability for the future of CAPACETE;
2 - At this very moment we do not have a precise answer towards the question of a salary for the new director. Nevertheless we stress that the actual direction is working hard to come up with a solution and that porposals that take that challenge as part of its strategies will be taken very much into account by the comssion;
3 - It is understood that the new director should reside either in Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo and travel between the two.


Jorge Menna Barreto: artist and researcher; lives in São Paulo
Daniela Casto: writer and curator; lives in São Paulo
Marcia Ferran: urbansit and public policies; lives in Rio de Janeiro
Raquel Garbelotti: artist; lives in São Paulo
Arto Lindsay: musician; lives in Rio de Janeiro
Runo Logomarsino: Sweedish/Argentinian artist; lives in São Paulo
Renata Lucas: artist; lives in Rio de Janeiro
Afonso Luz: public policies; lives in Rio de Janeiro
Rosa Melo: producer; lives in Rio de Janeiro
Simone Michelin: artist; lives in Rio de Janeiro
Denise Milfont: actress; lives in Rio de Janeiro
Ernesto Neto: artist; lives in Rio de Janeiro
Ligia Nobre: architect; lives in São Paulo
Roberto Moreira Junior: artist; lives in Rio de Janeiro
Amilcar Packer: artist; lives in São Paulo
Rafael RG: artist; lives in São Paulo
Suely Rolnik: psychotherapist, cultural critic and curator; lives in São Paulo
Daniel Steegmann: Spanish artist; lives in Rio de Janeiro
Ana Tomé: director of Centro Cultural de España in São Paulo
Carla Zaccagnini: artist; lives in São Paulo

The following artists, curators, critics and thinkers have been in residency at CAPACETE or have participated in the events held between 1998 and 2011: 

Angela Detânico & Rafael Lain / Andrea Fraser / Amilcar Packer / Anders Smebye / Adriana Lara / Anri Sala / Ana Infante / Adriá Julia / Adriana Pineda / ASAF / Bruno Vianna / Bart Lodewijks / Brígida Baltar / Brice Dellsperger / Bruno Serralongue / Christodoulos Panayiotou / Cristina Ribas / Cristobal Lehyt  / Camila Rocha / Carla Zaccagnini / Caspar Stracke / Chelpa Ferro / Darragh Reeves / Daniela Bershan / Daniel Salomon / Danilo Volpato / Dan Halter / Diego Fernandez / Dominique Gonzales-Foerster / Ducha / Duplus / Elfi Turpin / Elke Uitentuis / Eija Liisa Ahtila / Elizabeth Smorez / Enrico David / Esteban Alvarez / Felipe Mujica / Felipe Lacerda / Falke Pisano / Frederikke Hansen / Gabriel Lester / Gilda Mantilla / Gregor Passens / Gustavo Ferraz / Hans-Christian Dany  /  Harun Farocki / Hasou Hongxiang / Inti Guerrero  / Isabelle Arthuis / Isabela Prado  / Jari Haanperä / Jarbas Lopes / Johanna Unzueta / Johan Grimonprez / Joachim Koester / Jean-Pascal Flavien / João Modé / Jonas Ohlsson / Jun Nguyen-Hatsushiba / Juha Nenonen / Kristofer Paetau / Krist Gruijthuijsen  / Julia Rometti&Victor Costales / Kasper Pedersen / Leonora Antunes / Lisa Rovner / Lise Harlev / Liisa Lounila / Luidgi Beltrami / Luis Fernando Ramirez / Marcos Raphael / Marcos Chaves  / Max Hinderer / Mariana del Castillo Deball / Marssares / Marcel Dzama / Matthew Buchinkham / Mika Taanila / Michael Roy / Marie-Ange Guilleminot / Margit Leisner / Marepe / Markus Henttonen / Miwa Yannagi / Nobuyoshi Araki / Otto Berchem / Paulo Vivacqua  / Pierre Huyghe / Pierre Bismuth / Mohamed Bourouissa / Raimond Chaves / Raimundas Malasauskas / Rodney Graham / Raquel Guerra / Ricardo Basbaum / Ricardo Resende  / Rubens Mano / Santiago Garcia Navarro / Sarah Farah / Sanna Kannisto / Sharon Lockhart / Seppo Renavall / Shimabukuro / Stephen Dean / Susan Norrie / Tamar Guimarães / Tamara Stuby / Tetine / Tellervo Kalleinen / Thiago Rocha Pitta / Tiago Carneiro da Cunha / Tsuzuki Kyoichi / Taro Shinoda / Tsuyoshi Ozawa / Vitor Cesar / Vimukti Jayasundera / Wouter Osterholt / Uri Tzaig and otheres

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