4BID Residency @OT301

The concept of 4BID Residency program consists in organising the residency project run by OT301 offering a platform that encourages dialogues and exchange about artistic practice from different people, coming from different places, and working with different techniques. Each artist is offered a live-work space on the top floor of the building. What the artist do with their time during the residency is up to them but we do require participation to some activities as listed below.

With the participation to the 4BID program each artist is will be:

  • Taking part in curated events & exhibitions in 4BID gallery as artist and as curator

  • Artist talks and presentation of the work in progress

  • Participate in 4BID gallery’s activities as a temporary member of the group, with the opportunity to make decisions on the program in collaboration with the team

  • Part of one show in 4BID gallery

  • Weekly ‘Open Studio’ on each Wednesday meeting with the team of 4BID gallery and participation to 4BID meetings

  • Further events & shows by interest & agreement possible, also in collaboration with the other initiatives in the building

  • Further events & exhibitions at the locations of our partners by interest & agreement

4BID wishes to provide our participants with the experience of accomplishing something as a group; and, moreover, in experimenting with new forms of cooperation.

Surrounded by different spaces – 4BID gallery, Mixtree and Cinema, Studioz310 and De Peper vegan kitchen– the residency is a well located bridge to get in contact with all the initiatives in the building, offering artists the chance to earn experiences.

The concept 4BID program is not implemented as a stiff hierarchy. All tasks and ideas are achieved by a team that participates as equals on all parts of the project. This dedication shall also give an impulse for ideas of an alternative management. The team operates with a trans-disciplinary background between art, theory & diverse sciences.

What 4BID program provides:

  • curation, exhibition construction together with the artist, event & exhibition organisation.

  • web-, graphic-, & advertising design, release for the program (mails to our subscribers, posts to facebook and website).

  • documentation of the program

  • welcome to Amsterdam’

  • development of your project for example by working on international partnerships

  • a lot of love and energy to support artists !