PCF RELIEF FUND FOR T.I.C.A. – AIRLAB PROGRAM
To counter the very difficult situation in the culture sector created by the pandemic of the Covid-19 virus, the Prince Claus Fund has issued a relief fund that will enable the continuation of activities for independent organizations that support artists and sustain art scenes.
SITUATED A.I.R. PROGRAM
The situation created by Covid-19 had deeply impacted T.I.C.A.’s residency program, causing it to shut down in 2020. The PCF Relief Grant offers a new lease of life to the program that has shifted the focus towards the local scene and restructured the residency program as follows:
- T.I.C.A. AIRLAB becomes temporarily T.I.C.A. Situated A.I.R.
- The program will offer support to eight artists in dialog with four curators and is implemented in collaboration with three other initiatives, Art House in Shkodra, GALERiA e BREGDETiT in Vlora and Zeta Center in Tirana.
- The invited artists and curators are:
Xhulian Millaj, Elsaida Musiq and Elsamina Musiq in dialogue with Adrian Paci at Art House.
Vangjush Vellahu and Niku Alex Mucaj in dialogue with Elian Stefa at Galeria e Bregdetit.
Irma Libohova in dialogue with Endri Dani and Mikaela Minga. Rosella Pellicioti together with Fjorald Doci in dialogue with Stefano Romano at Zeta Center.
By applying the principle of a Situated Artist in Residency, T.I.C.A. overcomes the traveling obstacles and offers support to organizations and artists in their current locations, covering the country from North to South.