Open call 2020: from 3 February to 8 March.

The objective of this call is to facilitate the production of art and knowledge at different stages and levels at Bulegoa z/b. The residency, which is open to artists and researchers, will last for a month and include space and discursive and financial resources.

Our office space can be described as an 85 square metre space, with four large windows which open up a dialogue with the space outside. The space is located in a pedestrian area of Solokoetxe, and has been used for concerts, talks, ephemeral exhibitions, and site-specific actions.

Bulegoa z/b is not only a physical space; it is also a context, or a place to set up encounters between different areas of thought and creation. It is a reference for artists and thinkers, who are familiar with the transversal approach we have used for the nine years of our existence and are interested in everything that happens here.

With this 2020 open call for residency, we invite artists or researchers from any discipline who wish to use the physical space of the office or the resources we can make available for their work or research.

The residency includes two public activities proposed by the resident, to be included in the Bulegoa z/b programme for 2020.

We would like applicants for the residency to consider it an opportunity to try out forms of practical or theoretical knowledge that may bring them out of their comfort zones, implying some sort of displacement.


    The Bulegoa z/b residency will provide:
  • A month stay at the Bulegoa z/b space.
  • Fee of 900 €.
  • 500 € (maximum) for travel expenses and accommodation. Otherwise Bulegoa z/b will provide lodging.
  • 200 € (maximum) for production of the chosen activity plus costs derived from adapting the production to a public event format.
  • Logistic and discursive support for the organisation of public activities within the Bulegoa z/b programme for 2020.
  • Dissemination of the activities, support with presentation and mediation of the project in the local art context.
  1. DATES
  • Applications for the residency open on 3 February and close on 8 March 2020.
  • The residency will take place for one month, within dates to be decided between 2 September and 29 November 2020.
  • Bulegoa z/b’s decision will be made public on 13 April 2020.
  • The public activities will be carried out during the period of the residency.
  • Portfolio of the project to be carried out during the residency (PDF, 10 pages maximum).
  • Short statement of motivation (PDF, 1 page maximum).
  • Up to date CV.
  • Contact information (email, telephone no.)
  • All material should be sent via the online form (
  • All material should be sent digitally, in a single PDF file (5Mb maximum) titled NAME_SURNAME_RESIDENCIA.PDF
    The jury of this year’s residency is composed by two guest professionals and the members of Bulegoa z/b, whose vote will count as one together.
    The jury will base their decision on the following:
  • Quality and coherence of the project presented.
  • Coherence of the candidate’s trajectory in relation to the project.
  • How the project fits in to Bulegoa z/b’s lines of research and programme.
  • Adequacy and viability of the project in relation to the resources and space available at Bulegoa z/b.
  • Public dimension of the project.
    Applicants for the residency accept the following commitments:
  • The residency and activities that follow from it are part of the Bulegoa z/b 2020 programme.
  • Residing in the city of Bilbao for the duration of the residency period is a requirement.
  • The residency includes two public activities, a presentation at the beginning of the residency and a production at the end of it. The format of both will be defined in conversation with Bulegoa z/b.
  • Should the applicant decide not to accept the residency once offered, the withdrawal of the proposal must be notified sufficiently in advance.

Fill out the following form to send us your proposal:

Attach your proposal in PDF, group all the documents in a single file with a maximum of 5Mb.