[artinfo] i love Italia: Fondazione Pistoletto International
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Cittadellarte - Fondazione Pistoletto presents
UNIDEE in Residence - International Program 2007
2 July - 31 October 2007
Deadline for applications: 16 April 2007
UNIDEE in Residence is an international program open to artists,
professionals, students and graduates of various university faculties
from any country in the world.
UNIDEE offers an experience unlike anything offered in any other
university or academic program: a research-oriented practice that
operates within each discipline and is directed towards the
responsible transformation of society and the creative activation.
The UNIDEE programs are directed by Michelangelo Pistoletto. The
course in residency include an active participation in meetings and
seminars hold by experts and professors of various humanistic,
scientific, economic, political, artistic and social disciplines.
The residents work individually or in groups to develop ideas and
projects, working along creative lines pertinent to the following
fields: Art, Communication, Ecology, Economics, Education, Work,
Nutrition, Politics, Production, Science, Spirituality.
The work of the UNIDEE residents involves constant interaction with
the offices of Cittadellarte, which put the program of responsible
social transformation into effect through projects developed in
conjunction with public and private institutions, companies, cultural
bodies and economic and production structures.
All the events in the Cittadellarte program - exhibitions,
conferences, performances and workshops - offer further opportunities
for the residents to explore issues and develop ideas.
At the end of the residency, the ideas that have been generated are
presented publicly at the UNIDEE in progress exhibition-event.
How to apply
A maximum of twenty residencies are available each year.
The residency lasts four months, from July 2nd to October 31st.
The official language is English.
Cittadellarte selection panel chooses candidates on the basis of
their aptitude for developing projects relating to the aims of the
University of Ideas.
Applicants are invited to send any material they consider pertinent
to such an assessment: curriculum, documentation of previous work,
one or more examples ( well-developed or developing during the
residence) of projects that illustrate their approach to the theme of
a socially responsible transformation.
A filled-in and signed application form must also be included with
Scholarship grants are available, total and partial cover. Anyone
interested is invited to consult the website or to contact the
organizing secretary for further information.
The sum includes:
- seminars during the residency
- attendance of the workshops
- technical and teaching assistance, visits and inspections
- participation in Cittadellarte activities
- board and lodging on the premises
UNIDEE 2007 is supported by:
Ministero per i Beni e le Attivita' Culturali - Regione Piemonte -
Provincia di Biella - Citta' di Biella - Unicredit - Fondazione CRT -
Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Biella - M.I.T. - Italy Program
Universidad de Antioquia - Pepinieres europeennes pour jeunes
artistes - Castello di Rivoli - Fulbright - A.M. Qattan Foundation -
Inlaks Foundation - SNAIT - IFPC - Unesco Associazione Pacefuturo -
Love Difference - Hangar - Fondazione Ermenegildo Zegna - illy caffe'
- CiAl Consorzio Imballaggi Alluminio - Ars Aevi - Sarajevo Academy - deBuren
Applications must be submitted by April 16th 2007 (postal stamp) to
the following address:
UNIDEE in Residence
Cittadellarte - Fondazione Pistoletto
Via Serralunga, 27
13900 Biella - Italia
tel. +39 015 0991 462 / 471
fax +39 015 25 22 540
unidee at cittadellarte.it
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