[artinfo] i love Italia: Unidee in Residence - International Program 2005

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Thu Apr 14 23:42:56 CEST 2005

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Cittadellarte - Fondazione Pistoletto presents
UNIDEE in Residence - International Program 2005

1 July - 31 October 2005

UNIDEE in Residence is an international residence 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.

UNIDEE invites the participants to become part of a diverse network, the 
aim of which is to enable them to set up new projects and continue the 
collaboration with Cittadellarte after the residence

The UNIDEE programs are directed by Michelangelo Pistoletto.
The residency lasts four months, from 1 July to 31 October. The official 
language is English.
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.

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. During the residency, meetings and 
seminars are held by experts and professors of various humanistic, 
scientific, economic, political, artistic and social disciplines. 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 

How to apply
Twenty residencies are available each year.The 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 of 
projects that illustrate their approach to the theme of responsible social 
transformation. A filled-in and signed application form must also be 
included with the material.
The overall estimated cost for each resident is 10,000 euros, 1,600 of 
which must be paid by the individual participant. Scholarship grants are 
available. 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

Applications must be submitted by 20 April 2005 (postal stamp) however we 
will take in account applications arrived by 2 May 2005, date of the 

Address: UNIDEE in Residence
Cittadellarte - Fondazione Pistoletto
Via Serralunga, 2713900 Biella - Italia

tel. +39 015 28400
fax +39 015 2522540
email: unidee at cittadellarte.it


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