[artinfo] Cittadellarte-Fondazione Pistoletto - Call for applications

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Open call: TRAUMA & REVIVAL Contemporary Encounters residency programs

Cittadellarte-Fondazione Pistoletto


Deadline: February 9, 2017

Open call for Trauma & Revival: Contemporary Encounters residency 
programs conceived by: kim? Contemporary Art Centre (Riga, Latvia) 
and Cittadellarte - Fondazione Pistoletto (Biella, Italy) under the 
umbrella of UNIDEE - University of Ideas.

The two residencies are developed under the framework of Trauma & 
Revival. Cultural relations between Eastern and Western Europe, a 
project co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European 
Union (2015-2018).

Deadline: February 9, 2017.

Residency - kim? Contemporary Art Centre (Latvia)
kim? Contemporary Art Centre (Riga, Latvia), July 8 - 22, 2017.
Number of participants: 12

Residency - Cittadellarte - Fondazione Pistoletto (Italy)
Cittadellarte - Fondazione Pistoletto (Biella, Italy), September 11 - 30, 2017.
Number of participants: 10

The two-week residency by kim? Contemporary Art Centre, taking place 
at its venue in Riga, Latvia will pay attention to the historical 
complexities, common memories and imagined futures that have been 
significant in the East - West dichotomy relationship, particularly 
in the infrastructure of the Baltic countries, which has been a 
frontier between Russia and Europe. The programme, curated and 
designed by professionals coming from various fields will question 
the notions of frontiers and borders, disconnection, separation and 
union, a common realm, joint memories and futures, among other 
important topics.

The three-week residency at Cittadellarte - Fondazione Pistoletto is 
developed within the framework of UNIDEE - University of Ideas, which 
is an educational programme investigating the relationship between 
art and the public sphere and combines theory with practice 
UNIDEE will offer a programme based on lectures, seminars, collective 
discussions and a final open studio event. The participants will be 
guided throughout the residency programme by a tutor and a group of 
acknowledged international experts. The 2017 UNIDEE programme is 
shaped around three macro-topics: Revolution, Desire, Mediation. 
These will also be guidelines for residency participants to suggest 
critical and new inputs, and to propose geo-political links between 
the time-lapse (1945-1968) and the historical, social and economic 
issues expressed in the general frame of Trauma & Revival project.
Independent curator Aria Spinelli will tutor the three-week residency.

Both residencies will focus on the series of discussions, talks, 
lectures and presentations directed towards the development of a 
unique body of work - artistic interventions that will be further 
considered and potentially included in a contemporary art exhibition 
that will be erected at kim? Contemporary Art Centre, Riga, Bunkier 
Sztuki, Krakow and Center for Fine Arts (Bozar), Brussels in 2018.

The grant covers:
- Travel reimbursement to and from the residency venues and VISA 
costs. The travel costs should be economy class tickets only.
- Accommodation at kim? or/and at Cittadellarte.
- Artists' fee - payable according to international and local laws.
- Additionally travel and accommodation costs will be covered for the 
trips to Moscow and Krakow in 2017.
- A budget for production will be available to the participants only 
in Cittadellarte's residency.

You are eligible to apply if you are (all conditions below must be met):
- A visual artist or creative professional, active in art and culture 
or related fields, coming from Russia or any European country (those 
who are native of other parts of the world but living and resident in 
Europe are also eligible to apply);
- Born after 1982;
- Fluent in English.

residency click here and for 
residency click here.

<mailto:unidee at cittadellarte.it>unidee at cittadellarte.it
UNIDEE-University of Ideas
Phone: +3901528400

Cittadellarte-Pistoletto Foundation
Via Serralunga 27
13900 Biella

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