[artinfo] Call for applications for UNIDEE 2018

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Cittadellarte - Fondazione Pistoletto
Open call for UNIDEE 2018

Application deadline: October 3, 2018, 11pm

Cittadellarte - Fondazione Pistoletto
Via G. B. Serralunga 27
13900 Biella


UNIDEE welcomes your application to participate in one or more of its 
three modules for the 2018 fall term.

Launched by Michelangelo Pistoletto in 1999, 
- University of Ideas is the higher educational programme for art and 
social change of 
- Fondazione Pistoletto (Italy). Based on interdisciplinary research, 
knowledge sharing and field activities, the programme fosters 
processes of cross-pollination to investigate the relationship 
between art and public sphere. Organized around intensive weekly 
modules, the programme is open to artists and other practitioners 
from all over the world to develop formal, theoretical and critical 
skills and provides enrolled fellows with feedback and resources to 
facilitate and support their practices. Each module is moderated by a 
visiting mentor with the support of a guest and is specifically 
designed to train "artivators," people who intend to use art as a 
methodology, practice and language advancing the notion of art as a 
public sphere and political action.

Instituted in 1998 by artist Michelangelo Pistoletto as a concrete 
development of his Progetto Arte Manifesto-a direct call to artists 
to initiate social changes in their own contexts-Cittadellarte aims 
at inspiring and producing responsible changes in society through 
ideas and creative projects. Pistoletto has translated the Foundation 
mission into the symbol of the 
Paradise: in his words "a reconfiguration of the mathematical 
infinity sign, made of three consecutive circles. The two external 
circles represent all the diversities and antinomies, among which 
nature and artifice. The central one is given by the compenetration 
of the opposite circles and represents the generative womb of a new 

Since then Cittadellarte has built a network of autonomous and 
connected "ambassadors of the Third Paradise," a group of agents that 
represent initiatives of social and political transformation 
worldwide. These ambassadors follow the practices of demopraxia a 
methodology leading the whole society to participate concretely in 
the exercise of the government.

Application procedure
Applicants must submit their application by email to: 
<mailto:unidee at cittadellarte.it>unidee at cittadellarte.it stating 
"UNIDEE 2018 application (your name)" as a subject line.
Applicants must attach the following documents (up to 8 MB in total):
(1) the application form 
(2) a portrait photo of you (JPG format, max 2 Mb)
(3) a selected portfolio (max 3 projects, one single pdf, max 6 Mb)

For further informations, please visit 
- University of Ideas website or contact: 
<mailto:unidee at cittadellarte.it>unidee at cittadellarte.it.

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