[artinfo] UNIDEE residency summer 2022
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UNIDEE residency summer 2022: Sustaining Embedded Arts Practice
- Fondazione Pistoletto
Application deadline: April 7, 2022
Cittadellarte - Fondazione Pistoletto
Via G. B. Serralunga 27
The residency is an opportunity to share and unpack your ongoing
practice or action research with a group of peers and guest mentors
including artist and co-leader of the Victoria Square Project Maria
Papadimitriou (Greece), economic geographer and co-author of Take
Back the Economy: An Ethical Guide for Transforming Our Communities
Professor Katherine Gibson (Australia), artist, activist, and author
of Art as Social Action and Dark Matter Gregory Sholette (USA),
cultural producer and director of the creative regeneration practice
Media and Arts Partnership (MAAP) Sue Ball (UK), and curator, writer,
researcher and artistic director of the East Leeds Project Dr Kerry
Over the course of two weeks two groups of up to eight residents will
engage in a programme of seminars and presentations, group
discussions and critiques, workshops, visits, and other responsive
and informal activities through which you will gain multiple
perspectives on the work you are undertaking in your locale. There
will be a focus on practical methods for sustaining long-term and
durational embedded arts practices.
How will it work?
The programme will be split into two sequential week-long residencies
for up to eight residents each from the June 6 to the 17, 2022, with
a seminar and handover session to link the two. The residency will
take place at Cittadellarte Fondazione-Pistoletto using the UNIDEE
Residency program space as a shared studio for group discussions,
sharing sessions and presentations, with the opportunity for
exploration and engagement with the postindustrial and rural
landscapes of Biella. Participants will visit the exhibitions in
Cittadellarte as an entry point to its practice.
The methods we will draw upon include group critiques-at which you
will be expected to give a short presentation of the practice or
action research you are sharing as part of the residency-as well as
group exercises, workshops and less formal activities (group meals,
walks etc.). At the end of the week you will be asked to leave a
trace of your experience as a basis for a handover and a 'toolkit for
Residents will stay in accommodation within Cittadellarte that
includes basic cooking facilities.
Programme and practicalities
Participants of week one will arrive on evening of Sunday, June 5 and
depart Monday, June, 13. Maria Papadimitriou will be the guest mentor
for this week.
Participants of week two will arrive Friday, June 10 and depart
Saturday, June 18. Gregory Sholette, Katherine Gibson, Sue Ball and
Kerry Harker will be the guest mentors for this week.
There will be a symposium and seminar on Saturday, June 11 with all
guest mentors and a handover session on Sunday, June 12 for both
There is a 280 EUR fee to cover participation in the residency and
accommodation whilst in Biella. Participants will be required to
arrange and cover their own travel to/from Biella and food/living
costs whilst in Cittadellarte.
A limited number of part and full bursaries (including a contribution
towards travel costs) are available to those that would not otherwise
be able to participate; please state in your application if you would
need to be considered for these in order to take part.
Who is it for and what is expected of me?
We hope to select a cohort of 8 participants per week from an open
call that will include previous UNIDEE alumni. For alumni of previous
programmes the ongoing embedded practice you will share can be that
which you developed during your previous UNIDEE 2020-22 residencies,
an extension of this or a related project. Selection will be based
upon participants' willingness and ability to share the practice they
are engaged in, and collectively reflect upon this with peers. We
will aim to select cohorts with a range of practices,
location/perspective and experience.
How do I apply?
Application is by Expression of Interest by filling out the
form with the following requirement:
-Indicate the week of preference
-Up to 150 words about yourself and your practice and/or experience,
and your suitability for the programme.
-Up to 200 words about the ongoing project or research that you will
share as part of the residency including details about the local
context (place, communities, audiences) and what long-term change you
could hope to facilitate.
-Up to 150 words about how you may share this practice with others
and what you hope to gain and learn from the residency.
-If you would like to apply for a bursary to go towards travel
expenses and/or cover the residency fee up to 150 words explaining
why you would like to be considered for a bursary and an outline of
* and a CV / Portfolio in PDF format (max. 8mb).
Applicants must submit their application by email to
<https://email.e-flux-systems.com/campaigns/dx5139bdw7cd8/track-url/rj476aj0679d5/b53263e5d82d76616e4f0238346dd328fcf4cf7a>unidee at cittadellarte.it
stating: "UNIDEE 2022 Summer Residency application (your name)" as a
Deadline for submissions is April 7, 2022 and we will let successful
applicants know a decision by April 15, 2022.
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