[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
13900 Biella


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 
Harker (UK).

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 
embedded practice'.

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 
subject line.

Deadline for submissions is April 7, 2022 and we will let successful 
applicants know a decision by April 15, 2022.

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