Italy | UNIDEE in residence | open call
Cittadellarte-Fondazione Pistoletto in partnership with the UNESCO-Aschberg Bursaries for Artists Programme offers a fully supported residency for a young committed visual/ video artists, photographers, architects, animators from Asia, Africa and Latin America.
UNIDEE is an interdisciplinary program, open to all creative professionals, from visual artists to cultural actors, designers to architects and all those whose practice centres around taking a responsible stance in society. The aim of UNIDEE is to activate a capacity for transformation in a framework that is both local (Biella) and international (the countries of the UNIDEE residents).
UNIDEE seeks to explore the relationship between Art and Society and fosters the role of artists and creative practitioners as activators of a responsible social change in society
During UNIDEE, the residents initiate projects of responsible social transformation and actively participate in meetings and seminars held by experts in various fields: artists, professors, entrepreneurs, and researchers. Events at Cittadellarte such as exhibitions, conferences, performances, and workshops represent an integral part of the time spent at UNIDEE.
Focus points are:
Collaboration and cooperation among UNIDEE residents and the local population in a common project of Responsible Social Transformation through art and creativity. During UNIDEE the residents will also have the possibility to concentrate on their ideas, receive feedback, establish contacts, and meet experts and artists who work in similar ways. At the end of the four months there will be a public presentation entitled "UNIDEE in Progress", displaying the development of the projects. The residents will have the possibility to work together for the preparation and realization of an experimental event and share their conceptual and operational capabilities.
Conditions for eligibility:
Age: between 25 and 35
Candidates: committed visual / video artists, photographers, architects, animators, from Asia, Africa and Latin America.
Language: Good knowledge of English is ESSENTIAL (we might ask for a Skype interview)
Deadline for application: 24th October 2013
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The fellowship is co-financed by UNESCO-Aschberg and the Cittadellarte-Fondazione Pistoletto. Cittadellarte-Fondazione Pistoletto is a non-profit organisation endorsed by the region of Piedmont, Northern Italy. Since 1998, Cittadellarte-Fondazione Pistoletto has run the UNIDEE in Residence International Programme.