Call for Applications: 5 weekly residential modules grants at Unidee (University of Ideas) in Italy, plus €3000 production prize – deadline 31 August 2015

www.cittadellarte.it/unidee/opencallpartners.html

CALL For APPLICATIONS FOR FIVE WEEKLY RESIDENTIAL MODULES GRANTS
at UNIDEE – University of Ideas at Cittadellarte – Fondazione Pistoletto in Biella, Italy
(Residency period: variable, September 28th – October 23rd)
&
ONE PRODUCTION PRIZE worth € 3000

in collaboration with Illycaffè

UNIDEE – University of Ideas (www.cittadellarte.it/unidee) is a multifaceted educational platform investigating the relationship between art and public sphere, through a new programme of weekly residential modules based on interdisciplinary research, knowledge sharing and experience exchange, alongside a series of artists’ residency projects.

The programme, developed by Cecilia Guida in collaboration with Juan Esteban Sandoval, kicked off in May 2015, and focuses its first year on three broad concepts: temporality, responsibility, participation, encompassing art history, activism, commons, politics, territorial transformation, museology, visual narratives, social imagery, relational systems, rituals, social cooking, urban space (etc.).

The structure of UNIDEE – University of Ideas is articulated through four types of activities investigating the relationship between art and public sphere:
– Weekly residential modules taking place at Cittadellarte, open to professionals as well as the general public, held by mentors who are experts on the three broad thematic areas (temporality, responsibility, participation) chosen for 2015’s programme and examined in depth from artistic, historical, geographical, philosophical, political, economic, anthropological, sociological, mediological, juridical, architectural points of view
– Seminar modules taking place at Cittadellarte and/or at external partner centres
– Residency programmes for international artists at Cittadellarte
– Connective Residency at Cittadellarte.

The weekly residencies offered through this joint grant (Illycaffè & Cittadellarte – Fondazione Pistoletto) include:

– return travel from country of residence to Cittadellarte – Fondazione Pistoletto (up to 1000 euros)
– one week’ stay at Cittadellarte – Fondazione Pistoletto (single room in an apartment shared with other international residents, use of shared studio space and workshop facilities, half-board)
– insurance (travel and medical insurance for accidents)
– visa
– attendance to one module chosen by the participant amongst the following:

Terrain vague
A weekly residential module at Cittadellarte, curated by raumlaborberlin.
SEPTEMBER 28 – OCTOBER 02, 2015 www.cittadellarte.it/unidee/activity.html?id=19

Why do I do what I do?
A weekly residential module at Cittadellarte, curated by Beatrice Catanzaro.
OCTOBER 05 – 09, 2015 www.cittadellarte.it/unidee/activity.html?id=20

Where imagination slips into reality
A weekly residential module at Cittadellarte, curated by STEALTH.unlimited (Ana Džoki? & Marc Neelen).
OCTOBER 12 – 16, 2015 www.cittadellarte.it/unidee/activity.html?id=21

Photocopy tales: Publications and visual essay
A weekly residential module at Cittadellarte, curated by Santiago Reyes Villaveces, with Manuel Ángel.
OCTOBER 19 – 23, 2015 www.cittadellarte.it/unidee/activity.html?id=22

– the five selected participants are expected to deliver a design prototype for the Illy can. All prototypes will be presented during Artissima Art Fair (Turin, 6-8 November, 2015).
The participant submitting the best prototype will be awarded a production prize worth € 3000,00, and the announcement will be made at a public event during the fair.
Please note that the production prize is meant to fund research and production for the project proposed in the initial application, which might or might not be linked to the Illy can design prototype.

You are eligible to apply if (all conditions below must be met):
– you are a creative professional (visual artist, designer, architect, curator, writer, etc., …) active anywhere in the world
– you have not previously received any grants from Illycaffè
– you have a fluent knowledge of the English language

Please note that the residency dates are fixed and no changes can be accepted. Once the artist signs the agreement, it is mandatory to respect the given dates.

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Deadline for submissions: Monday, 31st August, 2015, 5 pm CET
Only digital submissions are accepted.

Selection Procedure:
(residency grants)
UNIDEE – University of Ideas will prepare an initial short-list of candidates, amongst whom a joint jury will select the five residency grant winners. Final results will be released on or before Friday September 11th, 2015.

(production prize)
A joint jury will select one production prize winner amongst the Illy can prototypes produced by the five selected residents. All project prototypes will be presented during Artissima Art Fair (Turin, 6-8 November, 2015).
The participant submitting the best prototype will be awarded a production prize worth € 3000,00, and the announcement will be made at a public event during the fair.
Please note that the production prize is meant to fund research and production for the project proposed in the initial application, which might or might not be linked to the Illy can design prototype.

PLEASE DOWNLOAD THE APPLICATION FORM and GUIDELINES at

www.cittadellarte.it/unidee/opencallpartners.html