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Subject: Artinfo Digest, Vol 11, Issue 11
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Subject: [artinfo] UNIDEE in Residence International Program: Open Call
for Applications 2010
Deadline for submissions:
15th January 2010 (postmark date)
UNIDEE in Residence 2010
15th June-15th October 2010
UNIDEE in Residence International Program
OPEN CALL FOR APPLICATIONS 2010
Cittadellarte-Fondazione Pistoletto is a non-profit organisation founded
in 1998, endorsed by the region of Piedmont, Northern Italy. Cittadellarte
is located in Biella, in a former 19th century woollen mill, an historic
building complex, registered with the Italian Ministry of Cultural Assets.
Since 1998, Cittadellarte-Fondazione Pistoletto has run the UNIDEE in
Residence International Programme. 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.
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 in Residence International Programme there are weekly
seminars and a series of workshops with experts from various fields, such
as economics, sustainable architecture, sociology and general culture, as
well as studio visits and meetings with art critics and curators. Trips
and excursions will be organised according to the programme schedule.
Moreover, the participants will have the opportunity to create close links
and possible collaborations with other offices of Cittadellarte -
Fondazione Pistoletto during their stay.
At the core of the program, there is the intention to strengthen and
support the participants for the completion of their proposed project,
using skills of project management, analysis and development, fund-raising
and creative methods and approaches.
The participants will be working in a collective environment (no
individual studios will be allocated) where, beyond the personal projects,
collaborative practices are strongly encouraged, as well as exploring and
engaging in initiatives and actions in the city of Biella and its
The residency culminates in an open studio day, the UNIDEE in Progress, in
which the participants show the work-in-progress that they have developed
during the four month stay. The UNIDEE in Progress focuses on the process
of feedback and encourages interaction and dialogue between the
participants and the audience.
Education and Outreach
Depending on the experience, practice and interests of the participants,
UNIDEE can encourage the design and conduct of educational and outreach
projects with community groups.
During the programme, residents attend lectures and project presentations
from Tuesday through to Thursday, leaving Mondays, Fridays and the weekend
free for individual project development. Beyond the regular program,
Cittadellarte ? Fondazione Pistoletto arranges opportunities to meet and
collaborate with experts as well as local partners, including companies,
neighbourhoods, schools, institutions and councils.
At the end of the course every resident will receive a certificate of
participation. However, it is requested that the resident attends at least
80% of the activities. The certificate of participation will not be
awarded if attendance is lower than this percentage.
The residency lasts 4 months, from 15th of June to 15th of October. In mid
August the residency program will be suspended for ten days, during which
the participants will be free from attendance.
The overall cost for the residency is ?12000, however, to support the
residents, Cittadellarte receives funding from both public and private
institutions, and from this partial and total grants are awarded. Due to
this, no resident will ever have to pay the full amount.
The selected participants are encouraged to research their own financial
support from a third party.
Cittadellarte - Fondazione Pistoletto provides private, single room
boarding and shared bathroom facilities. Available to UNIDEE residents is
a common studio space (a 700 square meter loft), a simple woodwork shop,
library, computer room, cafeteria and kitchen (who provide breakfast,
lunch and dinner, inclusive in the price of the residency).
Paid by the host:
? Seminars and workshops
? Visits, lectures, tutorials and technical support
? Participation in Cittadellarte ? Fondazione Pistoletto activities
? Board and lodging on the premises
Paid by artist:
Individual travelling expenses, personal needs, insurance costs and visa
A maximum of 14 to 16 places are available each year.
Artists, designers, cultural actors, architects and researchers who fit
the profile are welcome to apply.
The basic prerequisite is a degree at university level, or to be in the
process of graduating. If the applicant does not have a university degree,
proof of equivalent ability must be provided through his or her artistic
career. The average participant age ranges from 24 to 40. The official
language of the residency is English, and a good level of proficiency in
the language is required.
How to apply
Applicants are invited to submit the UNIDEE in Residence application form
together with the following material and any supplementary information
they consider pertinent in an
assessment such as this:
? A completed and signed application form (download here: PDF format or
? Curriculum vitae;
? Documentation of previous work;
? A proposal of the project intended for development during the months of
? A letter of personal motivation explaining the reasons behind the wish
to participate in this residency programme. Please mention your
objectives, needs and expectations in relation to
the residency and your project. (Max. 2 pages)
Only complete applications will be taken into consideration.
Documentation would be prefered as a hard copy submission, however if it
is sent by e-mail, only PDF is accepted.
Deadline for application: 15th January 2010. Postal stamp is taken into
The selected participants will be announced on the web site of Unidee
(www.cittadellarte.it/unidee) by mid February.
The selection committee, chaired by the Cittadellarte ? Fondazione
Pistoletto Board of Directors and Michelangelo Pistoletto, will select the
participants according to the aims and missions of Cittadellarte ?
Applications must be submitted to:
UNIDEE in Residence
Cittadellarte ? Fondazione Pistoletto
Via Serralunga, 27
13900 Biella ? Italia
Or by email: unidee la cittadellarte.it
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