Open call for residencies & grants at UNIDEE – University of Ideas at Cittadellarte – Fondazione Pistoletto, deadline: March 14, 2016

University of Ideas: Open call for residencies & grants

Photo © UNIDEE 2015 - Where Imagination Slips into Reality residency module led by STEALTH.unlimited - 12/ 16 Oct 2015

Photo © UNIDEE 2015 – Where Imagination Slips into Reality residency module led by STEALTH.unlimited – 12/ 16 Oct 2015

UNIDEE – University of Ideas is an educational program investigating the relationship between art and the public sphere and combining theory with practice.

Call for five weekly residential modules grants & one production prize worth 3000.00 EUR in collaboration with Illycaffè S.p.A.

Residency period:
Variable, April 18–July 15, 2016
Deadline for submissions:
March 14, 5 pm CET 

This open call is to partake in joint grant supported by Illycaffè S.p.A. for five weekly residential modules developed by UNIDEE – University of Ideas and Cittadellarte – Fondazione Pistoletto, Biella, Italy. The five selected participants will take part in a graphic competition for one Production Prize worth 3000.00 EURO for funding research and production of the project presented in the application. 

Applicants must indicate and motivate the choice of one residential module amongst the following:

April 18–22
Unmaking: Subverting The Every-Day
A weekly residential module led by Expodium (Nikos Doulos and Bart Witte) 

April 25–29
(Over)worked Bodies, Care and Maintenance
A weekly residential module led by Jason Waite with guest Adelita Husni-Bey 

May 9–13
Mineral Rights. Site Exploration: Biella Guide Tours
A weekly residential module led by Lara Almarcegui with guest Marco Giardino 

May 23–27
Girotondo
A weekly residential module led by Cesare Pietroiusti with guest Aldo Spinelli

July 11–15
Sound, Space, Body
A weekly residential module led by Attila Faravelli and Enrico Malatesta with guest Nicola Ratti 

zegna-opencall2016

Call for the selection of 8 participants, including 4 residency grants in collaboration with Fondazione Zegna for: Designing while Walking, Walking while Designinga weekly residential module led by Martino Gamper

Residency period: June 6–June 10, 2016
Deadline for submissions: April 1, 11pm CET

This open call is to partake in Designing while Walking, Walking while Designing, a weekly residential module with the mentorship of Martino Gamper and guest Visible (Matteo Lucchetti and Judith Wielander) developed under the umbrella of UNIDEE – University of Ideas with the support of Fondazione Zegna. 

A week of exploration and wandering on the hills of Oasi Zegna in Trivero (Piedmont region), experimenting with group and individual dynamics, which feed creative processes. The aim is to design an object or situation that adds new thinking, interaction and behaviour to the Oasi.

A joint jury together with Martino Gamper will select n.8 participants and will attribute residency grants to participants resulting in the first 4 places of the final list of selected candidates, as follows:

Full grants: provided to two participants resulting in the 1st and 2nd places of the final selection list.
Half grants: provided to two participants resulting in the 3rd and 4th places of the final selection list. The participation fee is 290,00 euro.
Full fee: participants resulting between the 5th and 8th places of the final selection list. The participation fee is 570,00 euro.

Call for two long Research-based Residencies
Residency period: two months long, during spring or fall 2016
Applications are accepted all the time during the current year.

The selected residents through the Research-based Residency call can take part at UNIDEE – University of the Ideas during spring term (May–July), profiting from the unique opportunity to be involved in “Arte al Centro,” the main event organised by Cittadellarte – Fondazione Pistoletto scheduled on June 23, or during fall term (September–November), a particularly stimulating period at Cittadellarte, where the selected Residents will have the chance to encounter the art scene in Piedmont region during the art fair Artissima and its collateral events taking place in Turin. 

The Research-based Residency is unfunded. The programme fee for 2016 is set at 6.000,00 EUR for two months and includes accommodation, residency coordination, attendance of two weekly residential modules, and a small budget for project production. 

UNIDEE – University of Ideas will be at hand to assist applicants with funding applications.

Read more about the calls and download application forms at: www.cittadellarte.it

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UNIDEE – University of Ideas: open call for residencies & grants
Cittadellarte – Fondazione Pistoletto Onlus
Via G. B. Serralunga 27
13900 Biella – ITALY

www.cittadellarte.it/unidee
unidee@cittadellarte.it

About SACI

SACI is a US non-profit College of Art and Design in Florence, Italy, for undergraduate and graduate students seeking accredited instruction in studio art, design, conservation, art history, and Italian language and culture. Founded in 1975, SACI offers the following programs: Academic Semester/Year Abroad, Late Spring & Summer Studies, Venice Summer Program, Post-Bac in Conservation, Post-Bac in Studio Art; MFA in Studio Art, MFA in Photography, MFA in Communication Design, Low-Residency MFA in Studio Art, MA in Art History.

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