Le Murate. Progetti Arte Contemporanea> Artists in residence's call, Italy

Le Murate is a cultural district of the City of Florence specifically dedicated to contemporary practices. Le Murate. Progetti Arte Contemporanea is a center for research, artistic production and international exchange, housed in restored spaces of the former city jail. On behalf of the Culture Department of the City of Florence, in March, 2014 it began to host exhibitions, meetings, critical studies, performances, workshops and public art projects centered on themes and practices of contemporary art. Projects are selected and produced based on the interdisciplinary slant of the space, while working to actively engage citizens. Since its opening, Le Murate. Progetti Arte Contemporanea focused its activities on the production of works and performances, through the selection of national and international artists asked to participate in periods of research dedicated to specific projects, with special attention for the social and historical significance of the context, the environmental awareness and the participatory practices.

In line with the objectives of Le Murate. Progetti Arte Contemporanea, the Associazione MUS.E in collaboration with the Culture Department of the City of Florence and with the support of the Regione Toscana within the regional project “Cantiere Toscana Contemporanea “, undertakes to offer residency opportunities to:

a)    an artist under 35, submitting an original project and a temporary exhibition;

b)    an artist over 35, submitting an original project, targeting and involving young artists or art students based in Tuscany, in workshops or new production, with public results.

The winning artist or artistic group will be awarded a grant of €6,000, including a refund of expenses, taxes and contributions, if owed and upon submission of adequate tax documentation, and fees not exceeding 30%, while 70% will be used to support the costs of production, implementation and reimbursement for a travel to and from Florence. Such contribution will be supplied for 2/3 of the total with the assignment of the residency and for the remaining 1/3 after the presentation of the accounts, that is, no later than December 20th, 2016.

Applicants must submit a specific project (installations, exhibition, performative, video, artist talk, workshop, conference, work of public art or associated to the territory) relating to the themes raised by the 50th Anniversary of the big flood in Florence, to be developed during the artist’s residency and to be implemented by the end of 2016.

Deadline: 25 September

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