17.02.2017

LIVE WORKS - PERFORMANCE ACT AWARD vol. 5 > Call for applications (Italy)

LIVE WORKS is a platform dedicated to live contemporary practices that contribute to deepening and broadening the idea of performance, following the current evolution of performance and its styles. This platform aims to measure the concreteness of performance in the real world, investigating the double of nature of LIVE - in person and alive - highlighting those moments in which performance integrates with the dynamics of life.

Created in 2013 by Centrale Fies, in collaboration with Viafarini, the LIVE WORKS platform includes: LIVE WORKS Performance Act Award, The Free School of Performance, Centrale Fies Performance Art Collection.

 The award LIVE WORKS includes a creative residency period, for nine selected projects. LIVE WORKS sees performance as a work space, and as an instrument and cultural exercise. Starting from the notion of performance in the visual art practice, the prize is unique in its particular attention to hybrid research, underlining the openness and fluidity of performance, its social and political implications and its level of public understandability. The competition is open to a wide range of emerging performative actions, including: Performances, sound and new media arts, text-based performances, lecture performances, multimedia storytelling, choreographic practices, relational and workshop-based projects, and other projects questioning the idea of performativity beyond the body.

Artists and professionals from any geographic location can enter the competition, as individuals or in groups, with a single project. The competition only accepts unpublished or long-term projects that need to be developed and/or concluded, for which participation would represent an evolution of the project or it’s final chapter.

The nine projects selected by LIVE WORKS will be invited to participate in a production residency at Centrale Fies from the 10th to the 20th July 2017,  during which each project will have a budget of 1000,00 to contribute to the production of the performance.

The performances produced will be presented during the 37th edition of the Drodesera Festival of Performing Arts (21st, 22nd, 23rd July 2017). On this occasion, the nine winning projects will be seen and discussed by a board of international professionals, working for festival, institutions residency and production programs that sustain and produce research in performance. The board will be actively involved in public and private meetings with the nine artists.

The nine selected projects can benefit of a further 10-day residency at Centrale Fies in a period betweenthe 1st August and  the 31st December 2017.

During the residency period, the organisation will cover room and board costs. Beyond the budget get by each artist, transport costs will be reimbursed up to a maximum of € 200,00 for each of the projects selected. For foreign candidates, Centrale Fies will seek to provide a letter of invitation for eventual applications for a grant or mobility fellowship.

Deadline: 31 March 2017 (please note that there is a 24€ registration fee)

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