CROSS Award - International award for performing arts - IV Edition (Italy)

LIS Lab Performing Arts - in collaboration with the Comune di Verbania (Municipality of Verbania) and with the support of MiBACT, the Regione Piemonte (Piedmont Region), Fondazione Piemonte dal Vivo (Fondazione Piedmont Live) Fondazione CRT (CRT Foundation) and Ricola - announces the fourth edition of the 'International CROSS award' for artists and companies in the field of performing arts and music, with particular attention to productions focused on the close interaction between musical composition and action on stage.

The call is open to individual artists, professionals and companies. The project must be submitted as a production that can be developed during the different phases of the residency and that could include the most diverse expressive practices (as such: dance, music composition and interpretation, DJ-set, live soundtrack, composition of a soundtrack, activity of noise music, theatre, body performance, singing, new technologies, video art, motion-capture, readings, site-specific design).

Each participant can present only one project. To be considered for the award, must be presented only unpublished projects - therefore debut works – that need to be carried out during the first period of the artistic residency. The award is open to all groups, companies, collective and individual artists, both national and international, with at least 3 years of production demonstrated by curriculum vitae.


The phase of residence is held in Verbania from 30th September to 30th November 2018.  During the period of residency the organization will cover the costs of accommodation for the entire indicated period, for up to 5 people A fee of 7000,00 € for each project in Residency is expected to be used as fee and/or to cover part of the costs of production during the phase of residency. In addition, technical staff will be available to assist and a technical sheet to be agreed.

PRIZE The 3 projects selected for the residency will be invited to Verbania on 30th September 2018. The jury will announce the winner of the Residences of the fourth edition of the CROSS Award. A plaque will be awarded to them. To each of the winning projects will be recognized a prize to support the production of € 7,000.00. The prize will be paid as fee and/or production costs.

Deadline: 5 September 2018

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