Centrale Fies and Viafarini DOCVA> Live Works_Performance Art Award (Dro, Italy)

Created by Centrale Fies, in collaboration with Viafarini DOCVA, the prize aims to measure the concreteness of performance art 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.

The competition is open to a wide range of emerging performative actions, including: media arts, lecture performances, task performances, text-based performances and multimedia storytelling, relational practices and workshop-based projects, flash mobs, politically engaged and activist projects, experience design, fashion design and relational urbanism.

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 The competition only accepts unpublished or long-term projects that need to be developed and/or concluded.

The prize includes a creative residency period  (from 1st to the 10th July 2014) for nine selected projects at Centrale Fies with a budget of € 500 to produce their performance that will be presented during the 34th edition of the Drodesera Festival of performing arts.

The winning artist will be offered the possibility of an additional residency phase at Centrale Fies and a € 1,000 prize (net).

During the residency period, the organisation will cover room and board costs. No daily allowance is provided for. Transport costs will be reimbursed up to a maximum of  € 200 for each of the projects selected. For foreign candidates, Centrale Fies and Viafarini DOCVA will seek to provide a letter of invitation for eventual applications for a grant or mobility fellowship

The competition registration fee partially covers the administration costs, and amounts to  € 24. 

Deadline for applications: 29 April 2014.

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Despite its editiorial policy (focused on free application process), On the Move included this call as performance art is not often covered for cultural mobility projects.