Created in 2013 by Centrale Fies, in collaboration with Viafarini, LIVE WORKS - Free School of Performance 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.
6 artists will be selected and each artist will have:
- An annual fellowship of €3000.
- Kick Off Seminar from 30 June – 2 July 2023, during Live Works Summit 2023.
- A 15 day individual residency at Centrale Fies in Dro, Italy.
- A collective residency together with all the selected artists, at Centrale Fies, in summer 2024 in the frame of Live Works Summit 2024.
The open call LIVE WORKS includes creative residency periods for the selected projects. LIVE WORKS sees performance as a work space, and as an instrument and cultural exercise. Starting from the notion of performance in visual art practice, the project 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 announcement is open to a wide range of performative actions, also including 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 and with no limits on age can enter the announcement, as individuals or in groups, with a single project. The open call only accepts unpublished or long-term projects that need to be developed and/or concluded, for which participation would represent an evolution of the project or its final chapter.
For the two residencies at Centrale Fies, Centrale Fies covers the travel costs to reach Centrale Fies, food and accommodation for the two residency periods.
In addition to the general call, this year the Agitu Ideo Gudeta Fellowship is offered as the result of a joint effort of Centrale Fies and Razzismo Brutta Storia and in collaboration with BHMF. With the support of her family, the Fellowship is dedicated to Agitu Ideo Gudeta, a victim of a femicide that ended a life of struggle and strength, dedicated to an enlightened ecological practice, social justice and respect for others. Artists or professionals with a strong bond with Italy (i.e. born and/or raised in Italy, resident in Italy or abroad, with or without Italian citizenship) and who identify themselves in one or more of the following groups can participate in the Fellowship: racialised subjects; persons belonging to ethnic minorities; subjects with a migratory background.