The European Roma Institute for Arts and Culture (ERIAC) has joined forces once again with the Villa Romana (Florence) residency programme to offer an artistic residency for two Roma contemporary artists. This exciting initiative draws upon the ground-breaking work, expertise, and vision of both institutions to realise a unique opportunity for young Roma artists and marks a significant step in recognition of the importance of Roma contemporary art practice today.
Through the cooperation of Villa Romana and ERIAC, the residence offers artists the opportunity to concentrate on their work, to seek an exchange with other artists in the house and in the regional environment, and to deal with the history of art on site.
In the first half of 2022 (February to July), the selected 2 artists will be provided with a guest room in the Villa Romana for a period of 1 month. Each selected artist receives a monthly scholarship of 1000 Euro and travel expenses are covered.
The call is open to visual artists with self-declared Roma identity, whose work provides a special contribution to contemporary art production.