INLAKS BURSARY – NOW OPEN

INLAKS BURSARY FOR UNIDEE IN RESIDENCE 2010.

Currently, the open call for the Inlaks bursary is still open. Inlaks is a respected and much appreciated partner of UNIDEE who give the opportunity to one Indian candidate to come to UNIDEE in Residence. This bursary will financially support the candidate for the costs of UNIDEE. Inlaks is an important partner with UNIDEE and it gives an opportunity to Indian creative persons that otherwise couldn’t have this chance.

This must be a project tailored towards the aims of UNIDEE and not just an individual project, for example it must show how you want to work with the community and why you think it’s benefitial do develop it here at UNIDEE.

Our intention is to support the residents and to help them develop the project they have proposed.

The participants will be working in a group environment (no individual studios will be allocated) where, beyond the personal projects, collaborative practices are strongly encouraged.

If you need more information, just go to our website:

http://www.cittadellarte.it/progetti.php?prog=28

If you feel you have a creative project which is in line with Cittadellarte’s leitmotiv of “Responsible Social Transformation” and are of Indian nationality, send an Inlaks application form (found on the UNIDEE website: http://www.cittadellarte.it/userfiles/file/materiali/pdf/bandoUNIDEE2010/applicationformUNIDEE_INLAKS-en.pdf

Also include a PROJECT PROPOSAL, A LETTER OF MOTIVATION, AN UP TO DATE CV AND EVIDENCE OF YOUR PAST WORK (PORTFOLIO) in PDF format and ENCLOSE ANY MEDIA MATERIALS SUCH AS VIDEOS OR MUSIC on a hard copy dvd or cd (which must be posted, not emailed)

you can send all your documents to unidee@cittadellarte.it,
or by post to:

UNIDEE in Residence Office
Cittadellarte Fondazione Pistoletto
Via Serralunga 27
13900 Biella – Italy
Tel. +39-0150991462               +39-0150991462
email: unidee@cittadellarte.it
http://www.cittadellarte.it/unidee

The application MUST be handsigned

WE LOOK FORWARD TO HEARING FROM YOU VERY SOON!

Open Call UNIDEE in Residence International Program 2010

The call for UNIDEE in Residence International Programme is now CLOSED for the following grants:
UNIDEE Partial Grant
A. M. Qattan Foundation
UNESCO-Aschberg Bursaries for Artists

You can still apply for the following grants:

Fondazione Zegna
Grant for an applicant from Asia or South America.
Deadline: 28th February.

Hangar
Grant for an applicant from Spain.
Deadline: 15th April.

Inlaks
Grant for an applicant from India.
Deadline: 31st March.

For more information on UNIDEE and how to apply please check our website.

Apply now for UNIDEE in Residence 2010: dealine 15th January

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UNIDEE in Residence International Program

OPEN CALL FOR APPLICATIONS 2010

Deadline for application: 15th January 2010.

UNIDEE in Residence 2010: 15 June – 15 October 2010

Description

Cittadellarte-Fondazione Pistoletto is a non-profit organisation founded in 1998, endorsed by the region of Piedmont, Northern Italy. Cittadellarte is located in Biella, in a former 19th century woollen mill, an historic building complex, registered with the Italian Ministry of Cultural Assets.

Since 1998, Cittadellarte-Fondazione Pistoletto has run the UNIDEE in Residence International Programme. UNIDEE is an interdisciplinary program, open to all creative professionals, from visual artists to cultural actors, designers to architects and all those whose practice centres around taking a responsible stance in society.

UNIDEE seeks to explore the relationship between Art and Society and fosters the role of artists and creative practitioners as activators of a responsible social change in society.

During UNIDEE in Residence International Programme there are weekly seminars and a series of workshops with experts from various fields, such as economics, sustainable architecture, sociology and general culture, as well as studio visits and meetings with art critics and curators. Trips and excursions will be organised according to the programme schedule. Moreover, the participants will have the opportunity to create close links and possible collaborations with other offices of Cittadellarte – Fondazione Pistoletto during their stay.

At the core of the program, there is the intention to strengthen and support the participants for the completion of their proposed project, using skills of project management, analysis and development, fund-raising and creative methods and approaches.

The participants will be working in a collective environment (no individual studios will be allocated) where, beyond the personal projects, collaborative practices are strongly encouraged, as well as exploring and engaging in initiatives and actions in the city of Biella and its surroundings.

Open Studio
The residency culminates in an open studio day, the UNIDEE in Progress, in which the participants show the work-in-progress that they have developed during the four month stay. The UNIDEE in Progress focuses on the process of feedback and encourages interaction and dialogue between the participants and the audience.

Education and Outreach
Depending on the experience, practice and interests of the participants, UNIDEE can encourage the design and conduct of educational and outreach projects with community groups.

Programme:
During the programme, residents attend lectures and project presentations from Tuesday through to Thursday, leaving Mondays, Fridays and the weekend free for individual project development. Beyond the regular program, Cittadellarte – Fondazione Pistoletto arranges opportunities to meet and collaborate with experts as well as local partners, including companies, neighbourhoods, schools, institutions and councils.
At the end of the course every resident will receive a certificate of participation. However, it is requested that the resident attends at least 80% of the activities. The certificate of participation will not be awarded if attendance is lower than this percentage.

The residency lasts 4 months, from 15th of June to 15th of October. In mid August the residency program will be suspended for ten days, during which the participants will be free from attendance.

Finances:

The overall cost for the residency is €12000, however, to support the residents, Cittadellarte receives funding from both public and private institutions, and from this partial and total grants are awarded. Due to this, the maximum residents would have to pay is €2000.

The selected participants are encouraged to research their own financial support from a third party.

Working/living conditions:
Cittadellarte – Fondazione Pistoletto provides private, single room boarding and shared bathroom facilities. Available to UNIDEE residents is a common studio space (a 700 square meter loft), a simple woodwork shop, library, cafeteria and kitchen (who provide breakfast, lunch and dinner, inclusive in the price of the residency).

Paid by the host:

  • Seminars and workshops
  • Excursions
  • Visits, lectures, tutorials and technical support
  • Participation in Cittadellarte – Fondazione Pistoletto activities
  • Board and lodging on the premises

Paid by artist:

Individual travelling expenses, personal needs, insurance costs and visa if required.

Eligibility

A maximum of 14 to 16 places are available each year.

Artists, designers, cultural actors, architects and researchers who fit the profile are welcome to apply.

The basic prerequisite is a degree at university level, or to be in the process of graduating.

If the applicant does not have a university degree, proof of equivalent ability must be provided through his or her artistic career.

The average participant age ranges from 24 to 40.

The official language of the residency is English, and a good level of proficiency in the language is required.

How to apply

Applicants are invited to submit the UNIDEE in Residence application form together with the following material and any supplementary information they consider pertinent in an assessment such as this:

  • A completed and hand signed application form (available here: http://www.cittadellarte.it/readnews.php?id=430);
  • Curriculum vitae;
  • Documentation of previous work;
  • A proposal of the project intended for development during the months of the residency;
  • A letter of personal motivation explaining the reasons behind the wish to participate in this residency programme. Please mention your objectives, needs and expectations in relation to the residency and your project. (Max. 2 pages)

Selection criteria

Only complete applications will be taken into consideration.

Documentation would be prefered as a hard copy submission, however if it is sent by e-mail, only PDF is accepted.

Deadline for application: 15th January 2010. Postal stamp is taken into account.

The selected participants will be announced on the web site of Unidee (www.cittadellarte.it/unidee) by mid February.
The selection committee, chaired by the Cittadellarte – Fondazione Pistoletto Board of Directors and Michelangelo Pistoletto, will select the participants according to the aims and missions of Cittadellarte – Fondazione Pistoletto.

Applications must be submitted to:

UNIDEE in Residence
Cittadellarte – Fondazione Pistoletto
Via Serralunga, 27
13900 Biella – Italia

Or by email: unidee@cittadellarte.it

For further information, please contact:
UNIDEE in Residence Office
Cittadellarte Fondazione Pistoletto
Via Serralunga 27
13900 Biella – Italy
Tel. +39-0150991462
email: unidee@cittadellarte.it
www.cittadellarte.it/unidee

Day 123, Thurs 15 Oct

The last few UNIDEE (or should I say ‘MANYDEE’) residents are packing their bags, desperately trying to squeeze all the newly acquired purchases into their suitcases. If only bottles of wine and packets of Biellese biscuits were retractable.

We’ve begun to dismantle the exhibitions, so the UNIDEE space is looking dishearteningly bare.  However, to lift our spirits, we celebrated the last morning with coffee,  ciocolata calda and brioche in Ferrua. Some parts of saying goodbye aren’t that bad at all.

So this is our final farewell. To all the residents, it has been a complete joy to work with every one of you. We all know that we’ll see each other again (you can’t escape the inevitable pull of Cittadellarte), so there’s no need for (any more) tears. Good luck with all your future ventures and don’t forget us when you’re famous.  I guess all that’s left to say is:

‘Ciao ciao, buona fortuna e speriamo che ci vediamo a presto!’

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View of Biella from Parco Burcina

Day 121, Tues 13 Oct

As a final excursion for the 2009 residency, we faced our hangovers, donned a rather attractive array of knitwear, and went hiking in Valle d’Aosta.

It was all worth it for the stunning views… and the ciocolata calda at the end was icing on the cake…

Windy Saioa?

Windy Saioa?

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Refuelling.

Refuelling.

Day 119, Sun 11 Oct

The final day of UNIDEE in progress 2009.

As the last people came to see the UNIDEE space, the residents prepared to end their stint at Cittadellarte. We celebrated with an asado (using Jose’s excellent culinary skills), red wine, plenty of dancing… And maybe the odd mint vodka shot at Carlos.

Alex's accessories, styled from the Marcela Ceballos Gonzalez range.

Alex's accessories, styled from the Marcela Ceballos Gonzalez range.

Jose's asado skills being put to good use.

Jose's asado skills being put to good use.

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So beautiful, Camille.

So beautiful, Camille.

Maybe Julia has already had too much wine...?

Maybe Julia has already had too much wine...?

Mint vodka... Our undoing.

Mint vodka... Our undoing.

And so the UNIDEE in progress 2009 weekend came to an end. An utterly wonderful weekend, and a brilliant representation of the past four months. The only things missing were our Marcela and Bona Ppetito!!

Day 118, Sat 10 Oct

Saturday was the big day. We broke the piñata on the Friday night to start the ceremony, opened our doors to the public, and the UNIDEE in progress weekend was under-way.

A day full of speed dating, conferences, performances, workshops, video projections and parties kept the residents and UNIDEE staff busy (to say the least), and we topped it off with aperitivo, live music and Menabrea. A truly fantastic day.

Rompe la, rompe la pignata!

Rompe la, rompe la pignata!

Speed dating/Coffee break

Speed dating/Coffee break

The round table.

The round table.

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Saioa and her "Landing Desires" action.

Saioa and her "Landing Desires" action.

David presenting his 'Lavare i panni sporchi al lavatoio' project

David presenting his 'Lavare i panni sporchi al lavatoio' project

Bona's project text, we wish she were here to say it in person!

Bona's project text, we wish she were here to say it in person!

Camille's "Random Dialogues" project.

Camille's "Random Dialogues" project.

Natalia with the prints for her "Forces Under My Hair" project.

Natalia with her "Forces Under My Hair" project.

Julia and her self-portrait photo series.

Julia and her self-portrait photo series.

Sumakshi and her 'Memory threads' piece

Sumakshi and her 'Memory threads' piece

People crowd to watch the surrealist videos from Hani's project "A surreal language".

People crowd to watch the surrealist videos from Hani's project "A surreal language".

Marcela piloting her workshop.

Marcela piloting her workshop.

Cecilia and her 'Archive of Forgotten Ideas'

Cecilia and her 'Archive of Forgotten Ideas'

Diego conducting interviews for his "Expired Money" piece.

Diego conducting interviews for his "Expired Money" piece.

Yana with her 'International Curatorial School' project.

Yana with her 'International Curatorial School' project.

Asiya explaining her 'Forage Oakland' project to Rolando e Paola, our very good friends of the foundation.

Asiya explaining her 'Forage Oakland' project to Rolando e Paola, our very good friends of the foundation.

The residents and Cittadini enjoying Marcela's workshop more than the children.

The residents and Cittadini enjoying Marcela's workshop more than the children.

The first visitors in the space

The first visitors in the space

Diego experimenting his 'BedaForager' game in the garden of the foundation.

Diego experimenting his 'BedaForager' game in the garden of the foundation.

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Our live entertainment, dashing hats and all...

Our live entertainment, dashing hats and all...