Travel, materials, meals. Residency fee per month is 2500 euro (with accommodation).
Applications should be emailed to email@example.com with the subject: ‘Residency Application’ and the following information in a PDF file:
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Despina is a non-profit cultural association whose mission is to develop and implement platforms for the creation, dissemination and collaboration in the field of contemporary art. Despina is responsible for the conceptual and operational management of the ongoing projects at Largo das Artes, a cultural centre located in the old downtown area of Rio de Janeiro. These projects include a residency programme, exhibitions and courses. Also, several studios are occupied by associated artists and researchers. The projects developed by Despina are based around the following proposals:
Despina is one of the cities imagined by Italo Calvino in his work “The Invisible Cities”, originally published in 1972. In this book, the Italian author describes a city that looks different to those arriving by land or by sea, suggesting a reflection on the contradiction and duality of the human spirit as well as the diversity of perspectives that a single object can provide.
Despina Residency Programme is designed for artists and curators wishing to immerse themselves in their work and/or research. Despina provides them with the space to explore practices, concepts, new ideas and materials; and to develop a project while receiving professional feedback and support. The support, networks and creative environment offered by Despina Residency Programme encourages professional/artistic development and international contacts.
The central aspects of Despina residency program are:
The selected artists/curators have the chance to live and work in Rio de Janeiro and to participate in a range of activities such as talks, meetings, studio visits and exhibition tours. Participants are also encouraged to propose talks and workshops, and to learn about the socio-cultural and political scenario in Brazil. Further: Exhibitions and open studio event, talks, workshops.
The apartments are situated in a garden surrounded by the Atlantic Forest in Cosme Velho, a traditional neighborhood adjacent to the Corcovado Mountain in the south side of the city. They are equipped with wi-fi, essential furniture, linen and towels, refrigerator and kitchenware. Up to 4 residents can be there at once. Partners/companions allowed. No children, no pets
Eight studios are permanently occupied by artists who live and work in Rio de Janeiro. In the same building, four studios are reserved for artists participating in residency program.This arrangement meets Despina's goal to create a workspace that encourages the exchange and dialogue, not only between artists but also with other agents. The studios are open to the public during exhibition openings and events, and artists have plenty of autonomy to organize their spaces individually, propose workshops and exhibition projects.
Library, printers, projectors, basic tools, leftovers (wood, paints, mixed materials, etc).
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