The call is open to emerging artists up to the age of 40 from the African continent.
In order to participate, artists must send via e-mail the following materials at [email protected]
- a general portfolio with minimum of 10 art works (including captions);
- a curriculum vitae (indicate the most used e-mail address and a cell number to be able to contact the candidate);
- a short artistic statement (max. 600 characters) in English (or French);
- a proposal (max. 600 characters) of the project/artwork that might be implemented/created during the residency period (English or French).
Art Enclosures is a residency program for international artists created and produced by Fondazione di Venezia. Its purpose is to promote intercultural dialogue with the territory and the local community, and offer an opportunity of visibility for emerging young artists from Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific area.
The project consists in a three-month residency period offering a series of activities and an opportunity for visibility to two emerging artists up to the age of 40 from the African continent. The programme makes available to the artists spaces to work and part of the materials necessary to create a works of art to be completed by the end of the 3-month period. The materials will be made available according to the artist’s requests.
The visiting artists will also have the opportunity to be involved in the studio activities organized for them and thus come into contact with other local and international artists and the cultural activities run by Fondazione di Venezia and its institutional partners. During the residency period, a number of meetings will be organized locally to introduce and showcase the figure of the artist and his/her work in the most appropriates places, in particular university centers, art institutions and galleries. Finally, the artists will be offered the possibility to visit on a complimentary basis some of the main exhibitions and museums in the area.
At the end of the three months’ residency, a small exhibition of the works produced will be held with the specific support of the artists themselves. A catalogue about the project will be published at the end of all residencies project.
The programme makes the spaces of the ateliers of the Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa available to the artists, as well as part of the materials necessary to create works of art to be completed by the end of the three-month period.
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