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Marta Colombo on Mon, 4 Jan 2010 16:34:12 +0100 (CET)

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<nettime-ann> International call for the residency program LE VILLE MATTE - visual arts



The Province of Cagliari




International call for the residency program

LE VILLE MATTE – visual arts

first edition


Villasor, Cagliari, Italy

14 April – 15 May 2010


Open call from 11 January 2010 to 28 February 2010


The program is part of

LE VILLE MATTE – artist residencies


The international call for the first edition of the residency program LE VILLE MATTE – visual arts is open; the program will take place in Sardinia from 14 April to 15 May 2010 in Villasor, a town a few kilometers from Cagliari. This edition’s visiting professor will be Giancarlo Norese, with Chiara Agnello as guest curator.


This initiative is part of LE VILLE MATTE – artist residencies, a wider project promoted by the Province of Cagliari, through the Cultural Policy Office, with the purpose of offering artistic study and research residencies in Sardinia, stimulating new productions in the field of music, writing and visual arts. An actual network of residencies, located in small centers of the highest environmental and landscape value, that may provide a profitable exchange between the local community and the artists of the national and international art scene.


The call is open to artists from all over the world, with no age limit (but the applicants must be over eighteen); the ten participants will be selected from the applications by a commission whose members are Giancarlo Norese, Chiara Agnello and Francesca Sassu.


At the end of the residency program in May 2010, the works produced by the artists in Villasor will be exhibited in a show set up in the former Convent of the Capuchins of Villasor (opening 15 May 2010). The exhibition will be documented by a bilingual Italian and English catalogue.


Participation in the residency program is free, and includes the following services: a studio with internet connection; open space area for group activity; town library and multimedia library for documentation; production expenses managed by the visiting professor on the basis of each artist’s requirements. Travel expenses are to be covered by the participants that are also required to bring their own personal equipment such as camera, video camera, laptop etc.


Applicants must be over eighteen, have at least three years’ professional experience in contemporary art, a good knowledge of English and attitude towards collaborative projects/social practices. The selected artists will include one from Sardinia. 


Applications can be sent in from 11 January 2010 from the website www.levillematte.it

Applications must be filled in online in the specific area of the website by 28 February 2010 and must be accompanied by the following material:


- digital ID

- filled in application form  

- pdf portfolio including a cv, images of one’s work and texts

- 5 images of past works

- up to 3 audio files for sound artists

- up to 3 videos or excerpts (with links to youtube, vimeo, google video etc.) for video artists


Title: International call for the residency program LE VILLE MATTE – visual arts

Visiting professor: Giancarlo Norese

Guest curator: Chiara Agnello

Promoted by: The Province of Cagliari – Cultural and Sport Policy Office

In collaboration with: Careof DOCVA

Coordinators: Giorgio Murtas, Francesca Sassu

Opening of the call: 11 January 2010

End of the call: 28 February 2010

Dates of the residency: 14 April – 15 May 2010

Exhibition opening: 15 May 2010

Where: Villasor, Cagliari, Italy

Info: tel.+39 070 4092329, fax +39 070 4092312, info {AT} levillematte.it, www.levillematte.it

National and International press office: Marta Colombo +39 340 3442805 martacolombo {AT} gmail.com;

Regional press office: Stefania Giganti +39 329 3604710 sgiganti {AT} provincia.cagliari.it


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