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Marta Colombo on Mon, 4 Jan 2010 10:25:39 +0100 (CET)

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[Nettime-nl] 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

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,

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martacolombo {AT} gmail.com;

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