The ARP 7Edition winners are: Giulia Fumagalli and Alessio Barchitta from Italy, Viktoria Nianiou and Salvador Gomez from Spain, Zana Masombuka and Grace Mokalapa from South Africa. The Centro Luigi Di Sarro’s international residency programme, realized with the contribution of the MAECI, is aimed at young U30 artists. Cape Town, Granada and Rome are the Talents Exchange stages, between November and December 2019.
The 7th Edition of the ARP-Art Residency Project will start from Cape Town in November. The residency program for young artists under 30 is conceived and promoted by the Centro Luigi Di Sarro, through an innovative formula that involves several countries.
Talents exchange is an artistic adventure of experimentation and intercultural dialogue that will see a group of 6 artists traveling together first to Cape Town, then to Granada and finally to Rome, for almost 2 months.
The program will allow the group of artists, selected through a competition and by a jury of experts, to undertake a training trip between North and South of the world. The course, consisting of 3 periods of residency in South Africa, Spain and Italy, ideally combines the Mediterranean with Sub-Saharan Africa and acts as a bridge of knowledge between Europe and South Africa, a leading country on the continent for cultural and artistic growth. The winners will have the opportunity to carry out a research project and discuss with the group to set up local events on the way and a final exhibition in Rome in December.
The ARP 7Edition winners are: Giulia Fumagalli and Alessio Barchitta for Italy, Viktoria Nianiou and Salvador Gomez for Spain, Zana Masombuka and Grace Mokalapa for South Africa.
Over 50 contacts and 38 valid applications came to the selection of the jury composed of:
Jake Aikman, Satellite, Cape Town; Alessandra Atti Di Sarro, Centro Luigi Di Sarro; Khanya Mashabela, Art critic, Cape Town; Marisa Mancilla, Facultad de Bellas Artes UGR, Universidad de Granada; Francesco Ozzola, Suburbia, Granada; Carlotta Sylos Calò, University of Tor Vergata, Rome.
ARP 7th Edition – Talents Exchange is realized with the contribution of MAECI – Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and Media Aid Onlus, in partnership with Suburbia Granada, Spain, and Satellite Cape Town, South Africa, and with the collaboration of Rainbow Media NPO.
Centro Luigi Di Sarro has almost forty years of experience in the field of promoting contemporary emerging art through a non-profit activity in its spaces in Rome and in collaboration with other cultural institutions and museums in Italy and abroad. The Centro Luigi Di Sarro has been active in South Africa for more than 10 years, where 24 young artists have traveled with the two projects ARP-Art Residency Project and VAA-Video Art Awards.
In 2017 the Docufilm of the V Edition of ARP was produced:
The project produces an INSTAGRAM diary visible on @arp_art_residency_project
Suburbia Granada is an independent space based in Granada, Spain that offers itself as a meeting place and exchange of artistic research for international artists. It carries out its activity through two Satellite project spaces in Granada and Cape Town, which aim to contribute to the promotion and dissemination of art in its originality; an Archive devoted to the mapping of experimental and emerging art and a formal Gallery space representing international artists.
Media Aid Onlus was founded in November 2008 in Italy by a group of communication professionals, to help and support the creation and improvement of the media in developing countries and national within the least favored social groups.
Media, Development, Democracy: these are the three key words to describe what initiatives the non-profit organization proposes, which operates in the belief that communication, culture and information play a fundamental role, both for economic and social development, and for the full affirmation of democracy.
THE CALL – CALL CLOSED
ARP-Art Residency Project 7th Edition is designed and promoted by Centro di Documentazione della Ricerca Artistica Contemporanea Luigi Di Sarro, Rome, Italy and aimed at young visual artists.
ARP 7th Edition is realized with the contribution of the MAECI – Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and of Media Aid Onlus, with the partnership of Suburbia Satellite Granada, Spain, and Cape Town, South Africa and with the collaboration of Rainbow Media NPO.
This call is an opportunity to encourage artistic production by emerging artists in the countries involved, Italy, Spain and South Africa .The call is open to young artists who are under 30 years old on the date of publication of the announcement. The applicants must be interested to share experience and be available to participate in all 3 different periods of residencies from November 2019 to April 2020.
The project offers:
residency in Cape Town South Africa
residency in Granada Spain
residency in Rome Italy
(IMPORTANT: air tickets and accommodation will be provided by the organization, not food and personal expenses. Accommodation will be in multiple rooms.)
The 6 winners (2 artists from Italy, 2 from Spain and 2 from South Africa) will travel together and must be ready to interact with the group and participate to the project activities. The selected artists have to declare their intention to make a research project during the residencies and be ready to show the results as conclusion of each residency period and a final exhibition will be organized at Centro Luigi Di Sarro in Rome.
The entries will be evaluated by a jury of experts:
Jake Aikman, Satellite, Cape Town
Alessandra Atti Di Sarro, Centro Luigi Di Sarro, Rome
Khanya Mashabela, Art critic, Cape Town
Marisa Mancilla, Facultad de Bellas Artes UGR, Universidad de GranadaFrancesco Ozzola, Suburbia, Granada
Carlotta Sylos Calò, Università degli Studi di Tor Vergata, Roma
The applicants shall send their entries including the followings (please EU participants will send also english translation of their materials):
• Motivational letter and research proposal with declaration of acceptance of availability period of participation NOV 2019-April 2020 subject to penalty (in PDF);
• Artist’s portfolio (in PDF);
• Artist’s curriculum vitae (in WORD)
• Copy of valid passport (not expiring during 2020);
Send your entry by email before 10 August 2019, with object ARP 7ED CALL, to: email@example.com