Opportunity: Terra Vivente Artist’s Residency

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Terra Vivente is a summer-only residency that provides unique accommodation for artists in the medieval quarter of a small hilltown in Campania, Italy. Artists spend three or six weeks in the town of Guardia Sanframondi, Italy. The deadline to apply is February 28, 2016

A maximum of four artists come together to share a work space and living space. The mandate of the studio is to foster interaction between guest artists and the community. Preference is also given to artists whose work embraces environmental sustainability and/or community interaction.

New for the summer of 2016: There are now three options for places to stay. In addition to the four rustic but contemporary rooms in two apartments, with attached studio, there is a house adjacent to this for non-studio based work, and Terra Vivente is partnering with Eco and Arte, a rural artist residency not far from Guardia Sanframondi.

Opportunities for 2016

Please be sure to read through the website to have a clear picture of what the residency is about and where it is located, and send a complete application by February 28.

Six week residency, July 17 – August 28, 1050 Euros*

Perfect for those wishing a lengthier stay, to build a body of work and have time to explore the nearby villages and daytrips to Naples. At the end of the stay, a group exhibition will be held in one of the exhibition spaces, and there will be an open house in the studio halfway through to give the community the opportunity to see what has been happening in the studio. There will also be opportunities to participate in other events. There are many festivals in nearby communities throughout the summer. You can choose to stay in Guardia at the Terra Vivente location or in the rural location of Eco and Arte, a few kilometres outside San Pietro Infine.

Three week residency, July 17 – August 6 or August 7 – August 28, 625 Euros*

Ideal for the artist who has time constraints or wishes to fit a residency into lengthier travel plans. Three weeks is plenty of time to get to know the town of Guardia Sanframondi and nearby villages, to gather information, explore and engage. You can choose to stay in Guardia at the Terra Vivente location or in the rural location of Eco and Arte, a few kilometres outside San Pietro Infine.

Six week residency/retreat for artists or writers not requiring studio space,

July 17 – August 28, fee depends on number of occupants

This is an opportunity ideal for a couple or small family (with children old enough to manage steep stairs) in a two-bedroom house adjacent to the Terra Vivente building. It has access to the Terra Vivente garden but not the studio. The house has a small dining room, kitchen, and cantina. This location will not have wifi but there is free wifi in the cafes that are just a few minutes’ walk away. This venue is suitable for someone whose work is not studio-based, such as photography, video, or writing.

Download application form here:   terra vivente application form 2016.doc

Send all materials to Helena Wadsley, residency organiser by February 28th

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