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Apply for an exclusive and meditative residency in Sicily at Villa R

Deadline: 15 Apr, 2018

Disciplines: Choreography, Collaboration, Composition, Concept & Theory, Dance, Drawing, Experimental, Film & Video, Fine art, Gastronomy, Installation, Journalism, Land Art, Light and Projection, Literature, Music & Sound, Painting, Performance, Philosophy, Photography, Poetry, Research, Sculpture, Sound, Theater, Visual Arts, Writing.

Location: Messina, Sicily, Italy

Deadline: 15 Apr, 2018

Duration: 1 maximum 2 weeks residency during may, june, september, october 2018

Eligibility: Both emergent, mid-career and established artists working within the creative field, including visual arts, music, video, literature, performance, theatre, cinema, fashion etc., without limitation of age, gender and nationality are encouraged to apply.

Support: An exclusive architecture and location. Villa R offers a great view on the sea, valley and Eolie Islands. Artists have the possibility to work both in an atelier of 80 square meters, with big windows, or outside with a space of about 2000 square meters, directly in contact with the earth, without limits of dimentions and media of work. There is space to accomodate all artists in comfortable and spacious rooms (single or double). There is a distance of about 4km from the villa to a very popular seaside. The villa is on accessible distance from touristic destinations such as Milazzo, Taormina, Etna Volcano and direct transports to the Eolie Islands.

Costs: The cost of the residency for each person is 300€ per week (incl. breakfast). Artists are welcome to involve sponsors or other public Organizations for finacial help to cover residency, travel and all related expenses.


Program Description:

Villa R is a wide, private and contemporary residence for artists. It was designed in 1990 by the two owners, Iolanda Vacalebre and Nicola Rustica, whom have over the years used the villa for artistic, musical productions as well as poetry, and performance.

Since April 2013, Iolanda and Nicola decided to offer most of the spaces of the villa for intercultural and interdisciplinary exchange with professionals (both foreign and Italian). These activities aim especially to the creation of new projects, ideas and artworks in a stimulating environment, in contact with other artists and with nature.

The residence offers wide space for the artistic production of any size and media.
Villa R is an exclusive opportunity to develop new ideas in a wide, beautiful and meditative location, far from the distracting vibes of the big city. The residence has wide space for artistic production of any size and media.

Artists can apply for minimum one week and maximum for two weeks per time.

How to apply:

- A cover letter that describes the purpose of your stay and which kind of work you wish to produce in relation to your career and/or personal development (pdf)

- Curriculum vitae that includes both professional and few basic biographic infos (pdf)

- 10 images of artworks in jpg (if you are a visual artist). One or more links to a webpage or other links that show your professional activity and former work.

Make sure to include your contact infos and preferred period of residency.

The maximum number of artists per residency is 4

All documents have to be sent to Giuditta R:

Documents can be written either in English or Italian.

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We are looking forward to receiving your application!
Villa R Team

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