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ASTRA, Volume I in SPOLETO // OPEN CALL //

Deadline: 15 Feb, 2018

Disciplines: Ceramics, Collaboration, Concept & Theory, Design, Digital, Drawing, Film & Video, Fine art, Gastronomy, Installation, Land Art, Light and Projection, Media Arts, Painting, Performance, Photography, Research, Sculpture, Textile, Visual Arts.

Location: Spoleto, Umbria, Italy

Deadline: 15 Feb, 2018

Duration: Residency Dates: 1st-29th June 2018 // Exhibition Dates: 29th-15th July 2018

Eligibility: Open to all BA and MA students, alumni and free lance artists.

Support: ASTRA supports the artist with food, accommodation and studio space. In addition, a budget is given for exhibition space and press coverage as well as travel costs in the local area.

Costs: The resident artists are expected to cover the costs of travelling to and from Spoleto.

URL: https://www.aboutastra.com/apply

Program Description:

ASTRA is an artist residency inviting emerging artist to work and live in selected cities around the
world. Founded in 2017, ASTRA is run by Teodora di Robilant, Lucrezia de Fazio and Claudia
d’Oncieu. It is a place which enables a collaborative dialogue, ranging from sharing a home to
influencing each other in the creative process. The aim is to create a continuous movement, made
of a flow of people, places and favourable situations that will contribute to the progress of each
artistic practice, while demolishing the premeditated roles of artist, curator and gallerist.

The first volume will be held in Spoleto, an ancient city surrounded by hills in the region Umbria.
Spoleto is recognized as a world heritage site by Unesco and renowned for the Festival dei Due
Mondi, held every year during the summer, since 1958. The artists are invited to reside in the 14th
century Franciscan hermitage of Santa Maria Maddalena, situated in Monteluco, a limestone
mountain covered by woods.

Volume I will be focusing on the suggestive location of the hermitage, the story it tells and the
collaboration needed to coexist in such a unique place.

The residency favours proposals from artists eager to work collaboratively, whose work has or aims to have interests related to site-specificity.

Check our website to find all the informations you need!

http://www.aboutastra.com/apply

More Info: https://www.aboutastra.com/apply

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