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Europe Grand Central Residencies 2016

The Roberto Cimetta Fund Open Call

The Roberto Cimetta Fund, an international association funding the mobility of artists and cultural operators in Europe and the Arab world, is a partner in Europe Grand Central, a 2-year (September 2015 to August 2017) cooperation project funded by the European Union under the Creative Europe programme, that connects border stories and audience inclusion projects with the aim to transform perceptions of border crossings from suspicion into curiosity, to empower under - and misrepresented individuals and groups through storytelling, and to exchange methods of inclusion between cultural practitioners and organizations.

In the framework of Europe Grand Central, The Roberto Cimetta Fund is launching an open call to invite Arab artists to submit proposals to six thematic European art residencies on the concept of borders. The six residencies will be run by six independent art spaces that all encourage interaction between artists and local inhabitants. They are based in Fengersfors (Sweden), Bologna (Italy), Athens (Greece), Lublin (Poland), Malta and Gozo (Malta). A minimum of 10 residents will be selected. Profiles include artists from all artistic disciplines, curators, cultural/social animators, theatre practitioners. There are two general criteria for each residency:

  • the impact of the residency experience abroad must have constructive repercussions on the localized context in the Arab region when the artist returns; and
  • applicants must choose the cheapest form of transport. Visa costs can be covered.

Applications can be made online in English or French via the Roberto Cimetta Fund's website. The call is open from February to 15 March 2016. Results of the call will be announced on 15 May 2016 and the residencies will begin no earlier than 1 June 2016. Each of the ten grants awarded amounts to 1200 EUR.

More details on the call can be found at www.cimettafund.org, notquite.se, vyrsodepseio.com, laminarie.it, en.warsztatykultury.pl/, https://lssresidencies.wordpress.com/, or www.europegrandcentral.net