ART ENCLOSURES Residencies for visiting international artists in Venice: Call for Applications (2009 – 2010)

Fondazione di Venezia
Polymnia Venezia
Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masaà/artenclosures.html

Application deadline: 7 November 2009
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The Fondazione di Venezia is pleased to announce the second phase of the residency program Art Enclosures which began in 2008 in cooperation with Polymnia and the Bevilacqua La Masa Foundation in Venice, with the aim of building bridges between local realities and contemporary arts production from abroad.

The upcoming residency will take place in Venice from 20th January to 20th April 2010. The project consists of a three-month residency period offering a series of activities and an opportunity for visibility to two emerging artists under 40 from the African continent.

For each artist the project will cover travel expenses and lodging in the apartments of Palazzo Carminati, provided by Bevilacqua La Masa Foundation, plus a monthly grant of 700 EURO (pre-taxes) to meet living and travelling costs while in Venice.

The programme makes the spaces of the ateliers of the Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa available to the artists, as well as part of the materials necessary to create works of art to be completed by the end of the three-month period.

The visiting artists will also have the opportunity to be involved in studio activities, conferences and public meetings organized for them, and thus come into contact with other local and international artists and the cultural activities run by the Fondazione di Venezia and the Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa.

Finally, the artists will be provided with the chance to visit some of the main exhibitions and museums in the area free of charge.

At the end of the three-month residency, a final exhibition of the works produced will be held.

To apply, please send the following materials to and

– a general portfolio with a minimum of 10 artworks;
– a curriculum vitae
– a short artistic statement (max. 600 characters) in English (or French);
– a proposal (max. 600 characters) of the project/artwork that might be implemented/created during the residency period (in English or French).

Note: the portfolio must be sent in PDF format and/or as a sequence of images in JPG format; all the texts must be send in a PDF or RTF extension.

Applications from artists who have participated to previous Open Calls will not be considered.

The artists selected will be notified within two weeks.

For more information please contact:

Fondazione di Venezia
Marco Zavagno
Dorsoduro 3488/U
30123 Venezia
t. + 39 041 2201253 / f. + 39 041 2201239

Fondazione Bevilaqua La Masa
Mara Ambrozic
Dorsoduro 2826
30123 Venezia
t. + 39 041 5207797 / f. +39 041 5208955
m. +39 329 2024596