Deadline: 18/12/2017

Art Residency at Farm Cultural Park, Favara Italy

Apply for the Arte Laguna Prize with 2 works, you are eligible for an art residency in Sicily, Italy

Description of residency program
Farm Cultural Park is an independent new generation cultural centre where culture becomes a fine tool for an area renewal and to give a present and a future to a city without a past. It is situated in the heart of the historic centre of Favara (Sicily), in a neighborhood called “The Seven Courtyards” for its urban structure characterized by seven small courtyards which were abandoned in the past.

Farm Cultural Park acquired some of the houses situated in the seven courtyards, transforming them in contemporary art exhibition spaces, meeting spaces, open kitchen for workshops and lunches, cocktail bars, vintage shops and much more. In this way, the abandoned and degraded area turned into a tourist centre and into a venue for innovation and art meeting with a strong interest in contemporary art and innovation.

A place where it is possible to live experiences characterized by strong relations, discovery, new and unexpected encounters and where beauty is visible in several expressions: architectural, human, aesthetic, narrative beauty.

The Farm Cultural Park creation has been an incentive for the whole town of Favara and over time the historic centre has renewed with the opening of pubs that attract public coming from the nearest cities but most of all, other people decided to invest in the duo historic centre/culture, creating other interesting realities. This is also a way to contribute collectively in the achievement of one of the Farm Cultural Park’s founders’ aims, that is making Favara the second tourist destination of Agrigento province, after Valle dei Templi.

Duration of residency
10 days

Disciplines, work equipment and assistance
Open to artists from the following disciplines: painting, sculpture and installation, photography, video art and performance, land art, virtual art and digital graphics, urban art.
A studio will be provided by Farm Cultural Park, as well as on-site curatorial assistance.

During the residency period, the selected artist will be accommodated at Farm Cultural Park.

To participate you have to enter the Arte Laguna Prize with at least two works in the same section and you will receive an email with the instructions to submit your application for Farm Cultural Park.

Studio/ workspace
Studio available for the winning artist.

Fees and support
Application fee: 100 euro (the fee includes participation in the Arte Laguna Prize with 2 works, and will give access also to other opportunities, including 10 other residencies, collaborations with companies, gallery exhibitions, prize money)
Reduced fee for Under 25 artists: 90 euro

The residency includes:
accommodation, studio, materials, logistics support, curatorial assistance, final exhibition.

Expectations towards the artist
The residency will culminate in an exhibition at Farm Cultural Park.



Art Residency at Farm Cultural Park, Favara Italy

Art Residency at Farm Cultural Park, Favara Italy


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