Deadline: Open call

Call to Apply: Opening of New Residency Season - Murano - Contemporary Art & Glass

Cantiere Corpo Luogo propose a new programm of Residency in Murano island.

Description of residency program
The experiences we offer are closely related to the density and the identity of the places that house them. In this sense, the island of Murano is representative of a territory - the lagoon of Venice – full of incomparable features not found in any other place in the world. All that is associated with Venice also belongs to Murano: the absence of roads and cars are replaced by boats, docks and canals. Here, however, the slow rhythm of an island without traffic is contrasted by the spirit of the glass production. The constant humming of the furnaces and the masters taming the fire are key elements of this reality.

Our goal in proposing a residence on the island of Murano is twofold. In one way, we want to make sure that the artists from Italy and abroad can experience something out of the ordinary by capturing the rhythms and lifestyle of Murano. On the other hand, the artists can breathe a new energy into the island, review the results and thus have a new understanding and depth. The extraordinary experiences that they bring are motivations for evolution and transformation in our production capacity. We reflected a lot about what it meant to create a place conducive to the creative process. Through our activities, dialogues with artists, and the observation of their work we are able to specify guidelines that can reveal possible evolutions.

Murano is accessible by vaporetto and is 10-15 minutes from Venice.

Duration of residency
2 weeks or 1 month

Disciplines, work equipment and assistance
Murano is famous for the glasswork. In our space, we have all the instruments to work with torch (lampworking), but we have also the possibility to use other instrument and material: a little oven for ceramic, a sewing machine, some colours and others more.

We are careful observers of the artists’ work, at the end of each residency we’ll write a critical text about each one.
During the residency the artist has the possibility to meet other venetian artists and curatores, in order to take part in other projects.

Accommodation and Studio/ workspace
The headquarters and residency space consist of +/- 220m2. 60m2 is Penzo+Fiore’s personal studio, 60m2 is the residents’ available studio and laboratory space for creating glass works and 60m2 is open living space. There is a kitchen, a toilet, a wifi connection, lampworking tools.

Fees and support
The total fee per person, per 2 weeks (minimum stay) is 700 euro. The total fee per couple, per 2 weeks is 1000 euro. For a collective with more than two people, we can evaluate the fee case-by-case.

The weekly fee includes:

  • a living space of 60m2 withbathroom, kitchenette and work space. The accommodation is not included (we will help you find accommodation in Venice or in Murano, according to your needs). For the first who contact us, however, they will be made available to one or two beds in the study at no additional cost
  • breakfast and possibility to share with us the meals that we prepare (100% organic)
  • a critical text about the artist’s work written by Penzo+Fiore
  • access to Cantiere Corpo Luogo’s artist network
  • 30% discount on Cantiere Corpo Luogo’s courses and workshops
  • internet connection


The total fee per person, per month is 1200 euro. The total fee per couple, per week is 2000 euro.For a collective with more than two people, we can evaluate the fee case-by-case.

The monthly fee includes:

  • a living space of 60m2 with bathroom, kitchenette and work space. The accommodation is not included (we will help you find accommodation in Venice or in Murano, according to your needs). For the first who contact us, however, they will be made available to one or two beds in the study at no additional cost
  • breakfast and possibility to share with us the meals that we prepare (100% organic)
  • a critical text about the artist’s work written by Penzo+Fiore
  • an edition of an "artist’s notebook" from the series "My Butterfly Collection" (http://www.cristinafiore.it/my-butterfly-collection.html)*
  • access to Cantiere Corpo Luogo’s artist network
  • 50% discount on Cantiere Corpo Luogo’s courses and workshops
  • participation in a group exhibition curated by Cantiere Corpo Luogo
  • Venice Card (card for public transport by water, which allows you to purchase tickets and season tickets at the same price of the residents in Venice. The card costs 50.00 euros, which will be covered by the association. A ticket for the vaporetto, with this card , cost 1.50 instead of 7.50)
  • internet connection

*There will be only 100 hand-printed copies made. 10 of these will be given to the artist and the other 90 will be sold with a percentage of the sales going to the artist.

Although we cannot provide additional grants, we will be glad to assist independent artists in the process of requesting funding in their country by providing them with a formal letter of acceptance to the program.

Expectations towards the artist
At the end of the residency, we have the possibility to organize an open studio to show the artist's works, but only in accord with the organic development of the previous period. Some of the artists in residency will be choosen to enter in others collective or personal exibitions curated by Cantiere Corpo Luogo.

Application information
All the application forms are available at: http://www.cantierecorpoluogo.it/residency.html, or writing a mail at: cantierecorpoluogo@gmail.com

Call to Apply: Opening of New Residency Season - Murano - Contemporary Art & Glass

Call to Apply: Opening of New Residency Season - Murano - Contemporary Art & Glass

Location
Italy

No application deadline / Open call

Residency starts
2017

Residency ends
2017

More information
http://www.cantierecorpoluogo.it/residency.html