Deadline: 07/04/2019

Call to Artists - Site Specific Public Mural / Installation in SICILY

Get inspired by the vibrant regions of northern Sicily. Nature. Food. Culture. History.

Graniti Murales offers residencies to national and international artists to create original works of Art within the public spaces of Graniti, Sicily. We provide an opportunity to break out of the studio to a unique rural town tucked away from the city in the northern mountains of Sicily. A town that has opened its doors and welcomed the creative expressions of artists from around the globe. We encourage both experienced site specific artists to apply, as well as those with the drive to challenge themselves beyond their typical work methods. We interested in creating works of art that embed themselves into the community. Projects that embody the artist’s passion in their work. Not merely graphics on a wall. Meant to do what art has always been intended to do. To inspire. Enlighten. Educate.

THE PROCESS

• Artist submits application

• Committee reviews application

• Video interview

• Artist is invited

• Dates of residency are confirmed

• Announcement is made on Facebook page

• Artist arrives, picked up from Giardini Naxos

• Welcome Dinner

• Walking tour of Graniti

• Artist develops proposal (including sketches)

• Artist presents proposal to Town Council (w/translation assistance)

• Town Council and Building Owner approves

• Execution of project

• Presentation Ceremony

• Farewell Dinner

• Project is added to website

Duration of Residency
Residencies last between 2 to 6 weeks. Depending on the project proposed and the Artist’s experience.

Disciplines, Work Equipment and Assistance
We typically produce murals applied to the walls within the town, but are open to other more experimental works that may include video, sculpture, written text, sound etc. The organization helps with tools, working materials, local introductions, and documents your residency on our website: http://www.granitimurales.org

Accommodation

  • One bedroom in a quaint 2 bedroom flat with full kitchen and shared bathroom. There may or may not be another artist in the other bedroom during your stay.

  • Access to Laundry Washer

  • €100 EU - Cleaning & Utilities  (€200 for stays longer than 3 weeks)

  • Artist may bring one guest + €15/per day fee

Studio/Workspace

  • Artists have 24 hour access to the ArtSpace with outdoor kitchen, common meeting space, and studio space adequate for small to medium artworks.

Fees and Support

The only fee is for Accommodation (Cleaning & Utilities) mentioned above

  • Pickup from Giardini Naxos

  • Lodging

  • Private bedroom and shared full kitchen, bathroom, & laundry (potentially one other artist)

  • Art Supplies - paints, brushes, etc.

  • Art Studio

  • Coordinates local efforts to support project

  • Cultural Visits & Art Excursions (these will vary depending on time of year)

  • Presentation Ceremony

  • Posts completed project to Facebook and Website

Expectations Towards the Artist

  • Travel Expenses (to arrive in Giardini Naxos)

  • Provide your own food

  • Accommodation Cleaning & Utilities Fee

  • Execution of project in public space

Application information
Submit your application online at http://granitimurales.org/the-residency-program/

Call to Artists - Site Specific Public Mural / Installation in SICILY

Call to Artists - Site Specific Public Mural / Installation in SICILY

Location
Italy

Application deadline
07/04/2019

Residency starts
01/09/2019

Residency ends
15/10/2019

More information
http://granitimurales.org/the-residency-program/

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