Deadline: 30/05/2019

Dentro La Terra - Opportunity for emerging poets and writers

A place to find time, space and a serene atmosphere for creative work.

Description of residency program
Dentro La Terra offers a residency programme where emerging poets, writers, researchers and thinkers from various disciplines can stay for short or longer periods, depending on their needs and availability, either alone or as small collectives, to find the time, space and a serene atmosphere for their creation and to propose initiatives engaging local and global communities.

The residency will take place in the village of Arielli (+/- 1,100 inhabitants) in the Central-Italian region of Abruzzo, about 15 kilometers from both the Adriatic Sea and the foothills of the Majella mountain. Accomodation and work-spaces are located in a palazzo, which was long owned by wealthy Arielli landowners, with some parts dating back hundreds of years. Stretching out over three floors, it is surrounded by a large garden overlooking a forested valley, offering a lot of privacy and inspiration, while being in the village center. It underwent an extensive renovation in 2018 and is now ready to welcome guests. It is called "Dentro la Terra" in honor of the colloquial expression used by the locals to refer to the historic center.

Duration of residency
The minimum requires stay is one week.

Disciplines, work equipment and assistance
The residency programme is open to authors from any country. Projects can be realized in any language. Ability to speak Italian is considered an asset. The residency is self-run and will not follow a set programme.

Accommodation
The residency programme is hosted in the village of Arielli (+/- 1,100 inhabitants) nestled in the Central-Italian region of Abruzzo, about 15 kilometers from both the Adriatic Sea and the foothills of the Majella mountain. Accomodation and work-spaces are situated in a palazzo, which was long owned by wealthy local landowners, with some parts dating back hundreds of years. Stretching out over three floors, it is surrounded by a large garden overlooking a forested valley, offering privacy and inspiration while being in the village center. It underwent an extensive renovation in 2018 and is now ready to welcome guests. It is called "Dentro la Terra" in honor of the colloquial expression used by the locals to refer to the historic center.

Studio/ workspace
Resident(s) will be provided with a comfortable accomodation and a work space in the large venue. The residence has two fully furnished apartments and internal/external workspace. The workspace is ideal for writing, editing and translation work. The building has access to wi-fi. A large space is under renovation and will be able to host a workshop for visual artists in the future.

Fees
Price for selected applicants is EUR 250 for the first week (and EUR 20 for every additional day). Travel expenses  (including local transportation) are not covered by the grant, but support can be provided to residents' applications for scholarships or other forms of financial support. Residents are strongly recommended to rent a vehicle for local transportation.

Expectations of the artist
Expectations from residents is to complete the project proposed in their application. Based on relevance for the project proposed, the author(s) can be requested to talk part in a talk or public event.

Application information
Applications are received year-round and are reviewed on a monthly basis.
To apply, please submit the following by e-mail to dentrolaterra@gmail.com the following information
¥ application form https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSedGqyR7_C-EEyepgfy8Y23-of5bgJWMgbu2I36v0BaUttvLQ/viewform 
¥ curriculum vitae   
In their motivation statement, prospective residents will explain how the proposed project will impact their own artistic growth, as well as the local host community.

​Based on relevance for the project(s) selected, additional visibility will be provided to the author(s), as well as opportunities to interact with other cultural initiatives.

Dentro La Terra - Opportunity for emerging poets and writers

Dentro La Terra - Opportunity for emerging poets and writers

Location
Italy

Application deadline
30/05/2019

Residency starts
15/05/2019

Residency ends
30/09/2019

More information
http://www.dentrolaterra.com/art-residency

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