5 NORDIC ARTISTS AND RESEARCHERS / ROME 23 OCT – 18 DEC 2021
Circolo scandinavo is happy to have the opportunity to offer 5 grants in the frame of Retake a place, reuse a space, a one-year cultural project supported by Kulturkontakt Nord. Through our collaboration with Stalker, a collective practice based in Rome, Circolo Scandinavo invites Nordic artists and researchers to join local inhabitants, artists, architects, and experts, for a collective exploration of unused or abandoned urban sites in the Eternal city.
The project aims to create connections between the specificity of the local situation and a global context from an ecological, social, cultural, and economic point of view. The artistic processes will be in the centre of a collective exploration producing interdisciplinary connections and allowing for unexpected meetings and new perspectives on crucial global challenges.
The residence is part of the local cultural project, La Zattera (The Raft) and the Scuola di urbanesimo nomade (School of Nomadic Urbanism), led by Stalker and part of the cultural season of the City of Rome. Participants from both the Nordic region and Italy will have the possibility to develop artistic projects and knowledge building, with focus on reuse of existing urban sites, in parallel with the activities offered by the cultural program of La Zattera. Spaces for work and study will be available at Circolo Scandinavo and Noworking, a studio managed by Stalker in the neighborhood San Lorenzo.
The situation of Rome will be used as a starting point because of its specific long history of reusing urban heritage, from monuments and historical events to small pieces of marble spolia in a church wall or ruins turned into parks and artificial landscapes. The project is a collaboration between Circolo Scandinavo, Stalker, South Iceland Biennal and Umeå school of architecture/UMARTS. Several collateral activities will take place on South Iceland and Umeå in 2022.
The residence will be organised in order to allow all participants to follow all restrictions and regulations linked to the Covid-19 pandemic and for all events cautionary measures will be taken by the organisers to avoid the circulation of the virus.
Duration of residency:
- 6-8 weeks between 23 October and 18 December 2021
Expenses paid by the residency:
- Travel costs (one trip in economy class max 400 euros)
- Accommodation (single room in a shared apartment in proximity to the central areas where exploration will take place).
- Grant 1500 euros/artist (or group of artists)
- Production costs decided together with organizers based on preliminary detailed budget and in relation to a shared global production budget
Number of artists and researchers in residence at one time:
5 Nordic through this call (and local artists and experts).
What is expected from the participants?
Participants are asked to stay in Rome at least 6 weeks between 20 October and 20 December 2021 in an apartment shared with other participants.
Participants are asked to engage in the cultural project La Zattera by participating in the weekly appointments of Scuola Urbanesimo nomade organized by Stalker.
Participants are asked to give a presentation of their work or project at Circolo Scandinavo during their stay.
Participants are asked to hand in a short report/portfolio/documentation on their experience in Rome before 30 January 2022.
Participants engage to follow all restrictions and recommendations during their residence in Rome.
Who can apply?
Artists and researchers born and/or living and/or working in the Nordic region. Applicants can apply individually or collectively. The expenses paid by the residency will be applied on each application and in case of a collective application the fee will be shared by members of a group.
How to apply?
Applications should be made through the Jotform platform accessible on the website of www.circoloscandinavo.it.
The selection is based on the applicant’s interest in the topic, former experience of collaborative work, diversity, and an overall balance in the group.
The selection is made by Circolo Scandianvo together with Stalker.
Application dead-line 3rd September.
All applicants will be informed on the selection on 6th September.
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