The Italian Fellowship is a valuable opportunity for an artist with strong bonds to Italy who intends to bring his/her/their practice to Rome.
CASTRO offers a 22sqm studio space, monthly tutorials and regular interviews with the Team at CASTRO. During the interviews the Team members will agree on studio visits, workshops with local artisans and guided tour of the city on the base of the fellows interests and practice.
During their stay, the Fellow will have the opportunity to organise a talk or lecture at CASTRO to either present their practice or as a tool to further their research.
The March-to-June 2020 Italian Fellowship is sponsored by Scovaventi. At the end of the Studio Program, the Scovaventi Collection offers to acquire a work from the Fellow.
Duration: 17 weeks (mid-October to mid-February or March to June)
Specific award criteria:
Applicants must be Italian citizens, or of other nationality provided resident in Italy for at least four years in the last ten years.
Applicants must be able to demonstrate an intention, upon completion of the Fellowship, to work in Italy or otherwise contribute to the wider Italian artistic community.
Applicants must be able to show the importance of a studio program in Rome for their practice; and keen to share the benefits of membership of a vibrant residential community of artists and researchers.
Applicants must demonstrate affinity to principles of sustainability and harmony with nature shared by the Scovaventi Collection by motivating how their practice intersects with the chosen topic:
Living ecologically is to work with systems and cycles, to emulate them and to help sustain them. Today it is our responsibility to operate having at heart the need to not alter the natural balance while investing energies towards finding new sustainable ways of coexisting on earth. The health of individuals and communities cannot be separated from the health of ecosystems. Committing to harmonising seems now the only way.
Application fee is 15€
Please note that the studio is a work place only, not live/work