Location: Italy, Rome
Main organizer(s): Istituto Garuzzo per le Arti Visive (IGAV)
Partners EU: Ministero per i beni e le attività culturali - Direzione Generale per il paesaggio, le belle arti, l'architettura e l'arte contemporanea; Ministero per gli Affari Esteri - Istituto Italiano di Cultura, Sezione di Shanghai
Partners China: /
The Istituto Garuzzo per le Arti Visive (IGAV) is a non profit organization born in 2005, with headquarters in Torino, that promotes the development of creativity in the artistic field through exhibitions and events at national and international level: exchanges between different countries, publications, debates and cultural comparisons. Through its activities, IGAV promotes and supports the expression of visual art in Italy, also by promoting the works of foreign artists. In particular, the institute aims to highlight the works of emerging artists, offering them an opportunity to make their debut on the Italian and international scene. IGAV has played an important role in the sector thanks to the numerous projects planned and realized in support of Contemporary Italian Art on the international scene, and the desire to continue to cooperate and form partnerships with the institutions that disseminate Italian culture throughout the world.
We have organised a programme of residence grants; the programme is open to emerging artists aged under 35 working in the field of the visual arts, who will be chosen by means of two open competitions. The prize is split into two phases, and is available to three young Italian artists (first phase and first competition) and three young Chinese artists (second phase and second competition), in order to promote artistic and cultural research and exchange between the two countries. The Italian artists chosen for the stay in China (first phase) will benefit from the possibility of spending a period of two months in Shanghai with a view to developing their creative capacities by living and working in close contact with the local cultural and artistic milieux. For the second phase, three young Chinese artists will have the opportunity to live and work in Italy for two months each.
The call for application has been published on 6th April 2012 and the program of residence grants in Italy will end on 31st December 2013.