The 6th Edition of Exchange Program between Italy and South Africa ARP-Art Residency Project offers to young visual art artists a six-week period of residency in Rome or Cape Town during which to carry out a work project aimed at an exhibition. The cultural exchange, promoted by the Centro Luigi Di Sarro in Rome with the Everard Read/CIRCA in Cape Town, has a MAECI, Italian Foreign and Cooperation Ministry’s contribution. The ARP project will take place in November-December 2017 in Rome, Italy (Stage 1) and February-March 2018 in Cape Town, South Africa (Stage 2).
On the basis of the submitted work proposals, two young artists will be selected (Italian citizens under 35 years old) that will travel from Italy to South Africa and 2 young artists (South African citizens under 35 years old) that will travel from South Africa to Italy.
The selection is carried out, with unquestionable judgment, by the Centro Luigi Di Sarro and the Everard Read/CIRCA Cape Town.
Winners will be guaranteed travel, accommodation (sharing accommodation) and a scholarship of Euro500,00 each, to be used during the residency period.
Participation in ARP expects that young people selected for the residency interact with the local artistic and social reality with which they will come in contact, following a program of activities, developed and coordinated by the Project Director who will be responsible for the entire programme.
The residency will end with a show in the exhibition spaces of Centro Luigi Di Sarro and Everard Read/CIRCA gallery, which will guarantee organization, setup, communication and promotion. The work materials and everything else needed for production and preparation, remains in charge of the artists.
Each winner will donate a work to the Centro Luigi Di Sarro Collection and two works to the Everard Read/CIRCA.
During the course of the Project, photographs and video footage required for the accurate documentation and communication of the activities of ARP will be realized: from the moment of submission of the application, artists authorize the dissemination of their name and art proposal for the purpose of promoting the ARP cultural exchange programme activities.
The application for Stage 2 (residency of 2 Italian artists in Cape Town, South Africa) consists in:
– Artistic work project aimed at the realization of an exhibition, complete with arguing theoretical proposal and low resolution photographs of the works or links to videos, written in Italian and English.
– CV in European format in Italian and English
– Artistic biography in Italian and English
– Copy of a valid identity document