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Call for applications – Residential module at UNIDEE – University of Ideas, Cittadellarte – Fondazione Pistoletto, Italy

Applications are accepted all the time during the current year.

UNIDEE – University of Ideas launched in 2015 – within the unique and special context of Cittadellarte – Fondazione Pistoletto in Biella – the experimentation of an educational programme investigating the relationship between art and the public sphere and combining theory with practice.

UNIDEE – University of Ideas offers an educational programme based on a weekly research and project laboratory under the guidance of a mentor, who is an expert in the theme of that specific module, and the active participation of a guest. Through residential dynamics UNIDEE is designed to form artivators, people who intend to use art as a methodology, practice and language, becoming agents for the activation of responsible actions and processes in the territories in which they live and carry out their professional activities.
In 2016 the programme is based on a close examination of three macro-topics: research, gift and alteration.

The structure of UNIDEE – University of Ideas is articulated through four types of activities, investigating the relationship between art and public sphere:

• Weekly residential modules taking place at Cittadellarte, open to students (who can gain ECTS credits), professionals, activists as well as members of society.They are held by mentors who are experts on the three broad thematic areas chosen each year and examined in depth through participatory practices and a multidiciplinary approach.
• Seminar modules taking place at Cittadellarte and/ or at external partner centres.
• Residency programmes for international artists at Cittadellarte.
• Connective Residency at Cittadellarte.

The selected Residents through the Research-based Residency Call can take part at UNIDEE – University of Ideas during Spring Term (May-July 2016), profiting of the unique opportunity to be involved in “Arte al Centro”, the main event organised by Cittadellarte – Fondazione Pistoletto scheduled on June 24th, 2016, or during Fall Term (Sep-Nov 2016), a particularly stimulating period at Cittadellarte, where the selected Residents will have the chance to encounter the art scene in Piedmont region during art fair Artissima and its collateral events taking place in Turin.

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