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In the framework of the EU funded project "Europe Grand Central", The Roberto Cimetta Fund launched an open call to invite Arab artists to submit proposals to six thematic European art residencies on the concept of "borders".
The six residencies will be run by six independent art spaces that all encourage interaction between artists and local inhabitants. They are based in Fengersfors (Sweden), Bologna (Italy), Athens (Greece) and Lublin (Poland), Gozo and Malta . A minimum of 10 residents will be selected. Profiles include artists from all artistic disciplines, curators, cultural/social animators, theatre practitioners.
Europe Grand Central is a 2-year (September 2015 to August 2017) cooperation project funded by the European Union under the Creative Europe programme. It groups together independent cultural spaces in European countries from the Trans Europe Halles network on the theme of "borders".
The aim of the project is to transform perceptions of border crossings from suspicion into curiosity, empower under- and misrepresented individuals and groups through storytelling, and exchange methods of inclusion between cultural practitioners and organizations. A unique digital and conceptual platform also connects audience-created-narratives about the human act of crossing borders.
The seven partner organisations are: Not Quite ekonomisk förening, Fengersfors, Sweden; Kulturzentrum Schlachthof, Bremen, Germany; Assoziazione Laminarie, Bologna, Italy; Vyrsodepseio ODC Non-profit theatre company, Athens, Greece; European Foundation for Urban Culture and Workshops of Culture, Lublin, Poland; Fond Roberto Cimetta, Paris, France; Trans Europe Halles (TEH), Lund, Sweden. Through the latter, a European network of independent culture operators, the project reaches some 70 cultural organizations in 28 countries. Valletta 2018 is joining the partnership for the two residencies in Gozo and Malta.
Applications can be made in English or French.
Deadline: 15 March 2016
Results of the call will be announced on 1st May 2016 and the residencies will begin at earliest 1st June 2016.
Each of the ten grants awarded amounts to 1200 € and covers accommodation (400 €), per diems (300 €), international return travel and visa costs (500 €).
Arbeitsaufenthalte an 6 europäischen Künstlerhäusern für arabische Kunstschaffende mit Projekten zum Thema "Grenzen".
Bewerbungen bis zum 15. März 2016.