The Diogene group of artists is promoting the international competition Diogene urbanbivouac, open to international artists. The Diogene_urbanbivouac residency program is the result of a joint effort by a group of artists. They share their ideas concerning the relationship between art and society, the role of the artist, and art as a form of knowledge. They also make themselves available to other artists, thus activating a shared collaboration with them.
Place of Residence
The residency program is characterized by the peculiar location of the residence. The artist selected will in fact be hosted in an old tram carriage, the Bivouac, from the citys public transports agency, located in a green roundabout in Turin. The Bivouac, restored by Diogenes members, become the artist\’s living and working environment. The arrangement allows the artist to experience a new and powerful interaction between the urban environment and its community.
The copetition is open to all artists currently working in the specific sector of visual arts, without restrictions of approach or medium.
Site, Lenght and Period of Stay
The residence will be hosted by the city of Torino between September 1st and October 20 2011, for a period of 4 to 8 weeks according to the needs of the selected artist.
During the residence period the Diogene group will organize meetings with critics, researchers and others involved in contemporary art, giving the artist in residence the chance to present his or her works as well as the project(s) developed in Turin.
There will be one or more days in which the artist opens the studio to the general public who can meet and talk with him.
Budget (payed by Diogene Association)
Stipend for the artist: 2.000 euros
2.000 euros (maximum) – Production expenses for a project or projects to be developed during the residency.
250 euros/week – living expenses (maximum 1.500 euros total).
Travel expenses support.
The application deadline is May 16, 2011.
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