CALL FOR ARTISTS - LANDXCAPES RESIDENCY

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LANDXCAPES
art, storytelling, landscape
Residency program in Puglia, October 8th-19th, 2018
 DEADLINE: SUNDAY 15 JULY, 7 pm (UK time)


UK Young Artists is seeking applications from UK-based artists for a ten day artist residency in Puglia, Italy. The call is open to individual artists aged 18-35 working in the following disciplines:

Performance
Storytelling
Design
Video/Photography
Public art/Land art
Visual art (painting/sculpture)

This multidisciplinary residency will ask artists to respond to the tragic deterioration of olive trees in the region, due to the epidemic breakout of the bacterium Xyella Fastidiosa. Art becomes therefore a tool of reflection and sharing of a fragile moment, linked in a substantial (and anthropological) way to the future life of the Salento territory. Art as a meeting point of two worlds: the productive one, and the cultural one. In the middle there is the territory, the landscape, a legacy to be delivered to future generations.

The artists selected for the residency program will be guided by experienced tutors in the indicated disciplines and will be able to visit the places affected by the Xylella, as well as meet with farmers, olive producers, inhabitants of the affected areas, academics and researchers. The works of the artists will take place on the spot, in the territories chosen for each of the artistic disciplines indicated in the call. During the residences, the artists will compare themselves with the territory and the territory will give back the artistic action produced as site specific.

UK Young Artists will cover the travel costs of the selected artist, and accommodation will be provided by the Puglia Region.

Please visit http://www.bjcem.org/landxcapes/ for the full information and application procedure.