The TAKING TIME / PRENDENDO TEMPO Residency Programme is designed to support research, study and/or the development of new work.
Applications are open to creative practitioners such as visual artists, film makers, writers, curators, performance artists, curators, designers, musicians, theatre-makers and researchers who work either individually or collaboratively. Individuals and groups are welcomed. The museum encourages interdisciplinary applications from creatives who work across disciplines.
Each individual residency provides uninterrupted periods of time with no expectation of a final outcome. Whether you wish simply to be up close to your practice, allow nature to suffuse your thinking and feeling, produce new work or complete a project The Museum of Loss and Renewal does it’s utmost to ensure that you can achieve what you set out to do.
FOCAL POINTS OF THE RESIDENCY
– Time: to produce, reflect, explore, focus
– Individual practice
– No expectation of a final outcome
– Publication: inclusion in annual residency publication (ISBN)
– Excellent studio / working space
– Excellent accommodation
– Natural environment of exceptional significance
– International peer-group
The residency is located in Collemacchia, a small village within Italy’s National Park of Abruzzo, Lazio and Molise, a protected area of exceptional significance and beauty. Engagement with the natural world begins on the doorstep and the mountainous landscape offers an excellent environment for reflective practice. The ancient, undisturbed and extensive terrain holds a rich and complex history visible in the area’s architecture, customs, agricultural lands and forests. The area is sparsely populated by villages that are largely trilingual Italian-French-English due to the large community of emigrants who continually move between European nations, stemming from economic migration dating from approx. 1850. The village has been home to Tracy Mackenna’s family for centuries and the curators of The Museum of Loss and Renewal foster strong links with the local community which is highly supportive of the Residency Programme.
Accommodation (shared and private). Residents are accommodated in two recently renovated, comfortable houses situated a couple of minutes walk from each other. Houses have fully equipped kitchens, bathrooms, sitting rooms etc. Double, twin and single bedrooms are available. Central heating. Internet throughout. Cleaning is included in cost.
Studio / Workspace
Studio space (shared and private) is located in two buildings, situated a couple of minutes walk from each other. Recently renovated and include indoor and outdoor making spaces, and desk space. Internet throughout.
Fee and Support
The residency fee is €320 per week. The Residency Programme is operated on a non-commercial cost-covering basis, and is financially supported by The Museum of Loss and Renewal in order to keep fees low. We do not have external funding for this project, so regret that we are unable to offer assistance with fees, flights, production costs or other subsistence. Typically, artists source funding by applying to there national arts funding bodies, by personal fundraising, or through academic institutional support. Letters of invitation can be provided to assist in this process.
A deposit of 50% will be required within three weeks of accepting a place on the residency programme. The remaining balance is payable in advance of the residency start date.
You will be responsible for funding and organising your own travel, insurances and any visa requirements particular to country of origin. Detailed travel information will be supplied (closest airports Naples, Rome), and collection/drop-off at a local train station / intercity bus stop will be arranged for residents (minimal cost).
How to Apply
Applicants should email one PDF document containing the following information to firstname.lastname@example.org
– Motivation: please tell us why you wish to undertake a residency / 250 words max
– Explain how the above relates to The Museum of Loss and Renewal’s areas of focus / 250 words max
– CV: outline your education and recent work (i.e. exhibitions, performances, writing, publications etc.) / max 1 page.
– Link to your website/online platform, or documentation of visual/textual work / max 2 pages A4
– State whether studio or desk space is required
– State preferred number of weeks in residence (2 weeks minimum) and preferred month/s
Please title your PDF application doc: FirstNameSecondName_TTRP2020.
Submit by midnight Mon 04 May 2020.
Successful applicants will be notified within two weeks of application deadline.
– Creative practitioners at any stage of their career
– Creative individuals, duos and partnerships
– Creative practitioners based in any country
– Partners/families of Residents can be accommodated, space dependent
Please note that feedback on unsuccessful applications cannot be provided
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