Residency Program

Venezia Contemporanea Residency Program

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Brief description of the organization: Venezia Contemporanea is a young association located in Venice Italy. We promote international artists by offering inspiring and supportive working environment.

Location of the residency: The exhibition spaces ScalaMata and La Storta are located in the heart of Venice in the prestigious Old Jewish Ghetto. Situated in a 500 year old renaissance bottega La Storta is one of the most authentic exhibition spaces in Venice.

http://www.scalamata.org   Link to Google Maps

Brief Description of Residency Program: We are accepting artists and artist collectives wishing to participate artist in residence program and present their artwork at one of the most vivid art scenes in the world.

Our residency program is very open. Artists are invited to be inspired by the unique atmosphere, galleries, art museums, Venice Biennale, and history of Venice. You are offered with housing in form of a private livable studio and exhibition space but if you are driven to work in Venice public spaces you are free to do so. We are there to support you but you are not expected to give or participate any educational program. You can work in the studio with the door close or open the studio and exhibition space to welcome art lovers and potential customers. You are not expected to show your work but can present your work at the exhibition space from the first day or have a showing on the last day of your residency. We hope that you make this experience joyful, inspiring and valuable for your personal and artistic development and meaningful for your artistic career.

Please keep in mind that Venezia Contemporanea is a nonprofit organization that offers residency program at the premises of La Storta exhibition space in Venice. We are not a gallery and do not represent artists. Therefore we can offer living space, studio, exhibition space, curatorial and logistic consultant but all other exhibition facilitating and event management services will bare an additional cost. We do not benefit percentage on sales.

We offer two types of residency:

First residency type:

2 individual fully covered residencies a year for one week each. This include housing in form of private liveable studio, private kitchenette, private shower+WC, private exhibition space, curatorial consultancy, representation on website and social media and showing of your work at the exhibition space throughout the residency. The works made during the residency will remains with the artist. Fund does not include travel fee, material for creation and Food. Presentation of artists' works arranged on a case-by-case basis. The works made during the residency will remains with the artist.

International application deadline: Friday 1 November 2019 00:00/12 AM CET (Central European Time)

Selection process: 2-15 November 2019 Announcing granted artists: 15-30 November 2019
Residencies will take place between April 2020 - December 2020

Selection process: By committee. Our selection criteria are based on the artistic quality and career status.

Second residency type:

Partially covered one week or two weeks residencies all year around. The residency include housing in form of private liveable studio private liveable studio, private kitchenette, private shower+WC, private exhibition space, curatorial consultancy, representation on website and social media and showing of your work at the exhibition space throughout the residency. The works made during the residency will remains with the artist. The residency does not include travel fee, material for creation and Food.

The residency price for the partially funded residencies ranges according to the period and season of the residency. Venezia Contemporanea covers part-50% of the full residency price.

October - March 1,100 euro - AIR pays 550 euro for a week.

April - September - 1,500 euro - AIR pays 750 euro for a week.

International application deadline: we accept applications for partially funded residencies all year around.

Number of resident artists at one time: We can accommodate up to four residents

Invitation letter: We are aware of the fact that artists might not be able to afford this expense and need to apply for public art funds. We provide invitation letter to support the invited residential fellows in their efforts to secure funding through external grants. If you plan to apply for funds we advise you to plan your residency 6 months in advance so you have the time that requires securing your funds.

Application guidelines for both residency types 

Application: by email info@veneziacontemporanea.com contact person: Dovrat Meron

Application should include: 1 A4 letter of intention, artistic portfolio up to 3 MB or link to Website

1 max. A4 letter of intention should include the following information:

- Name, family name, country of origin, current country of residence.
- Your artistic discipline/s?
- Period of residency one or two weeks?
- What dates are convenient for you?
- Will you bring existing work to present at the La Storta if yes what medium/format/size.
- Do you wish to use any of our provided by demand services such as exhibition facilitating?

Working languages: Our working language is English but one of our stuff can also support you with Italian/German/Hebrew/Russian/Turkish and Chinese

Residency conditions

NO SMOKING environment indoors (you can smoke in the courtyard)

Accessibility: No wheelchair accessible studios and exhibition spaces

Disciplines and media: Visual Art, Video Art, Digital Art, Animation, Installations, Performance Art, Printmaking, Ceramics, land art.

Provided by ScalaMata & La Storta Exhibition Spaces:

- Private accommodation up to 4 people with private shower+WC and a private small kitchen.
- Private studio
- Private exhibition space
- Basic insurance

Included equipment:

- Lighting - There are a range of different flood lights and spot lights
- Wireless Internet
- Air-condition and heating system

Included services:
- Curatorial consultant
- Logistic consultant
We provide the following paid equipment and services by demand:

- Video equipment, projector and hanging system
- Digital sound system
- Facilitation of exhibition and event coordination
- Skilled PR team
- Exhibition reception and refreshments
- Posters, Postcards
- Logistic support and handyman with experience for installation services
- Project accompaniment by dedicated local contact person with long standing experience in customs matters and contacts to local authorities.
- Boat transportation from mainland to Venice including crane service for heavy equipment can be arranged if necessary.

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