Spring Residency 2018
Application are now OPEN for our SPRING RESIDENCY 2018
Dates for the “Spring Residency 2018”: (2 weeks-1 month) May 2nd-30th. The two weeks of the “spring residency” runs: May 2-16 or 16-30th.
Submission Deadline: (Eastern Time Zone_NY) January 31st, 2018
ELIGIBILITY The residency is open worldwide to visual artists, curators and writers.
MISSION B.A. is a residency program for visual artists, writers and curators. We believe that residency opportunities nurture artist’s potential, giving them a chance to bring a new and fresh drive to their art practice through a change of environment. Engaging with a new culture in the surrounding community and Italy in general are an important part of this residency.
DESCRIPTION Located in Sirmione by lake Garda (province of Brescia, northern Italy), Benaco Arte is situated in an intimate and local rural Italian community, where the residents are welcome from a small community of locals, becoming temporary part of the hamlet’s day life.
Residency periods are from 2-weeks or 1 month in duration, taking place two months per year. Spring residency in May and Fall Residency in Oct. (look the Open Call’s page for exact dates).
The building that hosts the residency, was built in 14th century and it’s the oldest building in the town of Sirmione after the Castle Scaligero. Twice a the year the residency takes over the building that otherwise function as a Bed & Breakfast.
RESIDENCY FEE Benaco Arte is an artist-run residency. We are self-sponsoring our residency and ask for a contribution to cover partially the expenses of the residency trough who participate and our supporters.
You can apply for 2-weeks and 1-month residency:
1.290 Euro per 1-month Residency.
690 Euro per 2-weeks residency.
The residency fee covers room and studio space for the artists. We also offer each resident a bicycle to use during the residency period.
We organize during the residency optional activities that we highly encourage to participate to: studio-visits with local artists, visits to the castle and the paper mill, field-trip in Brescia and others. Towards the end of the 1-month residency we host an open-studio and invite our neighbors and collaborators from our close towns to visit us.
The fee is already subsidized and we don’t have currently any fellowship available.