Call for Artist – Artist Residences Venice, Italy
14/02/16 – 26/03/16
VeniceArtHouse is a project for artist residencies organized in collaboration with Ca’Zanardi, finalized to encourage and promote artistic creation, offering workspace and visibility to the artists that are participating.
It’s an opportunity for artists to live for some days in one of the most beautiful citys in the world a city that has inspiried over the centuries many important masters of painting, writing, theatre, photography and cinema.
Ca’ Zanardi is an antique aristocrat palace in the heart of Venice that has also become a guest house for artists with a spacious beautiful atelier at their disposal to realize artpieces that will be shown to the public at the end of the residency.
The period of the residency is from the 14/02/16 to 26/03/16 (minimum stay one week) and it consists of: Hospitality in wide and confortable single or double room, breakfast and lunch.
Atelier (workshop) available to the artists for five days per week to realize an artwork pertinent to the prearranged theme
Every artist may exhibit five artworks in the exhibition room during the stay.
VAH will realize a conclusive catalog with all the artworks every artist create during their visit.
Double room with single use and private bathroom: one week 600 €;
Single room with private bathroom: one week 450 €;
Single room with shared bathroom: one week 390 €:
Double room with single use and shared bathroom: one week 500 €.
Price includes: final cleaning, breakfast, five days of lunch, towel (one change in the middle of stay) and linen.
The costs for journey and working materials are at the expense of the artist. VeniceArtHouse provides easels and a white canvas for every artist in which to realize the artpiece that will be donated to Ca’ Zanardi.
Work of Art “Trace of the visit”
VeniceArtHouse asks every artist to “leave a trace” of their visit: at the beginning of their stay, for each week, VAH will give each artist a white canvas to realize the artwork that will be additioned to the VAH artistic archive.
“Scenes from a Personal Utopia”
We live in a world of political tensions, shifting values, environmental crisis and war. Constantly bombarded by an agenda driven media, it is here that we find ourselves inundated by images, sounds, and emotions that influence and shape every aspect of our daily lives.
Where does one find refuge from this?
In hopes of answering this question we have set the theme of the Venice Art House’s 2016 residency as “Scenes from a Personal Utopia”.
Where does one find their “Personal Utopia”?
Where does one find balance and harmony. A place where the world makes sense, and if for only a moment you can let down your guard, feel at ease and know that you are exactly where you belong. But whether it is someplace real, or someplace imagined. Whether it is a person, a thing, or a state of mind “The Personal Utopia” is a concept that transcends the everyday and the mundane. Venice exists on a sort of temporal border. An event horizon where “Long ago and Right Now” converge. It is preserved and maintained with one foot firmly planted in it’s long rich history, and the other resting on an uncertain future brought about by environmental issues and global politics… We think there is no better place to explore the concept of a “Personal Utopia” then in this incredible city that exists on the border between two different realities. And Palazzo Ca’ Zanardi is a perfect environment from which to embark on this journey.
Requirements of participation:
Artists (painting, sculpture and photography) of any nationality may partecipate (over 18 years old).
Venice Art House can host maximum 22 artists. To apply for selection it is necessary to send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org (object: art house venice registration) with the following information:
• Telephone number