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Matera 2019, Euro-mediterranean co-creation residency programme

By Press release July 01, 2022 591
Matera, Sassi Matera, Sassi Photo by Ecocnews

On 20th December 2019 in Matera (IT), on the occasion of the Closing Ceremony of Matera 2019, European Capital of Culture, Mr. David Sassoli, the greatly missed President of the European Parliament, called on Europe to become an increasing praesidium of peace, freedom and democracy leveraging cultural participation.

On this basis and in the European year of Youth, the Foundation Matera-Basilicata 2019 and Open Design School, in partnership with European Capital of Culture GO!2025 (Nova Gorica-Gorizia) and European Capital of Youth  Tirana EYC 2022 and under the patronage of European Capitals of Culture Esch 2022, Kaunas 2022 and Novi Sad 2022, calls upon European and Mediterranean creatives to produce four creative residencies in Basilicata (IT), centred around the above-mentioned principles, through co-creation with local communities.

Despite the geographical and socio-economic fragility, rural areas of Basilicata represent a rich immaterial heritage in which the past meets the future, the archaic overlaps with the contemporary: they are a frontier land for the artists who can establish a truer contact with the local communities and the landscape. This is the premise on which the relationship of Matera2019 with the rest of the region was founded. In 2019, Matera represented not only the cultural richness and diversity of the entire Basilicata region, it also activated a reverse motion, which brought the cultural flow from Matera 2019 into the remote areas, triggering real processes.

Foundation Matera-Basilicata 2019 wants to select four European and Mediterranean young creatives (individuals and collectives, aged under 40) for a three weeks residency in a small village of Basilicata region (Italy) during November 2022.

Invited creatives will develop and deliver their proposal through a co-creation process with the local community and a local creative or cultural company that the Foundation will identify on the basis of the selected proposals and that will participate in the development of the proposal.

Application form and related documents must be sent only by email before 02 September 2022.

Detailed info here.




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