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Matera 2019, over 70 applications for the open call on residences

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More than 70 applications have been submitted for the “Creative Community. Euro-Mediterranean co-creation residency program" launched by Matera Basilicata 2019 Foundation and the Open Design School last June 26, on the occasion of the homage to David Sassoli.

In the European Youth Year, this open call aims to collect the legacy of the message pronounced by the President of the European Parliament during Matera European Capital of Culture 2019 closing ceremony and it is carried out in partnership with Gorizia Nova Gorica European Capital of Culture 2025, Tirana European Capital of Youth 2022 and with the patronage of the European Capitals of Culture 2022 Esch (Luxembourg), Kaunas (Lithuania) and Novi Sad (Serbia).

The proposals come from Italy, Jordan, Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Ukraine, Poland, Holland, Czech Republic, Ireland, Croatia, Greece, Albania, Germany, Serbia, Spain, Slovenia, France, Hungary, Cyprus. The age of the creatives ranges from 20 to 40 years (maximum limit set by the notice) and, among these, 15 are the artistic collectives.

The candidacies will be evaluated by a Commission composed by professionals from the Italian and European cultural and creative sector and representatives of the partnership: Alessandra Vittorini-Sassoli, Director of Scuola dei Beni e delle Attività Culturali Foundation; Francesca Bertoglio, project manager of Bergamo-Brescia 2023, Italian capital of culture; Irena Topalli, International Relations Manager of Tirana 2022, European Youth Capital (TEYC 2022); Sendi Mango, co-founder of BridA art collective, partner of Nova Gorica -Gorizia European Capital of Culture 2025 (Go! 2025); Vania Cauzillo, stage director, co-founder Compagnia Teatrale L'Albero, vice chair in RESEO, representing the Basilicata creative scene that will be called upon to collaborate on the territories with the selected creatives.

As foreseen by the announcement, the results of the selection will be announced on 3 October next.

The four selected proposals will be realized during a three-week artistic residency, from 6 to 27 November 2022, in Basilicata, through a process of co-creation with the community and local creative and cultural businesses.

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