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Opportunities: Open Call – LIVE WORKS Vol.8 (Dro, Italy)) Deadline – 27th March 2020

Open Call – LIVE WORKS Vol.8 (Dro, Italy)) 6th – 27th July 2020
Deadline: 27th March 2020
Online Application:
Fee to Participate or Apply: 24 Euros

Description Of Opportunity:

LIVE WORKS Vol.8 6th – 27th July 2020 OPEN CALL a project by Centrale Fies

Open call deadline 27th March 2020

curated by Barbara Boninsegna (artistic director and founder of Centrale Fies) Simone Frangi (researcher, writer and curator)

Mentoring 2020 Krystel Khoury (researcher, anthropologist and cultural manager)


Production management Maria Chemello Production Stefania Santoni Comunication Virginia Sommadossi with Chiara Ciucci Giuliani Technical direction of Centrale Fies

info & contacts [email protected] Centrale Fies, Località Fies 1 Dro (TN), Italy

Created in 2013 by Centrale Fies, in collaboration with Viafarini, LIVE WORKS is a platform dedicated to live contemporary practices that contribute to deepening and broadening the idea of performance, following the current evolution of performance and its styles.


The open call LIVE WORKS includes a creative residency period, for nine selected projects. LIVE WORKS sees performance as a work space, and as an instrument and cultural exercise. Starting from the notion of performance in the visual art practice, the project is unique in its particular attention to hybrid research, underlining the openness and fluidity of performance, its social and political implications and its level of public understandability. The announcement is open to a wide range of performative actions, also including sound and new media arts, text-based performances, lecture performances, multimedia storytelling, choreographic practices, relational and workshop-based projects, and other projects questioning the idea of performativity beyond the body.

Artists and professionals from any geographic location and with no limits on age can enter the announcement, as individuals or in groups, with a single project. The open call only accepts unpublished or long-term projects that need to be developed and/or concluded, for which participation would represent an evolution of the project or it’s final chapter.

The nine projects, selected by LIVE WORKS, will be invited to participate in a production residency at Centrale Fies from the 6th to the 27th July 2020:

6th July: arrival day 7th -23rd July: research and production residency, Free School of Performance 24th -25th -26th July: live presentations within the performing arts Festival Drodesera 27th July: final collective meeting

For each selected project will be awarded a budget of € 1.500,00: € 1.000,00 of this budget will be used for the production of the performance, € 500,00 will be assigned as a fee for the artistic work. Centrale Fies covers the travel costs to reach Centrale Fies (maximum of € 500,00 per project) and will provide accommodation and food services for the whole residency period. The budget of € 1.500,00 will be entirely corresponded at the beginning of the residency: all the information will be send after the selection announcement.

The production of the performance projects during the residency will be supported by diverse types of curatorship, from theoretical to technical development, a Free School of Performance with Studio visit, critical session and reading group. During the residency phase, Centrale Fies will provide a production and curatorial staff to assist the artists as they develop the selected projects. The residency phase is an essential part of the development of the selected projects and it’s consider as mandatory.

The performances produced will be presented during the 40th edition of the Drodesera Festival of Performing Arts (24th, 25th, 26st July 2020). During each evening a program of established guest artists will be presented alongside the projects of the 9 finalists.

On this occasion, the nine winning projects will be seen and discussed by a board of international professionals, working for festivals, institutions, residencies and production programs that sustain and produce research in performance. The board will be actively involved in public and private meetings with the nine artists.

For Live Works vol. 8 the guest board of professionals is composed by:

Cédric Fauq (Curator, Nottingham Contemporary, Nottingham, England); Inga Lāce (Curator, Latvian Center Contemporary Art, Riga, Latvia); Mathilde Villeneuve (Artistic Leader, Kunstencentrum BUDA, Kortrijk, Belgium); Daniel Blanga Gubbay (Artistic Co-director, Kunstenfestivaldesarts, Bruxelles, Belgium); Vincent van Velsen (Co-curator, Sonsbeek 2020/2024, Arnhem, Netherlands)


How To Apply:

TERMS AND CONDITIONS Artists who intend to participate must:

  1. Fill in the online participation form here : Application Live Works Vol.8
  2. Attach their portfolio, including a personal statement and curriculum vitae. Required format: .pdf. Accepted languages: english, italian. The documentary material must be contained in a single compressed folder, no bigger than 10mb.
  3. Attach a description of the performance project to be developed during the residency period. The description should include an abstract (max three A4 pages, including photos, images) in .pdf format. Accepted languages: english, italian. The documentary material must be contained in a single compressed folder, no bigger than 10mb.
  4. Attach links to any audiovisual material. Accepted formats: .avi, .mov, mpeg, mp4, mp3. Accepted languages: all. The material must be contained in an external server (vimeo, YouTube, other) with the link and any necessary password provided.
  5. Other possible members of the group (co-authors or performers) have to be included within the on-line application form “Names and surnames of other members”, specifying the role of everyone within the submitted project.
  6. Pay a € 24,00 registration fee, which partially covers the administrative costs, via on-line form

Application Live Works Vol.8, or bank transfer.

Registration for participation must be sent by midnight on the 27th March 2020. Candidates who submit after this deadline will not be accepted.

For foreign candidates Centrale Fies will commit to provide a letter of invitation for any application for a grant or mobility fellowship. The participants not belonging to an European state, for which it is requested a Working Visa to participate in an artistic residency in Italy, should promptly proceed with the Visa application. Centrale Fies, once the selected projects will be announced, will send the information to understand the procedure and support the request.

After the deadline the applications will be evaluated and discussed by the curatorial team. On the 5th May the nine selected projects, which will take part to the residency phase and will be presented on the evening of 24th , 25th and 26st July 2020, will be announced by the Centrale Fies communication medias.


31st January 2020 | open call

27th March 2020 | application deadline

5th May 2020 | participants announcement

6th – 23rd July 2020 | residency of the participants

24th – 25th – 26th July 2020 | performance presentations

Contact Email:[email protected]

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