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Palazzo Mora & Palazzo Michiel, Venice (Italy)
December 7 - 16, 2017
(Open to the public on the days 15 - 16 December, 2017)

Founded on the principles of artistic collaboration, cooperation and temporary artistic community, "CO-CREATION LIVE FACTORY Prologue 1" is born to be an artistic experience of a different kind:
The concept developed out of the VENICE INTERNATIONAL PERFORMANCE ART WEEK’s core mission and its Educational Learning Program. The aim is to empower participating artists who are selected through an Open Call, to articulate and develop their individual praxis within an independent temporary autonomous zone of co-creation under the tuition of established performance artists.
The project is intended for those artists, performers, visionary poets, who wish to articulate and refine their skills, expand their practice, exploring new ideas and approaches, allowing their work to become more fully realised. It offers a rare opportunity to explore new territories of performance in an extended, intensive period of time outside of an academic setting. It is both a learning path and a unique occasion to work and collaborate together in the ART WEEK venue Palazzo Mora in Venice, while strengthening the creative talent and intellectual freedom of each participant.

"CO-CREATION LIVE FACTORY Prologue 1" consists of:
• 10 days of intensive co-creation workshop processes for international artists in tutor groups led by the artists Andrigo & Aliprandi (Italy), Marilyn Arsem (US) and artist duo VestAndPage (Venice/Germany). The selected artists will work in one tutor group during the entire process. Places per tutor group are limited to a maximum of 15.
• Morning lectures by Preach R Sun (Artist, US) Marcel Sparmann (Artist, Germany), Francesca Carol Rolla (Curator, Venice), Elisabetta di Mambro (Artistic director and producer, Venice) and Jill McDermid & Erik Hokanson (Artists and directors, New York);
• Theoretical discussions on specific topics structured in the form of roundtables and open dialogues.
• Exhibition section displaying performance pedagogical material.
• Two evenings of official, public performances on December 15 and 16, 2017 at the ART WEEK venue Palazzo Mora, Venice. The culmination of the 10 days co-creation process will be open to the audience: we will transform the venue together into a dynamic performance site through a series of collective performance operas, as well as collaborative and solo performances.

Fee: 600,- €
The fee includes (during the period of the project):
• Tuition, lectures and talks;
• Accommodation in shared rooms in 3*** or 4**** hotels or shared apartments in Venice-Mestre;
• 3 meals a day;
• Venice City tourist tax;
• Local transport from the accommodation to Piazzale Roma, which is just 10 minutes away from the venue on foot.

Applications are now accepted on a rolling basis until October 30, 2017.
++ Since applications are processed as they come in, available spots can fill up quickly. ++

To apply, please fill in the form below, and choose your tutor group according to your preference (Extensive information on the artists and workshops can be found on
In case you encounter any problems with submitting this form, please send the required information as an email to

The VENICE INTERNATIONAL PERFORMANCE ART WEEK provides letters of support to selected participants to request grants or support from institutions of reference in order to sustain travel costs and/or fees.

The VENICE INTERNATIONAL PERFORMANCE ART WEEK and its tutors will award three tuition-free places to selected participants.

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VENICE INTERNATIONAL PERFORMANCE ART WEEK "CO-CREATION LIVE FACTORY Prologue 1" is a project conceived by artist duo VestAndPage and independent curator Francesca Carol Rolla, realised in cooperation with Live Arts Cultures nonprofit Cultural Association, We Exhibit, Venice Open Gates and Studio Contemporaneo nonprofit Cultural Association, and with the in-kind support by the European Cultural Centre | GAA Foundation and ConCAVe Venice.

1. Full name and Age.
2. Email Address.
3. Telephone Number.
4. Current Place of Residence.
5. Nationality.
6. Website
7. Please include a short personal biography.
8. Please outline your artistic or other background.
9. Please write a short letter outlining your urgency and motivation for participating in this project, and why you should be chosen.
10. Please express the artistic, critical and social concerns you want to explore during this project, as well as your expectations for this process.
11. Please express your preference/s for tutor artist group/s
Please consider that selected artists will work in one tutor group during the entire project. If you are not sure which tutor to choose, you are welcome to indicate your order of preference in the field 'Other.'
12. Please upload a portrait photograph of yourself (jpg, max. 1 MB)
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