Open Call for Artists • VENICE INTERNATIONAL PERFORMANCE ART WEEK 2020 • CO-CREATION LIVE FACTORY "Dissenting Bodies Marking Time"
OPEN CALL FOR ARTISTS
A project of the VENICE INTERNATIONAL PERFORMANCE ART WEEK
CO-CREATION LIVE FACTORY "Dissenting Bodies Marking Time"
European Cultural Centre | Palazzo Mora & Palazzo Michiel, Venice, Italy
January 8–18, 2020
Open to the public on the days January 15–16–17–18, 2020
+ + Applications are now accepted on a rolling basis until December 7, 2019.
Since applications are processed as they come in, available spots can fill up quickly. + +
Founded on the principles of artistic collaboration, cooperation and temporary artistic community, the CO-CREATION LIVE FACTORY 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 international 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.
TUTORS: Marilyn Arsem, VestAndPage, Andrigo&Aliprandi
GUEST ARTISTS OF HONOUR: Guillermo Gómez-Peña, Boris Nieslony, Kira O'Reilly, Pyotr Pavlensky (Film screening)
CO-TUTORS: Balitronica Gómez, Fenia Kotsopoulou, Marcel Sparmann
LECTURERS: Francesco Kiàis, Joseph Morgan Schofield
Fee: 600,- €
The fee includes (during the whole period of the project):
• Workshop tuition and lectures in our venues European Cultural Centre | Palazzo Mora & Palazzo Michiel, Venice, Italy;
• Accommodation in shared rooms in 3*** or 4**** hotels in Venice-Mestre;
• Venice City tourist tax;
• Local transport from the accommodation to Piazzale Roma, which is just 10 minutes away from the venue on foot.
• Please note that lunch and dinners are not included in this fee. We will supply a list of recommendations of nearby eateries and restaurants with affordable prices.
Applications are now accepted on a rolling basis until December 7, 2019.
++ 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 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 up to three tuition-free grants to selected participants.
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VENICE INTERNATIONAL PERFORMANCE ART WEEK - CO-CREATION LIVE FACTORY is a project conceived by artist duo VestAndPage and independent curator Francesca Carol Rolla, realised by Studio Contemporaneo non-profit Cultural Association in cooperation with Live Arts Cultures non-profit Cultural Association, We Exhibit, Venice Open Gates, and with the in-kind support by the European Cultural Centre | GAA Foundation and ConCAVe Venice.
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