Call for choreographers: pilot residency exchange Italy-Lithuania

Call for choreographers: Pilot residency exchange Italy-Lithuania

Presentation
The initiative is launched by CSC Centro per la Scena Contemporanea of Bassano del Grappa with Lithuanian Cultural Institute, Lithuanian Dance Information Centre and Lithuania contemporary dance association, to stimulate cultural encounters, to develop and implement an artists' exchange program of residencies between Italy and Lithuania, in the context of contemporary dance, and to intensify the presence of Italian and Lithuanian creators in new territories.

The programme invites one dance artist from Italy and one from Lithuania to spend together one week of exploration and research in Vilnius (Lithuania) and one week in Bassano del Grappa (Italy). The dance artists will be invited to get to know each other’s artistic practices and approaches and the hosting organisations, to attend performances at the New Baltic Festival and Bmotion programme at Operaestate Festival, to meet professionals and artists active in the two cultural ecologies, and to be informed about the local artistic scenes. Members of the involved organisations will support the artists, facilitating their discoveries, dialogues and exchanges of experiences.

Aims of the residencies:
- Support and stimulate artists by providing them with an environment and means to support the exploration, research and encounter with a new cultural scene.
- Encourage artistic renewal, giving choreographers access to new and stimulating cultural environments.
- Facilitate the exchange of artistic points of view and contribute to the formation of lasting bonds between Italian and Lithuanian artists.
- Promote the work and career development of Italian artists at an international level.
- Develop new networks for possible artistic creation, production and dissemination.

Eligible Candidates:
This international residency is for choreographers based and active in Italy and Lithuania, with at least two years of experience and activity who have created at least two works presented in professional contexts. A good knowledge of written and spoken English is required.
The applications will be evaluated by the international team of the organisations launching the programme.

2021 calendar details:
25th of July - 2nd of August Vilnius Lithuania
16th – 23rd August Bassano del Grappa Italy.
Important message: depending on the evolution of the world situation regarding COVID-19, Centro per la Scena Contemporanea could be forced to cancel or postpone some international stays related to its residency program.
The amount of the support is 1400 euros gross, inclusive of fee and perdiem, Centro per la Scena Contemporanea will provide travel support, a return flight from Italy to Vilnius and local travel costs, to the Italian participant. Accommodation will be provided by each hosting organisation to the participants.

DEADLINE FOR SENDING THE APPLICATIONS 28th May 2021 AT 11.00pm CEST. Fill the form at this link to complete your online application.
Before applying artists are advised to read the program carefully. If you have any questions after reading the program or if there is anything else you would like to clarify, please email or call the Program Manager. The manager can also provide information and advice on how to present your project and what to include in your application. 
Program Manager for Italian Applicants: Roberto Casarotto, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Tel 3474014550
Program Manager for Lithuanian Applicants: Agniete Lisickinaite, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Tel. +37 063165533

The program is part of the Boarding Pass Plus Dance project, supported by the MiC, the Italian Ministry of Culture.

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Ph.: Joana Suslavičiūtė

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