Starting from November 6, h.18 p.m., we suggest sending the applications by e-mail or hand-delivery (from tuesday to saturday 2.00 pm – 08.00 pm). INTRODUCTION
Le Murate is a cultural district of the City of Florence specifically dedicated to contemporary practices. Le Murate. Progetti Arte Contemporanea is a center for research, artistic production and international trade, housed in restored spaces of the former city jail. On behalf of the Culture Department of the City of Florence, in March, 2014 it began to host exhibitions, meetings, critical studies, performances, workshops and public art projects centered on themes and practices of contemporary art. Projects are selected and produced based on the interdisciplinary slant of the space, while working to actively engage citizens. Since its opening, Le Murate. Progetti Arte Contemporanea focused its activities on the production of works and performances, through the selection of national and international artists asked to participate in periods of research dedicated to specific projects, with special attention for the social and historical significance of the place.
In line with the objectives of Le Murate. Progetti Arte Contemporanea, the Associazione MUS.E in collaboration with the Culture Department of the City of Florence and RF Kennedy Center for Justice & Human Rights, and with the support of the Regione Toscana and of the Centro per l’Arte Contemporanea Luigi Pecci within the regional project “Cantiere Toscana Contemporanea “, undertakes to allocate the all inclusive contribution of € 6,000 to an artist under 40 or an art group (whose average age does not exceed 40). Applicants must submit a specific project (installations, exhibition, performative, video, artist talk, workshop, conference, work of public art or associated to the territory) relating to human rights, to be developed during the artist’s residency and to be implemented by the end of 2015.