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Location: Spoleto, Italy

Residency Dates: 1st-29th June

Exhibition Dates: 29th-15th July

Eligibility: Open to all BA and MA students, alumni and free lance artists
Deadline: 25th March 2019

Applications are now open for the second volume of ASTRA, which enables three artists to reside in Spoleto (Italy) for a month, culminating in an exhibition. ASTRA supports the artist with food, accommodation and studio space. In addition, a budget is given for exhibition space, one to one support with curators and press coverage as well as travel costs in the local area. The artists are expected to cover the costs of travelling to and from Spoleto and a residency fee of 400 €.

The second volume will be held in Spoleto, an ancient city surrounded by hills in the region Umbria. Spoleto is recognised as a world heritage site by Unesco and renowned for the Festival dei Due Mondi, held every year during the summer, since 1958. The artists

are invited to reside in the 14th century Franciscan hermitage of Santa Maria Maddalena,situated in Monteluco, a limestone mountain covered by woods.

Volume 2 will be focusing on the theme of ‘THE GARDEN’. Selected artists are invited to work and research on nature and the elements that compose the hermitage’s garden.

How to Apply

The residency favours proposals from artists eager to work collaboratively whose work has or aims to have interests related to site-specificity.

Please send the following documentation:

Application form + CV

Up to 5 images of your work

Applications must be sent as one PDF to: heading: ASTRA Volume 2

Send the following documentation:

• application form filled + your CV

• up to 5 images that describe your practice at

heading: ASTRA Volume 2

Download the application form here: