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IDENSITAT + Consorcio de Museos de la Comunitat Valenciana
2018 - 2019

IDENSITAT and the CONSORCI DE MUSEUS DE LA COMUNITAT VALENCIANA presents Transversal Aesthetics / Leisure Ecosystems, a programme developed in the cities of Valencia, Castelló and Alicante. The project is a collaboration with Centre del Carme Cultura Contemporània in Valencia, el Museo de Belles Arts de Castelló, and Las Cigarreras Cultural Center in Alacant. The programme includes three artistic residences, selected by an open call, educational activities, in collaboration with universities, and the articulation of a local node linked to the activation of the artistic projects and educational actions. The whole project takes place between 2018 and 2019.

IDENSITAT and CONSORCIO DE MUSEOS DE LA COMUNITAT VALENCIANA are offering a residency to an artist or collective to develop a project within the social contexts of the cities of Valencia, Castellón and Alicante, in collaboration with Centre del Carme Cultura Contemporána, Centro Cultural Las Cigarreras de Alicante and Museu de Belles Arts of Castellón. The residencies will last for a maximum period of two months between September 2018 and March 2019, and their aim is to carry out a site-specific project within the framework of the process promoted by IDENSITAT on the subject of Leisure Ecosystems.

Open Call to select three projects to be carried out from the respective artists residences in Valencia, Castellón and Alicante. The residency and the project to be developed must take as the focus of interest the cultural ecosystem of these three cities in relation to leisure. It is proposed to deploy projects and processes related to the city and everyday life, which may use Leisure as a specific theme applied to topics, aesthetics, landscapes, zones and research spaces specific to each context. A model of leisure and the city for wider consideration, making use of artistic practices in relation to social organisations and university research spaces.
The proposed cities (Valencia, Castellón and Alicante), or a particular district in each city, must frame the work of research and projection from which to deal with everyday leisure culture-related issues.

The call is aimed at artists or groups of artists, with an interest in the proposed social contexts, and in the proposed theme. Applicants must have some fluency in Spanish or Valencian. A project will be selected for each city.

The selected proposal will be granted 2.300 euros as fees, 400 euros for travel aid. And a maximum of 1,600 euros will be available for production. Accommodation will be paid by the organisation. Fees will be paid in two installments, 60% at the beginning of the residency, and 40% before it is finalised. Production costs will be agreed according to the project.

Proposals should be sent in digital format using the specific form, filling in each of the fields, and attached in a single document using PDF format (maximum 8 gigabytes), which must include:
- Proposal / pre-project: a written document defining the basic lines of the project (3-4 pages), indicating a methodology of work which takes into account the elements indicated above, and in which context the applicant proposes to work (the organisation reserves the right to suggest modifications to the proposed contexts ).
- A maximum of 10 images of previous work and/or related to the proposal, to facilitate understanding of the project.
- CVs of all project members, specifying one representative in the case of a group application, or an individual CV, in the case of individual application.
- A covering letter expressing interest in participating in the call. 
- Contact details (name, telephone, e-mail and postal address) . 

The open call will start on the 21th May, and will end on the 15th July, 2018. The results of the open call will be published in second half July, 2018.


The jury of the call will be formed by Jose Luis Perez Pont (Consorci de Museus de la Comunitat Valenciana), Maribel Domènech (artist, doctor in Fine Arts and Professor of Sculpture at the Polytechnic University of Valencia), Daniel García Andújar (visual artist) and members of Idensitat team (Ramon Parramon, Irati Irulegui and Roser Colomar).

The residencies will last for a maximum period of two months between September 2018 and March 2019. Dates for each residency. The dates could be modificated according to the selected projects and driving organizations:
- Castellón: from 17th September to 18th November 2018.
- Alicante: from 1st October to 2nd December 2018.
- Valencia: from 15th January to 17th March 2019.

The spaces available for the presentation of results and the celebration of project-related activities will be: Centre del Carme Cultura Contemporánea in Valencia, the Centro Cultural Las Cigarreras in Alicante, and the Museu de Belles Arts de Castelló.

The selected works will be the property of the artist(s). IDENSITAT and the CONSORCIO DE MUSEOS DE LA COMUNITAT VALENCIANA, as the promotional organisations behind ESTÉTICAS TRANSVERSALES - ECOSISTEMAS DEL OCIO, may reproduce and distribute, by means of on-line publications or in paper format, the whole or part of the programme, always citing the respective authorships. IDENSITAT and the CONSORCIO DE MUSEOS DE LA COMUNITAT VALENCIANA will archive all documentation generated as part of this open call.

Trasnversal Aesthetics acts as a HUB for projects linked to small and medium cities, and their cultural venues as well. Peripheral Ecosystems is the common theme deployed in 2017 and proposed by IDENSITAT and Centro de Arte Contemporáneo de Huarte; a suite of proposed activities, tending towards work based upon environment-related art. To do this, a call was opened for the selection of an artistic residency in the context of the Arga River. The selected project was "Cuando tu materia deviene desborde" - "When your material spills over" by the artist Francisco Navarrete Sitja In 2017, three other projects have been carried out in the cities of Manresa, Mataró and Vilanova i la Geltrú in Barcelona, under the common theme of how each city relates to the transformation of work spaces. Transversal Aesthetics collaborates with Museu Comarcal de Manresa, MAC Mataró Art Contemporani and Centre d'Art Contemporani La Sala (Vilanova i la Geltrú). 


With the support of Cultura Resident de la Direcció General de Cultura i Patrimoni de la Generalitat Valenciana througout Consorci de Museus de la Comunitat Valenciana.