Providenza is a residency located in the middle of nature in the North Corsican mountains. It is a multidisciplinary laboratory that intersects the arts and sciences while bringing together international, Corsican, and Mediterranean artists and researchers.
Its core program consists, since 2018, of an annual transdisciplinary residency immersed in nature, while other residency programs take place in partnership with other European institutions.
This programme takes place once a year, with one session in June (and possibly at the end of summer).
Call for applications for 2023 session: open until March 31st 2023
During a three-weeks session, Providenza's main residency program welcomes between eight and twelve residents whose projects question our contemporary world. The program focuses on visual and sound creations in various forms, particularly in those in connection with the living enviroment and Mediterranean cultures or that explore the interactions between nature and technology, but also remains open to any other type of project.
Priority is given to projects that would particularly benefit from time spent working on the land.
The international residents are selected by a jury of transdisciplinary experts. The program is for both established international artists and young emerging artists. A few places are reserved at each session for young Corsican artists who are eager to learn from more experienced foreign artists.
In some cases, selected residents who are not available during the month of June may be able to come to the site during the month of September when other residency programs are taking place.
Each resident has private accommodation, in the form of a small hut under a chestnut tree, fully equipped, as well as permanent access to the site's infrastructures, including a music and post-production studio, various outdoor work spaces, indoor work rooms, sanitary facilities, a pool, a sauna, etc.
Residents are also invited for a few hours a week to take part in certain collective tasks of the farm or the project. At the end, the residency invites the grand public to view the works made either on site or in Bastia.
Being a deliberately broad playing ground, the priority of this program is to share a unique and joyful spirit of encounters. Cultivated for several years outside of any conventional format, we believe its hybridity can allow the emergence of new artistic forms.
Candidates apply for projects that may fall under different disciplines but which have in common an original formal research approach in the following areas:
- Fiction and documentary cinema, video art
- Music and sound arts
- Visual and plastic arts, crafts
- Literature, poetry
- Sciences, architecture, design, cuisine,
- Agriculture and participatory projects
Candidates may apply in pairs of artists for transdisciplinary projects, for example including a composer and a director. Candidates are asked to be fluent in English, even if their project is in French, in order to facilitate discussions within the group.
As examples, you can also discover a narrow selection of projects realised during past residencies at these links:
Documentary film projetcs (Emmanuel Gras, Joshua Bonnetta' recidencies), fiction film projects (Caroline Poggi and Jonathan Vinel), video art (Lola Gonzalez, Emilija Skarnulyte), music and sound arts (Laurel Halo, Lafawndah, Colin Self, Bing and Ruth), visual and plastic arts, sculptures (Joanie Lemercier, Thomas Teurlai, Antonin Hako), writing (Alain Damasio, Mehdi Meklat, Zoe Cosson), cooking (Lei Sato), design arts (Nicolas Becker et Samantha Caldato) etc.
Submission of applications Applicants must send a portfolio before the closing date of the call for applications presenting their project and their background as indicated in the Registration and hosting conditions document (pdf). Calendar The residency is scheduled from June 5th to 26th 2023. To apply, you must send your application before midnight on March 31st 2023 to the following email address: email@example.com Exceptionally, selected residents who would not be available during the month of June may be able to come to the site during the month of September when the partner residencies take place.