TO WHOM THEY ARE INTENDED
Artists, students or printmaking teachers can access the OPEN residencies program through self-candidacy. Their projects will be presented to the Directorate of the Il Bisonte Foundation to choose who to accept. The selected artist will have access to our laboratories by paying a fee.
During their stay there will be regular meetings with the teachers of the school.
WHEN TO REGISTER
There is no more a specific deadline for submitting an application but we suggest to do it in advance in order to better organize the trip.
Consider that the available spots are limited.
OPEN residences have a minimum duration of one week and a maximum of 3 months.
OPEN Residencies can be all year round – not during closing time of the sudios (i.e. seasonal holidays).
THE RESULTS OF THE SELECTION WILL BE COMMUNICATED WITHIN A WEEK FROM THE PRESENTATION OF THE PROJECT.
COST and ENROLLING METHOD
For periods of less than one month the fee is € 165 per week, one month of residence costs € 500.
Residences shorter than a week are not allowed.
To submit your application to the OPEN ART residence you must send by email:
the application form duly completed.
A description of the Project the artist would like to realize during residence
a recent portfolio with up to 5 images (.jpg format).
A signed copy of the contract.
Artists must be in compliance with VISA, residence permits and have health insurance that covers any eventuality during the stay.
LABORATORY ACCESS TIME
The artists can access the studio from Monday to Friday, from 9 am to 6 pm. During the yearwe reserve the use of the studio to schools for some days, in the, the direction will work for not overlay the two different activities, but on the infrequent case that this is not possible it may be necessary to move to an adjacent studio. The work spaces are shared with other artists. All artists are required to keep their work area clean and dispose of waste properly after class. At the end of the period of residence the artist must leave clean and tidy the work space, empty the drawers used and return the borrowed material.
WHAT IS INCLUDED DURING THE RESIDENCE
The school’s studios are fully equipped and independent. The large courtyard houses the tanks for acids, the stove and the aquatint box, as well as the basins to clean the matrices. At the school it is possible to work with non-toxic materials. The premises of the school have a wi-fi coverage.
On the first day a member of the staff will introduce the school premises and offer the necessary assistance to start the residency.
Each artist will work independently on his own project, without help from school’s teacher, it is desirable a periodic review of the work with the teachers. If requested is possible to receive qualified assistance from our staff, it will be charged 20euro per hour for a paronal tutor, fitting in a group will be charged 10euro per hour.
Il Bisonte has a library open to pubblic, it can be consulted during the opening hours of the secretariat from Monday to Friday 9am – 1pm and 3pm – 7pm. Books can not be loaned and must be placed in their place once they have been consulted.
The school will provide the following materials: calcium presses, alcohol, petroleum, abrasive powders, detergents, acids (ferric perchloride, nitric acid, copper sulfate), tissue paper, tampons, metal spatulas, lime, soap, handwashing paste, calcium carbonate, rags, shellac, wood pulp board.
The equipment of the School is precious. Since everyone can use it, you need to pay special attention and return this equipment in the same state as it was used. No material must be taken away from the school.
The secretariat is available to the artist to provide a letter of acceptance to request any financing or residence permits.
The works created by the artists of the OPEN RESIDENCIES will be published in the annual catalog of the Il Bisonte Foundation.
WHAT DOES NOT INCLUDE THE RESIDENCE
Il Bisonte cannot provide lodging for the artists in residence but we can offer assistance to find accommodation in the city.
No consumables (ink, paper, tarlatana, plates) nor work tools are included in the price. Every artist must use his own materials. Tarlatan tissue, ink, printing paper, zinc matrices, copper, wood, plexiglass can be purchased at IL BISONTE secretariat or in fine art shops. On request, and one month in advance, we can purchase specific material, which the artist can pay at the time he will make the residence.
Il Bisonte has no insurance for the artists and assumes no legal responsibility for them, their job, the trip or any other activity while participating in the residency program.
Il Bisonte does not assure the artists or their works and does not take care to send back the works or material not collected at the time of departure.
All claims must be made by the artist to their private insurance.
Il Bisonte and its staff are not responsible for any injury or health problems of the artist in residence (accident / illness) during the stay.
Il Bisonte and its staff are not responsible for any theft suffered. We recommend that you keep your property safe. You can rent a locker, paying a deposit of € 3, to store your work tools.
By accepting these terms and conditions all the artists in residence at the Il Bisonte Foundation declare that they take full responsibility for their actions, safety and personal risks during their stay.
How to pay the Open Residency
The artist is required to pay a deposit of € 165 within a week of confirmation of acceptance.
The balance must be paid before the beginning of the residence or at most, on the first day.
In case of problems with payment, Il Bisonte reserves the right to cancel admission.
The residence can be paid with: cash, credit card, debit card, paypal
bank transfer to: Fondazione Il Bisonte – per lo studio dell’arte grafica
IBAN: IT 82 G 06160 02813 1000 0000 3627
SWIFT / BIC: CRFIIT3F
THE BANK TRANSFER MUST BE MADE IN EURO (WITHOUT EXPENSES FOR THE RECIPIENT) AND THE NAME ON THE CAUSAL SHOULD BE INDICATED IN ORDER TO IDENTIFY THE PAYMENT EASILY.
Our cancellation policy is as follows:
If the residence is canceled 3 months before the stay Il Bisonte will refund the deposit but € 25 will be deducted for secretarial expenses (thus Il Bisonte would refund 140 €)
If the residence is canceled 2 months before the stay Il Bisonte will refund 50% of the deposit.
If the residence is canceled 30 days or less before the stay, Il Bisonte will NOT refund the deposit.