Our dear friends at amaneï in Santa Marina Salina (Aeolian Islands, Italy) share a wonderful OPEN CALL: " "The project Iancura takes its name from a unique meteorological phenomenon known in the Aeolian dialect. It signifies a moment of temporal suspension when the sea and sky merge, creating a motionless, white, and milky landscape. Just as Iancura represents a temporary suspension, where the sea and sky merge in a motionless and ethereal state, the untold stories exist as dormant narratives waiting to be unveiled."  amaneï welcomes applications from candidates from different stages of their careers and backgrounds, with a focus on experimental practices in visual arts, cultural theory, performance, filmmaking, curating, literal translation, and writing. The residency period lasts one month (April/May 2024, TBC exact dates), with four residents at a time." DEADLINE APPLICATION 25 SEPTEMBER 2023 ~ click to read more  

IANCURA RESIDENCY PROJECT is an European-funded project under the Creative Europe program. Iancura Residency will offer accommodation and workspaces. It will also cover travel expenses (from the place of residence to the place of destination, and back to the place of residence - including visa expenses if needed) and living-related costs (such as food and local transportation). Traveling by land and sea (train, bus, ferry) is highly preferred.

April/May 2024 - Santa Marina Salina  

Read the open call in full on the website 

amaneï invites artists and cultural professionals legally residing in one of the 40 Creative Countries (including their Overseas Countries and Territories (OCTs) and Outermost Regions (ORs) of the European Union), except Italy (check" Eligibility section" for detailed information here), to apply for a research-based residency project in Santa Marina Salina (Aeolian Islands) in Spring 2024. 

* Should you have any additional questions, please do not hesitate to contact info@amanei.com

Amaneï is a non-profit organization and cultural center based on the island of Salina (Aeolian archipelago, Italy). Amaneï is located in a 19th-century building of Santa Marina Salina, where the native Oliva family lived until 1918 before being exterminated by the Spanish flu epidemic. In 2005, Oliva's descendants, Elisabetta di Mambro (president) and Elettra Bottazzi (artistic director and residency curator), restored their ancestors' house and activated the amaneï project. In 2016, Elettra Bottazzi and Marta Bandini (art and project manager) started the amaneï residency program. As a cultural center in the Aeolian archipelago, it promotes territorially related research practices through residency programs, community engagement activities, and international exchange initiatives. Amaneï encourages on-site theoretical and practical research studies and projects related to its islands and islanders, fostering collaborative projects, exhibitions, talks, and workshops (among other activities) with a network of affiliated national and international partners and institutions. It collaborates actively and continuously with the Municipalities of Santa Marina Salina and Malfa. To facilitate the synergy between multidisciplinary practices and cross-cultural interactions, the organization activated a worldwide residency exchange program (with Indonesia in 2022/2024 and Portugal in 2023). In 2023, as mediator for territorial practices, amaneï hosted the DAI-Dutch Art Institute and the Appel Curatorial Program for the AEOLIAN DAI WEEK 2023.