JSS in Civita (IT), International Call for Applicants: Avigdor Arikha Memorial Merit-Based Residency Scholarship, Summer 2017
Deadline: April 14th, 2017
From their call: JSS in Civita, Summer Art School and Residency in Italy, is please to announce their call for the annual Avigdor Arikha Memorial International Residency Scholarship. This is a merit-based scholarship for a two-week residency at the JSS in Civita July 10th – 24th, 2017, including accommodations and meals. Scholarship includes participation in all JSS in Civita activities: Monday night communal dinners, weekly excursions, lectures, etc. The scholarship does not include airfare. Accommodations are in a private room in a shared apartment.
PDF of call: Avigdor Arikha International Residency Scholarship
About: Civita Castellana, and its environs, is a place of intoxicating natural beauty. It is steeped in history, both cultural and artistic, going back millennia to the pre-Roman Faliscan civilization. In the Lazio region of Italy, during the 17, 18, and 19th centuries Civita was a Grand Tour epicenter of open air landscape painting for artists sojourning through the Roman Campagna. It has been painted and inhabited by such artistic eminences as Corot, Ingres, Turner, Granet, Michallon, Valenciennes, Dughet, Bertin and played host to the likes of Mozart, Byron, Goethe and others too numerous to list. This is the landscape that set on fire Nicholas Poussin’s and Claude Lorrain’s Arcadian imaginations as they traversed northward from Rome toward Monte Soratte through the Campagna on horseback and on foot, drawing and dreaming. Among the impressive tufa cliffs, gorges, ruins, castles, forts and pastures, all majestically administered by the fabled Monte Soratte, is the immersive and engaging locus that is the JSS in Civita Summer Art School & Residency – a peerless painter’s paradise.