The Fellowship program is dedicated primarily although not exclusively to individuals, collectives or organisations based in Palermo who may concretely benefit from a period of financial support to scale up their careers and/or develop new artistic or political projects.
Fellows conduct their work independently and are selected following an interview process aimed at defining their project. They are however invited to take up a role in the activities of Rizoma and will choose one of the ongoing Nodes to be associated with. Fellows additionally contribute to defining the long-term vision of Rizoma.
Two types of fellowships exist:
Individual Fellowships: Normally for a period of 6 months to one year. Individual fellows receive an allowance of €1,000 per month
Organisational Fellowships: These are grants offered to collectives, start-ups, or other organisations enabling them to upscale their work or develop a new initiative. These fellowships normally last a minimum of 1 year (renewable) and provide €10,000 / year in support.
Fellows are generally coopted and no open call is issued.