The generative residencies allow an artist, collective, activist, researcher, or thinker to familiarise themselves with Fondazione Studio Rizoma and Palermo and to develop a joint project idea on-site during a period of approximately 2-4 weeks. The residencies are designed individually according to the needs of the guests.
Residents will be invited and accompanied by the Rizoma team to meet people with relevant expertise or possible cooperation partners and to get to know the city and Sicily. Residents can arrive in Palermo already with a concrete project to develop, or they can let the city guide them to develop one.
Residents deal with issues and have developed practices that can be fruitfully connected with Palermo and with the working focus of one of the Nodes of Rizoma. The generative phase of project development serves to jointly make a project tangible, fostering the opportunity for a longer-term collaboration with the resident often in the context of a new project co-developed with and supported by Rizoma. In this sense, the generative residency scheme also serves to open up the definition of Rizoma’s work program enabling participatory co-design.
Residencies emerge organically out of the work and partnerships of Fondazione Studio Rizoma and there is no public open call. However, if you have a specific idea in mind that would require a residential period in Palermo you are invited to get in touch by email and briefly present yourself, your idea, and your timescale.
Residents receive a pro-rata per diem of €300 per week plus travel and accommodation.