Open Call


UNIDEE residency programs

With Funding
Free / No Costs
Biella, Italy


- The Caravan Residency Program: Thinking with Alexandria: – Applicants can be emerging to mid-career artists working in diverse media—digital, moving image, painting and printmaking, performance, photography, sculpture, sound, and text— as well as cultural practitioners and activists informed by and concerned with archival research, knowledge production, placemaking, and/or community-based engagement; – Applicants demonstrating commitment towards generating new insights around urban histories and dynamics, coloniality and power formations, infrastructures and networks, and maritime cultures and poetics will be prioritized; - Politics of Heritage – School for Sonic Memory Residency: – Applicants should be engaged in the study, protection or production of collective urban memory – in the form of built heritage, soundscape, music, stories, social and political practice, with sound as a primary medium of research. for other Eligibility criteria please check the open calls.

Number of Participants

- The Caravan Residency Program: Thinking with Alexandria: 16 residents - Politics of Heritage – School for Sonic Memory Residency: 6 residents Please visit our websites to discover more on both open calls: - -


Selection Results (Announcement Dates)


October 10, 2021 - July 31, 2022


  • €500.00 material budget (one-time)
  • €3,000.00 stipend (one-time)


Co-Working, Desk Space, Installation Space, Shared Studio, Sound Studio


Apartment, Guest House, Hotel, Private Bathroom, Private Room, Shared Bathroom


Breakfast, Coffee, Dinner, Lunch, Vegan, Vegetarian

Public Programs

Community Engagement , Exhibition, Forum, Grant, Group Dinners, Mentors, Open Studios, Panel, Professional Development, Publication, Readings, Seminars, Visiting Professionals, Workshops


Activists, Architecture, Augmented Reality, Cinematography, Collective, Curatorial, Digital Media, Documentary, Entrepreneur , Film, Immersive Experiences, Installation, Interdiscplinary Arts, Intervention, Literature, Moving Image, Music, Music Composition, Painting, Performance Art, Photography, Poetry, Public Art, Research, Social Practice, Sound Art, Video Art, Virtual Reality, Visual Arts



Program Description

The project "Alexandria: (re)activating common urban imaginaries" (ALEX) aims to take a fresh look at the many challenges faced by the arts and heritage sectors, through the historic and contemporaneous prisms of the city of Alexandria, Egypt and its influence on urban imaginaries in the Mediterranean region and beyond. The project is supported by the European Union's Creative Europe programme. The project takes its first steps by organizing two fully-funded residency cycles, which will evolve independently but which will encounter each other at various moments during the project: - The Caravan Residency Program: Thinking with Alexandria conceived and realized by UNIDEE residency programs and curated together with Edwin Nasr and in conversation with Sarah Rifky. - The Politics of Heritage - School for Sonic Memory Residency, organised by Onassis Stegi and Theatrum Mundi, is a pluri-disciplinary nomadic residency program exploring sound, memory and trans-Mediterranean resonances.

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