The prize LIVE WORKS Performance Act Award includes a creative residency period, for nine selected projects. LIVE WORKS sees performance as a work space, and as an instrument and cultural exercise.
The prize is unique in its particular attention to hybrid research, underlining the openness and fluidity of performance, its social and political implications and its level of public understandability. The competition is open to a wide range of emerging performative actions, including: media arts, lecture performances, task performances, text-based performances and multimedia storytelling, relational practices and workshop-based projects, flash mobs, politically engaged and activist project, experience design, fashion design and relational urbanism.
Artists and professionals from any geographic location can enter the competition, as individuals or in groups, with a single project. The competition only accepts unpublished or long-term projects that need to be developed and/or concluded, for which participation would represent a continuing or final chapter.
The nine projects selected by LIVE WORKS will be invited to participate in a production residency at Centrale Fies from 1st to the 10th July 2015, during which the will be awarded a budget of € 800,00 to produce their performance. The production of the performance projects during the residency will be supported by diverse types of curatorship, from theoretical to technical development. During the residency phase, Centrale Fies will provide a technician and a production manager to assist the artists as they develop the selected projects. The residency phase is an essential part of the development of the competition and the selected projects. In the event that the residency cannot be carried out in the period indicated in the competition announcement, it is possible to organize alternative forms of residency. The proposal for an alternative residency must be justified by the typology and characteristics of the projects presented.
The performances produced will be presented during the 35th edition of the Drodesera Festival of Performing Arts. On this occasion, the nine finalists will be evaluated by a jury who will select the winner. The winning artist will be offered the possibility of an additional residency phase at Centrale Fies and a € 1000,00 prize (net).