Call for applications Q-INTERNATIONAL fourth call: Fall 2019


The Fondazione Quadriennale di Roma, Italy’s national institution aimed at promoting contemporary Italian art, is proud to announce the launch of its fourth Q-INTERNATIONAL grant (Fall 2019), aimed at supporting non-Italian institutions and organisations which showcase Italian artists.

After the assignment of the first three grants (Spring 2018, Fall 2018 and Spring 2019) which awarded more than 30 International organisations (see list below), Quadriennale di Roma is now publishing its fourth Q-INTERNATIONAL call which can be downloaded from the Foundation website at the following link.

Application deadline for the Fall 2019 call: Tuesday, November 26, 4pm CEST

The Fondazione Quadriennale di Roma coordinates initiatives related to research, training and promotion of Italian art throughout the year. At the same time the Foundation is responsible for the organization of the Rome Quadriennale, the large-scale exhibition held every four years in Rome since 1931 which showcases the most significant trends in the visual arts in Italy. The next Rome Quadriennale, curated by Sarah Cosulich and Stefano Collicelli Cagol, will inaugurate in Rome October 1, 2020.

The Q-INTERNATIONAL grant is part of the new programme of the Quadriennale di Roma, aimed at increasing the visibility of Italian artists outside the national boundaries through an activity of constant dialogue and exchange with international organisations.

Eligible for Q-INTERNATIONAL grants are non-Italian non-profit public or private organisations whose purpose is the promotion of the contemporary visual arts: museums, university institutes, kunsthalle, kunstverein, kunsthaus, centres for contemporary art, foundations, alternative spaces, cultural associations and organisations such as biennials, triennials and quadrennials can apply for funding for projects which involve one or more Italian artists.

Q-INTERNATIONAL wishes to provide an opportunity for flexible and rapid support for expenses linked to the organisation of the artistic events, from art transport costs, to artists’ travel and accommodation expenses, to contributions for performance fees or publications, with the exclusion of costs related to the production of artworks.

The Q-International call is published regularly twice a year. The next call (spring 2020) will be published on April 30, 2020.

The applications received are assessed by a committee composed of: Cristiana Collu (director of the Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Rome), Cesare Pietroiusti (artist and professor), Andrea Viliani (director of MADRE – Museo d’Arte Contemporanea Donnaregina, Naples). The committee, headed by Umberto Croppi, president of the Fondazione Quadriennale di Roma, will also include its artistic director, Sarah Cosulich, and its curator Stefano Collicelli Cagol.

Q-International Spring 2018, Fall 2018 and Spring 2019 recipients
Of the more than 150 applications received from international organisations in 2018 and the first part of 2019, the following 31 were awarded support for their activities involving Italian artists featured in solo, group and perennial exhibitions.

Recipients Q-International:
Almanac, London, Turin; Archive Kabinett e. V., Berlin; Athens Biennial, Athens; Dallas Contemporary, Dallas; Forum Stadtpark, Graz; MOSTYN,Llandudno; New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York; Point Centre for Contemporary Art, Nicosia; Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven. Art Institute, Art and Design Academy of the FHNW, Basilea; Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam; The International Charitable Foundation “Izolyatsia. Platform for Cultural Initiatives”, Kyiv; In extenso, Clermont-Ferrand; Artists Alliance Inc., New York; The Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA), Boston; Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (İKSV), Istanbul; La Rada, Independent Space for Contemporary Art, Locarno. GAK Gesellschaft für Aktuelle Kunst, Bremen; MAMCO – Musée d’art moderne et contemporain, Geneva; Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna; La Biennale de Lyon, Lyon; Center for Support and Development of Contemporary Art “ZA ART”, Ekaterinenburg; Blitz, Valletta,; Whitechapel Gallery, London; Kunstraum, London; Galerias Municipais de Lisboa/EGEAC, Lisbon; Ikon Gallery, Birmingham.

Artistic director of the Quadriennale di Roma is Sarah Cosulich, entrusted with the task of leading the Foundation until 2020 and curating the 17th edition of the Rome Quadriennale exhibition, the main event in Italy’s cultural agenda for Italian art. The programme proposed by Cosulich, who was selected through a public call in December 2017, marks a radical change in the Foundation’s strategy by aiming at strengthening the role of Italian artists abroad. Stefano Collicelli Cagol has been appointed as co-curator for the 2020 exhibition as well as of the research, workshop and symposium activities of the three years leading up to the exhibition.

The Fondazione La Quadriennale di Roma is a non-profit organisation owned by the Ministry for Cultural Heritage, the city of Rome and the Lazio Region.

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