Application for one of the five art scholarships

Every year from 2020, the Fondazione Internazionale per la Scultura will award scholarships to artists who are dedicated to three-dimensional work. Length of stay: beginning of May to the end of October. Five artists will be selected by the jury, to live and work at the CIS. The scholarship is CHF 1500.00 per month. The artists will have at their disposal a personal studio, a shared work area with a 20-ton crane and three workshops equipped with all the necessary tools and materials for work with stone (marble), wood and metal etc. They will live in individual apartments in the artists’ house which is located in the village centre of Peccia. The next call for applications will soon be available.

Professional 3-D artists may apply for a studio scholarship after completion of their studies at a recognised university/academy. Recommended are 1-2 years professional experience and exhibitions of their work. Three-dimensional artists with no formal education may apply if they have been working as artists for at least five years and have exhibited their works publicly (in galleries, art spaces, museums) or have been able to exhibit three of their works in a public space.

Each scholarship holder will have an apartment in the artists’ house which is located in the village centre of Peccia. There are six residential units in this house. Each unit has its own shower/toilet and a small kitchenette. The house also has a large kitchen and dining area for communal use. The scholarship holders are expected to cater for themselves. Internet connection is available: WLAN

There are five studios available. These are usually awarded only once. The studios are designed as autonomous working units.
The scholarship holders must be willing and capable of working independently with sculpting materials. In line with the purpose of the Foundation, the marble of Peccia is the main work material, but all other stones and other materials such as wood, metal, plaster, clay, paper etc. can also be used. There are no assistants or other workers available to help with the projects.

After their stay, the scholarship holders may become members of the Artistic Committee. They are thus also eligible in the awarding of the studios, together with the Artistic Committee members and the jury. As a rule, one former scholarship holder is elected to become a member of the jury.

Here you can find the conditions and the Application form as PDF.