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Open Call / Euro-Mediterranean co-creation residency programme (in memory of David Sassoli)

On 20th December 2019, during the Closing Ceremony of Matera 2019, Mr. David Sassoli, the greatly missed President of the European Parliament, called on Europe to become an increasing praesidium of peace, freedom and democracy leveraging cultural participation.

On this basis and in the European year of Youth, together with Open Design School, in partnership with European Capital of Culture GO!2025 (Nova Gorica-Gorizia) and European Capital of Youth  Tirana EYC 2022 and under the patronage of European Capitals of Culture Esch 2022Kaunas 2022 and Novi Sad 2022, Foundation Matera-Basilicata 2019 calls upon European and Mediterranean creatives to design and produce four residencies in Basilicata (IT), centred around the above-mentioned principles, through co-creation with local communities.


2022 is the European Year of Youth: Europe calls on young people to become active citizens and actors of positive change.

Foundation Matera-Basilicata 2019 wants to invite young creatives, from Europe and the Mediterranean area, to work with local communities of Basilicata, investigating a new idea of Europe shaped around those principles and which embraces the Mediterranean area as a key place to shape the future.


Four European and Mediterranean young creatives (individuals and collectives, aged under 40) will be selected for a three-week residency in a village of Basilicata region (Italy) during November 2022.

Invited creatives will develop and deliver their proposal through a co-creation process with the local community and a local creative or cultural company, that will participate in the development of the project.


Download the application form here and send it via email to: international@matera-basilicata2019.it by September 2nd 2022. Subject: Creative Communities

Click here for more details about the open call.

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