With the help of our community of distinguished artists and academics, we are developing our Creative Faculties - built on creative confluence of artistic freedom and academic disciplines. This is to make our mentorship program accessible to younger and emerging artists, enabling them to unlock their creative flow ...
The Creative Faculties program runs across Faculties covering disciplines such as Visual Arts, Literature, and Sculpture. It offers a Mentorships program to younger and emerging artists by distinguished fellow artists, academics, and innovators. It also offers our unique Internships program, providing professional and creative opportunities and experiences in curating our unique residencies, exhibitions, and festivals.
- Sessions in 2022 -
Open Call sessions for Fall 2022, open to artists with focus on Visual Arts, Sculpture, Literature, and Poetry. Curated with the intention of carefully suiting individuals to the unique environment and resources we can offer at Karin Giusto Studio in Popoli, and the Bohemian artists community in Calcata.
The medieval settings of Popoli, and Calcata provide an opportunity for artists and writers to live and work outside of their usual environments, providing them with time to reflect, research, or produce work.
- MENTORSHIPS -
We offer one-on-one mentoring sessions to younger and emerging artists across disciplines by distinguished fellow artists, writers, and academics. Our mentoring sessions run in tandem with our spring, summer, and fall residencies sessions. During this period, artists and writers in residence enrol for a minimum of one week up to several weeks with the option of one-on-one mentoring sessions that can be tailored to meet individual creative goals during and after artists-in-residence sessions.
- Writing Mentoring -
One-on-one mentoring sessions by writing professionals that can be tailored to meet your writing goals. During the mentoring sessions you will receive a content-based and style-based critique (i.e. substantive and stylistic evaluation) of your submission to include content-driven and line-by-line feedback. The mentoring session will focus on the literary craft and possibly address potential avenues for publication.
- Creative Mentoring -
One-on-one mentoring sessions by distinguished artists that can be tailored to meet your creative goals. Built on the creative confluence of artistic freedom and academic disciplines, to help younger and emerging artists unlock their creative flow.
- Creative Circles -
Access to creative circles such as Writers Circle scheduled monthly, for writers who seek encouragement, guidance, and community on the path to successfully achieving writing goals, a "soft place to fall" for fellow writers to lean on one another, respecting a simple rule - what happens in the circle stays in the circle.
For 2022 we are expanding our Creative Circles to other faculties.
- Intern Program -
Sophia Willke joint our internship program in Dec 2021 and after a successful six weeks tenure is now overseeing and shaping Public Relations at Smart Curators "Built on the foundation of creative democracy, we are excited to reach out to our public audience of art lovers in Italy and around the world" Sophia Willke - Public Relations -
More information on our internship program can be found here.
- INTERNSHIPS -
The internship program is open to younger emerging artists and writers who are seeking creative opportunities and experiences, getting involved on a part time basis in curating our unique residencies, exhibitions, and festivals.
Selection procedure is by committee with special consideration for interns who are interested in digital publishing, sharing their stories, pieces, and takes on any topics leading to personal discovery and growth.
To apply for an internship, you can find more information here.
- Digital Publishing -
Our adopted digital publishing platform is Medium. Anyone can write on Medium, thought-leaders, journalists, and individuals with unique perspectives can share their thinking and aspirations. You’ll find pieces by independent writers from around the globe with smart stories and takes with our own smart publications soon to be launched.
- FACULTIES -
We are in talks with universities and academies in Italy and internationally, engaging with distinguished artists, academics, and innovators to help us offer mentoring sessions for the younger and emerging artists that can be tailored to meet individual creative goals across disciplines.
- Creative Confluence -
With the help of our community of distinguished artists, and academics we are growing our creative faculty and mentorship program, built on Creative Confluence of artistic freedom and academic disciplines to help younger and emerging artists unlock their creative flow ...
- Creative Faculties -
Our creative mentorship program is built on the foundations of creative democracy, initially covering three faculties with named principals:
PHOTO ARTS & DOCUMENTARIES (Niaz Maleknia)
With three more faculties under construction:
LITERATURE & STORIES
VIDEOS & MUSIC