Emily Kreis Harvey was a New York gallerist known for her support of the international avant-garde community. She divided her time between New York and Venice, Italy, where she made her home. She loved Venice, and wanted others to share in her experience of this ancient and unique Italian city. She loved art and artists, and creative people of all types, and particularly wanted to support mature artists with her residencies, since there were so few facilities specifically for them. She died in Venice in 2004.
The Emily Harvey Foundation offers residencies in Venice, Italy, for artists, writers, poets, filmmakers, photographers, videographers, choreographers, dancers, musicians, curators, arts administrators, architects, and other creative thinkers in mid to late career who are engaged in the project of change, and who work the leading edges of their disciplines. They may come from anywhere in the world.
The Foundation provides live-work space in Venice, inclusive of utilities, and Wi-Fi or Ethernet access to the internet. All spaces have telephones for local calls only, full kitchens, and facilities for washing clothes. The Foundation provides neither stipends, nor meals, nor travel expenses. Residents must procure their own working materials, and will be expected while in Venice to be financially self-sufficient.
Applications should be made by e-mail and can be written in English, Italian, German, French or Spanish. Attachments should include the applicant's CV and a one-page, double-spaced description (250 words) of the work the applicant intends to do while in Venice. Residencies are for one, two or three months, depending on the scope of the applicant's project. Other time periods can also be considered.
Applications should be e-mailed to Henry Martin: firstname.lastname@example.org. Receipt will be acknowledged within thirty days. Residents will be selected by the Foundation's Application Committee, and successful applicants will be notified at least a year before the date of their residency.Applications are currently being accepted for 2012. Applications for 2012 must be submitted by November 15, 2010.