UPDATE October 8th: The scholarships will be awarded to Kasper and Alex who have commented below. Congrats and see you in Matera!
We are proud to announce that the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Rome is officially supporting our community event! Thanks to Committee Matera 2019, a backer of unMonastery and thoughtful intermediary of our exchange, the Embassy will fund two Dutch residents to participate in Living On The Edge 29 October - 3 November 2013 and become involved in building the unMonastery. The scholarships, 500 EUR each, will cover travel and accommodation expenses.
Who can apply & how?
We encourage you to come forward if you are a resident in the Netherlands and if you have an educational background or experience in intercultural exchanges, networked communities, cultural management, performance art, social sculpture, visual design, or service design.
If you wish to apply you should write a short text telling us what your motivation is for attending Living on the Edge – The unPilgrimage in Matera and how you intend to contribute to Building the unMonastery (see ongoing discussions). Be sure to include a link to your personal site or resumé. Feel free to propose a session you wish to lead and explain how you plan to work with other Edgeryders already involved. We encourage you to post your thoughts as comments to this post, so the community can react to your submission and endorse it. The more positive responses to your comment, the higher the chances you will be awarded a scholarship. Note that you need to be registered at Edgeryders or logged in to be able to comment.
Deadline for submitting contributions is the
30th of September 7th of October.
Show some love!
To all Edgeryders reading, let’s be generous with our thanks: feel free to share this post and ping the Embassy on twitter @olandiamo and facebook /olandiamo.in.italia, as well as team Matera @Matera2019 & #MT2019. Many thanks to Rossella Tarantino at Comitato Matera 2019 and Bas Ernst at the Dutch Embassy in Rome for making this possible!
What about YOUR embassy?
The Dutch are leading the way. but chances are your government can do the same. It does not hurt to write to your country’s diplomatic representation in Italy, show them this post and ask them to do the same. Just saying.