Nature, Art & Habitat - Taleggio Valley

General information

Brief description of organisation

Residency founded by: Association Nature, Art & Habitat and Associazione Amici Artista Franco Normanni, non-profit association, based in Bergamo, Italy

Organisation founded in


Brief description of residency program

Nature, Art & Habitat at Soggiorno Mazzoleni -- Taleggio Valley, Bergamo, Italy -- is a summer MULTIDISCIPLINARY RESIDENCY program that aims to unfold and display a sensitive type of culture that relates to nature as a source of inspiration and a measure of available resources. The ultimate goal is to unveil intimate links with all living organisms and to develop a more resilient and vital coexistence - in which humans would not be conceived as separate from, but part of, nature.

By looking at Earth’s ecosystem - climate, geology, soil, water, air, sun - Nature, Art & Habitat Residency intends to investigate each year a different natural component, its presence, and its ecosystemic coexistence in the Taleggio Valley, offering to residents creative inspiration for their projects. 2017 Topis is "ROCK & STONE: Material Culture and Cultures of Making"

The Alpine location will provide NAHR residents rich resources to root their investigation and final projects on the environmental elements, such as the woods, the river, the mountains, the pastures, and the villages - in order to give form to hidden connections with the surrounding organisms inspired by a sensitive ecological approach.
An international jury will operate the selection of the residents based on their proposals´ relevance.

Residency program since


Disciplines and media
  • Visual Art
  • Dance
  • Performing Arts
  • Literature
  • New Media
  • Film Making
  • Architecture
  • Anthropology, Economy, Design, Biology - interdisciplinary
Type of organisation
  • Independent Association/Foundation

Residency conditions

Duration of residencies
  • 1 month
Number of artists resident at one time


Companions allowed
  • Children
  • Partners

companions and children allowed for short periods

Grants available

no grants available at this time. NAHR will provide a letter of participation to successful candidates for their funding search.

Expenses paid by artist
  • Travel
  • Supplies
  • Food
Expectations of the artist
  • Presentation
  • Cleaning
  • Donation of an Artwork

to participate to informal conversations and presentations with the local community

Expenses paid by the organisation
  • Housing
Application who/how

Project Based

Selection procedure

By Committee

Presentation of artists' work

Arranged on a case-by-case basis

Description of residency


RuralItalian Alps. Spring weather is generally warm, but with possibility or rainy days.

  • Internet Connection
  • Kitchen
  • Private Apartment
Working language(s)
  • English
  • interactions with local community is in Italian. English is used among the fellows and during major presentations.
Other activities happening at the space
  • Workshops
  • Presentation
  • Exhibitions

How to reach

By train

until Bergamo and from there by Bus - SAB

By plane


By car

we are 45 min from Bergamo and 1.30 hours from Milano

Nearest airport

Bergamo, Italy

Contact information

Nature, Art & Habitat - Taleggio Valley
sottochiesa 161
24010 taleggio

Phone: +39 0345 47054

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