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

The Nature, Art & Habitat Residency: An ECO-Laboratory of Multidisciplinary Practice, located in the Taleggio Valley near Bergamo, Italy, is a summer program that aims to unfold and display a sensitive culture that responds to nature’s needs and uses nature’s insights as a source of inspiration and as measure of impacts on available resources. The ultimate goal of NAHR is to uncover intimate links between all living organisms in order to support more resilient development where humans and nature can successfully coexist.

By looking macroscopically at the Earth’s ecosystems – climate, geology, soil, water, air, sun – and then reading microscopically the Valley’s natural characteristics, including flowers, ferns, bees, pebbles, barns, villagers, shops, and more, NAHR intends to invite participants to investigate different natural components each year: their felt presence and integrated coexistence in the Taleggio Valley. We ask, and expect to challenge, participants to approach their surroundings in novel ways.

2019 Topic is "Grasses and Pastures: Imagining a Regenerative Economy of Cheese."

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

Residency conditions

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

between 5 and 10

Companions allowed
  • Children
  • Partners

companions and children allowed for short periods, ALT RES only.

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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