Deadline: 04/08/2019

New Residency Places

New residency places in September and October as the museum expands its excellent accommodation.

The TAKING TIME / PRENDENDO TEMPO Residency Programme is designed to support research, study and/or the development of new work.

The extremely comfortable accommodation and generous studio spaces are located in Collemacchia, a small village situated in a protected area of exceptional significance and beauty. The cities of Naples and Rome, with world-class exhibitions and museum collections, are within easy reach by train or bus.

The village is embedded in stunning mountainous landscape in the National Park of Abruzzo, Lazio and Molise that offers an excellent environment for practice and reflection. The ancient, undisturbed and extensive terrain holds a rich and complex history visible in its customs, cultural events, architecture, agricultural lands and forests.

The area is sparsely populated by villages that are largely trilingual Italian-French-English due to the large community of emigrants who continually move between European nations. The Museum of Loss and Renewal fosters strong links with the local community which is highly supportive of the Residency Programme.

Applications are open to visual artists, performing artists, writers, curators, designers, musicians, theatre-makers and those working in collaboration. Individuals and groups are welcomed. The museum encourages interdisciplinary applications from creatives who work across disciplines. Each residency provides uninterrupted periods of time with no expectation of a final outcome.

At the end of each Residency Programme year the museum publishes a full-colour bi-lingual (English-Italian; ISBN) magazine that documents the work and/or visual and textual material generated by the programme participants.

In August 2019 The Museum of Loss and Renewal will launch its new presentation space to welcome audiences and participants to a curated programme of exhibitions and events.


  • Accommodation (shared or private; self-catering)
  • Studio space (shared or private)
  • Desk space
  • Focussed discussion between Residents is often facilitated by Co-Curators (Prof) Tracy Mackenna & (Dr) Edwin Janssen
  • Collection/taxi pick-up arranged at local train station (on arrival)

Disciplines and media

  • Visual Art
  • New Media
  • Printmaking
  • Curatorial
  • Film Making
  • Sculpture
  • Theatre
  • Performing Arts
  • Music
  • Literature
  • Writing
  • Research

Residents are accommodated in two recently renovated, extremely comfortable houses situated a couple of minutes walk from each other. Houses have fully equipped kitchens, bathrooms, sitting rooms etc. Double, twin and single bedrooms are available. Internet is accessible throughout. Cleaning is included in cost.

Studio space is located in two buildings, situated a couple of minutes walk from each other. All spaces have been recently renovated and include indoor and outdoor making spaces, and desk space. Internet is available throughout.

Fees and support
€300 per week. The Residency programme is operated on a non-commercial cost covering basis, and is financially supported by The Museum of Loss and Renewal in order to keep fees low. Typically, artists source funding to support fees, flights, production costs or other subsistence by applying to their national arts funding bodies, by personal fundraising, or through academic institutional support. Letters of invitation can be provided to assist in this process.

An individual Residency provides uninterrupted periods of time with no expectation of a final outcome.

Residents are responsible for funding and organising their own travel, own insurances and any visa requirements particular to country of origin. Detailed travel information will be supplied (closest airports Naples, Rome), and collection/drop-off at a local train station will be arranged.


  • Creative practitioners at any stage of their career
  • Creative individuals, duos and partnerships
  • Creative practitioners based in any country
  • Partners/families of Residents can be accommodated, space dependent

How to apply
Applicants should email one PDF document containing the following information to 

  • Statement about the work you wish to undertake (may be a period of research rather than achieving resolved outcomes) / 250 words max.
  • Statement about how a period of residency would benefit your practice / 250 words max.
  • Statement about how the above relate to The Museum of Loss and Renewal’s areas of focus / 250 words max.
  • Link to your website/online platform or documentation of visual/textual work (max 2 pages A4)
  • CV: maximum 1 page. This should outline your education and recent work (i.e. exhibitions, performances, writing, publications, etc.)

Title your PDF application doc: FirstNameSecondName_TTRP2019

Successful applicants will be notified within 7 days of application deadline.

Please note that feedback on unsuccessful applications cannot be provided

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