Deadline: 11/02/2019

The Museum of Loss and Renewal: Taking Time/Prendendo Tempo

Residency programme in national park Italy to support research and the development of new work.

TAKING TIME / PRENDENDO TEMPO, The Museum of Loss and Renewal Residency Programme is located in Collemacchia, a small village within Italy’s National Park of Abruzzo, Lazio and Molise, a protected area of exceptional significance and beauty. The cities of Naples and Rome are within easy reach.
Engagement with the natural world begins on the doorstep and the stunning mountainous landscape surrounding the village offers an excellent environment for reflective practice. The ancient, undisturbed and extensive terrain holds a rich and complex history visible in its architecture, customs, 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.

The Earth Residency
Two part-funded residencies are offered, each for the two week period of 13-27 April 2019. The costs that are covered include accommodation and work space.

The Stone Residency
This writer’s residency is generously supported by the MacKenna Sales family and enables a creative person whose practice focusses on writing to spend a period of 2 weeks in residence between 13-27 April 2019. The costs that are covered include accommodation, work space and travel costs up to €300.

The Wood Residency
This self-funded residency is offered for a minimum of two weeks. The residency will normally take place between April and October 2019. Exact dates will be determined through discussion with successful applicants. Dates out with the April to October period can be considered, and some additional costs will apply.

Applications are open to visual artists, performing artists, writers, curators, designers, musicians, theatre-makers and those working in collaboration. We encourage applications from interdisciplinary creatives and groups working in a broad range of disciplines from e.g. anthropology to zoology.

Live/work accommodation is spread over two fully furnished houses and a studio building consisting of multiple bedrooms, desk space, studio space, central heating and internet.
Up to 10 residents could be accommodated depending on their individual needs in terms of sleeping arrangements and studio space requirements.

The 4 studio spaces have internet access and can be used for a wide range of activities. Basic tools are available but the programme does not offer specialist machinery or equipment.Small hand and power tools are available.

The Museum of Loss and Renewal offers a variety of residencies (funded, partly funded and self-funded). There is no application fee. For information about costs please visit
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.

For information about the application process, deadlines and costs please visit

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) publication that documents each residency.

The Museum of Loss and Renewal: Taking Time/Prendendo Tempo

The Museum of Loss and Renewal: Taking Time/Prendendo Tempo


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