Nocefresca: Open Call 2023 (Sardinia island, Italy)

Associated Residency Program

Nocefresca is a residency that brings together artists, designers, writers and creative nomads from around the world. Our objective is for artists to focus on their projects while experiencing the inspiring environment of Sardinia island, Italy, rich in nature, history and culture.
Away from the constraints of everyday life and far enough from the pressures of big cities, each participant can have access to a fully equipped workplace, accommodations and professional support.

As a Nocefresca resident, you will be encouraged to self-direct your research with curatorial assistance, initiate new projects and explore original ways of working. Together with you, there will be other artists constituting a vibrant small community of different ages and geographical origins.
In this way, artists will have access to the experiences and activities that best support their artistic growth. With Nocefresca, participants can find professional support for the development of their projects regardless of the outcome, even in the delicate initial phase when any result is still uncertain.

Stemming from an exploration of the artists’ practices and interests, Nocefresca designs a tailored programme of activities that reflects the unique locations and creative opportunities available in Sardinia. This allows participants to delve into their work as a self-directed experience with weekly opportunities to engage with the other residents and local community through collective activities, conversations, workshops, explorations of the local cultural scene, visiting guests and much more.

We are happy to announce our 2023 Open Call to the Nocefresca Residency Program.

2nd October 2022

17th October 2022

Milis, Sardinia (Italy)

Residency Length
1 month - 3 months
Average Number of Artists in Residence at a Time
Collaborative Residency
Must apply and be accepted individually
May apply as a team
Interdisciplinary Arts
Mixed Media
Visual Arts
Costume/Fashion Design
Installation Arts
Paper Arts
Textile & Fiber Arts/Weaving
Literary Nonfiction
New Genres
Digital Media
Sound Art
Graphic Design
Environmental Arts
Public Art
Social Practice
Art Education
Pets are not allowed
Country of Residence
Open to artists based anywhere in the world
Family Friendly
Spouses/partners allowed for full stay (non-collaborators)
Stage of Career
Any stage of career
Additional Expectations/Opportunities
Accessible Housing
Partially Accessible (50% or more)
Meals Provided
Residents have access to shared kitchen
Residents have access to private kitchen
No meals are provided
Studios/Special Equipment
Private Studios
Shared Studios
Printers + Scanner
Painting Workspace (Oil)
Light Tables
Textiles Workspace
Fiber Arts Workspace
Dye Area
Studios/Facilities Accessibility
Partially Accessible (50% or more)
Type of Housing
Private housing on campus (individual apartment/cabin/house)
Private bedroom in a shared housing facility on campus
Additional Eligibility Information

This program is perfect for (but not limited to) visual artists, designers, digital creative professionals, researchers, architects and writers with no restrictions on age or geographical origin.

Number of Artists Accepted in Most Current Year
Total Applicant Pool in Most Current Year
Artist Stipend
Travel Stipend/Material Stipends
US Dollar (USD)
Residency Fees
Euro (EUR)
Fee Details

Option A.
Private room with private bathroom + private studio

By choosing this option, you will sleep in one of our shared apartments (max 4 people), enjoying a private bedroom with a queen size bed for single use and a private bathroom.
You will also have 24/7 access to a private studio located in Casa Bagnolo, 5-minute walk from the accommodation.

€ 1,500/month


Option B.
Private room with private bathroom + private studio + Oaxaca studio garden (80 sq m outdoor shared workspace)

By choosing this option, you will sleep in one of our shared apartments (max 4 people), enjoying a private room with a queen size bed for single use and a private bathroom.
You will also have 24/7 access to Casa Oaxaca, 5-minute walk from the accommodation, where you will be able to use a private studio and a communal outdoor workspace shared with another artist. This is an 80 sq m area in a private courtyard with a garden and provided with a canopy for shade. It is ideal for working with bulky materials, using toxic substances or simply spending more time outdoors.

€ 1,650/month


The fee includes:

- Accommodation (as described previously)

- Studio space (as described previously)

- Outdoor spaces: free access to spaces available for outdoor work in the internal courtyard of the artists studios building.

- Bicycles: each artist will have free access to the shared bicycle set for daily use during the stay, based on the equipment existing at that time.

- Curatorial and production assistance: invitation letter for funding requests, pre-departure residency plan, individual and group meetings, assistance in finding materials and supplies, for authorizations and licenses and support in interacting with the community.

- Purchase of equipment: for the first years, a budget is foreseen to equip the residency with artistic tools and equipment of lasting nature which purchase will be agreed in advance with the participant who will use it for the entire duration of the stay. Consumables are excluded. The ownership of equipment will remain to Nocefresca.

- Workshop: the artists will have the opportunity to participate for free in any workshops promoted by other artists in residence and/or eventual ones specifically organized with the collaboration of Nocefresca's partners.

- Insurance: insurance coverage for the work spaces. Medical insurance is not included and it is under the sole responsibility of the artist.

- Events: opportunity to show the work in progress and the productions during open studios on October 30th 2022 and/or public meetings.

- Archive: publication of the profile in the Nocefresca online archive.

Grant/Scholarship/other Funding Support
US Dollar (USD)
Grant/Scholarship/Other Funding Support Details

Nocefresca residency programs are currently not sponsored by funders or donors. However, in case of selection, we will be glad to assist you in the process of applying for funding by providing a formal letter of invitation and, if necessary, a personalized and official residency plan and budget.

We are always in search of partnerships to offer fully or partially funded residencies.

In case an opportunity came up, we always publish on our website and social channels.

Application Fee
Euro (EUR)
Application Type
Open application