Nocefresca Artist Residency
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.
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.
The residency is primarily self-directed and, as an artist, you are expected to be self-sufficient in your practice. However, Nocefresca organizes some activities to help you fuel your artistic process:
- Presentation of each one's practice to the group
- Individual meetings with the curator for assistance and feedback
- Opportunity to propose site-specific projects, talks and workshops
- Final open-studio event, open to the public
- Outdoor excursions and explorations, screening of films, visiting artists and social activities with the local community are extra activities that can happen spontaneously
c/o Casa Bagnolo Via Diaz 18
09070 Milis OR
Residency Program Information
Residency Program Summary
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.
Fees depend on the lodging type and on the lenght of stay.
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.
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.
**Regardless of the option you choose (A, or B) you will also have 24/7 access to the communal spaces of Casa Bagnolo and you will be able to take advantage of all the services included in the Nocefresca programme.
**Guests are welcome in the same room and in the same bed as the artist's, regardless of the option you choose (A, or B).
For them a supplemental fee of € 15 per night and minimum stay of 1 week (7 nights) are required.
Artists are welcome to bring children exclusively if they request a private apartment, but the children are not allowed to stay at the studios premises.
** For prices regarding a private apartment, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Casa Bagnolo, the studio building, has two stores; the first one has two studios and two desktops that are physically accessible for wheelchair users and people with limited mobility, whereas the top floor at the moment is not. The courtyard is accessible. Casa Oaxaca, another studio building, is located at the groundfloor and it's accessible.
As each house is different, don’t hesitate to contact us if you need more information about their accessibility.
Artists with limited mobility can access the studio space, communal areas (indoors and outdoors) and to the houses.
They can participate in workshops and encounters.
The terrain on the property may cause difficulties for those with limited mobility.
Two of our 4 studios are reachable only via a staircase.
Some of the bedrooms in our houses are accessed via staircase, but others are available and accessible for those with limited mobility.
Housing & Accomodation
The communal spaces are located in the ground floor, totally accessible with a wheelchair.
Studio & Facilities
Each resident artists will have access to the following facilities:
Housing: private bedroom in a shared home with a fully-equipped kitchen, washing machine, heating and cooling system, and bed linens and towels provided. Private apartments available on request.
Studios: 24-hour access to individual and shared studios with a meeting/projection area and 24h Wi-Fi available. The studios are located in the historic center of the village.
Outdoor spaces: outdoor spaces are available in the wide studios courtyard, reserved for heavy art materials, projects and outdoor tasks.
Equipment and gears: for the first few years, we will be dedicating a substantial budget to buy art equipment, gear and tools for the residency program — so just tell us what you need!
Curatorial and production assistance: invitation letter, tailored pre-departure residency plan, inspirational hints, individual and group encounters, assistance in procuring materials, authorization and licenses, and support in community interaction and activities.
Planned workshops: artists will have the freedom of participating in local workshops promoted by other resident artists or organized ad hoc with the collaboration of nocefresca partners (a participation fee may be required).
Insurance: insurance coverage will be provided for work carried out in the studio. Medical insurance is not included and is the responsibility of the artist.
Bikes: Resident artists will have access to our set of bicycles for daily use during their stay.
Events: the opportunity to showcase your work-in-progress and completed productions in open studios or public talks. ARCHIVE: publication of the artist profile in nocefresca online archive.
Publication of the artists' profiles in the Nocefresca online archive (artists' page).
The resident have 24-hour access to individual and shared studios with a meeting/projection area and 24h Wi-Fi available. The studios are located in the historic center of the village.