Nocefresca Artist Residency

An international programme in the rural villages of Sardinia island

An international programme in the rural villages of Sardinia island

Open to artists from all over the world

Open to artists from all over the world

The 2022 location is in the rural medieval village of Milis - main square

The 2022 location is in the rural medieval village of Milis - main square

The studios are at a few steps from the main square of Milis

The studios are at a few steps from the main square of Milis

Immersed in a rural environment

Immersed in a rural environment

At 19 km from the beaches of the west coast

At 19 km from the beaches of the west coast

The participants and the local communities are both involved in a cultural exchange experience

The participants and the local communities are both involved in a cultural exchange experience

Our artists studios are located in the ancient dwelling of Casa Bagnolo

Our artists studios are located in the ancient dwelling of Casa Bagnolo

View of one of our artist studios

View of one of our artist studios

View of one of our artist studios

View of one of our artist studios

Milis is the town of citrus fruits, surrounded by orchards

Milis is the town of citrus fruits, surrounded by orchards

Our studios are located at a few steps from the most ancient citrus grove of Sardinia

Our studios are located at a few steps from the most ancient citrus grove of Sardinia

The studios premises has a wide courtyard ideal to work, write or chat

The studios premises has a wide courtyard ideal to work, write or chat

A view of our communal spaces, equipped with library, desks, sitting and projection room, refreshment point and easy access ot the courtyard

A view of our communal spaces, equipped with library, desks, sitting and projection room, refreshment point and easy access ot the courtyard

The studios premises has a wide courtyard ideal to work, write or chat

The studios premises has a wide courtyard ideal to work, write or chat

During the open studios event, the community come to visit us

During the open studios event, the community come to visit us

During the residency, the artists can interact with the local community learning their culture and traditions

During the residency, the artists can interact with the local community learning their culture and traditions

Outdoor excursions and explorations, screening of films, visiting artists and social activities with the local community are extra activities that can happen spontaneously during the residency

Outdoor excursions and explorations, screening of films, visiting artists and social activities with the local community are extra activities that can happen spontaneously during the residency

During the open studios event, the artists share their work in progress with the local community

During the open studios event, the artists share their work in progress with the local community

Living in a rural village of Sardinia, close to local communities and far from tourists and chaotic cities, treats you with moments of authentic simplicity to connect with the most elementary life values.

Living in a rural village of Sardinia, close to local communities and far from tourists and chaotic cities, treats you with moments of authentic simplicity to connect with the most elementary life values.

Nocefresca Artist Residency

Milis, OR, Italy

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

Contact

c/o Casa Bagnolo Via Diaz 18
09070 Milis OR
Italy

Year Founded
2019
Context
Rural
Residency Structure
Embedded in an arts or cultural organization (including theater + gallery)
Embedded in historic site
Longterm/embedded in neighborhood
Residency Program Type
Studio-based (with housing)
Community-engaged
Research
Experiential
Residency Length
1 week - 3 months
Languages
English
Spanish
Other
Average Number of Artists in Residence at a Time
6
Collaborative Residency
Must apply and be accepted individually
May apply as a team
Discipline
Drawing
Interdisciplinary Arts
Mixed Media
Painting
Sculpture
Visual Arts
Costume/Fashion Design
Installation Arts
Paper Arts
Textile & Fiber Arts/Weaving
Woodworking
Criticism
Fiction
Journalism
Literary Nonfiction
Literature
New Genres
Nonfiction
Playwriting
Poetry
Screenwriting
Translation
Writing
Digital Media
Documentary
Photography
Sound Art
Graphic Design
Illustration
Architecture
Environmental Arts
Public Art
Social Practice
Storytelling
Biology
Ecology
Environmentalism/Conservation
Science
Art Education
History
Philosophy
Companions
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)
Children allowed for full stay
Stage of Career
Any stage of career
Additional Expectations/Opportunities
N/A
How does your residency program support artists?
Opportunity to be in another context
Immersion in new culture and/context
Unstructured time
Research support
Art production support
Access to studio space to create new work
Access to equipment, specialized facilities and/or technical support
Inspiration from natural environment
Inspiration from cultural context
Professional development support and/or trainings
Opportunities to develop relationships with local or regional artists/arts organizations
Opportunities to collaborate with local or regional artists/arts organizations
Opportunities to collaborate with other artists/residents
Opportunities to develop relationships with other artists/residents
Opportunities for work with the local community
Opportunities to exhibit or perform new work
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
36
Total Applicant Pool in Most Current Year
100
Artist Stipend
0
Travel Stipend/Material Stipends
0
US Dollar (USD)
Residency Fees
1500
Euro (EUR)
Fee Details

Fees depend on the lodging type and on the lenght of stay.

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

 

**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 info@nocefresca.it

Grant/Scholarship/other Funding Support
0
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
0
Euro (EUR)
Application Type
Open application
What does your program provide during the residency experience?
Pre-orientation
Communication before arrival to discuss accommodations, medical conditions, or other health needs
Orientation upon arrival
Contact information and available accommodations for programs, events, and campus
Contact info for accessibility requests for event/programming
Is your campus wheelchair accessible?
Partially Accessible
Additional Accessibility Information

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.

Caregiver/Aide/PCA
Local arrangements coordinated by staff
Case by case consideration by staff
Accessibility Contact Name
Francesca Sassu
Accessibility Contact Email
info@nocefresca.it
Accessibility Contact Phone Number
Other Services/Aids Offered in Residency + Other Programming

N/A

How much of the residency experience can artists with limited mobility participate?

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. 

Please briefly describe the facilities and areas of the campus that are NOT accessible.

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.

Type of Housing
Private housing on campus (individual apartment/cabin/house)
Private bedroom in a shared housing facility on campus
Accessible Housing
Partially Accessible (50% or more)
Housing for Companion And/or Caregivers
Housing available
Accessible Communal Spaces
Universally designed
Common/Communal Spaces Information

The communal spaces are located in the ground floor, totally accessible with a wheelchair.

Additional Housing Information
Access to laundry in housing
WIFI available in housing
Heat and Cool control managed by resident
Meals Provided
Residents have access to shared kitchen
Residents have access to private kitchen
No meals are provided
Additional Meals Information
Vegan meal options can be requested
Vegetarian meal options can be requested
Gluten-free meal options can be requested
Food allergies and restrictions can be accommodated
Computer/Internet Access
Wireless Internet (WIFI)
Studios/Facilities Details

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.

Archive Publication

Publication of the artists' profiles in the Nocefresca online archive (artists' page).

 

Studios/Special Equipment
Private Studios
Shared Studios
Printers + Scanner
Painting Workspace (Oil)
Easels
Light Tables
Textiles Workspace
Fiber Arts Workspace
Dye Area
Studios/Facilities Accessibility
Partially Accessible (50% or more)
Studio Support/Tech
Studio/facility orientation provided
Air Conditioned
Heat and Cool control access
Additional Studio Information

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.