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 our artist studios

View of our artist studios

View of our artist studios

View 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

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. We hope to give artists a place where they can draw from the islands rich historical, natural and cultural references.
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.
During their stay, they are encouraged to explore new projects, self-direct their research, and cultivate new creative paths — all while surrounded by a small community of creative minds with all ages and geographical origins, within the cozy rural villages of the island.

Offering stimuli in every form from nature and exploration to social interactions and historical insights, this program is designed to equip each artist with an ideal workspace and the opportunity to engage in creativity through discussion, learning and experimentation.

Starting with an exploration of the artist’s interests and objectives, nocefresca designs a tailored residency plan that reflects the unique locations and creative opportunities available in Sardinia.
In this way, artists will have access to the experiences and activities that best support their artistic projects, even in the delicate initial phase, when every result is still uncertain.

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
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, artisans and writers with no restrictions on age or geographical origin.

Number of Artists Accepted in Most Current Year
30
Total Applicant Pool in Most Current Year
80
Artist Stipend
0
Travel Stipend/Material Stipends
0
US Dollar (USD)
Residency Fees
350
Euro (EUR)
Fee Details

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

FEES FOR SHORT STAYS (<1 month):

Twin shared room: 350 euros/week

Private room with single bed: 400/euros/week

Private room with double bed: 450 euros/week.

 

FEES FOR RESIDENCIES (minimum 1 month):

Twin shared room: 1300 euros/month

Private room with single bed 1400 euros/month

Private room with double bed 1500/month.

All rooms are in shared apartment.

Private apartments are available on request (1750 euros including one additional guest).

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
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

For 2021 and 2022, we have a substantial budget to invest in durable art equipment & gears for our studios. Write us your needs. N.B. Consumables are not included.

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.

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)
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.