Next application period is 1 february - 1 April 2022
For the residency period October 2022 - September 2023.
The Covid-19 pandemic hit Italy extremely hard early in the spring, and even though the
contamination mostly touched the North of the country, all regions were totally locked down for
three months. Circolo Scandinavo had to close all its activities from March to August and when
it opened again, the number of available rooms was reduced from 7 to 4. For the coming period,
we will start by offering 4 rooms. As soon as the regulations will allow us to use the other rooms,
we will open additional residencies.
Residencies are preferably a minimum of 2 months. The program may include cultural events
(artist talk, a master class, literary event, concert etc.) all of which are open to the general public,
and other projects designed to promote Nordic artists in Italy. The program contributes to
collaboration and networking with the Italian public, artists, and cultural institutions.
The application period is from 1st of February to 1st of April. All applications are forwarded to
the relevant national artists' organisations, after which an inter-Nordic committee makes the final selection (members of the selection committee: professional artists on the Board and the Director of Circolo Scandinavo). The basic criteria is artistic quality, and there is no quota-based
selection. The results are published in the end of July 2021.
The centrally located 15th-century building has 4 rooms available: 1 studio of 32m2 (with
private bathroom, kitchenette and a workroom) and 3 big rooms of 26/28/32 m2 (with separate
bathrooms). One room is a music room with piano (J. P. Löfberg, 7 octaves) for musicians.
There is also a separate 8.5 m2 workroom for one visual artist.
The rooms have good natural light, basic work equipment, high ceilings (3.5 m) and fast internet
access (Wi-Fi and cable). Each room has a separate bathroom. Bed sheets and towels are
available. The residency is located on the third floor in a building without elevator.
Kitchen, living room, library, terrace, washing machine, telephone, and a wireless b/w laser
printer. The following technical equipment is available: projector EPSON EM-62, Behringer
Mixer XENYS 502 (Premium 5 input, 2 bus mixer), 4 dB loudspeakers K70, a television and a
Monthly costs for the Artists-in-residence: Studio 800€; large rooms 550€.
Supplement for accompanying guest: 20€/night for the first week; thereafter 10€/night.
Due to the size of the residence, we can only host two people per room. We cannot accommodate
children under the age of 14. No pets.
NB! A CONFIRMATION FEE OF 200€ HAS TO BE PAID UPON SELECTION
An application form is mandatory and will be displayed below during the application period
(Feb-April). Due to administrative procedures, applicants are kindly requested to fill in the
application form in Danish, Swedish, Norwegian or English.
State your motivation for applying for residency. The nature of the work that the artist wishes to
undertake must be described and enclosed to the application form. The applicant is requested to
provide information about any special technical requirements; specific expectations as regards,
for example, meeting/dialogue with Italian arts and cultural life; degree of proficiency, if any, in
the Italian language; any arrangements already made for the public presentation of the result of
the applicant’s residency – a concert, exhibition or book publication, for example.
The application form gives a list of obligatory and possible attachments. In case of any further
attachments sent by post to Circolo Scandinavo, the quantity of – for example, images,
catalogues, books, CDs, scores, DVDs etc – should fit into an A4 envelope. NB: Attachments
will not be returned to the applicant!