The Museum of Loss and Renewal Residency Programme


The Museum of Loss and Renewal

Residency Programme 2019


The Museum of Loss and Renewal is very pleased to invite applications for a variety of new residencies that will take place between April and October 2019. The Residency Programme is designed to support research, study and/or the development of new work.


Applications are open to visual artists, performing artists, writers, curators, designers, musicians, theatre-makers and those working in collaboration. We encourage applications from interdisciplinary creatives and groups working in a broad range of disciplines from e.g. anthropology to zoology.


The Residency Programme is located in Collemacchia, a small village within Italy’s National Park of Abruzzo, Lazio and Molise, a protected area of exceptional significance and beauty. The cities of Naples and Rome are within easy reach.


Engagement with the natural world begins on the doorstep and the stunning mountainous landscape surrounding the village offers an excellent environment for reflective practice. The ancient, undisturbed and extensive terrain holds a rich and complex history visible in its architecture, customs, agricultural lands and forests.


The area is sparsely populated by villages that are largely trilingual Italian-French-English due to the large community of emigrants who continually move between European nations. The Museum of Loss and Renewal fosters strong links with the local community which is highly supportive of the Residency Programme.


Each residency provides uninterrupted periods of time with no expectation of a final outcome.


Live/work accommodation in 2019 has expanded to include two fully furnished houses consisting of multiple bedrooms, desk space, studio space, central heating and internet.


As in previous years, the Residency Programme will be documented in a full-colour bi-lingual (Eng-It) publication that will bring together the work and/or visual and textual material generated by the participants.


Typically, artists source funding to support fees, flights, production costs or other subsistence by applying to their national arts funding bodies, by personal fundraising, or through academic institutional support. Letters of invitation can be provided to assist in this process.


In 2017 and 2018, artists based in the Hauts de France region of France were invited to apply for the fully-funded residency <<IDEAL>>. Funding dependent, we expect to be able to offer this opportunity again in 2019. This 3 week residency normally takes place in September and is offered in partnership with artconnexion, contemporary art production and mediation consultants, Lille and is supported by the City of Lille and the Institut français.


The Earth Residency


Two part-funded residencies are offered, each for the two week period of 13-27 April 2019. The costs that are covered include accommodation and work space.


The Stone Residency


This writer’s residency is generously supported by the MacKenna Sales family and enables a creative person whose practice focusses on writing to spend a period of 2 weeks in residence between 13-27 April 2019. The costs that are covered include accommodation, work space and travel costs up to €300.


The Wood Residency


This self-funded residency is offered for a minimum of two weeks. The residency will normally take place between April and October 2019. Exact dates will be determined through discussion with successful applicants. Dates outwith the April to October period can be considered, and some additional costs will apply.


Applications from individuals and groups are welcomed. Applications stating a desire to bring family members will be considered.


The rates are as follows:

- Single occupancy, €300 per week

- Two occupants, €240 per week / per person

- Three or four occupants, €180 per week / per person

Larger groups, please contact The Museum of Loss and Renewal for information about tailored rates.




Applicants should email one PDF document containing the following information to


- A proposal in which you outline what you would like to do and that describes how your work fits with The Museum of Loss and Renewal’s areas of focus (300 words)

- How a residency would benefit your practice (300 words)

- CV (max 2 pages A4)

- Link to your website/online platform or documentation of visual/textual info (max 2 pages A4)

- Preferred period of residency

- Indication of whether desk space or studio space is required


Please note that feedback on unsuccessful applications cannot be provided.



Monday 11 February 2019.


The Museum of Loss and Renewal is a member of RES ARTIS, world wide network of artist residencies.