May 7, 2006 - Artlab San Servolo Artist Residency - artist residency
May 7, 2006

artist residency

Provincia di Venezia / San Servolo Servizi
ArtLAB_San Servolo artist residency

Venice, August 7th-31st 2006

Deadline June 25th 2006

Send applications to:
San Servolo Servizi
Isola di San Servolo
30124 Venezia Italia

artLAB_San Servolo artist residency is a residency programme that takes place on the Island of San Servolo in Venice during the month of August, open to 10 visual artists from Italy and abroad who are in the initial phase of their careers. The programme offers participating artists room and board on the island, studio spaces, and the budget to create an original work.

The residency is intended to create a space for dialogue and professional growth for emerging artists from various geographical areas and with different artistic approaches, enabling them to create projects specifically in response to the experience of group exchange. The projects are developed individually by each artist, but the initiative is particularly focussed on the collective experience that runs throughout all the phases of the residency, from discussion on the residency theme, to the creation of the projects, to the organisation of the final exhibition. Another fundamental aspect of the programme is the attention given to the historical, social, and natural context provided by the residency location.

The works created will be shown in an exhibition that will take place on the island in October, concurrently with the Venice International Biennial Exhibition of Architecture, and will be accompanied by a catalogue.
The working language of the residency is English.
Island of San Servolo

Situated in the Basin of San Marco and featuring a complex of historical buildings and a large park, the Island of San Servolo was the seat of a monastery for over a thousand years. For two hundred years it hosted the Province of Venice insane asylum, which was shut down in 1978 along with all the mental hospitals in Italy.

Rehabilitated by the Province of Venice, which is committed to restoring and returning the island to the city of Venice, today San Servolo is the seat of prominent institutions for advanced study and training as well as for the promotion of cultural events.
Sponsoring organisations

artLAB_San Servolo artist residency is a programme promoted by San Servolo Servizi in collaboration with the Province of Venice and the following institutions: Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa, Fondazione Querini Stampalia, Venice International University, the Faculty of Arts%-Þsign at the IUAV University of Venice, the Venice Academy of Fine Arts, the Abate Zanetti School for Glass of Murano, European Association Pro Venetia Viva.

Further information and application form can be found at
For any question please write to

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