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NEW PROGRAM IN BERLIN - October 8, 2020

The studio residency in Berlin welcomes visual and narrative makers and researchers focusing on the relationship between images and texts, books and archives.

In this session, we’re looking for artists, designers, writers, curators, and researchers, who need time and a dedicated space to focus on editing new work or concluding an ongoing project related to visual research, photography as well as image-text based work.

UPDATE JULY - August 9, 2020

We are pleased to announce the first round of residents for the year 2021: Darina Sikmashvili, David Steinberg, Karen Sztajnberg. Visit our new residents’ page to know more about them.

UPDATE MAY - May 12, 2020

The current global crisis demanded strict regulations that still extensively limit the cultural field and organization of public events in Italy. Travel restrictions are still in place not only reducing the possibilities to travel across countries but also between Italian regions.

The residency takes place on the island of Sardinia, which can be reached only by plane or ferry. Due to these circumstances at the moment it’s possible to reach the island only in case of strict emergency and with a special request to the local authorities. After the arrival, it is mandatory to spend 14 days in self-quarantine.

As you can imagine, this makes the proper development of an art residency program rather difficult and highly limits the artistic practice and the engagement with the island’s surroundings and the cultural and local environment.
We don’t know when the restrictions will be reduced. For this reason, we think that the solution which best suits the residents’ safety and artistic engagement, is to postpone the first international program to next year, 2021. We hope you can understand our reasons for this adjustment.

The selected residents for the year 2020-2021 will be officially announced between the end of the month and the beginning of June.

UPDATE MARCH - March 9, 2020

We are deeply saddened to announce the need to postpone the Spring Session of the residency program due to an escalating spread of coronavirus COVID-19 in Italy and all over the world.

We need to assure that everyone’s safety is preserved and for this reason, we are reshaping the schedule of the program.

On the 9th of March, the Italian Prime Minister issued a Decree applicable on the whole national territory to contain the current COVID-19 emergency. The Decree prohibits any form of gathering in public places, and strickly limits mobility within the whole Italian territory. 

At the moment, the Decree is valid until the 3rd of April 2020, but there is the possibility of an extension.

Since the virus is spreading not only in Italy but many outbreaks have been reported all over Europe and the World, it is safe for everybody to travel as little as possible in the next few months.

A new open call will be published at the beginning of April very soon with new dates and modalities. To be always updated please consider subscribing to our newsletter: Laimun Newsletter

Stay safe!