The Blank Residency

Name of Residency: The Blank Residency

In 2011 The Blank initiated a program of artist residencies: The Blank Residency. The idea fits perfectly with the aims of spreading and widening passion for contemporary arts and related networking among institutions and people among museums, arts academies, galleries, not-for-profit spaces and art professionals.

The association??s welcomes artists, researchers and practitioners of contemporary art and aims to facilitate the exchange of ideas and experiences, as well as sharing professional development and know how.

The organization??s goal is to structure different residency projects by invitation or by open application, in order to provide hospitality for Italian and international artists and theoreticians over a medium-to-long term period, and offering them accommodation and facilitating relationships to develop artistic research, both pratical and theoretical.

The aim of the program is also to create an international network of residencies, which supports the networking of artists of all nationalities.

The start up of the The Blank Residency was The Blank Artist in Residence ?? Fondazione Banca Popolare di Bergamo, which is characterized by the collaboration and the link to the museum GAMeC – Galleria d??Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, the Bergamo??s Accademia Carrara di Belle Arti, and the support of Fondazione Banca Popolare di Bergamo.

Every year The Blank Residency offers open application projects for a short or medium term to support the development of artists?? ideas and projects.

Furthermore The Blank gives hospitality to international artists and theoreticians for a medium/long period and offer them accommodation and relations aimed to develop artistic researches, both practical and theoretical.
The perspective is to structure different residencies, which are able to welcome with flexibility researchers on the contemporary and to create connections with Italian and international institutions thanks to the excenge of ideas and experiences.

The Blank Hospitality offers to all art lovers, creative and cultural workers the opportunity to experience a very special staying in Bergamo thanks to a hospitality service offered by residence The Blank. The Residence is located in Via Quarenghi 50, two minutes far from the train station and the central Via XX Settembre.

The Blank Hospitality is part of Art in Network, in partnership with the association That??s Contamporary, developed within the project fUNDER35 of Fondazione Cariplo.
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Residency Programme since: 2011
Description of Organisation:

The Blank is a non-profit making cultural association networkong public and private instituitons in the city of Bergamo (Italy): Museums, galleries, collectors, artists, project spaces.
The Blank aims to spread and enlarge passion and curiosity towards contemporary art in the city of Bergamo and its territory. The Blank encourages the knowledge and the network between events and promotes several initiatives involving different istitutionals and private operators. The Blank is a new space to fill in.

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Organisation founded in: 2010
What type of organisation are you?:
  • Independent Association/Foundation
Working Languages:
  • English
  • French
  • Spanish
Presentation of artists’ work: Arranged on a case-by-case basis
Duration of residency:
  • Months: 1
Number of studios: 1
Number of artists in residence at one time: 2
Studio type and size: Private studio
Accommodation type:
Shared Apartment
Which disciplines does your residency cater to?:
  • Visual Art
What practical facilities does your residency offer to artists?:
  • Internet
  • Printmaking facilities
Is your residency wheelchair accessible?: No
Companions Allowed:
  • Partners
  • Pets
  • Application process: Open call
    Do you charge an application fee for your residency?: No
    Do you charge a residency fee for your residency?: No
    Do you provide the residents with any funds associated with the residency? (e.g. stipend, fellowship, production allowance): Yes
    If yes, what is the amount of the fund? (in your local currency): Depending on the project
    Expenses paid by the organisation:
    • Accommodation
    Are artists expected to do one of the following during their residency stay?:
    • Exhibition
    • Public talk
    • Workshop
    Other activities happening at the space:
    • Presentation
    • Films
    • Exhibition
    Selection process: By committee
    Setting: Urban
    Nearest Airport: Milan, Orio al Serio Airport (Bergamo), Italy
    Street & Number: Via Quarenghi, 50
    Postal Code: 24122
    City: Bergamo
    Country long: Italy
    Via Quarenghi, 50
    Bergamo 24122 ITA
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