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.
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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