The Museum of Loss and Renewal

Name of Residency: Taking Time / Prendendo Tempo

TAKING TIME / PRENDENDO TEMPO, The Museum of Loss and Renewal Residency Programme is designed to support research, study and/or the development of new work.

The accommodation and studios are located in Collemacchia, a small village situated in 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.

Applications are open to visual artists, performing artists, writers, curators, designers, musicians, theatre-makers and those working in collaboration. Individuals and groups are welcomed. The museum encourages interdisciplinary applications. Each residency provides uninterrupted periods of time with no expectation of a final outcome.

At the end of each Residency Programme year the museum publishes a full-colour bi-lingual (English-Italian) magazine that documents 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 Sept/Oct 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.

From August 2019 The Museum of Loss and Renewal will also run a presentation space that will host a programme of exhibitions and events.

Residency Programme since: 2015
Description of Organisation:

The Museum of Loss and Renewal is a roaming art practice nurtured by artists Tracy Mackenna & Edwin Janssen. It offers space, time and contexts for making and sharing, with a focus on the challenges faced in individual and social lives.

Merging production, co-learning and research The Museum of Loss and Renewal manifests itself in multiple forms such as exhibitions, events, and publications. The museum also curates a residency programme in Collemacchia, a small village within Italy’s National Park of Abruzzo, Lazio and Molise.

The curators of this autarchic museum, Tracy Mackenna & Edwin Janssen, develop in collaboration with others art projects that address issues of societal concern such as well-being, end of life and sustainability. Key questions evolve around ecology, social relationships, the way places are inhabited and how personal objects reflect who we are. The Museum of Loss and Renewal is a creative vehicle that enables the consideration of the essential relationship between Place, People and Time.

Organisation founded in: 2015
What type of organisation are you?:
  • Not-for-profit
  • Artist-Run
Working Languages:
  • Dutch
  • English
  • French
  • Italian
Presentation of artists’ work: Arranged on a case-by-case basis
Duration of residency:
  • Weeks: 2
  • Weeks: 3
  • Months: 1 – 3
Number of studios: 2
Number of artists in residence at one time: between 5 and 10
Studio type and size: Shared studio
Accommodation type:
Private Room
Shared Room
Private Cabin/House
Which disciplines does your residency cater to?:
  • Visual Art
  • Sculpture
  • Dance
  • Theatre
  • Performing Arts
  • Music
  • Literature
  • New Media
  • Film-making
  • Architecture
  • Curatorial
  • Education Programmes
What practical facilities does your residency offer to artists?:
  • Private accommodation
  • Shared accommodation
  • Shared studio / workplace
  • Kitchen
  • Internet
  • Cleaning
  • Small hand and power tools available
Is your residency wheelchair accessible?: No
Companions Allowed:
  • Children
  • Partners
  • Does your residency uphold partnerships beneficial to resident artists? : Local community and professional network
    Application process: Digital application
    Do you charge an application fee for your residency?: No
    Other activities happening at the space:
    • Workshops
    • Presentation
    • Exhibition
    Selection process: By committee
    Setting: Rural
    How to reach by plane: Fly to Rome Ciampino, Rome Fiumicino or Naples
    How to reach by train: There are regular bus and train services to Venafro from Rome and Naples
    How to reach by car: See Google maps
    Street & Number: Via Collemacchia 17
    Postal Code: 86074
    City: Filignano
    Via Collemacchia 17
    Filignano 86074 ITA
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