Take part in a research, residency and production programme for artists who use moving images in their artistic practice

Lo schermo dell’arte

Lo schermo dell’arte presents the eleventh edition of VISIO-European Programme on Artists’ Moving Images, a research, residency and production programme dedicated to artists who use moving images in their artistic practice.

The project, curated by Leonardo Bigazzi, will be held in Florence in conjunction with the 15th Lo Schermo dell’Arte – Cinema and Contemporary Art Festival (November 15 – 20, 2022). The 8 participants will be selected through an open call organised in collaboration with some of Europe’s leading art academies, schools and artist residencies.

The deadline to apply is Friday, September 9, 2022.

After 10 years VISIO develops further by introducing the VISIO Production Fund, a €40,000 production fund conceived in partnership with Centro per l’arte contemporanea Luigi Pecci (Prato), Fondazione In Between Art Film (Rome), FRAC Bretagne (Rennes) and Seven Gravity Collection. Eight artists will be selected and invited to Florence and will have the opportunity to develop their own original project in dialogue with international curators and producers. Sharing and exchange between participants and professionals are facilitated by an intensive programme of mentoring sessions, round tables and individual meetings. Funds will eventually be awarded to four winning artists who will work with Leonardo Bigazzi, and the Schermo dell’Arte team, to produce the works and premiere them at the Festival in 2023. An artist’s edition of each of the works produced will become part of the permanent collection of the project’s partner institutions, which are committed to promote and exhibit them in the following years.

The mentors of the Mentoring Sessions for this edition are among others Valentine Umansky, curator Tate Modern (London), and the representatives of the project partner institutions with which the winning films will be co-produced: Diego Bergamaschi, Seven Gravity Collection; Etienne Bernard, director FRAC Bretagne (Rennes); Stefano Collicelli Cagol, director Centro per l’arte contemporanea Luigi Pecci (Prato); Alessandro Rabottini, artistic director Fondazione In Between Art Film (Rome).
In the Conversation Rooms participants will be able to discuss, during round tables and individual meetings, with artists, curators, critics, producers and directors of international institutions hosted by the Festival, including artists Rosa Barba and Eric Baudelaire, Erika Balsom, Reader in Film Studies at King’s College London and Andrea Lissoni, artistic director at Haus der Kunst (Munich).

The beginning of this new course will also be accompanied by the release of a publication dedicated to the first ten years of VISIO. The book traces the history of the project and promotes the research of the 128 artists who took part in the programme and the exhibitions organised between 2012 and 2021.

For whom?

Candidates must be visual artists who:

  • work with moving images as part of their artistic practice
  • are under 35 years old (born in 1987 or after)
  • are citizens or residents of one of the 47 member countries of the European Council + Kosovo (complete list)
  • hold a degree (M.A. or equivalent) or have had at least one solo show in the last two years
  • have an excellent knowledge of the English language

How to apply?

Download the application form and production budget.

Applications must be sent to
Beatrice Galluzzo
by September 9, 2022
The eight selected artists will receive email notification by October 3, 2022

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