The TAKING TIME / PRENDENDO TEMPO Individual Residency Programme and PLACE, PEOPLE AND TIME Group Residency Programme are located in Italy. They are designed to support research, study and/or the development of new work.

TAKING TIME / PRENDENDO TEMPO Individual Residency Programme

An Individual Residency provides uninterrupted periods of time with no expectation of a final outcome. Whether you wish simply to be up close to your practice, allow nature to suffuse your thinking and feeling, produce new work or complete a project The Museum of Loss and Renewal does its utmost to ensure that you can achieve what you set out to do.

The impact on residents’ practices is profound, generously expressed by Emily Fong as “This period has reminded me of my passion and vision for creative systems and interdisciplinary collaboration. In my practice, I am in Collemacchia every day”. Fabien Marques’ relationship with Collemacchia and the region continues as his project develops, commenting “The residency triggered new perspectives in me as an artist and as a European citizen … (it) allowed me to question contemporary issues of identity, integration and homeland, and therefore reconnect my artistic practice to social commitment”.

Applications for 2023 are welcomed and considered on a rolling basis. We aim to communicate the outcome of your application within two weeks.

The three periods offered are:

MAY (deadline 1 APRIL 2023)
JULY (deadline 1 JUNE 2023)
AUGUST (deadline 1 JULY 2023).


PLACE, PEOPLE AND TIME Group Residency Programme

Group Residencies offer participants a supportive, discursive environment for practice and research, exchange and co-learning. Residents become part of a multi-skilled, multi-disciplinary international peer-group. Each Group Residency is devised by The Museum of Loss and Renewal in partnership with an organisation or person of international repute, individually designed to stimulate new ways of thinking and experimentation through production, research, co-learning and presentation.

A Group Residency provides a partially-structured and hands-on programme to enable residents to develop their skills and knowledge within the framework of the residency’s theme.


Applications for the PLACE, PEOPLE AND TIME: DRAWING DEEPLY Group Residency are now welcomed. Deadline 01 April 2023.



The residency is located in Collemacchia, a small village within Italy’s National Park of Abruzzo, Lazio and Molise, a protected area of exceptional significance and beauty. Engagement with the natural world begins on the doorstep and the stunning mountainous landscape offers an excellent environment for reflective practice. The ancient, undisturbed and extensive terrain holds a rich and complex history visible in the area’s 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, stemming from economic migration dating from approx. 1850. The village has been home to Tracy Mackenna’s family for centuries and the curators of The Museum of Loss and Renewal foster strong links with the local community which is highly supportive of the Residency Programme.

Residents are accommodated in two comfortable houses situated a couple of minutes walk from each other. Houses have fully equipped kitchens, bathrooms, sitting rooms, and double, twin and single bedrooms (single use bedrooms can be allocated dependent on availability). Bedlinen, towels, hairdryer, washing machine, ironing board, exercise mat etc. are provided. Central heating and internet throughout. Cleaning is included in cost.

Individual Residencies: self-catered.
Group Residencies: catered by our wonderful cook, with an emphasis on local recipes.

Studio space
Located in two buildings, situated a couple of minutes walk from each other. Recently renovated and include indoor and outdoor making spaces, and desk space (in houses and studios). Internet throughout.

Focussed discussion between residents is often facilitated by the curators (Prof Emerita) Tracy Mackenna & (Dr) Edwin Janssen

Collection/drop-off (at a local train station / intercity bus stop)
can be arranged for residents.


Residents often 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.

The Museum of Loss and Renewal is a member of RES ARTIS, world wide network of artist residencies.