New scheme of artistic residencies in Italy

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At the initiative of the Ministry of Culture, Italy launches its first national programme dedicated to artistic residencies.

The goal of this brand new programme, « Residenze Artistiche », is to support artists and companies in their research and over a long time span.

The general framework of the programme was recently included in the national law, nonetheless each region remains responsible for defining the implementation modalities. 

76 artist residency centers where selected: 26 will host at least one circus company and 2 will focus only on circus arts. Each artist residency center was selected according to the impact of their local actions and cultural initiatives.

For more information, please find attached a concise presentation of the main characteristics of this programme.