RULES 2023

The call is now close. We would like to thanks all the artists that have participated. 


21st May 2023, 12.00 PM (GMT) // All the submissions sent after this time shouldn’t be considered.

Before sending the application, please read Terms and Conditions and all the rules of this open call. It is understood that at the time the artists submit their application, they agree to all of them.

Entry requirements

✽ Individuals and collectives // No age limits (+18) // Site specific artworks // All the fields of arts // No specific theme

✽ Submitting artists are committed to create an artwork that will be located in Lozio and donated to the Municipality of Lozio.

✽ Interested artists can request a general bibliography on Lozio and Valle Camonica (the suggested books are in Italian) via mail to Some of these books can be consulted in the residence’s library.


The residence programme takes place in Valle di Lozio, under the magnificent mountains of middle Valle Camonica – northern Italy. Here, there is the little village of Lozio, where the traditions and the connection with the territory are still strong.

Collaboration opportunities

Interested artists can work within Casa-Museo della Gente di Lozio. It is an ethnographic museum that collects typical objects of mountain and peasant culture, but also some of the contemporary artworks created during the residence programme.

Artists can also work with the local community and other organisations of Lozio.

Among local organisations of Lozio, there are:

✽ G.E.L. – Gruppo Escursionisti di Lozio

✽ G.I.A.N. Gruppo Italiano Amici della Natura – Sezione di Lozio

✽ Gruppo Alpini – Sezione di Lozio

✽ I Musicanti

✽ Pro Loco Valle di Lozio

Management and duration

✽ Residence will take place in July, August and September 2023. The final presentation of all the artworks and of the catalogue of falía* 2023 should take place on Summer 2024.

✽ Minimum 2 weeks – Maximum 6 weeks // The residence period should be agreed upon the selection time.

✽ The maximum period of permanence could last more, if the residence staff agree it upon artist’s needs.

✽ Artists will have for free: room with an accommodation and a space of work; a weekly budget of 50 euro that will be delivered in 2 payments (one at the arrival and one at the departure); a sum to cover partial costs for the materials and/or for the co-production of the artwork (each project will be evaluated by the Committee, which will define the different amounts due to each artist); one catalogue.

✽ Collectives’ weekly budget is composed of a standard weekly budget for an artist + 50% of it for any other member of the collective.

✽ Artists can freely suggest and/or propose sponsorship, partnership and/or any other form of contribution in order to support the co-production of the project. Any new partners must be submitted to the Committee for approval, if it is possible, during the submission of the application. Upon agreement with the organizers of the Residence, the new partners, that have been definitively approved, will be offered the opportunity to be included in the Colophon of the website, in the official communication and/or in the catalogue of the artworks.

✽ The only things that the residence programme doesn’t cover during the artist’s stay are the travel expenses, the medical insurance and any other extras.

✽ The artworks will be set up within Casa-Museo della Gente di Lozio or in any other place upon agreement with the residence staff and its possible owners. The artworks that have to be set outdoors will be set up into an area, upon agreement with the residence staff, the Municipality and its possible owners. This kind of artworks must respect the surrounding environment and security laws.

✽ The photo series must include both the printed artwork – of all the photo or some of them – in any form and installation, and the complete series of all the photo which will be part of the digital archive of the residence.

✽ Artists will be guided into the discover of Lozio and Valle Camonica during their residence. Artists can ask to residence staff any other visits on the territory linked to their artworks’ themes.

✽ During the residency programme there will be some visiting professor’s meetings.

✽ Artists can request the possibility of hosting guests for a fee, upon agreement with the residence staff. If it is not possible to host them into the residence building, the staff will help to find another suitable accommodation for them.

✽ Selected artists should donate a book to create an artists’ library into the residence programme.

✽ Selected artists have to enrol in the organisation falía* to participate in the residence programme. It is understood that all the artists can enrol to the organisation to benefit from all services reserved to its members.

✽ Artworks could be finished within February 2024. If not, they won’t be included in the catalogue and artists must refund all the host and co-production expenses.


✽ Interested artists should fill in the online form and send all the requested documentation to Subject: Submission residence programme 2023.

✽ The mail has to contain these attachments: a copy of artist’s ID; portfolio; biography; a project’s draft which should contain also a plan of materials and budget.

✽ Applications must contain all the requested documentation to enter the selection mode.

✽ The documentation must be in Italian or in English.

Selection mode

✽ All the submission will be considered by the Artistic Committee which will create an artists’ shortlist. The selected artists will undergo a video call related to their work and proposed project with the curator of the residence. Later, these artists will be presented to the Selection Committee to decide the final group for falía* 2023’s programme.

✽ Within the second week of June 2023, it will be communicated the official list of selected artists.

✽ Selection criterions will consider artist’s proposal, past artworks, artist’s motivation to get in touch with this reality and the link that the artist want to create with local community and territory.

Artworks will be chosen at the incontestable discretions of the Committee.

✽ All the portfolio will enter into the residence digital archive and they can be consulted by the members of the Committee in order to propose possible collaborations or projects, also promoted by the organisation itself.


✽ The Artistic Committee is composed of:

Silvia Inselvini, a visual artist;

Andrea Lerda, an art historian, freelance curator, founder of the online project Platform Green, and since 2018 curator at Museo Nazionale della Montagna in Turin;

Samuel Rosi, a visual artist who participated in falía* 2022;

Alice Vangelisti, an art critic and curator, creator of the residence programme.

✽ The Selection Committee is composed both of the members of the Artistic Committee and of the members of main local partners.

Selection criterions will consider artist’s proposal, past works and artist’s motivation to get in touch with this reality

Terms and conditions

✽ The artist grants the exhibition of his/her artwork in a place to be defined in the Municipality of Lozio, to which it will be donated. The Municipality and the residence staff are therefore committed to the conservation and enhancement of the artwork.

✽ The artist at his/her own discretion can organize workshops, laboratories and / or open studios during the stay, in agreement with the residence staff.

✽ The artist should have some mountains’ knowledge to participate in the possible mountain excursions.

✽ The artists take responsibility for the spaces employed during the residence time and after this period these must be as they were delivered. For this reason, the artist has to pay a symbolic deposit of 100 euros on the day of their arrival, which will be returned at the end of the period of residence, if no damage has been done to the spaces and the structure.

✽ The artist is in charge of cleaning and tiding up of his/her accommodation and working spaces, with a sensibility of cohabitation and of spaces’ sharing.

✽ The artist has no working hours, but he/she can organise his/her days according to his/her own convenience. The only limitation is the respect of the artwork’s creation, that should be completed at the end of the residence’s time. Residence could last longer, only according to the residence staff.

✽ In order to promote and collect the residence activities, the artist allows to take some photos and record some videos, which will be used on the website and social networks.

✽ Respecting the integrity of the artwork and of the artist, the artist allows to use the original artwork – or some parts of it – for promotional purposes.

✽ The artist coming from EU can use medical services in Italy. However, it is preferable to get a private health insurance. The non-EU artist must have a private health insurance. It is recommended to send a copy of it to the residence staff after the selection. In any case, the artist exempts the residence staff from any health-related problems. The residence staff doesn’t assume any responsibility for any medical expenses.

✽ The artist takes sole responsibility for resolving any third party’s claims of infringement of rights and/or claim of damages. The residence staff shall not be held accountable in the event of any dispute.

✽ The artist states that the artwork’s contents do not violate the human rights. Anyway, the artist exempts the residence staff from any responsibility on the contents of the works, which will be shown in public spaces and will be visible to all ages.

✽ By participating in this open call, the artist agrees to subscribe to the newsletter of the residence and of the association. This subscription can be deleted at any time.

✽ The personal data provided by the artist will be used only for communications relating to the residence programme.

✽ The personal data won’t be disclosed to third party without the agreement of the interested party. This information could be disclosed to a third party only when it is strictly connected with the residence’s working and management.