During the project lifecycle, four residencies were envisaged to be organized and implemented across the Italy, Greece, Bulgaria and Spain each with the duration of 12-days. 


EMPACT GifXweb residencias
Espacio Rojo | Nature, Health and Care​

18-29 of September 2023 | Madrid, Spain

Espacio Rojo (ER) Artistic Residency
Nature, Health and Care

The three selected artists who joined ER for the EMPACT Residency programme were Konstantinos Kotsis, Rebecca Sforzani, and Margherita Isola, produced artworks around the topic of Nature, Health, and Care.  Each of the resident artists engaged in an artistic research process with the goal of fostering change and social inclusion. The artists successfully positioned themselves as key agents in the promotion of empathy and sustainability within their respective communities. To this end, artists interacted with diverse, vulnerable and social collectives in the Carabanchel area of Madrid. These collectives span from schools, community kitchens, and neighborhood associations to women’s groups, climate change movements, activists, artisan networks, and artistic collectives. Each artist selected a specific group to collaborate with on their research.

At the end of each residency, participant artists gave a two-hour presentation of their work to the public and students.

The residencies offered the artists the chance to work with international collaborators (curators, cultural professionals) and make new work at their equipped venues. The residencies culminated in the host partner presenting the work to the public.

The residents have been selected through an open call.

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4 - 15 of July 2023 | Taleggio Valley, Italy

EMPACT Artistic Residencies took place at: 

Nature, Art & Habitat Residency (NAHR) Artistic Residency
Air: Commons, Chaotic Fluid, Inspiration

In Italy five artists were selected to explore the topic of Air: Commons, Chaotic Fluid, Inspiration. The artists included Ana Pečar, Andria Zachariou, Kaja Rakušček, Lea Petrou and Mirian Kolev. Fellows explored the function, mechanism, importance and state of air from a range of natural, ecological, social, political and ecological perspectives, and reflect on the impacts of air pollution and air quality degradation. To do this, the participating artists visited high and low pastures, walked across the mountains, attended dedicated lectures by specialists in the area, and were guided across the surrounding landscapes (natural and built), as well as offered the opportunity for site-specific investigations.

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31 July - 11 August 2023 | Athens, Greece

Vorres Museum Artistic Residency
A Paradigm of Mediterranean Gardening
31 July – 11 August 2023 | Athens, Greece

EMPACT’s Greek partner welcomed three diverse visual artists, Veredas LopezAlva Moca and Venelin Shurelov – working in all media – and presented them the opportunity to gain an in-depth knowledge of Greek modern art through their engagement with the museum’s permanent collection and immerse themselves in developing artworks relating to the given subject. Residents were able to take full advantage of its scenic natural environment – a paradigm of Mediterranean gardening redefined in the light of climate change, focusing on a sustainable approach.

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26 August – 6 September 2023 | Sozopol, Bulgaria

National Academy of Theatre and Film Arts “Kr.Sarafov” (NATFA) Artistic Residency
Water: Memory & Movement

NATFAs residency welcomed three talented artists Dimitris Savva, Andrea Davanzati, and Giulia Pellegrini, who committed to the creation of a performative story. The artists focused on their own resilience and sustainability. The residency took place in the town of Sozopol on the Black Sea and residents drew their inspiration from the beauty of the sea, rivers, and mountain areas in the region, as well as by the rich cultural heritage of the ancient city. The residency was organised in collaboration with the Apollonia Festival of the Arts and participants were able to attend a number of arts and culture events during this period.

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EMPACT Artistic Residency by Espacio Rojo

These artists will position themselves as key agents in promoting empathy and sustainability within their respective communities. To this end, they will have the opportunity to interact with diverse vulnerable and social collectives in the Carabanchel area of Madrid.

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EMPACT Artistic Residency by NATFA

We are pleased to announce that the EMPACT 12-day Artistic Residency of the National Academy of Theatre and Film Arts “Kr.Sarafov” (NATFA) on the theme of “Water: Memory & Movement”, in cooperation with the Apollonia Festival of the Arts is about to begin!

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EMPACT – Artistic Residency by NAHR

The EMPACT residencies initiate a dialogue between artists, sustainability experts, philosophers and social scientists, in order to explore the importance of empathy as a key to aid people tackle and act upon climate change.

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EMPACT Artistic Residency Announcement!

The international jury has confirmed the names of 14 successful artists that partners are proud to welcome to the EMPACT project by participating in the upcoming Artistic Residencies Programme taking place in Summer – Autumn 2023. The chosen artists will join us for 12 days in one of the various locations.

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Artistic Residencies Programme Summer – Autumn 2023

There was an overwhelmingly positive response to this call where 14 artists will be granted the opportunity to spend their Summer/Autumn of 2023 at one of our four partner institutions of the Creative Europe project EMPACT for a short-term artist-in-residence programmes in..

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