Open Call

OPEN CALL | VISIO – European Programme on Artists’ Moving Images 9th edition Florence, 9 – 14 November 2020

Lo schermo dell'arte

No Funding
Free / No Costs
Florence , Italy


Candidates must be visual artists who: - work with moving images as part of their artistic practice - are under 35 years old - are citizens or residents of one of the 47 member countries of the European Council - 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 2. Application and Deadlines Together with the application form ( you must also submit the following files (in English): - Curriculum vitae (specify date of birth and nationality and/or country of residence) - Portfolio with web links to previous video works, and exhibition photos if available - One photograph of the artist with a resolution of at least 300 dpi (format: JPG or TIFF) Applications must be sent to Carolina Gestri at by Thursday, 1 October 2020, before 11.00pm (Central European Time).

Number of Participants

The participants will be twelve young European artists who work with moving images. The exhibition of works by the participants, titled Resisting the Trouble – Moving Images in Times of Crisis, is produced with NAM – Not A Museum, the contemporary art programme by Manifattura Tabacchi, and will be held from 9 November to 9 December. Manifattura Tabacchi, a former industrial complex built in Rationalist style, is now the focus of a major urban renewal project meant to create a new neighbourhood: a hub of contemporary culture, art and fashion complementing the historic centre, open to the city and the world.


Selection Results (Announcement Dates)


November 09, 2020 - November 14, 2020


Conference Rooms


Guest House


No meals



Program Description

Lo schermo dell’arte presents the ninth edition of VISIO-European Programme on Artists’ Moving Images, a research and residency project dedicated to artists who use moving images in their artistic practice. VISIO consists of an exhibition and a series of seminars, round tables and meetings. By encouraging international dialogue and mobility, VISIO has fostered the development of a wide network of institutions, artists and professionals who work with moving images, creating a significant archive that maps a new generation of artists based in Europe. Over 800 visual artists have applied to participate in the first seven editions of the Programme. The project, curated by Leonardo Bigazzi, will be held in Florence in conjunction with the 13th Lo schermo dell’arte Film Festival (9 – 14 November 2020). ph. Forensic Oceanography and Forensic Architecture, The Seizure of the Iuventa (2018)

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