Open Call

VIR Viafarini-in-residence


No Funding
Milan, Italy


There are no restrictions of nationality or age. The program is open to individual artists and artist duos. The invited artists are selected through open calls, by invitation of curators, as well as through application form submitted directly by artist and curators themselves. The program is open also to curators.

Number of Participants

During each period VIR Viafarini-in-residence shared studio can accomodate up to 10 artists. The recidency is organised into three periods of 4 months each: January-April; May-August; September-December. International artists can apply all year long for minimum stay of one month.


No deadline


September 01, 2021 - December 31, 2022


  • €1,000.00 program fee (monthly)


Computer Lab, Conference Rooms, Co-Working, Desk Space, Gallery, Individual Studio, Large Format Printers, Library, Shared Studio


Apartment, Live/Work


No meals

Public Programs

Community Engagement , Discussion, Group Dinners, Open Studios, Performances, Readings, Round Tables, Seminars, Visiting Professionals, Workshops


Book Arts, Conceptual Art, Curatorial, Drawing, Installation, Interdiscplinary Arts, Moving Image, Multimedia, Painting, Performance Art, Public Art, Sculpture, Social Practice, Sound Art, Start Up, Video Art, Visual Arts


Croatian, English, Italian

Program Description

VIR Viafarini-in-residence is available as a shared studio program for artists and curators. VIR is a place open to dialog between visual arts and other forms of expression, aiming at giving space to the artistic productions of the hosted artists and facilitating skills’ exchange and professional growth. At regular intervals, the doors of the shared studio are opened to the public on the occasion of the VIR Open Studio. VIR shared studio is 240 square mt, where artists work side by side for variable periods. Viafarini runs a documentation center at nearby Fabbrica del Vapore. VIR provides accommodation in apartments, located in the same building, in completely independent two-room flats of 40 square mt each. Viafarini launched Endless Residency, an observatory that investigates artistic residencies to stimulate the debate on the mobility of visual artists and promote the knowledge of the best Italian and international practices.

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