Artist residence Ar.Vi.Ma. 2020

In primo piano

The announcement

Ar.Vi.Ma., Civic School of Art of Pavia, in collaboration with the Culture Sector of the Municipality of Pavia and with the Collegio Fratelli Cairoli of Pavia, announces the competition for the seventh edition of the Artist’s Residence, which it intends to offer to the Italian or foreign artist the opportunity to stay and work in Pavia for the first three weeks of June.

Purposes of the Residence

In this seventh edition, the Residence is dedicated to the theme of biodiversity, in conjunction with the three-year Biovario project promoted by Ar.Vi.Ma, University of Pavia-Orto Botanico and Department of Earth Sciences.
The residence therefore intends to support an artist who has for already embarked on search legible path research and who uses the Pavia living room to continue the study, translating the theme of biodiversity into his own language in a job that will become part of the permanent collection of the School.
During the work-stay, the artist will be able to draw food for thought from the materials made available by scientists and researchers involved in the Biovario project.

Commitments of the winning artist

The winning artist will work on his project at the Ar.Vi.Ma., without time limits.
The artist be independent in finding the materials and equipment necessary to carry out the job.
During his stay, the artist must report to the artistic director on the work in progress, on a weekly basis. It will also hold at least one meeting with the public (conference and / or workshop).
The completed job will be exhibited in an institutional city space or in another suitable space.
The winner of the residence must carry in the best way the given spaces and comply with the regulations for the use of the premises and furnishings made available. disclaims any responsibility for damage caused inside the accommodation made available to the artist and in the workplace and / or for damage to third parties that will be charged directly to the artist.

The second classified

The Commission will identify a second runner-up who will be entitled to a special mention.
The selected artist may send a small format job which will be exhibited in one of the places identifying the entities involved in the Artist’s Residence:, Edisu and Municipality of Pavia.

Discounts and scholarships for the winning artist

Workspace: Ar.Vi.Ma. headquarters, Viale Nazario Sauro 5, Pavia
Accommodation: Collegio Fratelli Cairoli, Pavia
Board: paid by Ar.Vi.Ma.
Scholarship: € 1,500.00

The costs incurred for any travel and/or transportation during the stay are borne by the artist.

Requirements for participation

The competition is aimed at artists who have reached the age of 25 and who have no academic studies in progress.
Non-European candidates must be in possession of a valid residence permit or arrange in advance and independently to regularize their stay in Italy for the period of stay linked to this announcement.

How to participate

Competitors must send online by April 15, 2020 to:

  • Application form downloadable here
  • Scanning of a valid identity document
  • Curriculum vitae in PDF format
  • Presentation text of the presented job in PDF format, max 2000 characters
  • Portfolio max 10 jobs (the attached images in jpeg format, 150 dpi)
  • Project to be completed during the residence in PDF format

If the artist needs to send paper and CD material, the postmark will prevail.

The address to send to:

Viale Nazario Sauro, 5
27100 Pavia

Applications that do not comply with the notice or are incomplete will not be taken into consideration.
Interested parties may request information from the following e-mail address:


Given the character of cultural exchange of the scholarship, competitors resident in the province of Pavia are considered excluded.
Any non-compliant material submitted will be ignored.

Communication of results

The winner of the selected residence and the second place winner will be promptly contacted at the addresses indicated in the application form for the activation of all Residence procedures.
The result of the selection will be published on the websites of the AR.Vi.Ma. and the Municipality of Pavia from 30 April 2020.

Selection committee

The selection committee is composed of:

  • Alessandra Angelini, Arvima Artistic Director, Artist and Professor, Academy of Fine Arts of Brera
  • Susanna Zatti, art historian
  • Cristiane Gerardelli, artist
  • Anna Mariani, Professor of art history, Brera Academy of Fine Arts
  • Mariangela Singali Calisti, local authority Culture, Museums, Event Management, Territorial Marketing of Municipality of Pavia

In case of equal judgment, the Ar.Vi.Ma. will be called to cast a vote.
The selection committee’s judgment parameters are not questionable.
Participation in the competition implies full acceptance of these regulations.

Notice Circulations

The notice will be published on the websites of Ar.Vi.Ma. and Municipality of Pavia – Culture Sector.
The notification of the announcement will be circulated even trough online art magazines and social networks.

Treatment of personal data

Pursuant to Legislative Decree 196/2003 and the GDPR (EU Regulation 2016/679), the personal data provided by the candidates in the application forms are collected for the only purpose of the selection procedure.
The interested party has the right to access the data concerning himself and to correct, update, complete or delete the incorrect data.

Useful links
Interested parties can request further information (Italian / English) from the Ar.Vi.Ma secretariat:
Tel Fax +39 0382 477432

Residenza d’Artista Ar.Vi.Ma. 2019


Il Bando

Ar.Vi.Ma., Civica Scuola d’Arte di Pavia, in collaborazione con il Settore Cultura del Comune di Pavia, bandisce il concorso per la sesta edizione della Residenza d’Artista, che intende offrire a un artista italiano o straniero la possibilità di soggiornare e lavorare a Pavia per le prime tre settimane del mese di giugno.

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The Arvima Artist Residency 2019


The Announcement

Ar.Vi.Ma., civic Painting School of Pavia, in collaboration with the Cultural Sector of the City of Pavia, has announced the competition for the sixth edition of Artist-in-Residence, which offers the possibility for an Italian or foreign artist to live and work in Pavia for the first three weeks of June. Continua a leggere

Workshop 2019

Anche quest’anno Ar.Vi.Ma. propone una serie di workshop la cui iscrizione è aperta a tutti (soci, allievi e simpatizzanti). Tutti gli incontri saranno tenuti da persone con un’esperienza pluriennale nelle materie trattate. Potete trovare tutte le informazioni (date, orari e modalità di iscrizione) nelle locandine riportate di seguito.

Vi aspettiamo numerosi per trascorrere momenti piacevoli e per imparare cose nuove e interessanti.