VISIO European Programme in Florence, Italy

The 10th edition of VISIO – European Programme on Artists’ Moving Images is a research and residency project dedicated to artists who use moving images in their artistic practice. The program will take place from 9-14 November in Florence, Italy.

The project, curated by Leonardo Bigazzi, will be held in Florence in conjunction with the 14th Lo Schermo dell’Arte – Cinema and Contemporary Art Festival (10 – 14 November 2021). 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. The participants of this edition will be 12 young European artists who work with moving images; they will be selected through an open call organized in collaboration with some of Europe’s leading art academies, schools and artist residencies.

The deadline to apply is Sunday, 26 September 2021 at 11:00 p.m. (Italian Time).

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
– have a degree (M.A. or equivalent) or have had at least a solo-show in
the last two years
– have an excellent knowledge of the English language

No fee from the artists will be required to participate

The exhibition of works by the participants, titled Thinking Beyond – Moving Images for a Post-Pandemic , is produced with NAM – Not A Museum, the contemporary art program by Manifattura Tabacchi, and will be held from 9 November to 12 December 2021. 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 neighborhood: a hub of contemporary culture, art and fashion complementing the historic centre, open to the city and the world. The exhibition will feature twelve films, videos and installations and a public program of events, also online. Thinking Beyond – Moving Images for a Post-Pandemic World is the second in a cycle of exhibitions that began in 2020 with Resisting the Trouble – Moving Images in Times of Crisis, which aims to reflect on the ways in which artists relate to the complexity of the present, going beyond established canons and models and imagining new possible worlds.

2. Application and Deadlines
To download the application form go to the webpage: 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 Sunday, 26 September 2021, before 11.00pm (Central European Time). The twelve selected artists will receive email notification by 11 October 2021 at the latest.

The official opening of the sessions will be at 5.00pm on Tuesday 9 November, and will end at 11.30pm on Sunday 14 November.

Participants must attend all events for the whole duration of the programme (in person or in streaming).

All meetings and seminars will be in English.

3. The selected artists will be granted:

  • A pass providing access to all parts of the festival (screenings, streaming and lectures)
  • Participation in all sections of the programme
  • Hotel accommodation (9 – 15 November, six nights)

Transportation to and/or from Florence is not included


VISIO is centred on constructing a shared experience, forged by an inclusive community of artists, curators and collectors. That’s why we firmly believe in doing everything possible to help our guests and participants come to Florence safely.
We are well aware of all the problems and uncertainties caused by the current global health crisis. If at the time of selection an artist knows it will be impossible to attend, or if their trip must be cancelled for reasons beyond anyone’s control, they will be allowed to participate in all sections of the programme via streaming.


Deadline: 26/09/2021 11:00 pm (Timezone: Europe/Amsterdam)

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