“A Call to Origins”

19 – 27 June 2018 – Sardinia

BecomeBecome Art Residence


We invite you to apply to the Nomadic Art Residency BecomeBecome, exhibition and symposium program that IVYnode  and BecomeBecome are organizing in collaboration with  Stazione dell’Arte (Museum of Contemporary Art di Ulassai), the Government of Ulassai and Nurri and the Proloco of Nurri.

This full-immersive journey investigates practical approaches to the theme of the Origins. During these 8-days residency, in the heart of Sardinia, we will transform, make, and exhibit our work in the Monastery of Nurri. We will also have the opportunity to participate at the Symposium on transdisciplinary education organized in collaboration with Stazione dell’Arte – Museum of Contemporary Art.
We choose Sardinia and in particular the interior of the island, in a calm environment rich with history, mystery and magnetism for disconnecting from the outside and move towards an intimate space.

Through a range of practical labs, perception strategies and subconscious expeditions with dreams, intuition, synchronicity, body lab, our peer-to-peer methodology will bring forth effective inspiration and create unexpected new developments for your art or research project.
We will visit places of archeological interest known from their strong magnetism and we will explore the territory, connecting with the nature and the surrounding.


​The Municipality of Nurri will provide the use of the Monastery of Santa Rosa annexed to the Church, dating both back to the XVII century. We are invited to use the space and to get inspiration for creating the art project and the final exhibition.


We will participate to a Symposium with the theme of Origins, organized together with Stazione dell’Arte, the Museum of Contemporary Art of Ulassai, the ambitious project of the artist Maria Lai.
We will get to know the work of this great Sardinian artist, and we are invited to expose our approach to the theme of origins, also by organizing specific labs open to the community of Ulassai, to other local artists and visitors.
Maria Lai work is strongly connected with the theme of Origins and has been exhibited also in the Biennale of Venice 2017. It will be an inspiring experience.


During the residency, you will stay in the Hotel Istellas, on the shores of Lake Flumendosa, 3 kilometers away from the village, in a unique landscape for artists to connect with the nature and the surronding.
Each participant will share the room with someone else. Breakfast and one meal is included in the price.


The territory offers an extraordinary concentration of trace of the past and there are many settlements of great archaeological interest that have turned into a cultural point of reference.
Nuraghi, Menirs, Domus de janas, Tombs of Giants built mostly between 3400 and 2700 BC, dated to the late Neolithic, Chalcolithic and early Bronze Age.
It is a suggestive place to explore.

Who can apply?

Artists, curators and researchers from all backgrounds are invited to the open call. The diversity of participants in previous events has created fresh outlooks and exceptional work, and we intend to build on these unique synergies during our Art Residence in Sardinia.

To apply, send the following information to info@becomebecome.com and ivy@ivy.it

– A statement about the project you wish to work on (max. 280 words)
– A bio (max. 180 words)
– A web link to your art work or research (if available)

How is the residency founded?

BecomeBecome is a non-profit network of individuals and social actors that host nomadic residencies across Europe and beyond. Our strategy is to keep costs to a minimum while sharing the resources of partners. We keep our open call free of charge and participants contribute a fee only once they have been admitted to ensure that the basic expenses can be covered.

The cost of the residency, including 8 nights accommodation in a double room at hotel Istellas, breakfast and one meal, excursions for visiting the territory, project development labs and the final exhibition, is 680€.

ARRIVAL on the 19th of JUNE,
DEPARTURE on the 27th of JUNE

21st OF APRIL 2018

Rolling admission LIMITED TO 12 PARTICIPANTS.

Early application strongly advised!