14 outstanding architectures hosting artist residencies

From the French countryside to a former luxury hotel in Shanghai, from a 13th-century palace to a tree house in a forest in Scotland, a selection of residencies set in unique locations.

Artist residencies represent one of the most sought-after opportunities among creatives worldwide. Regardless of the length of the programme and where it takes place, the residency offers the artist a chance to break away from their usual context and enter a more intimate, creative dimension. After all, in a sector that too often lacks funding and training, working being able to count on the financial and wider support of an institution or organisation is an optimal, or at least stimulating, scenario for the artist.

The location is often a key element in choosing a residency programme. Whether it's a sumptuous castle from the 13th century or a chateaux in the French countryside, a tree house in a fir forest in Scotland or a luxurious hotel in the former financial district of Shanghai, each location contributes to the experience of the participants, being most of the time an integral part of it. 

From Italy to the rest of the world, whether the desire is to work in the Arctic or in the green hills of Sicily, our gallery brings together fourteen artist residency programmes in dream locations.

Opening image: The Arctic Hideaway, Pasi Aalto, Fordypningsrommet Fleinvaer, Norway.

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