Visual Arts Research Curating
Italian, English
2°Piano_project > 2 weeks; 2°Piano_Independent > 2 -3 weeks
Paid by artist 

Selection fee of € 25.00 (per person). The artist is responsible for travel costs and materials. The contribution to partial coverage for the residence is:

  • "2°Piano_Project": 2 weeks: € 220.00 (for person). The artist donates an original work.
  • "2°Piano_independent": 2 weeks: 580.00 euros // 3 weeks: 870.00 euros. The artist donates an original work.

The fee covers:

  • Accommodation
  • Utility (light, water, gas, waste) for housing and for artist-run space of 120 mq
  • Wifi
  • Communication and press office
  • Organization of activities and related initiatives
  • Staff / volunteers
  • Associated expenses
Application guidelines 

The residence is for up to two people. You can also apply individually, it will be up to the organizers to combine another artist with your experience. Fill out the application form from the website with:

  • Artistic proposal: who - what - how - when (max 2 A4)
  • Statement (max 300 lines)
  • Suggest a workshop (decide what, when, for whom, costs)

Complete your application by sending an email to [email protected], indicating in subject: "Proposal for 2nd Floor (specifies whether Project or Independent). Please attach:

  • Artistic CV and portfolio (individual and / or group)
  • Copy of identity document (each participant)
  • 3 Jpeg images (good resolution) representative of the proposal
  • copy receipt for selection (25.00 euro)



II° Piano Art Residence

II° Piano Art Residence

Z.N.S. project


"2nd Floor" is a program of artistic residences, that functions as an open, experimental and independent platform designed by artists for artists. The home-studio is the artist-run space and it is open to artists and curators who are dedicated to research and are looking for interactions and involvement with citizens. The company, the city, the environment and tradition, become the object of investigation and artistic production, with the possibility of working in the laboratory artist-run space "Via Murat Art Container". It is located in the historical center of the province, a few kilometers from the sea, it is a platform for meetings, discussions and interactions of ideas. Artists, creatives and curators will follow each other in exhibitions and residences, creatively and intellectually animating the daily life of "2nd Floor" and "Via Murat Art Container".

"2nd Floor" focuses on dialogue, production and presentation of contemporary art and culture without depending on institutional or corporate sponsorships. The "2nd Floor" artistic project provides support, resources and inspiration for intellectual and artistic processes, for the production and sharing of knowledge.


You can choose between two programs:

  • 2°Piano_project -> an artistic production inspired by the social and territorial fabric. Duration 2 weeks
  • 2°Piano_Independent -> The artist can propose a residence based on his own independent artistic research. Duration min 2 weeks, max 3 weeks
  • In both cases the artist can conduct workshops and / or other initiatives (free choice of costs and minimum number of participants NB: you can ask how it works by writing to znsprojectla[email protected]).
  • Public presentation of the completed work
  • Contamination and collaboration between guest artists and organizers
  • Any other collaborations with the organization (contemporary art fairs, workshops, projects, etc.)
Accommodation Information 

Double room for 2 people, in shared apartment (artist-studio house). Accommodation with kitchen, living room, bathroom, balconies. In the accommodation there are two beautiful and tender cats.

Studio Information 

Artist-run space of the 120 square meters available to realize an artistic project, presentation of artistic work and workshop.

Via Murat 9-11
74019 Palagiano TA

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