Call for Artists at Manifattura Tabacchi, Florence


Call for Artists at Manifattura Tabacchi, Florence

NAM — Not A Museum, Manifattura Tabacchi’s contemporary art program, presents the second edition of SUPERBLAST, a call to the arts for individual artists and collectives under 40. The first edition received 700 applications - 567 artists and 140 collectives - from across 48 countries.

SUPERBLAST is a competition for the assignment of six residencies to six multidisciplinary artists who will develop artistic projects in full formal freedom and in dialogue with the spaces of Manifattura Tabacchi.

SUPERBLAST is aimed at individual artists or collectives under 40 years of age. It offers them a platform for action and expression, supports production and offers an ecosystem of relationships that focuses on the enhancement of artistic practice.

Each winning artist will receive:

  • € 5.000 for the production of their work, a production studio and accommodation for the period of residence;
  • a three-month residency at Manifattura Tabacchi, from May to July 2022, which will start with a workshop together with leading figures in the world of contemporary art and culture and will continue with studio visits, meetings and open studios;
  • the possibility to exhibit their work in the final collective exhibition and a publication at the end of the residency;
  • the support of an author, in order to create the editorial content for the editorial project.

The residencies will be part of a cultural program taking place at Manifattura Tabacchi – and open to the community – that will allow artists to establish a relationship of exchange with the city.

The documents required for the application are:

  • Updated portfolio as per 2022;
  • Project containing both concept and execution methods;
  • Curriculum Vitae and cover letter;
  • Your bio, headshot, your passport or identity card.
  • These documents need to be signed:
    – the application form which you can download here;
    – privacy policy which you can download here;
    – audio/video release form which you can download here.

Each document should be sent separately. Applications are made via an online form. Deadline for application is 1 March 2022.

Please view the open call for more details.

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