Name of the responsible structure : NOSADELLA.DUE. RESIDENCE FOR ARTISTS AND CRITICS
Continent : EUROPE
Country : ITALY
Address: VIA NOSADELLA 2, 40123, BOLOGNA
Tel: +39 051331667
Fax: +39 3339975595
e-mail: info(at)



Situated in a private structure in the heart of the historic centre of Bologna, Nosadella.due, a residence for artists and international critics, is set up as a long-term cultural project, unique in its type in the city and the area, in which the residents find a space for current artistic expression and contemporary culture. Its 250 square metres are designed to accomodate three studios and an accommodation area. An emerging generation of foreign contemporary artists and critics alternate between, or inhabit these spaces for a temporary period of up to three months and are invited to realise ad hoc projects that have come about through their period of residence.

The aim of the structure is to offer the artists and emergent critics an experience that puts themselves in comparison with a country, a city and a space of work different from the habitual ones, in contact with cultural operators and other artists of their own generation and not, with whom sharing a common situation and create a reciprocity able to favor the personal research and the professional growth within the Italian cultural circuit through an exclusive and instructive experience of high level.

Former use: Private guest house
Type of occupation: Donation
Location: City centre


- 4 bedrooms in the flat ( 1 of 12 mq, 1 of 15mq and 2 of 20mq each)

- a big livingroom of 40 mq

- 1 common studio of 35 mq

- 2 bathrooms (one of 10 and 1 of 15 mq)
- a big kitchen of 30 mq

- a long corridor of 40 mq

- a balcony and a breckfast nook (around 10 mq)

Social and artistic disciplines

- Mainly visual arts, but also collaborations with other organisations dealing with comics, theatre...

- Round tables organised in partnership with the local Modern Art Museum (MAMbo)

- Workshops, open doors and studios visits

Criteria for a residence in Nosadella.due: artists and curators are selected by invitation. Expert consultants (Italian and foreign museum directors, curators, critics) mention some emerging artists or curators for their individual work and research which is in theme with the goals of Nosadella.due ‘s project.

Financial partners

- Mainly Aemil Banca Credito Coperativo

Nosadella.due was established with funds from the Region of Emilia-Romagna, the Provincial Council and Bologna City Council, the Academy of Fine Art and MAMbo


Will to actively involve public bodies and private organisations in creating a co-operative network in which ways of thinking and methodologies can be shared by partipating in new models of development.

Modified on Monday 5 May 2008