Calls and Competitions


For the third consecutive year, the invitation to participate in TEXTILE ART – TEXTILE ART AND TERRITORY is renewed, thanks to funding from the Fondazione di Sardegna, contributing to the realization of textile art works and projects in the collective and contemporary dimension of the artistic residency.
⚫️ The call for applications is aimed at six artists, including two Sardinian artists by origin or residency, for the realization of two artistic residencies.
Through paths of cultural enrichment, discovery of the island of Sant’Antioco and artistic and professional growth, the selected are invited to create artistic contributions related to textile art that are inspired by the places and textile traditions of the host territory.
⚫️ Deadline: 11.06.2023, 11:59 p.m.
? Participation form at the link:
A research project conceived by Ottovolante Sulcis A.P.S. that proposes the creation of textile art works and projects in the collective and contemporary dimension of artistic residency.
Ottovolante Sulcis A.P.S., recipient of funding from the Fondazione di Sardegna for the project TEXTILE ART – TEXTILE ART AND TERRITORY, announces a call for proposals for the selection of six artists, two of whom are Sardinian by origin or residence, for the realization of two artistic residencies.
The association reserves the right to modify or cancel the 2023 program for serious reasons, if any, upon timely notice.

The residency will take place on the island of Sant’Antioco, where the lagoon town of the same name is located.
The artists will be hosted in the Ottovolante Home Gallery.
The residencies, both lasting two weeks, will take place from June 19 to July 2, 2023 and from September 18 to October 1, 2023.
Selected artists will be provided with: reimbursement of travel expenses; lodging (with kitchen, bathroom, work space, wi-fi); food; training activities; coverage (total or partial) for materials and/or co-production of the work (each project will be evaluated individually by the organization); and a hard copy of the catalog.
The costs for the realization of the final exhibition are borne by the organization; the works will be set up in a place to be defined, different from the Ottovolante Home Gallery, in the territory of the Municipality of Sant’Antioco. For any works outside, the location will be agreed with the organizers.
Health expenses, medical insurance and any extras are the responsibility of the participant.
Artists will be taken on a discovery tour of the island of Sant’Antioco during the first days of the residency.

The organizers remain available for any requests from the artists themselves for other visits to the area related to the themes to be developed in relation to the work.
The open call is open to individual artists and artists or collectives; age of majority required.
All realized projects must be the result of the lived experience of the residency. The theme, medium and technique of making the works are at the artists’ discretion.
The realized works will remain in the place for which they were created. The artists, by submitting their application, commit to making one or more works that will remain as a donation to Ottovolante Sulcis. In the case of digital productions, the files must be left available to the organization.
Participation in the selection is free of charge and is completed by sending your application through the online procedure, attaching all the required documentation; alternatively, you can send your application by email to with the subject line: Art residency application Weaving Art 2023.
The procedure must be completed in all its mandatory parts and accompanied by the required supplementary materials, to be uploaded directly to the participation form. To complete your application you will need to attach the following materials:
– short biography and statement of the candidate or applicant, to be uploaded in pdf format; the file should not exceed 1 MB in size and should be named as follows: “FIRST_LAST_NAME”;
– portfolio with completed projects or single project of which the candidate is author or co-author, to be uploaded in pdf format; the file or folder shall not exceed 10 MB in size and shall be named as follows: “NAME_SURNAME_PORTFOLIO / PROJECT TITLE”;
– draft project to be implemented in case of selection, with indicative list of materials and budget; to be uploaded in pdf format; the file or folder should not exceed 10 MB in size and should be named as follows: “NAME_SURNAME_BOZZA”;
– period of preference (example: either residency or both residencies);
– expectation of attendance during the period of the artistic residency (example: every day, days excluded, hours excluded).
Documentation must be submitted in Italian or English.
You can submit your application by 11:59 p.m. on June 11, 2023; any extension will be communicated in advance by the organizers. Applications submitted after the deadline will not be considered.
The association is available to provide information on features and typicality of the host area.

All projects received by the deadline will be reviewed by an internal jury of the organization, which will select a maximum of three projects. The jury’s judgment is final and unappealable.
By June 12, 2023, the official list of artists selected for the first residency will be announced. In case the application deadline is extended, the date of communication of the list of selected artists will be postponed accordingly.