The experimental Artist Residency project reserved for the winning illustrators of the Cose Belle Illustration Contest.
A valuable and creative experience.
The illustrators, guests for the artist residency, have the opportunity to spend a week immersed in the rhythms of Calabrian life with a focus on creativity and sharing. They will explore suggestive Calabrian villages, discover Calabria's cultural heritage and inhabitants, learn traditions and innovations, and taste traditional foods. It is a full immersion of unique and authentic experiences in close connection with local communities.
Full of value and inspiration.
The Cose Belle OFF residency is designed to became a locus amoenus, a pleasant place, a happy time, an opportunity for cultural exchange that can deeply enrich the illustrators both artistically and personally.
To meet the creative part of Calabria.
Discovering suggestive villages.
Creating a narrative of a beautiful land together.
Calabria, casa sempre aperta. Un arancio il tuo cuore, succo d’aurora. Calabria, rosa nel bicchiere.
The Cose Belle di Calabria
All the illustrations created during the residency will give life to the Cose Belle di Calabria exhibition. The illustrators will become narrators by creating a visual storytelling of Calabria with all its strange and beautiful sides. They will become our allies in giving Calabria an image that goes beyond its stereotypes, bringing a more positive light to it and redeeming it from an image that has been harsh and distorted for too long. These illustrations dedicated to Calabria are an invitation to see this region through more loving eyes and to recognize and understand its beauty.
In collaboration with companies of excellence.
The Cose Belle OFF project is made possible by the synergies built with companies of excellence in the Calabrian region that stand out for excellence in production, design, and enhancing the culture and roots of their land.
Potete immaginare, creare e costruire il luogo più meraviglioso della terra ma occorreranno sempre le persone perché il sogno diventi realtà.