Residencies

We are a multidisciplinary research centre in the performing, visual and design arts.

With an annual programme we offer listening, space and resources to emerging generations of artists, with a focus on queer, racialised and disabled communities, providing a protected space for research and production.

Highlights

We are committed to building long-term collaborations, involving the artists-in-residence in the co-design of the public programme and the main productions, and engaging with them in an open and real dialogue with all members of the communities, exploring ideas and approaches on how to address contemporary issues by disrupting conventions and beliefs.

Game rules

  1. EXPERIMENTAL LAB

    We give space to process: a free hand to error, allowing the artists to try and test, think and produce, create and share. We establish long-term relationships with artists and work with them to experiment with new ideas, at the intersection of performance art and design, photography and dance, public art and music.

  2. ENGINE OF CHANGE

    Rethinking the contemporary through artistic languages: our residency programme makes bodies, identities, cultures and unforeseen natures visible, fitting into BASE’s broader framework of reflection that sees us committed to mitigating forms of racialisation and cultural colonialism, ableism and gender discrimination.

  3. URBAN ATELIER

    Imagining new forms of living is not only a task for architecture: we support emerging local artists and challenge them to immerse themselves in the city, to break rules and boundaries, to reconfigure spaces and human relations, to bring art and the public dimension into dialogue through artistic languages.

  4. CARE IS POLITICS

    We provide technical support, mentoring and economic recourses, guaranteeing a space for research and production, fostering the connection between the artistic community and the local context, offering a dedicated, protected and comfortable work space and hospitality.

ALL RESIDENCIES

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DESIRESIDE: Transdisciplinary Residencies, practices and models in comparison
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In residency at BASE Milano, Edoardo Mozzanega brings HIDE is the cave where hominids cohabited with big felines, their predators,…
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Al Aassifa العاصفة – NAVIGARE LA TEMPESTA: partecipa all'Open Call di Milano Mediterranea
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OUR NETWORK

Throughout the year we promote national and international calls for artists, designers and creative people in residence: we do this together with national and international networks, cultural institutes and other residency centres by facilitating feedback processes, exchanges of practices and the circulation of artists and designers.

ASSOCIATED ARTISTS

Co-curatorial and mentoring paths for emerging artists in residence, moments of openness to the public during residencies and workshops dedicated to the community: the associated artists are collaborators, supporters and allies of BASE in strengthening its role as a cultural centre in dialogue with the territory.
Elisabetta Consonni artista associata a BASE Milano

ELISABETTA CONSONNI

She’s a choreographer, her stage is the public space. For her, the practice of choreography is a tool to trigger a social discourse and interact with marginalised groups.

CORPS CITOYEN

Milano Mediterranea is a post-colonial participatory art centre that speaks the languages of the Mediterranean, involving citizens through participatory art residencies, a permanent workshop for youth, a neighbourhood committee to support MM in the selection of residency projects and cultural programming.

Mombao

A duo of musicians and performers, their music mixes unreleased songs in different languages with folk songs from different cultures in an electronic rock sound; halfway between a performance and a concert, Mombao involve the audience in a liberating dance, a mystical ritual in a modern key.

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