Once again this year, the Movin’Up competition will be supporting young Italian artists abroad

Now in its 18th edition, Movin’Up is the principal Italian program supporting the international mobility of artists and cultural operators in the visual arts and performance: art, photography, video, architecture, design, music, cinema, theatre, dance, performance and writing.

Movin’Up is open to young people between the ages of 18 and 35 who have been admitted or invited abroad by cultural institutions, festivals and public or private foreign entities to realise artworks or participate in artistic experiences.

The competition offers winners financial support to cover part of the costs incurred while abroad related to travel, lodging, food and production.

As the result of a collaboration between the MiBAC (DGAAP, DG Museums and DG Performance) and GAI (Associazione per il Circuito dei Giovani Artisti Italiani), as part of the DE.MO project, the competition was created to:

  • support the international promotion of the work of Italian artists through real opportunities to achieve visibility and publicity;
  • support the production of the most interesting innovative and multidisciplinary projects, stimulating the spread of national artistic research throughout the world;
  • favouring the participation of young people in educational programmes organised by foreign institutions offering concrete occasions for artistic and professional growth.


The program has already made it possible to support 667 of the 2,050 projects submitted [visual and sound arts (c. 45%), theatre – dance - music (c. 40%), others (c. 5%)], for a total of 1,200 artists. A specific brief awarded 4 Artists in Residence grants to visual artists at prestigious international institutions.


Created in 1999 by GAI, the project is made possible by the support of the MiBAC since 2003.

By setting aside an annual sum, distributed in different sessions, the initiative makes it possible to help those seeking support for an experience abroad.
Movin’Up offers total or partial coverage of live costs sustained for the realisation of a project abroad.

18th edition (biennial period 2015-2016)

The deadline for the first session is Friday 20 May 2016. It regards all applications for activities abroad scheduled to start between 1 July and 31 December 2016.

Information and applications online at www.giovaniartisti.it
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