F_AIR – Florence Artist in Residence works in conjunction with FUA – Florence University of the Arts and is strongly grounded in the city of Florence, working to integrate contemporary art in the Renaissance city. The residency program is open to artists between 25 and 38 years old. The aim for the participant in the residency is not only to attain human and artistic growth but also to give academic and professional training to the students enrolled at Florence University of the Arts, to which F_AIR is affiliated as a Community Engagement Member Institution of the Palazzi consortium. At the end of his/her stay the the resident is invited to present the outcome of his/her research in an exhibition. The program includes talks, studio visits, formal and informal encounters with curators and art professionals, and workshops.
The selected artist is offered the opportunity to live within the FUA facility in Florence, and the use of the campus studios.
In the same spirit of integration between the art academy and the Florentine community F_AIR proposes curated group exhibitions revolving around specific themes of the arts today where emerging Italian and international artists are invited.