The DEPART Foundation is an emerging arts organization predicated on the Discussion, Exhibition, and Production of Art and dedicated to the development and support of contemporary artists whose work and careers are departing from their previous endeavors or predecessors. Multiple outposts in Europe and Asia are catalysts for activating cultural communities through sponsorship of young and established artists, provisions of spaces and resources conductive to arts production and exhibition, and educational and public programs.
As part of its mission, the DEPART Foundation aims to provide a strong artists-in-residence program in its future facilities in Italy and abroad. Emerging international artists will be invited to live and work in these regions, providing them the opportunity to produce new work in the rich context of Italian history and contemporary culture. At the end of each residency,the works produced will be exhibited at DEPART’s exhibition spaces or in collaboration with partner institutions in Italy and abroad.