Lab for New Imaginations RELOADED

Until 22 April 2024

The Department for Preventive Education of MACRO launches a special edition of the educational programme Lab for New Imaginations


A series of in-person meetings will be distributed across two weeks, targeting emerging visual and sound artists, curators, designers, researchers and writers based in Italy.


The programme is designed to provide opportunities for emerging practitioners from different disciplinary backgrounds. It offers a chance to collaborate in the generation of new ideas, contents and projects by encouraging self-organization processes aimed at the realization of a collective editorial output.


This year’s output will be the planning and organization of a workshop or a discursive nature participated event within the museum’s programming in September. For this, the new edition of the Lab will be in close dialogue with the Department for Preventive Education, the curatorial/editorial office of MACRO and some participants from previous editions. It will also focus on exploring methods and strategies for working in groups.


During the two weeks of the workshop, participants will be able to access the MACRO’s spaces (classrooms, meeting room and library) in order to work in groups throughout the museum’s opening hours. 


Following the two-weeks workshop, tutoring meetings on the collective project will be scheduled with the various departments of the museum.


The Lab for New Imaginations will take place from 4 June to 15 June 2024. A minimum of 3 days in September will also be required for the event to be realized.



To participate, you must send your CV and portfolio to with the subject line “NAME SURNAME APPLICATION FOR NEW IMAGINATION RELOADED” and submit the online form by 8 pm on 22 April 2024. Participants will be personally selected by the museum staff and will be communicated in early May. Good knowledge of Italian and English and willingness to be present in Rome for the entire duration of the workshop is required. The activity is free of charge and there is a fee on accommodation for participants residing outside Rome. For more information, answers to frequently asked questions are available here below. 




If I am a writer/researcher/theorist/curator should I still submit a portfolio?  


If the Lab weeks coincide with an exam/work in attendance can I still participate?

If it is a commitment that does not take more than one day yes.

Is there an age limit to participate?  

No, you can participate at any age, however, only emerging profiles will be selected.  

Should I send the CV in Italian or English?  

You can send it in the language you prefer, but good oral and written comprehension of both is required.  

In what format should I send the required documents?  


What times will the Lab week meetings be held?  

Monday through Friday from 10.30 am to 6.30 pm. However, availability is also required for any events, evening meetings and weekend appointments. A detailed schedule will be shared a week before the programme begins.  

I am not sure if this programme is for me.  

You can contact one of the former participants for more information, you can find the full list of the 2022 edition and the 2023 edition on our website.