The NOA NOA Art Residency offers, in addition to hospitality, an agenda based on a weekly schedule to encourage our Artists-in-residence to approach exploration, research and creativity. This is the Artist’s Pocket Diary” that will accompany our Artists-in-residence in three weeks time under the supervision of a tutor.

The program is focused on two points:

  • Work Plan
  • Cultural Schedule

A detailed program will be announced to our Artists-in-residence on


The NOA NOA Art Residency offers our Artists-in-residence a large space inside the Villa, a Studio to carry out their research and creative experiments working personally and freely.

The Work Plan provides days entirely dedicated to artistic production and working days combined with other activities specified in the Activities section.

The NOA NOA Art Residency will be happy to give the Artists-in-residence a “welcome pack” sponsored by Liquitex and Winsor&Newton with some acrylics, watercolors, brushes and paper block. Each artists must bring by themselves their own items like materials that considers useful for work in Bali.

During the three weeks stay our Artists-in-residence will be supported by a tutor who will guide them in their personal experience. The tutor will also define the work plan of each Artists-in-residence. Both the tutor and our Artists-in-residence will pay attention to every single detail (theme, size, technique…) in order to create art works or/and installations inspired by the Indonesian culture.


The Cultural Schedule plans days to discover the attractions of the area with tours focused on a full immersion in nature and culture.

Our Artists-in-residence will visit towns and villages in Bali.

Our Artists-in-residence walk through the centuries-old terraced rice fields in order to enjoy a multitude of shades of green.

The charm of Bali extends to its pervading spirituality in a dense network of liturgical occasions, offerings, prayers, nature, people and craftworks.

Our Artists-in-residence will have the opportunity to visit:

  • Ubud a town in central Bali is far removed from the beach party scene in Kuta, and is regarded as the cultural centre of Bali. It is famous as an arts and crafts hub, and much of the town and nearby villages seems to consist of artists’ workshops and galleries. There are some remarkable architectural and other sights to be found, and a general feeling of well being to be enjoyed, all thanks to the spirit, surroundings, and climate of the place.
  • Uluwatu is a place on the south-western tip of the Bukit Peninsula of Bali. It is home to the Pura Luhur Uluwatu Temple and is the number four surf destination in the world for surfers of all abilities. The name Uluwatu comes from ulu, meaning lands end, and watu, meaning rock.
  • Tanah Lot is a rock formation where our Artists- in-residence can admire beautiful sunsets and typical Kecak dancing, the symbol of the eternal struggle between Good and Evil. It is home to the pilgrimage temple Pura Tanah Lot (literally Tanah Lot temple), a popular tourist and cultural icon for photography and general exoticism.