GAP – Global Art Programme, Waiting for Expo 2015 is an international programme of cultural exchange between Italy and other countries participating in the Expo Milano 2015 , Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life. Started in 2010, the programme offers to Italian and foreign artists the opportunity to live a residence period of two month in a host country in order to create a work on issues related to the Expo (health and proper nutrition, environment and sustainable energy , geo-architecture). Every year foreign artists are selected to stay in Milan at the residence Open Care, managed by FARE, while the Italians pass their period of residence in foreign countries identified from time to time as annual partners of the programme. Every single residence ends with an exhibition presenting the work of the artist selected and the publication of a book that collects his impressions and his experience. The programme, which will continue until 2015, will end with an exhibition of all the works produced by participants. This exhibition will be in the cultural programming of Expo Milano 2015.
The project was conceived by Artegiovane Milan, under the patronage of Expo Milano 2015, in collaboration with the Association FARE, Open Care and Frigoriferi Milanesi. GAP is realized in partnership with Camera di Commercio di Milano, Regione Lombardia, Fondazione Cariplo and Comune di Milano, Settore Cultura, Moda, Design.