We are a group of altruistic souls with a passion for making a difference in the world. 

Our broader community has pledged their second homes to the hosting of our residencies.

The intention of The Artivist Nest is to gather inspirational world changers from the creative, scientific, and activism fields - giving them both the unique experience of living and working together in communal spaces and the opportunity to make progress towards powerful, shared goals.

Each session will address a particular global human concern, exploring themes through social think tanks, workshops, mentorship, and dedicated projects.  Participants will return home with practical, solution-minded experience while The Artivist Nest commits to bringing each session's output and message to the general public.

The team behind the vision

Manuel Greco — Co-founder

Manuel has a PhD in Physics from the University of Rome, Italy, and several decades of experience in Investment Banking at Morgan Stanley.

He has spent several years as chair of the VHL Alliance, a non-profit dedicated to the support and research of hereditary cancer. In his free time he enjoys producing music and writing children's books.

Nicole Gulotta — Co-founder

After graduating from NYU with a degree in art history, Nicole worked for 20+ years as a fashion and wardrobe stylist based in NYC.  She is founder of lifestyle fashion brand, Nomadic Thread Society, now also a consulting and mentoring platform for small brands and designers in the sustainable, artisan fashion sector, and for creative solopreneurs at large.

Her passion for style and design have gradually morphed into creative, social activism.