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Tips for further international residencies

Here are some tips for residencies abroad with links to their websites.
In addition to Iaspis’ studios abroad, here are some tips for residencies abroad, with links to their websites. The application procedure varies between the residencies. You can also apply for grants from other sources to cover costs for travel, participation fees, accommodation and subsistence. If you are accepted to a residency you can apply for an international cultural exchange grant. Please note that you are not guaranteed to receive support and that you have to apply before the residency begins.

For up-to-date information and other residencies than those listed below, see the international platforms that provide information about residencies worldwide in the right hand margin.

A-I-R laboratory, CCA Ujadowski Castle, Warsaw, Poland, supports Polish and international visual and design artists. Participating artists are encouraged to develop new projects.

AiR Dubai, Dubai Culture & Art Authority, in collaboration with Art Dubai, Tashkeel, and Delfina Foundation. The programme aims to support artists by providing a platform to develop their practice and create new work, while facilitating exchange between the artists, the local communities, and the broader cultural landscape.

Arts@Cern, Cern, Schweiz. CERN has hosted several artists from around the globe through Collide@CERN, the laboratory’s artist’s residency scheme, in which artists collaborate with physicists.

Banff Art Centre, Canada. Banff Artist in Residence (BAIR) programme for visual artists concentrates on providing time and space for individuals and groups to create new works, conduct research and experiment with various techniques and production modes. Visual art facilities for graphics, paper production, ceramics, sculpture and photography may entail additional fees.

Chinese European Art Center, Xiamen, Kina – Visual and design residency with an apartment and studio. The residency entails a fee. 

Chinati Foundation, Marfa, USA. International residency for visual artists. The Chinati Foundation provides a furnished apartment in the museum's grounds and a studio in Marfa. Resident artists have unlimited access to Chinati's collection and archive, and the museum staff and interns are available to assist in securing materials and preparing exhibitions.

Circolo Scandinavo, Rom, Italien. A residency for Nordic artists who need a place to focus their work and find inspiration. Residencies are often of 2 months duration, but with the possibility of shorter or longer stays. The application period is normally from February to April. The residency has five studios. Artists have access to a music studio and work spaces for visual artists.

Creative Glass Center of Art, Millville, USA offers grants to artists working in glass. With twelve fellowships awarded each year, artists are encouraged to use their fellowships to develop and refine their work, while experimenting with both traditional and innovative glassmaking processes.

EKWC, European Ceramic Workcenter, Hertogenbuch, Netherlands is a 3-month residency where visual and design artists can explore the technical and artistic possibilities of ceramics.

Eyebeam, New York, USA, is a 5-month residency of concentration and immersion in artistic investigation, daring research or production of visionary, experimental applications and Projects.

Fire Island Artist Residency (LGBTQ), New York, USA is geared towards lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer and transgender persons.

Fonderie Darling, Canada. The international residency at Darlings Foundry is supported by the Canada Council for the Arts. The programme supports international visual artists. The residency period is from January to June every year. The successful applicant will receive a scholarship for travel expenses, weekly stipend, and production costs. 

Gyeonggi Creation Center, Ansan, South Korea caters both for visual and design artists. Application deadline is in November every year.

ISCP, International Studio and Curatorial Program, New York, USA is a non-profit, residency-based contemporary art institution for visual artists and curators from around the world. In addition to the studio which can be applied for via the Iaspis programme, individual applications for studios are welcome.

Künstlerhaus Lukas, Ahrenshoop, Germany promotes professional artists in the genres of fine arts, literature, dance and music through the awarding of residence scholarships.

NICA, Yangong, Burma aims to facilitate exchange, collaboration, networks and resource allocation between Burmese art and culture practitioners and the neighbouring regions and internationally.

Pilchuck glass school residency programme, Stanwood, USA. In addition to its summer sessions, Pilchuck offers accommodation for both young and professional glass artists, as well as the collaborative John H. Hauberg Fellowship residency.

Pottery Workshop Jingdezhen, Kina, is geared towards ceramicists. The fee provides access to a studio, material, tools, administrative support, food and transport.

Red Gate, Peking, Kina. The Red Gate Residency is an international programme that provides artists, curators, writers and academics the possibility of living and working in China.

Rijksakademie, Amsterdam, Nederländerna.An international, research-oriented residency environment for visual and design artists.

SÍM, Reykjavík, Iceland is an international residency programme for visual and design artists located in Reykjavík and run by Sim, the Association of Icelandic Visual Artists.

Schloss Solitude
, Frankfurt, Germany has 45 studios at its disposal and international artists are invited to apply from the following disciplines: architecture, visual arts, performing art, literature, music and film/new media. Fellowships are granted for three to twelve months.
Tirana Institute for Contemporary Art, T.I.C.A., Tirana, Albania also runs an international residency programme that provides support and encouragement for local artists and cultural exchange across borders in the Balkan and internationally. 

University of Edinburgh, UK. Design artists from different disciplines are given access to the school’s resources and can also participate in tutoring students.

V&A, Victoria & Albert Museum Residency, London, UK. The residency programme at the V & A gives visual and design artists the opportunity to have a studio in the museum for six months.

Wendover Residence Program, The Center for Land Use Interpretation, California, USA. Although the desolate salt flats suggest isolation, one should not expect to find an idyllic retreat away from civilization. Applicants must be aware that the residence facilities are rustic, though in a modern way, and the area has harsh and unpredictable qualities that do not suit all palates (possible intrusive events in the area include aerial military activity, dust storms, drag racing, movie productions, etc.)

Witt Residency, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA. The residency is open for visual and design artists. It is also possible to apply for an honorarium in conjunction with the residency

Workspace, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, New York, USA. Workspace is a nine-month studio residency program for emerging visual artists, performing artists, and writers focused on the creative process and the development of a community of peers and professionals in the field. 

Wyspa, Gdansk, Poland runs AIR Port, a residency programme realised by Wyspa Art.

Villa San Michel, Capri, Italy. Since 1978 around 10 scholarships a year have been awarded from the Makarna Cederström-Wallengrens Scholarship Fund for short working visits to Villa San Michele.

For more information please Contact coordinator of the Iaspis programme, AnnikaEnqvist,

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International residency Platforms:

Residency Unlimited (RU) supports production, presentation and dissemination of contemporary art through public programmes. They often collaborate with other institutions in order to provide customised residencies designed to fulfil the requirements of the participating artists and curators. Under the tab “Opportunities” on the website, there is a free service that delivers up-to-date information about residencies worldwide.  

Resartists is an association of over 400 centres and organisations in over 70 countries. Its website comprises a substantial list of upcoming residencies and opportunities. There is also a list of various forms of financial support and other information sources for residency applicants.

Transartists is a Dutch platform whose aim is to stimulate and strengthen artists’ mobility. It offers advice, tools and services on artist-in-residence programmes and related issues:

Kulturkontakt Nord, provides a long list of residency programmes in the Nordic countries. Click here for link.


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