Arts Collaboratory

Colombia Residencies 2015/2016

Applications will be accepted until December 1, 2015 

Arts Collaboratory and the Ministry of Culture of Colombia are cooperating to offer two artists, curators, or researchers, related to Arts Collaboratory institutions in Africa, Asia or the Middle East, the opportunity to develop a project during a residency in Colombia. The project should focus on art and its potential for social and/or environmental change.

Hosting Organizations are:

lugar a dudas, Calí

Más Arte más Acción (MAMA), Bogotá 

Casa Tres Patios in co-operation with Platohedro, Medellín

Applicants can apply for a residency at one of these three locations or a combined residency at lugar a dudas and MAMA. The residency is for 1-month duration.

The Artist in Residence Program forms part of Arts Collaboratory focus on knowledge sharing and innovative approaches to understanding the role of art and culture as an agent of social change. The selected projects along with the other projects developed in the network of Arts Collaboratory contribute to instituting new artistic approaches to society.

Residency Details

- Open to artists, curators, researchers, proposed by Arts Collaboratory institutions in Africa, Asia, and the Middle East

- Duration 1 month in the first half of 2016

- 7,500 EURO will be provided for travel, residency fee, accommodation, living expenses and production budget

- Resident may be required to give a public presentation at the host institution

- 2 public presentations are required upon returning to home country

Arts Collaboratory organizations that can propose individual artists, curators, or researchers:

32º East Ugandan Arts Trust, Kampala, Uganda

Al-Ma'mal Foundation for Contemporary Art, Jerusalem, Palestine

Art Group 705, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

Ashkal Alwan, Beirut, Lebanon

Centre Soleil d' Afrique, Bamako, Mali

Darb 1718 Contemporary Art and Culture Center, Cairo, Egypt

Doual'art, Douala, Cameroon

Kër Thiossane, Dakar, Senegal

KUNCI Cultural Study Centre, Yogyakarta

Nubuke Foundation, Accra, Ghana

Picha, Lubumbashi, Democratic Republic of Congo

Raw Material Company, Dakar, Senegal

Riwaq, Ramallah, Palestine

Ruangrupa, Jakarta, Indonesia

Theertha, Colombo, Sri Lanka

VANSA, Johannesburg, South Africa


Participants will be announced after 10 January 2016

For more information contact: