Brief description of residency program
The Uniarte residency in Willemstad, Curacao, is open to visual artists, curators, performance artists, cultural agents, critical art writers and researchers. It gives the resident the opportunity to work on their individual practice or work on a collaborative project with local artists and/or community members.
This residency invites the resident to develop new work on site and work on a specific research question that will enhance their individual practice, it is preferred but not obliged to work on topics relating to the (Dutch) Caribbean context or encouraging new experience to its context. With this residency the resident will be asked to have moments of contact with the art scene and the general public by either presenting their work to the local audience, engage in discussions and critic sessions with local artists and visitors, have a tangible outcome like workshop, lecture sessions or exhibition. This will be evaluated each time. Residents will benefit from the local insights of active studio members of UniArte and through studio visits and location or events across the island depending on interest.
Organization founded in
Residency program since
MA and Phd Scholars
Type of organization
Urban, City center
Number of studios
Type of studios
Max number of artist residents at one time
1 (artist partners allowed on a case to case basis)
Expenses paid by artist
The organization will provide
Collaborating with local artists and/or inviting the local community to participate.
Other activities happening at the space
How to reach UniArte
The most common mode of arrival to the island of Curacao is by plane. Residents will arrive at Hato Airport and will be picked up at arrival. Due to the centrality of the location, one can use public transportation by bus and/or rent a bike to move around the island.
Duration of residency
Up to +/- 1 month
UniArte accepts applications for its Residency all year round. Applications can be submitted via email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Application guidelines (To be considered, interested artists must submit)
NOTE: Incomplete applications will not be considered