OPEN CALL for One Month International Artist Residency in Atlantic Canada




Every year KIRA awards 6 artists with a one month residency. Artists are provided with individual studio space, comfortable housing, two prepared meals each day, a stipend and live on a historic property in a beautiful seaside town. Artists should bring all supplies and materials needed for their creative process, to ensure availability of required supplies and provisions. As part of the residency, artists will be asked to engage with the community for up to six hours a week. These engagements will vary based on skills and interest and can include a partnership with Kingsbrae Garden which is located just steps away from the residence and studios.

Applications are open to a range of disciplines and types of artists including but not limited to the visual arts, music/composition, writing, new media, and interdisciplinary arts. Artists from all levels in their career who exhibit a strong professional work ethic and a collaborative attitude are encouraged to apply.

Prize Summary: 
CAD$1,500.00 Stipend
Prizes Details: 

Each artist will receive:

  • One month of free studio space in a freestanding 300-square foot studio equipped with WiFi.
  • Awarded stipend of $1,500 (CAD) per month.
  • Private bedroom/bathroom in a well-maintained historic property located steps away from the studio.
  • Two meals a day for six days a week (breakfast and dinner) prepared by private on-site Chef.
  • Audience engagement opportunities.
  • Access to Kingsbrae Garden and KIRA's public amphitheater events.
KIRA - Kingsbrae International Residency for the Arts 130 Prince of Wales Street St. Andrews, New Brunswick Canada E5B 1R3
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Open Call for 2022-23 International Artist Residency





We are pleased to announce the Open Call for 2022-23 International Artist Residency sessions at Farm Studio in Rajasthan, India.

Artists of all disciplines creating in any media are welcome to apply.

Application details are outlined in Farm Studio's website:


Entry Fee:

Fee Detail: 
US $ 650
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AiR Carpintarias / FLAD 2022





The AiR Carpintarias / FLAD 2022 is a three-month artist residency, directed to individual artists or artist duos in Fine Arts. FLAD Luso-American Development Foundation supports this artistic residency. 

AiR Carpintarias / FLAD 2022 is intended for North-American artists not residing in Portugal or Portuguese-Americans. 

The AiR offers a monthly artist fee plus flight costs; an apartment for the artist is also provided for.

CSL - Carpintarias de São Lázaro is a contemporary cultural center where creativity, innovation and multidisciplinary intersect giving an opportunity to bring people, communities and knowledge together. 

CSL opened in 2017 with a multidisciplinary and transversal programming. From dance shows and classical and electronic music concerts to architecture congresses, it was also the exhibitions with Los Carpinteros, Alfredo Jaar, Jorge Molder, Marina Abramovic, Per Barclay and Miles Greenberg (performance) that have marked this cultural space in the city of Lisbon. 

Located in the historical center of the Portuguese capital, between Martim Moniz Square and Campo dos Mártires da Pátria, its goal is to generate new possibilities of creation and performance and also the reception and development of relevant artistic skills, supporting traditional and contemporary cultural production. 

This program is organized by the Visual Arts department of CSL and will be held inside the Cultural Center, in a close relationship with the immediate neighborhood, the city and the local artistic community. 

CSL is located in the historic center of the city, in a particular area, very marked by the great variety of cultural communities that gather around the Martim Moniz Square. The last time City Hall did a survey, besides Portuguese residents, more than 100 different cultural ethnicities lived in this part of town (the main ones being from Africa, Bangladesh, China, India and Pakistan; but people from Brazil, Ukraine, Nepal and Russia also live here) and, more recently, with the urban rehabilitation process of this area, new communities have settled like French, Americans and Italians, among others. All these communities are very different at first sight, but many of them have common characteristics such as their dedication to work, usually in retail, and their lifestyle being very attached to their cultural traditions of origin and perhaps a bit disconnected to the local contemporary context.

The goal of AiR Carpintarias / FLAD 2022 is to challenge the artists to create strategies on how to bring people from the surrounding communities to engage in the cultural space of contemporary creation of CSL. The leitmotif is the idea of and reflection on the concept of community. What is 'community' and how is it built; how can we build 'community' through contemporary art? 

A reflection that may lead to an integration of the cultural differences of the neighboring communities, through contemporary creation, and that establishes approaches in which tradition does not prevent the creation of new shared cultural contexts and favors the sharing of contents and the creation of new common perceptions. 

In the aforementioned sense, we invite artists to submit proposals for AiR Carpintarias / FLAD 2022 suggesting a strategy for concrete interactions with the populations neighboring the cultural center, which may have various formats: workshops, meetings to be recorded in the space, a joint project with members of these communities and, ideally, in its final presentation also in the presence and with the participation of these people.

Fact check:

3-month residency + time for final presentation

Monthly fee of 400 € per artist / artist duo + apartment 

Travel charges with flight (return ticket) are paid for by Carpintarias de São Lázaro.

For more information, please consult our Opencall Application Rules for the AiR Carpintarias / FLAD 2022 on our website.

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Call for artists to participatory or independent work





RaumArs A-i-R is one of the oldest artist residencies in Finland. The activities are based on extensive cooperation with art and cultural institutions, associations, artists and individuals. Artists from different fields carry out community and participatory art projects, workshops, events and performances with local communities, groups and individuals.

Besides community or independent work there is an interesting opportunity for collaborative work and study in the Old Rauma Renovation Centre Tammela. We offer the place mainly to an architect or researcher who specializes in the following topics: cultural environment, cultural heritage, world heritage, wood construction. Applications from artists from other disciplines are also welcomed, and we hope they relate to the world heritage.

All residency artists have good opportunities to obtain materials for crafts from our partners.

Prizes Details: 

Community artists get a room free of charge. Independently working artists pay a small fee 250€/mont. All artists pay a registration fee 100€.

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Call for Applications: NAC Residency Programme June–November 2020 and Nightlife Residency June–July 2020 in Nida, Lithuania





Call for Applications: NAC Residency Programme June–November 2020 and Nightlife Residency June–July 2020 in Nida, Lithuania  

Application deadline: 27 March, 2020

NAC is seeking applications for its international residency program and new residency format dedicated to nightlife from artists working in a wide range of disciplines.


NAC Residency Programme June–November 2020

The residency programme at Nida Art Colony of Vilnius Academy of Arts (NAC) grants selected artists the opportunity to live and work in Nida, Lithuania for a period between two and six months. NAC is located in a remote UNESCO World Heritage Site, surrounded by the unique landscape of the Curonian spit: forest, sand dunes, a freshwater lagoon, and the sea. NAC is a subdivision of Vilnius Academy of Arts and in addition to the international artist-in-residency programme, it organises educational and research projects as well as exhibitions.

The programme has the capacity to host up to five international residents at a time. NAC regularly works with visual artists and researchers who focus on history, ecology and politics, social sciences, visual culture and interdisciplinarity. The programme is also open to designers, architects, and curators, as well as practitioners working with performing arts, sound, material research/craft, and film. In addition, proposals for a residency by professionals from other fields are always welcome.

The programme’s goal is to provide time and space for residents to focus, and through exchange, gain insight, broaden, and diversify their outlook. NAC is collaborating with local cultural institutions and offers the possibility to organise presentations and engage with the educational programme of NAC by conducting artist talks or workshops at Vilnius Academy of Arts or local public schools.

Each of the five duplex residency studios have 65m2 of total space, and are equipped with basic kitchen, bathroom, bedroom, and workspace infrastructure. Additionally, full access is given to the common spaces such as the library and the professional workshop (with laser cutting, wood and metal working tools, plus photo, video and sound equipment).

Two to six months; June–November 2020

Studio and living space rent is 400 Eur/month, including all taxes, use of equipment, WiFi, communal spaces, and bicycles. No grants are available; selected candidates are issued a letter of support for individual grant-seeking.


Nightlife Residency June–July 2020

In collaboration with Beijing based I: Project Space and The Neighborhood, we are calling for DJs, producers, artists, and performers to work in Nida for a two-month residency in June and July 2020, to focus on individual productions and connect to the vivid and urban summer community of the Neringa region, including its open-air beach and forest clubs, bars and hangouts. Nida is a remote village on the Curonian Spit and the Baltic Sea in Lithuania, secluded during most parts of the year, but then becoming a broad meeting point in the summer months.

Developed by I: Project Space and The Neighborhood, Nightlife Residency was launched 2018 for the first time to give artists working on fusion of visual art and nightclub culture time and space to focus on their productions as well as connect to the ever-growing and increasingly idiosyncratic nightclub and electronic music communities in Beijing and China. Bringing this residency format to Nida and the Baltic Region, we want to open up the NAC Residency to a broad scope of practitioners, rhythms, sounds, and visuals and contribute to twisting and broadening definitions of visual culture.

“This new nightlife residency is a safe space for unsafe ideas.”

“You see the untapped potential of nightclubs as spaces in need of deeper consideration; you agree that the relationship between nightlife and contemporary art has not yet been fruitfully explored. As a producer or DJ, you extend what you do into the visual realm; and/or the visual art that you make is tied up with electronic music and nightclubs.”

During the residency, there will be opportunities to perform, exhibit, and experiment with the local scene. The selected resident will receive a 2500€ grant to cover travel and visa costs, living, accommodation, and workspace costs at NAC in Nida.

This application is open to all; there are no restrictions on artists’ mediums, age, nationality, ethnicity, gender, or any other criteria.


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A Retreat in Princes' Islands - Tab Residency Spring Applications






Tab Residency program offers artists a residential space to devote time and focus on creating both individually and collectively and a gallery space to be used for solo exhibitions, performances, music collaborations, and spontaneous conversations.


Tasarım Bakkalı (Tab), founded and run by artists, is open to all contemporary artists throughout the year. The residency periods are organized with open calls for three month periods and applications are accepted before the deadline of the open calls.


The Princes´ Islands are an archipelago off the Anatolian coast of İstanbul, Turkey, mostly car free, naturally and historically preserved area. Ten minutes walk from Büyükada port, the residency building is a four floored shared building, one floor for the studio spaces, one floor for accommodation rooms, one floor for common spaces such as kitchen and living room and a garden.


The residency studios does not contain any specific workshops so they can be used for many kinds of production. The studios are organized considering the needs of each artist. Please feel free to ask for other equipment or tools besides listed, depending on your needs. Disciplines involved can be visual arts, industrial design, fashion, interior design, conceptual art, literary arts, architecture, new media, performing arts (the artist should consider the size of the exhibition space), multi disciplinary works, any kind of recycle, upcycle or reuse projects.


Visual Art

New Media




Film Making




Performing Arts

Textile Art




Internet Connection

Electronics tools, printer, scanner, basic painting equipment, well equipped toolbox (drill, jigsaw, dremel, bench grinder...) and various materials to be reused for upcycle and recycle projects.

Musical Instruments





Woodworking Tools

What is expected of the artist:
The artist should prepare an exhibition in Istanbul for the particular gallery space.
Donation of an artwork is not mandatory but will be appreciated.
The artist should straighten out the needs and style of production beforehand.
The artist should be experienced enough to design and prepare an exhibition in a limited time. (1-3 months)
The artist should provide information about old works and exhibitions.
A residency fee of 700 euros monthly should be paid before the beginning of the residency.

What are the benefits of the program:
The residency in Büyükada offers the artists a quiet and peaceful living and studying opportunity, very close to the charming chaos of Istanbul.
The artist will have the chance to prepare a solo exhibition in İstanbul.
The exhibition will be exposed to the community via certain media channels.

How to apply:

The applications are accepted via e-mail.

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