General information Residency Uniarte
Organisation founded in
Residency program since
Brief description of residency program
The Uniarte residency in Willemstad, Curacao is open to visual artists, curators, performers, cultural agents and researchers. And will allow the resident with the opportunity to house their individual practice and undergo a collaborate project with other artists and/or community members. This residency invites the resident to develop and undertake a specific research question that will enhance their individual practice and that is related to the (Dutch) Caribbean context. Through this residency the resident will have the self-responsibility to get more experience by presenting their work to the local audience, engage in discussions and crit sessions with local artists and visitors, have a tangible outcome like workshop, lecture sessions or exhibition, and further develop the professional skills needed to support and sustain their practice. Resident will benefit from the insight by active studio members of uniarte and through studio visits and location or events across the island.
Type of organization
Urban, City Centre
Number of studios
Type of studios
Other activities happening at the space
Informal gatherings with artists and community
How to reach Uniarte
Resident 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 residencies
Accepts applications year round
The residency fee
$500.00 US per 6 weeks per person.
Max number of artists resident at one time
2 (that share live workspace)
Artist Partners (approved on a case-by-case basis)
Depending on the proposal, Uniarte will do it utmost best to search for funding for travel tickets, but cannot guarantee this. We cannot provide a (standard) stipend fee for resident artists due to the absence of constant structural support from local government. Uniarte can provide an acceptance letter to support artists seeking external funding.
Expenses paid by artist
Travel (incase of lack of funding)
Food & Leisure
The organisation can provide for
Marketing for presentations & events
Network of dynamic local artist and creatives
Expectations of the artist
Presentation / Artist Talk
Provide Workshop, Class, lectures, creation of new work and/or exhibition (select a minimum of 2, so a workshop and exhibition or a new work and a lecture etc)
Collaboration with local artist and/or local community
Completion artist online questionnaire for online blog
Small pa-installation and microphones
Printer & Scanner
To be considered, interested artists must submit the AIR online form
An up-to-date résumé/CV.
A numbered portfolio of 5-10 images/writing samples (or 2-3 short videos as the
case may be) of recent work.
Two reference letters
As part of the application process, a Skype interview is required.
NOTE: Incomplete applications will not be considered