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. 


  • Visual Art

  • Dance

  • Performing Arts

  • Music

  • Film

  • Photography

  • New Media

  • Curatorial

Type of organization
Artist Run


Urban, City Centre


Number of studios


Type of studios

Live-work space

Working language(s)

  • Papiamentu

  • English

  • Spanish

  • Dutch

Other activities happening at the space

  • Artist Studio

  • Workshops

  • Presentations

  • 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. 


Residency conditions

Duration of residencies

6  weeks



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)

Companions allowed

Artist Partners (approved on a case-by-case basis)


Grants available

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

  • Residency Fee

  • Travel (incase of lack of funding)

  • Supplies

  • Food & Leisure

The organisation can provide for

  • Workspace 

  • Exhibition space

  • 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 

Facilities available

  • Wi-Fi

  • Projector

  • Small pa-installation and microphones

  • Tables

  • Chairs

  • Printer & Scanner

Application who/how

Digital Application
See link:

Selection procedure

By Committee


Application guidelines 

  • 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