A.I.R. Madreselva

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The Casa Madreselva residence, an ancient house (1865) in the very center of Montevideo, aims to promote the exchange between artists from all over the world and the artistic-cultural realty of Montevideo: it offers its guests an opportunity of collective stay, of production in multifunctional laboratories and exhibition of their work, and also organizes or hosts meetings and workshops.

In the splendour of its Liberty interiors guests can sleep, cook, produce and exhibit artistic works in an atmosphere of sharing and freedom.

Residency Programme since: 2001
Description of Organisation: The residency is managed by a local association of Montevideo “Casa Madreselva”, in collaboration with the association “Ottovolante” of Bologna, Italy. Both organizations have years-long experience in the management of residences for artists in Italy and abroad, and an interest in promoting contemporary art from a multi-disciplinary perspective. The associations focus particularly in linking the residency with the territory to promote synergies between the artists and local arts and crafts.
Organisation founded in: 2010
What type of organisation are you?:
  • Independent Association/Foundation
Working Languages:
  • English
  • French
  • Italian
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish
Duration of residency:
  • Weeks: 1
  • Weeks: 2
  • Weeks: 3
  • Months: 1 – 3
Number of studios: 3
Number of artists in residence at one time: between 5 and 10
Studio type and size: Live/work studio
Accommodation type:
Private Room
Shared Room
Which disciplines does your residency cater to?:
  • Visual Art
  • Sculpture
  • Ceramics
  • Dance
  • Theatre
  • Performing Arts
  • Music
  • Literature
What practical facilities does your residency offer to artists?:
  • Private accommodation
  • Shared accommodation
  • Shared studio / workplace
  • Kitchen
  • Space for partners, families, pets
  • Internet
  • Meals
  • Cleaning
  • Bicycle
  • Computer
What artistic facilities does your residency offer to artists?:
  • Exhibition space
  • Dance/Theatre/Performance Space
  • Musical-instruments
  • Technical assistance
  • Networking
  • Promotional services
Is your residency wheelchair accessible?: No
Companions Allowed:
  • Partners
  • Application process: Digital application
    Do you charge an application fee for your residency?: No
    Do you charge a residency fee for your residency?: Yes
    If yes, what is the residency fee? (in your local currency): $30/ day
    Do you provide the residents with any funds associated with the residency? (e.g. stipend, fellowship, production allowance): No
    Expenses paid by the artist:
    • Travel
    • Food
    • Supplies
    Expenses paid by the organisation:
    • Production costs
    Are artists expected to do one of the following during their residency stay?:
    • No requirements
    Other activities happening at the space:
    • Other
    If other, please specify: Tango classes, theater classes
    Selection process: N/A
    Setting: Urban
    Nearest Airport: Aeropuerto Internacional Carrasco, Montevideo
    Nearest Train Station: Estacië¢n Central, Montevideo
    Street & Number: Calle Durazno 1666
    Postal Code: 11000
    City: Montevideo
    Country long: Uruguay
    Calle Durazno 1666
    Montevideo 11000 Uruguay
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