ArteFacto Sonoro

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We are a music-and-sound artistic residence, based on a flexible structure program, where participants set their own objectives and working methodology, while the hosts provide spaces, tools, links and accompaniment in the territory.

Participant projects can include composition, musical and sound production, non-conventional practices, experimentation with other disciplines, research, academic meetings, exhibitions, concerts, etc.


To foster the meeting of the wide cultural, musical and sound diversity of Ecuador with creative proposals from other regions of the world.

Addressed for:

– Creators, researchers, music producers and other agents from the music and sound arts.

– Artists and other creative professionals, interested in exploring and dialoging with music and sound arts.

Residency Programme since: 2015
Description of Organisation: We are a multidisciplinary group working on cultural management and artistic production. Our projects have received national and international recognition: – Prize for the Residence and Cultural Exchange 2009, Ministry of Culture of Ecuador. – Black Rock Arts Foundation Grantee, USA, 2011. We design and manage artistic projects: conceptualization, production, circulation, promotion, dissemination. We are interested in collaborative processes, linking cultural action with communities in territory: research, cultural mediation, management, evaluation of cultural projects. Our team is made up of professionals from the creative and cultural sector: architecture, design, music, audiovisual, performing arts, communication, management. We understand culture as the symbolic universe on which a society is built through complex interactions and materialization. On the other hand, we see culture as a productive and educational pillar, capable of boosting territories, strengthening its social memory and promoting its creativity and cultural heritage.
Organisation founded in: 2006
What type of organisation are you?:
  • Artist-Run
  • Independent Association/Foundation
Working Languages:
  • English
  • Spanish
Presentation of artists’ work: Exhibition at end of residency
Duration of residency:
  • Months: 1 – 3
Number of studios: 1
Number of artists in residence at one time: 4
Studio type and size: Shared studio
Accommodation type:
Shared Room
Which disciplines does your residency cater to?:
  • Visual Art
  • Dance
  • Performing Arts
  • Music
What practical facilities does your residency offer to artists?:
  • Kitchen
  • Internet
  • Computer
Is your residency wheelchair accessible?: No
Application process: Digital application
If yes, what is the amount of the fund? (in your local currency): Our first international call offered scholarships that aloud some artists to participate in our program with no cost. All scholarships for 2018 are already granted.We plan to have new calls for scholarships in the future, although, residence costs is low, considering the services and experience we offer: – housing, shared with other resident artists- music production basic studio- equipped rehearsal room- links to local professionals, institutions and organizations- local exhibition opportunities- technical and strategical support in the development of collaborative projects with local partners
Expenses paid by the artist:
  • Travel
  • Food
Expenses paid by the organisation:
  • Production costs
Other activities happening at the space:
  • Workshops
  • Presentation
  • Exhibition
Selection process: By committee
Setting: Urban
Nearest Airport: Mariscal Sucre, Quito.
How to reach by plane: Quito has an international airport.
How to reach by car: Go to central area of Quito look for the “”Itchimbëa”” park area and the “”Vista Hermosa”” sector in “”El Dorado”” neighborhood.Search for the street address.
Street & Number: Yaguachi, N14-94
Postal Code: 170136
City: Quito
Country long: Ecuador
Yaguachi, N14-94
Quito 170136 Ecuador
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