CIMA Residency

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C.I.M.A. is a residence of art located in Argentina in the mountainous region of Portezuelo, often referred to as “the large door between the hills”. The residence is located 18 kilometers from the capital of the Province Catamarca. It is created as a production space for artists who wish to nurture and challenge their own work and practices in connection to the surrounding environment unleashing future creation influenced by this natural space of powerful landscapes.

We propose an opening of new experiences in relation to deeper levels of consciousness linked with matter and universal energy.

At C.I.M.A we work with 3 core concepts that guide our program:

&bull EXPLORATION: We work together to develop activities that activate new perceptions, we seek to awaken different forms of self view.

&bull COMMUNITY: We seek to activate the reciprocity of considerations between different customs and traditions, opening doors to future human and professional ties.

&bull PRODUCTION: We implement processes and technical procedures that make up an essential chapter in the development of the work.


Residency Programme since: 2018
Description of Organisation:

A place in harmony with the natural space, where people can have a different experience of connection with nature (external and internal). Assume the great intelligence that is latent in the human species, an intelligence that carries a very different degree of relationship with the world: Responsibility.

A meeting space, a place for deep connection with the environment, listening and researching in new ways of relating to all that surrounds us.

We aim to use the different activities of the artistic field as a re-generating vehicle, transformer of new realities, personal and interpersonal experiences, training and creation, challenging the artist in relation to the context, its production and its practices.


– Generate a mobilizing agent in the resident. A before and after that affects his/her subsequent production.

– Provide feedback of his/her work and that of the artists with whom he works.

– Link the different artistic productions in dialogue with the local environment.

– Create an artistic pole outside the conventional places.

– Originate diffusion, exchange and creation a common meeting space for artistic production and development.


Organisation founded in: 2018
What type of organisation are you?:
  • Artist-Run
Working Languages:
  • English
  • Spanish
Presentation of artists’ work: Exhibition at end of residency
Duration of residency:
  • Months: 1
Number of studios: 3
Number of artists in residence at one time: 3
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
  • Textile Art
  • Music
  • Literature
What practical facilities does your residency offer to artists?:
  • Kitchen
  • Internet
  • Ceramics facilities
  • Library
  • Office
Is your residency wheelchair accessible?: No
Does your residency uphold partnerships beneficial to resident artists? : The final presentation of the work will be made at the Laureano Brizuela Art Museum. Each artist must show their work and give a talk about their work experience in Catamarca.
Application process: Open call
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): U$990
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
  • Accommodation
  • Supplies
Expenses paid by the organisation:
  • Food
Are artists expected to do one of the following during their residency stay?:
  • Public talk
Other activities happening at the space:
  • Workshops
  • Presentation
  • Films
  • Exhibition
Selection process: By committee
Setting: Rural
Nearest Airport: Coronel Felipe Varela Airport – Catamarca – Argentina
How to reach by plane: the closet airport to the residency is the Coronel Felipe Varela International Airport (CTC) in Catamarca. For reference, the only airline that flies into Catamarca from Buenos Aires is Aerolíneas Argentinas. As an alternative, you can also fly into Teniente General Benjamín Matienzo International Airport (TUC) in the city of Tucuman and take a bus into Catamarca. There a several different options for ground transport from the bus terminal in Tucuman to the terminal in Catamarca. Transporte Aconquija is the main bus line used with the most routes.
How to reach by car: By land from Buenos Aires, there are several different transport companies from Retiro (the bus terminal from Buenos Aires) with many route options to choose from.
Street & Number: Fortunato Rodriguez Street S/N, Santa Rosa
Postal Code: K4709
City: Catamarca
Country long: Argentina
Fortunato Rodriguez Street S/N, Santa Rosa
Catamarca K4709 ARG
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