Elmo’s House Artist Residency

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Elmo&rsquos House Artist Residency is a studio/live space for local and international artists.ՏLocated at the heart of a small seaside town of Batan in the province of Aklan in the Philippines, our residency provides a unique immersive experience for Artists. The town is off the tourist route and has retained its particular charm over the years. Religious traditions and festivals happen throughout the year and are all highly anticipated events. The Residency is also near secluded beaches and forgotten historical sites. The uninvestigated complexity of Batan is captivating.Տ

Elmo&rsquos House Artist Residency&rsquos call to action is threefold:

1. To build an international art community in Batan, Aklan while fostering cultural exchange through initiatives and projects.

2. To facilitate new perspectives for research and a space to create work in an alternative setting.

3. To act as conduit between Batan and participating artists while initiating conversation about contemporary art and critical thinking.Տ

Elmo&rsquos House Artist Residency&rsquos public art projects and community based activities are encouraged and supported by the Municipality of Batan. A small exhibition space within the Residency was built in collaboration with the local government and is another example of the efforts to engage with Batan, as well as encourage play and experimentation from our artists.

Residency Programme since: N/A
Description of Organisation:

Created as a way of establishing a connection between the founder&rsquosՏadopted home in Canada and her cultural roots in the Philippines, Elmo&rsquos House Artist Residency has since developed to include Artists from all over the world.Տ

Operating in an ancestral home, the Residency was originally built in the 1960&rsquos and renovated decades later. The house is a looming architecture of cement and stone and the town&rsquos tallest structure. Artists in Residence have unobstructed views of Batan and plenty of room to think and make.

Elmo&rsquos House Artist Residency accepts applications from artists and creatives from various disciplines year round through an open call.ՏSpecial consideration will be given to individuals that can establish a meaningful connection with the surrounding landscape and culture through their proposed project. Though the residency is self-directed, there is plenty ofՏopportunityՏfor collaboration, guidance and assistance in developing work.Տ

Artists in Residence stay a minimum of one month up to two months, during the months of April, May, September and October. Applications requesting a timeframe outside of the operating months will be considered but not guaranteed.Տ

For more information about Elmo&rsquos House Artist Residency, please visit: elmoshouse.org

Organisation founded in: 2016
What type of organisation are you?:
  • Artist-Run
Working Languages:
  • English
Presentation of artists’ work: Arranged on a case-by-case basis
Duration of residency:
  • Months: 1 – 3
Number of studios: N/A
Number of artists in residence at one time: N/A
Studio type and size: Shared studio
Accommodation type:
Private Room
Which disciplines does your residency cater to?:
  • Visual Art
  • Sculpture
  • Dance
  • Performing Arts
  • Textile Art
  • Music
What practical facilities does your residency offer to artists?:
  • Kitchen
  • Internet
  • Computer
Is your residency wheelchair accessible?: No
Companions Allowed:
  • Children
  • Partners
  • Application process: Open call
    Expenses paid by the artist:
    • Travel
    • Supplies
    Expenses paid by the organisation:
    • Food
    Selection process: By committee
    Setting: Rural
    How to reach by plane: The nearest airport to Elmo’s House Artist Residency is The Kalibo International Airport (KLO). This airport is small and only select airlines can fly in and out. It is most common to fly to Manila Ninoy Aquino International Airport (MNL) first, and then catch a connecting flight to KLO.
    How to reach by train: No trains available.
    How to reach by car: 1. Start near Kalibo International Airport Access Road, Kalibo, Aklan, Philippines 2. 0.132miles Turn left onto Jaime Cardinal Sin Ave3. 1.529miles Turn left onto Osmen?a Ave/PC Barracks Rd/Western Nautical Hwy4. 2.065miles Turn left5. 2.072miles Turn left onto Osmen?a Ave/PC Barracks Rd/Western Nautical Hwy6. 5.933miles Turn left onto Banga Diversion Rd7. 6.406miles Turn left onto Aklan E Rd/PC Barracks Rd/Western Nautical Hwy8. 26.233miles Turn left9. 30.685miles Continue straight10. 30.732miles Turn left at the 1st cross street onto Rizal St
    Street & Number: Poblacion Batan
    Postal Code: 5615
    City: Batan, Aklan
    Country long: Philippines
    Poblacion Batan
    Batan, Aklan 5615 PHL
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