MAM – Museo de Arte Moderno Chiloe

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Name of Residency: MAM – Museo de Arte Moderno Chiloe Residence

Collective and individual artists international announcement


Museum provides areas dedicated exclusively to Artists Residence and workshops, which have been reactivated during 2012, thanks to support given by the National Ministry of Culture and Arts.

Amenities: Boarding House + Workshops.

Equipment: Bedrooms, separate bathroom, kitchen, common spaces and large working places. Basic services, heating and Internet connection.

Price: $18.000 pesos (US$30) per person daily / As MAM is an independent and non-subsidised space, it is not economically possible to finance residences, hostels or expenses related to the experience (materials, cargo, mounting, etc)

Application: Online Form

Open to all discipline artists, through an on-line form in our website. The MAM gives the accepted projects an official invitation letter to support the financial and cultural formalities of the artists.

We offer an isolated place in the middle of the green. Simple architecture. Not noisy, in the city edge between rural and urban. Like if you were renting a room in the woods. A Host person receives you and gives the general instruction. After that sou will have to handle almost everything by yourselves.

Location is in Castro, capital city of the island located right in a middle of it and close to many different attractions that conform the islands heritage exceptional landscape places in the archipelago, cultural heritage ( traditional old wooden houses and world heritage churches, boat construction sites, etc) Traditional festivals and a vibrant community very proud of belonging to the place.

Residency can be taken anytime in the year. If willing to participate in cultural traditional events that happens around the islands, sightseeing and enjoy beaches, best is from December to March. If wanting absolute isolation, rain and deep winter sensation, from May to September is best.

Artist would come to our residence because it is the southern place they will find to do so in the world. It is not a hostel kind and we expect artists to behave like adults. It is a place where you have to control yourself. The surroundings and the whole island traditions and special mythology is very inspiring.

We are a group of passionate for contemporary arts people, who have committed to create this place (and have kept it working for 31 years without any economical reward at all). Our aim is that of the artist being in the right place, at the right time but not necessarily having all what he/she is used to have. The staying here will definitely become a challenge. Maybe the painter will end up writing, or writer singing, who knows?

Residency Programme since: 2007
Description of Organisation:

The Chiloe Museum of Modern Art (MAM Chiloe) exists since 1988 as an independent Art Territory in the Big Island of Chiloe, in the South of Chile. The mission of the Museum is the diffusion of contemporary art in each and every possible manifestation.

Organisation founded in: 1988
What type of organisation are you?:
  • Not-for-profit
  • Independent Association/Foundation
Working Languages:
  • English
  • Spanish
Presentation of artists’ work: Arranged on a case-by-case basis
Duration of residency:
  • Weeks: 1
  • Months: 1 – 3
Number of studios: 2
Number of artists in residence at one time: 5
Studio type and size: Live/work studio
Accommodation type:
Private 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
  • Computer
What artistic facilities does your residency offer to artists?:
  • Library/research resources
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): 18.000 pesos chilenos
    Do you provide the residents with any funds associated with the residency? (e.g. stipend, fellowship, production allowance): No
    If yes, what is the amount of the fund? (in your local currency): The MAM gives the accepted projects an official invitation letter to support the financial and cultural formalities of the artists.
    Expenses paid by the artist:
    • Travel
    • Food
    • Supplies
    Are artists expected to do one of the following during their residency stay?:
    • No requirements
    Other activities happening at the space:
    • Exhibition
    Selection process: By curator
    Setting: Both
    Nearest Airport: Mocopulli Airport in Chiloe
    How to reach by train: Transporte publico: Para llegar al MAM desde la Plaza de Castro, tomar cualquier taxi colectivo y pedir que te lleven al Museo de Arte Moderno, en el Parque Municipal de Castro.
    How to reach by car: Caminando / Automovil: caminar por la calle Galvarino Riveros recto hacia arriba, hasta llegar al Parque Municipal, desde la Plaza de Castro son 4 km aprox.
    Street & Number: Parque Municipal s/n
    Postal Code: 7790730
    City: Castro
    Country long: Chile
    Parque Municipal s/n
    Castro 7790730 Chiloe CHL
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