Name of Residency: NAVE Residency Program

NAVE provides time, space and an inspiring environment for making aimed towards a select group of artist producing exceptional work.

Residency Programme since: 2019
Description of Organisation: At NAVE we aim to provide a select group of contemporary artists with an exceptionally rich making-experience. To foster knowledge exchange between locals and visitors and to maintain a responsible and active engagement within the community we are part of. The residency is ultimately a haven for novel critical thought and a contemporary art/cultural platform. Our operation maintains an international projection -attuned- yet responsive and critical to the current ways of being of an increasingly globalized world.

NAVE artist residency program is located in a beautiful Hacienda house in Guayllabamba – Ecuador providing housing, studio space and resources for up to 10 artists per session.

NAVE is a residency by New Works. We are an artist run project space based in Humboldt Park Chicago. We aim to present a diverse array of experimental exhibitions removed from medium specificity. The intermittent use of white-cube spaces against the rough industrial nature of an active studio comments on the contingent nature of curatorial dispositions. Ultimately, prioritizing nothing but the relationship between the artist and their work vs. the architectural variables that govern us. Run by Antonio López & Rebecca Lothan.

Organisation founded in: 2018
What type of organisation are you?:
  • Artist-Run
Working Languages:
  • English
  • Spanish
Duration of residency:
  • Months: 1
  • Months: 2
Number of studios: between 11 and 16
Number of artists in residence at one time: between 5 and 10
Studio type and size: Private studio
Accommodation type:
Private Room
Which disciplines does your residency cater to?:
  • Visual Art
  • Sculpture
  • Dance
  • Performing Arts
  • Textile Art
  • Literature
  • New Media
  • Architecture
  • Curatorial
  • Photography
What practical facilities does your residency offer to artists?:
  • Private accommodation
  • Private studio / workplace
  • Kitchen
  • Internet
  • Meals
  • Other
What artistic facilities does your residency offer to artists?:
  • Exhibition space
  • Library/research resources
  • Technical assistance
  • Networking
  • Other
Is your residency wheelchair accessible?: No
Companions Allowed:
  • Other
  • If other, please specify: Yes- but with consent of the other residents
    Does your residency uphold partnerships beneficial to resident artists? : Residency Run by New Works / a gallery and projects spaced based in Chicago – IL
    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): $1800 for a month
    Do you provide the residents with any funds associated with the residency? (e.g. stipend, fellowship, production allowance): Yes
    If yes, what is the amount of the fund? (in your local currency): Fellowship – Covers all the program costs excluding transportation $1800
    Expenses paid by the artist:
    • Travel
    Expenses paid by the organisation:
    • Food
    Are artists expected to do one of the following during their residency stay?:
    • Exhibition
    • Public talk
    Other activities happening at the space:
    • Workshops
    • Gardening
    Selection process: Other
    If other, please specify: Applications are reviewed by New Works Chicago
    Setting: Rural
    How to reach by plane: Book flights to Mariscal Sucre Intl. Airport, Quito – Ecuador
    How to reach by car: Take Av. Simon Bolivar Norte towards Guayllabamba. Once in Guayllabamba go past the town into the roundabout, take first exit to the right. This is Via Cusubamba. Stay here for 5 1/2 KM. The entrance will be to your left under two small wooden signs that read Villa Juliana / Coteg.
    Street & Number: Alondras 138 y Golondrinas
    Postal Code: EC170124
    City: Quito
    Country long: Ecuador
    Alondras 138 y Golondrinas
    Quito EC170124 Ecuador
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