CAI Projects A.I.R. is an international artist-in-residence programme established in Southern Spain (Andalusia) in the city of Cadiz, a maritime settlement with over three thousand years of history and strategic point of entrance, passage and meeting place of cultures and civilizations, where the Atlantic Ocean converges with the Mediterranean Sea.
The residency is located in the city centre, a few minutes away from the beach, surrounded by historic heritage sites and popular culture venues (flamenco). An ideal setting to explore and research, with access to local archives, libraries, theatres, museums and the local university.
The programme brings support and companionship to contemporary artists and current creators of any discipline or nationality, to develop socially relevant projects in specific contexts, within the local, social and cultural network of the city. Our main objective is to use this rich historical, cultural, environmental and geopolitical heritage to generate creative stimuli, dialogue and critical thinking through the interaction of artists, thinkers, cultural agents and the wider local community and to promote ideas of coexistence, inclusion, diversity and interculturality.
The residency is located in the heart of Cadiz and artists are invited to share studios and live together with the directors of the project, thus giving the resident artists a unique opportunity to be deeply immersed in local life, to create in an artistic environment and to generate positive and enriching experiences with the local community. We offer our two artists in residence: the possibility of staying in our two private single rooms in an authentic, spacious flat, located in an XVIII century building, one large shared studio space, a shared bathroom (only with another artist) and a fully equipped large shared kitchen.
Disciplines, work equipment and assistance*
We welcome artists from all disciplines and nationalities. Work equipment: CAI Projects has a large shared studio, two individual 1,50m X 80cm desks, lamps, comfortable chairs, an easel, stapler gun, stretching pliers for tensing canvas, material trays, a photography projector, a research library, basic office supplies, a video-projector and a flat-screen (for presentations and final events). Assistance: Artists can make the most of our immediate professional help and expertise. We offer our artists in residence, administrative, curatorial support, guidance and companionship during our office hours. We also take care of the publicity; the press releases and we arrange networking meetings with art practitioners.
Studio / workspace *
Artists have the possibility of working either in their private rooms, as they are complete with individual working spaces, or they can work in the large, shared studio which has plenty of natural light and individual working areas. There is wireless Internet connection throughout the flat.
Fees and support *
We strongly encourage artists to secure external funding before applying to the residency. We can issue a letter of acceptance into the programme upon request.CAI Projects is a private, artist-run, non-profit organisation which is self-funded through membership fees. We do not receive any public or private funding. Artists-in-residence pay a Membership Fee for Akin Members of 600 euros/month which they need to pay in full upon acceptance in order to secure their place in the programme. Artists should also consider VISA requirements, transport and daily living expenses.
Expectations towards the artist *
Artists are not required to create and present a finished piece of work, they can choose to share their creative process instead. Artists can do an open studio, do an artist talk within our “Confluences” cycle or run a workshop instead. Exhibitions are arranged on a case-by-case basis, depending on the characteristics and the quality of their work. We expect our residents to be professional, to show commitment to their practice and to keep their individual and shared spaces/ studios tidy and clean.
Application information *
Your application should include the following information in ONE PDF file only (10MB max.) which you need to send to firstname.lastname@example.org
- A cover sheet with contact details such as name and surname, contact address, e-mail, telephone numbers if available, website and social media and specify the length of stay (DD/MM/YYYY).
- An artist’s statement describing your practice and areas of interest.
- A brief outline of your plans/ description of your research project (related to the local context of the residency), if you were to be offered the residency. This proposal does not have to be definitive and can change during the residency.
- A recent CV and any relevant documentation (e.g. articles or papers about work, exhibitions, publications, etc.)
- A portfolio with min. 8 images of recent work, with captions and a short description, if necessary.
Deadline: October 30, 2019