FAQs

    1. The ´acePIRAR — Artist-in-Residence International Program accepts artists of all ages. There is no maximum age to apply, and if we could dictate a minimum age, it would be between 20 and 22 years old, given that the artists who attend our residences are already trained or are in the last years of their academic careers.

      Most of our residents have an average age of between 25 and 50 years. This is because, generally, there is an interest in doing artistic residencies after graduating –both undergraduate and master’s degrees– and during the period of building a portfolio of international activities. However, we have also received older artists (including several between 60 and 75 years old) with whom we have made many extremely interesting projects.

    2. Yes, our program encourages artistic, professional and human diversity. We are convinced that differences enriche, therefore we accept all kinds of residents without discrimination of any kind.

    3. Artists, curators and researchers are accepted within a wide range of specialties: digital media, printmaking, drawing, printed art, installation, photography, video, illustration, sculpture, painting, textile art, design, sound art, performance, writing and others. We also encourage the presentation of projects that work with hybrid or indefinite languages and media, or that use more than one language simultaneously.

    4. It is not necessary. While the ´acePIRAR — International Artistic Residency Program supports artists, curators, and researchers working in these languages, we encourage candidates from all art disciplines to apply, as the residency program is based on collaborative work and the ´ace team will be there to assist you if you want to use a medium that you do not master.

    5. Yes, we accept artists, curators and researchers working collectively. However, in these cases the basic enrollment increases by 20%. The maximum in this category is 2 (two) residents per group. Depending on the case, collective projects with more than two members can be accepted, but they should always consult before applying.

    1. There are 4 annual open calls that receive applications for ´acePIRAR Program. The deadlines for each open call are:

      • 1st Call: January 31st
      • 2nd Call: April 30th
      • 3rd Call: July 31st
      • 4th Call: October 31st

    2. By filling the online form in (link). Once the form is sent, you will receive the documents with all the necessary information to analyze which is the residency program that best suits your needs according to its costs, conditions, time availability, possibilities, dynamics, etc. The information included in the documents also details what each residency program includes and what it doesn’t.

    3. Completing the application form (link) with all the requested information, including your complete Curriculum Vitae and images of 10 works.

    1. After the open call ends and all applications have been received, ´ace will evaluate all the proposals and select the ones that considers most relevant. Once the selection is made, the candidates will receive a notification of acceptance.

    2. The selection of residents, their residency projects and other programs at ´ace is made according to the following criteria:

      a) Quality of the project and its relationship with our objectives and artistic focus
      b) Basis of the proposal and its relation to the candidate’s previous work
      c) Potential to carry out the project in our facilities, according to the available budget and with the support of our professional experience.

      Proposals for innovation and creation inserted into the languages ​​and interests of contemporary thought and creation will be positively valued.

      The selection for the sub30 programs (intended for those residents under 30 years of age) is slightly different. This program focuses on emerging young people and takes into account the potential to further develop their careers, the originality of their proposals and the ability to learn and adapt by working collaboratively with the ´ace team.

    1. Yes. The residency’s fee is intended to cover the expenses related to the realization of the artistic project and the costs in the context of the resident’s stay, the production and the promotion of the work done.

    2. The residents who are chosen through open calls:
      a) They secure the funds through scholarships or grants destined for this purpose in their countries of origin, for which we provide invitation letters
      b) They use their own funds

      The artists who are invited to participate in the residences:
      a) Through exchange agreements with other institutions
      b) Through financing agreements with their countries of origin, which can be time-specific or extended over time

      Residents born or legally living in Argentina have a reduced enrollment fee, which leaves the financing of the remainder in the cost of their residences in the hands of ´ace. In addition, Fundación´ace grants scholarships to residents according to their availability, and also carries out free programs (such as ´aceAKÁ (link), Semillero (link) or inQubados (link)) that are open to the community of artists, curators and researchers from Argentina or based in Argentina.

      All residents under the age of 30 of any nationality have a reduced enrollment, sub30, so Fundación´ace is in charge of financing the remainder of the cost of their residences.

    3. Depending on the type of residence, the basic fee includes: materials available in the workshop (IMPORTANT: inquire for materials, techniques and specific tools available according to each case and project); access to all common work areas: workshop, reading room, bathrooms, kitchen, etc.; professional assistance and accompaniment by the team during all working hours in the studio; accident insurance; Wi-Fi Internet access; promotion of the work and the residency project through our newsletter and social networks; a permanent profile of the resident (and of the exhibition in case he/she carried it out) on the ´ace website; light lunches, fresh fruits, drinks and snacks during work days; transfer from Ezeiza International Airport to the apartments (only for residents staying in ´ace apartments); SUBE transportation card valid for trains, buses and subways with an initial charge and the organization of artistic and cultural activities in the city and its spaces.

    4. Registration does NOT include airfare or transfer back to Ezeiza International Airport; traveler health insurance; accommodation (in case of choosing to stay in one of the associated apartments, the cost will be paid separately); per diem; cost and visa processing (if needed) and delivery of  the produced work.

    5. Yes. The fees of the Production, Exploration, micro-Residence and Palimpsest—Mural Painting residences are different. In turn, the value of any of these categories decreases if they are sub30. All the necessary information in this regard can be found in the documents that are sent to the candidates once they have completed the corresponding information request form.

    6. The total cost of the residence varies when the following items are added to the basic fee: I) accommodation; II) exhibition; III) postcards; IV) the specific technical assistance at the workshop in the production of the project; V) special materials. Although the fee varies according to these aspects, the amounts are fixed and have already been stipulated. They are detailed in the documents received by the candidates after completing the corresponding information request form (link).

    7. Yes. For group projects or very specific projects, including urban interventions, the fee may be slightly higher, given that in many of these projects it is necessary to process prior permits or have mobility to transport equipment and people around the city. This can only be estimated by knowing the characteristics of each proposal.

    1. ´ace offers:
      a) 4 (four) weeks Production or Exploration residencies to work on individual or collaborative projects
      b) 1 (one) week micro-Residences—that is, five full business days
      c) 10 (ten) days Mural Painting Residences [Palimpsest Project]

      Also, ´ace is flexible and open to conversation with its potential residents about residency periods and working conditions that may be different from those mentioned above, but that can function according to each project and the availability of time of the residents.

      Argentinean residents can choose to do their residence in 4 consecutive weeks or do “extended residencies”, at a rate of approximately 1 week per month. This allows the resident to reflect, investigate and generate new discursive processes sustained over time, accompanied by tutoring and feedback on their work.

    2. The residence begins with a group meeting on the morning of the first Monday of the residence period, jointly introducing the entire ´ace team and the residents who will be sharing their work period. In this first meeting, the residents present themselves while presenting their previous work and their residency project, both for the ´ace team and for the rest of their colleagues. A visit is also made to the ´ace facilities so that each resident becomes familiar with their workspace and the operation of the studio.

      During their stay, residents spend most of their time working in the studio (either producing work in a Production Residency or researching a subject or material in an Exploration Residency), receiving reviews from the entire team periodically and when the resident requests it. In the fourth and last week of residency, usually the last Wednesday, the ´aceNITE takes place—a public event where the local art community is invited to meet residents and experience their work and processes live and first hand.

      At the end of the residency period, many residents continue to maintain close ties with us and with the other residents who were working at the same time in ´ace, they participate in our international projects, receive letters of recommendation from us to apply to other new residencies, teaching or educational positions, etc.

    3. The working hours in ´ace are from Monday to Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. During those hours, residents are welcome and encouraged to be in the studio so they can make the most of their residency with us. However, they are not obliged to do so if they decide to carry out other activities, such as looking for material in libraries, taking photos, doing interviews, etc. The studio is closed at night, on weekends, and on national holidays.

      In the ´ace studio there are shared spaces and individual spaces assigned to each resident according to their specific needs, and we have Wi-Fi access throughout the building. After the working day, residents will have multiple opportunities to attend openings and activities organized by the ´ace team.

    1. The accommodation provided by ´ace is not physically located in the same place as the studio and offices. Residents can choose to resolve their stay with us or contract accommodation outside the program, and selecting one or the other option varies the cost of the residency. The city of Buenos Aires has multiple accommodation options, from rooms in private residences, hostels, furnished rental apartments, apart hotels and hotels of all categories. In case you decide to hire accommodation outside the program, the ´ace team can provide you with information about the city and its characteristics to facilitate the choice of the best option according to your needs.

    2. ´ace has two apartments fully prepared to accommodate residents who carry out projects within our program. One of the apartments is a ten-minute walk from the studio, while the other is located in the center of the City of Buenos Aires, connecting with the ´ace studio through a trip of approximately thirty minutes by train or subway. Accommodation can be individual or shared with another resident, and the choice of one or the other option will have a different cost depending on the case. It is always important to check the availability of each option.

    3. Yes, a companion (spouse, partner, friend, child) is welcome to stay with the resident in the apartment during the period of residence. This option has no additional cost for residents who reserve the exclusive use of the apartment.

    4. For organizational reasons, companions are not allowed to remain at the ´ace facilities during working hours. Also, the companion’s visits to the studio must be previously coordinated with the ´ace team in order not to interrupt the work dynamics of the rest of the residents. companions are always welcome at open studio activities, welcome and farewell lunches, openings, outings, etc.

      As a general rule, children or pets are not allowed in the workshop.

    1. If you have chosen to sort your accommodation with us, it is very important that you arrive in Buenos Aires the day before, that is, the Sunday before the start of the residence between 6am and 6pm Buenos Aires time, so we can take care of your transfer from the airport to the apartment. ´ace‘s commitment to transfer residents from the airport to their accommodation holds for those residents who have decided to stay with us.

      Residents who have solved the accommodation on their own must make sure to be at the studio on Monday at 10am, when the residency period begins. The address of our studio is Conesa 667 (between Olleros and Avenida Federico Lacroze). If you need help with the transfer from the airport to your accommodation, you can write to us and we will assist you by providing information on transfer possibilities to the city.

    2. Each resident must process their own visa in case it is requested by the Argentinean Government, which will depend on the cooperation policies between the country issuing the passport and ours. For citizens of many countries (including the United States, Canada, the European Union, Japan and Korea, for example), only an up-to-date passport is required to stay in Argentina for a maximum of 90 days. For neighboring countries and those strategic partners of Mercosur, the National Identity Document is sufficient. Candidates should contact the Argentine Consulate to obtain more specific and updated information on visa regulations according to their country of origin.

      More information at this link.

    3. Yes. Each resident must have an international travel health insurance (Assist Card type or similar) that covers him / her during their stay in the country, which must include medical coverage, dental care, civil liability and repatriation expenses. At the same time, ´ace will hire an accident insurance for the workplace and the accommodation, which is included in the residency fee.

    4. No, no vaccination is necessary to enter Argentina, but vaccination against Yellow Fever is especially recommended if you are planning to visit Brazil or Paraguay as part of your trip.

    5. Ministro Pistarini International Airport, also called Ezeiza International Airport, is located about 37 km outside of the city of Buenos Aires. In case of staying in one of our associated apartments, ´ace will hire a transport service that will transfer you from the airport to the accommodation, even if the flight is delayed or advanced (for this reason, it is very important that the resident land in Ezeiza between 6am and 6pm on the Sunday prior to the start of your residency). If the resident is not staying with us, you can hire the Tienda León transport service (look for the counter when leaving Customs) or write to us and the ´ace team will assist you with the necessary information.

    6. The native language of the country is Spanish. The ´ace staff is bilingual Spanish-English. ´ace will not bear the additional cost of a translator from the resident’s native language if it was necessary.

    1. Argentina, officially the República Argentina, is the second largest country in South America, constituted by 23 provinces and the Autonomous City of Buenos Aires, its capital. It is the eighth largest country in the world in area and the largest among the Spanish-speaking nations, although Mexico, Colombia and Spain are more populated. The continental area of Argentina is located between the Andes mountains, in the West, and the Atlantic Ocean, in the East. It borders with Paraguay and Bolivia to the north, Brazil and Uruguay to the northeast, and Chile to the west and south. Argentina is a founding member of both the United Nations and Mercosur, and is one of the members of the G-20. Argentina’s phone code is +54, followed by a 9 if the line is from a cell phone.

      MORE INFORMATION HERE

    2. Throughout Argentina, the electric voltage is 220v. The official standard for plugs and sockets in Argentina is “type I” IRAM-2073, which is practically interchangeable with standards in Australia and China. However, there are still “Type C” grounded plugs. We recommend bringing a multi-input/output adapter to make sure you can power all devices. To connect a device that was built for 220-240 volts electrical input, or that supports multiple voltages (such as laptops and cell phones), all it takes is an adapter. However, you will not be able to use 110 voltage electric hair dryers, shavers or toothbrushes here.

    3. No. The country is well connected by bus and car routes, as well as by air routes. However, the distances are considerable compared to many of the countries in the rest of the world (especially, for example, Europe). Because of this, long-distance buses are equipped for such journeys with large windows, bathrooms, air conditioning, and spacious seats that recline and turn into a bed for a comfortable sleep. If you decide to travel by plane, the City of Buenos Aires has two airports that connect it to the country and abroad. Ministro Pistarini International Airport (EZE) gathers international flights. Jorge Newbery Airport (AEP) concentrates domestic flights and is also called Aeroparque. In addition, there is the option of renting a car, although it is generally more expensive than in the United States or Europe. Buses and planes are good options for our residents.

    4. With a population of about 12 million people between the City and the metropolitan area, Buenos Aires is the largest city in Argentina and one of the largest cities in South America. There are many museums, art galleries, concerts and musical shows, theater and dance are very important in Buenos Aires (with internationally renowned venues and festivals), opera houses and a very extensive circuit of alternative films and independent film festivals. The different cultural events such as The Night of the Museums, Buenos Aires Photo, The Night of the Bookstores, the Gallery Nights, arteBA (Contemporary Art Fair), the Book Fair, FILBA, FIBA ​​Theatre, BAFICI Independent Cinema, Performance Biennial and other events gather hundreds of thousands of visitors every year in the city of Buenos Aires, also known for its vibrant nightlife and excellent restaurants.

      More information about Buenos Aires in this link.

    5. The Argentinean Peso ($ AR) is the national currency, but the US Dollar and the € uro are accepted in many tourist shops and there are numerous exchange shops. In addition, main credit and debit cards with international presence can be used. Taxis and some informal small shops do not accept cards and often do not have change of large denomination bills.

      The exchange rate between US $ and € with respect to the Argentinean peso is variable, so we recommend visiting the Banco de la Nacion Argentina website to confirm the price of your currency before starting your trip to Argentina.

    6. Argentina is very accessible in terms of daily life (food, transportation, museum tickets, etc.) and internal travel costs, and the change in the Argentine peso against the US Dollar, €uro or UK£ is very favorable for foreigners and tourists. Depending on the chosen destination within Argentina, some touristic sites may be more expensive than others.

      You can find reasonably priced accommodation in the city, as well as in other parts of the country. However, artistic materials, instruments and tools are normally more expensive than in other countries and there is not as much variety as in the United States or Europe.

    7. Because it is a cosmopolitan country used to tourism, and Buenos Aires is one of the largest cities in the region, most people can understand some basic English, so communication is usually not a problem.

    8. Yes. Most foreigners visit Argentina without incidents. However, as in any major city, visitors to Buenos Aires and popular tourist destinations should be alert to muggers, scammers, and pickpockets on the street, transportation, and public places. It is recommended that passports and other valuables remain in the accommodation and it is a good idea to only carry a photocopy of your passport with you for identification purposes.

      In addition, it is always wise to store your belongings carefully and not show that you carry foreign currency. It is also recommended not to use the cell phone absentmindedly on the streets so that it is not stolen or pickpocketed and, if necessary, use the headphones so that the phone is not exposed.

    9. Buenos Aires has a temperate climate in winter and somewhat hot and humid during the summer, with very pleasant mid-seasons. In winter (June to August) the temperatures remain above 0 degrees Celsius, and it doesn’t snow. In summer, maximum temperatures can easily reach and sometimes even exceed 30 degrees Celsius. Rain is a little more common in May, October, and November. However, no matter what time of the year, Buenos Aires is a climate-benign place most of the time, with a vast majority of bright, sunny days.

    1. Depending on the type of work, the work can return to the artist’s country of origin as cabin baggage, as hold baggage or through specialized agencies (FedEx, UPS or similar). Because the volume and weight of the work produced during the residency is impossible to calculate before it is finished, each artist is responsible for the shipping costs of the materials brought and the work produced during their residency.

    2. No. Fundación´ace is not a gallery or a commercial art space, our objective is not to sell works of art or to do commercial promotion for the residents.

      At the end of each Production Residency, residents make a voluntary donation to Fundación´ace. The donated work (s) will be used for educational purposes in our workshops, seminars and meetings with the local community and will be part of the Foundation’s heritage that, as a private non-profit entity, has no commercial purpose.

    3. In the case of deciding to stay in one of our apartments, the resident must confirm that it is available on their arrival date and, if the answer is affirmative, each extra night will have an additional cost.

      The same will happen if the resident wants to stay in the apartment after the residency is finished. In these cases, transfers to and from the airport will be sorted by the resident.

    4. Definitely yes! 🙂

Proyecto´ace
Artist-in-Residence International Program

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International Airport

Ministro Pistarini- Ezeiza (EZE)
Buenos Aires
45' to 60' trip

Domestic Airport

Aeroparque Jorge Newbery
Buenos Aires

Buses

38, 39, 41, 42, 59, 63, 65, 67, 68, 151, 152, 161, 184, 194 and 168 (stop in the front door)

Subway/Metro

D Line (Green)
Olleros Station (4 blocks, 4')

Train

Mitre Line (either to Leon Suarez or Mitre)
Colegiales Station (1 block, 1')

The Latin America's Paris

Buenos Aires is Argentine Republic's capital city. With 15,000,000 inhabitants, it is one of the largest cities in Latin America and one of the 10 most populous urban centers in the world. Its cosmopolitan and urban character vibrates to the rhythm of a great cultural offer that includes monuments, churches, museums, art galleries, opera, music and theaters; squares, parks and gardens with old groves; characteristic neighborhoods; large shopping centers and fairs. Here we also find a very good lodging facilities, with accommodation ranging from hostels to five-star hotels of the main international chains. Buenos Aires also show off about its variety of restaurants with all the cuisines of the world, as well as to have cafes and flower kiosks on every corner.

A neighborhood founded on the Jesuit farms in the 17th century

We are located in Colegiales neighborhood where the tree-lined streets, some of which still have their original cobblestones, invite you to walk. Although the apartment buildings advance, low houses still predominate. It is a district of the city where about 20 TV production companies, design studios, artist workshops and the Rock&Pop radio have been located. The neighborhood also has six squares, one of which pays homage to Mafalda, the Flea Market, shops, restaurants and cafes like its neighboring Barrios de Palermo and Belgrano, with which it limits.

Proyecto´ace
Artist-in-Residence International Program

3rd Open Call
Residencies 2020-2021
Deadline July 31th, 2020

See all available slots
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