FAQs

    1. Our in-house residency programs (4 weeks Production and Exploration residencies, 5 consecutive days micro-Residencies and 8 days Palimpsest residency of mural painting) have been able to be re-launched as of February 1st, 2021 with special entry permits to the country for selected residents.

      However, as a preemptive measure –in addition to complying with the regulations on the use of masks, hand-washing and the cleaning of all work surfaces– the number of people who work in our studio is limited, so we have fewer residents simultaneously. For this reason, the use of The Workshop is practically individual and all activities involving crowded people, such as openings or workshop-seminars, have also been suspended until further notice.

      In this regard, we have added a new program online residency/refuge for artistic practices that we call Together Apart, of which 4 editions have already been carried out since August 2020 and that has been attended by 90 participants from places as diverse as Norway, Netherlands, England, Ireland, Scotland, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, Russia, Spain, Romania, Canada, United States, United Arab Emirates, Jordan, Australia, Mexico, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Venezuela, Colombia, Brazil, Chile and, of course, Argentina.

    2. Yes, we continue with our usual calendar of ten 4-weeks residency periods per year (white color), 5-days microResidencies (orange color) and 8-days Mural painting (burgundy color).

      In addition, as we are in special times, we also have flexibility regarding the dates already determined for the residencies. Consult with the ´ace team in case your availability doesn’t coincide with our predetermined residency periods.

    3. Due to current regulations regarding public cultural activities, at the moment we are not holding exhibitions of the works produced in residency.

      However, it is possible to generate open studio instances in which our residents can receive visits from curators, artists, colleagues and the public to share their work and process with participants from the local artistic community following health protocols.

    4. Given the current circumstances, we are not offering prepared meals. There are snacks and refreshments available at all times in the studio (tea, coffee, water, fruits, cookies, etc.).

      We have a fully equipped kitchen available to our residents that can be used during working hours in the studio.

    5. Yes, but since we can accommodate fewer residents, ´ace‘s accommodation may not be available, in which case our team will help you sort out your accommodation in Buenos Aires.

      It is important to check this with the ´ace team when planning your residency.

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

      Most of our residents have an average age between 25 and 50 years. This is because, generally, there is an interest in doing artistic residencies after graduation –both the bachelor’s 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 carried out many very interesting projects.

    2. Yes, our programs encourages artistic, professional and human diversity. We are convinced that the difference is enriching, therefore we accept all types of residents without any discrimination.

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

    4. No, there’s no need. Although the ´acePIRAR — Artist-in-Residency International Program supports artists, curators and researchers who work in these languages, we encourage candidates from all disciplines of the arts to apply, since the residency program is based on collaborative work and the ´ace team will be there to assist you if you want to use a language that you do not master.

    5. Yes, we accept artists, curators and researchers working as a collective.

      However, in these cases the basic fee will increase in relation to the number of participants and the dynamics of the residency may vary, so you should always consult your specific case before applying.

    1. There are 4 annual calls that receive applications for the ´acePIRAR program. The deadlines for each are:

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

    2. As a first step, you must complete the form that you will find by clicking on this link.

      Once the form has been sent, you will receive the documents with all the necessary information that will allow you to decide which residency program is best suited to 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 does not.

    3. By completing the application form that will be provided to you in the documents mentioned in the previous question with all the requested information, also including your complete CV, 10 images of the your and/or links to Vimeo or YouTube (if applicable).

    1. After the closure of an open call and going over all the received applications, ´ace will evaluate the proposals and will select the ones it considers most relevant and appropriate.

      Once the selection is made, candidates will receive an acceptance notification and the residency planning process will begin.

    2. Invited residents have been selected in accordance to the exchange or financing agreements signed between ´ace and different national and international institutions. Generally, the institution with which ´ace signs its agreement makes an open call from which a preselection is derived, and from there, ´ace chooses the residents that are going to be invited with the full financing of their residence covered.

    3. The selection of residents, their residency projects and other activities in ´ace is carried out according to the following criteria:

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

      Proposals for innovation and creation that are inserted in the languages and interests of contemporary thought and creation will be positively valued.

      The selection for the SUB30 programs (intended for residents under 30 years of age) is a bit different. This program focuses on emerging young people and takes into account the potential to develop their careers, the originality of their proposals and the ability to learn and adapt working in collaboration with the ´ace team.

    1. Yes, for residents who are not invited or are not within the exchange or financing programs that we maintain with national and international partners, our residency programs have a fee.

      For artists who present themselves by open call, the tuition for the residency is aimed at covering the expenses related to the realization of the artistic project and part of the costs in the context of the resident’s stay, production and promotion of their work.

    2. Residents who are elected through open calls:

      a) They secure their own funds through scholarships or subsidies destined in their countries of origin for this purpose, for which we provide letters of invitation
      b) They use their own funds

      Residents who are invited to participate in the residencies secure their funding:

      a) Through exchange agreements with other institutions
      b) Through financing agreements with their countries of origin, which may be specific or extended over time

      Argentinean residents have a reduced tuition fee, leaving the financing of the remainder in the cost of their residences in the hands of ´ace. Furthermore, Fundación´ace grants scholarships according to their availability, and also carries out free programs (such as ´aceAKÁ, Seedbed or inQubados) open to the community of Argentine or Argentine-based artists, curators and researchers.

      All artists under the age of 30 of any nationality have a reduced fee, for which Fundación´ace takes in their hands the financing of the remainder in the cost of their residencies.

    3. Depending on the type of residency, the basic fee includes:

      – the materials available in the workshop (IMPORTANT: consult for specific materials, processes and tools 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
      – studio accident insurance
      – Wi-Fi Internet access
      – promotion of your work and the residency project through our newsletter and social networks
      – a permanent profile of the resident (and of the exhibition, if held) on our website
      – fresh fruits, drinks and snacks during work days
      – transfer from Ezeiza International Airport to accommodation (only for residents staying in ´ace‘s associated apartments)
      – SUBE transport card valid for trains, buses and subways with an initial charge
      – organization of artistic and cultural activities in the city and its spaces

    4. The fee does NOT include:

      – plane ticket
      – transfer back to Ezeiza international airport
      – traveler health insurance
      – accommodation (if you choose to stay in one of the associated apartments, the cost will be paid separately)
      – per diem
      – meals in the study except those indicated
      – exhibition of the work done
      – cost and processing of the visa (if needed)
      – work shipment
      – special materials not available in the workshop (digital prints, painting canvas, paintings, etc.)

    5. Yes. The fee for the Production, Exploration, micro-Residency and Palimpsest–Mural Painting residencies are different. Also, the fee of any of these categories has a subsidized part for SUB30 residents (under 30 years).

      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. Yes. For group projects or very specific projects, including urban interventions, the tuition fee may be slightly higher, since many of these projects require prior permits or 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 and Exploration residencies to work on individual or collaborative projects

      b) 1 (one) week micro-Residencies — that is, five full working days

      c) 8 working days Mural Painting Residencies [Palimpsest Project]

      Also, please consider that ´ace is flexible and open to talking with its potential residents about periods and working conditions different from those established that can function according to each proposed project and the time availability of the residents.

      Argentinean residents can choose to carry out residency 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 with tutorials on their work in the intermediate spaces.

    2. The residency begins with a collective meeting on the morning of the first Monday of the residency period, jointly introducing the entire ´ace team and the residents who will be sharing their work period. In this first meeting, the residents introduce themselves and, in turn, present their previous work and their residency project for the ´ace team and for the rest of their colleagues. There is also a visit to the ´ace facilities so that each resident becomes familiar with their work space and with 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 topic or material in an Exploration Residency) and receiving reviews from the ´ace team periodically and when the resident requests it.

      After 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, and they also participate in our international projects, receive letters of recommendation from us to apply to other residences, new teaching or educational positions, etc.

    3. The working hours at ´ace are from Monday to Friday from 10:00 to 18:00. During those hours, residents are welcome and encouraged to stay in the studio so that they can make the most of their period of residency with us. However, they are not obliged to do so if they decide to carry out other activities, for example looking for materials, 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 access to Wi-Fi, heating and air conditioning throughout the building. After the work day, residents will have multiple opportunities to attend openings and activities organized by the ´ace team.

    1. Together Apart emerges as a remote refuge for artistic practices that is part residency, part seminar, part workshop and part collaborative program:

      • as a residency, it provides its participants with the time and (mental) space to produce new bodies of work
      • as a seminar, it offers theoretical and conceptual resources that can be used by participants in their own practice
      • as a workshop, it puts the mind and body of the participants to work with exercises that arise from a free interpretation and seek to stem unpredictable and challenging results
      • as a collaborative program, it links people from different corners of the planet whose practices are diverse and who work in different environments, among whom a
      strong sense of community and companionship is created that lasts after the program is over

    2. Together Apart meetings are synchronous but not in physical presence. In other words, the meetings take place in digital environments, which allows us to bring together participants from very distant corners of the planet in the same cohort. Each of these sessions has a different dynamic, depending on the activities that are planned. For example, some sessions include artist talks, theoretical and conceptual toolboxes provided by the ´ace team or productive and creative resources provided by guest artists—as well as the presentation of the exercises carried out by the members of the cohort, who also show their personal work, or instances of conversation and debate regarding issues that have arisen throughout the meetings.

    1. Residents can choose to resolve their stay with us or hire accommodation outside the program, and the choice of one or the other option varies the cost of the basic fee of the residency. As the pandemic has generated special situations, you should always consult with the ´ace team about the period in which you are traveling.

      The city of Buenos Aires has multiple accommodation options, from rooms in private residences, hostels, furnished rental apartments, apart hotels and five starts hotels. In case you decide to hire the accommodation outside the program, the ´ace team can contribute with information about the city and its characteristics to facilitate your choice.

    2. For organizational reasons, companions are not allowed to stay at the ´ace facilities during working hours. Likewise, the visits of the companion 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.

      Accompanying persons are always welcome at open studio activities, welcome and farewell lunches, openings, outings, and other activities.

      As a general rule, no children or pets are allowed in the studio.

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

      Residents who have arranged the accommodation on their own should make sure that they arrive to the studio on the Monday they start their period of residence at 10am. The studio is located at 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 that issued the passport and ours. For citizens of many countries (including the United States, Canada, Japan and the European Union, for example), only an up-to-date passport is necessary to stay in Argentina for a maximum of 90 days. For neighboring countries and those strategic partners of Mercosur, a national identity document (DNI) is sufficient. Candidates should contact the Argentinean Consulate in their countries to obtain more specific and current information on visa regulations according to their country of origin.

      IMPORTANT NOTE: as long as the national borders are closed, ´ace processes the travel permits for residents through the National Migration Office and each resident must refer to the Argentinean consulate in their city or country of origin to process this special travel permit, even if your country does not need a visa.

      More information at this link.

    3. Yes. Each resident must secure an international travel health insurance (Assist Card type, or similar) that covers during their stay in the country, which must include medical coverage, coverage in case of positive COVID, dental care, civil liability and repatriation expenses.

      At the same time, ´ace will arrange for an accident insurance in the workplace and accommodation that is included in the residency fee.

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

    5. The Ministro Pistarini International Airport, also called Ezeiza International Airport, is located about 37 km from the city of Buenos Aires. In case of staying in one of our associated apartments, ´ace will hire a transportation service that will transfer you from the airport to the accommodation (for this reason, it is very important that residents lands in Ezeiza between 6am and 6pm on the Sunday prior to the start of their residency). If a resident is not staying with us, they can hire the Tienda León transport service (look for the counter when leaving Customs) or get in touch with us before their arrival and the ´ace team will assist them with the necessary information.

    6. Yes. ´ace does not have cell phones or computers to provide for its residents.

      The ´ace team can assist you in purchasing a local SIM chip to connect to the cell phone network. Also, the ´ace studio has Wi-Fi Internet throughout the building, as well as the associated apartments. Free Wi-Fi is available in most cafes, restaurants and even some public spaces in the city. WhatsApp is enough to communicate with us and between Argentina and the country where you live.

    7. The original language of the Argentina is Spanish and the ´ace staff is bilingual Spanish-English. ´ace will not assume the additional cost of a translator of the resident’s native language, should it be necessary.

    1. Given the pandemic, this will depend on the protocols established by the national and provincial authorities at the time of each resident’s travel.

    2. Argentina, officially the República Argentina, is the second largest country in South America, constituted as such by 23 provinces and the Autonomous City of Buenos Aires, its capital city. It is the eighth largest country in the world by area and the largest among 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 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. The telephone code for Argentina is +54, followed by a 9 if the line is from a cell phone.

      More information about Argentina in this link.

    3. In all of Argentina the electrical voltage is 220v. The official standard for plugs and sockets in Argentina is “type I” IRAM-2073, which is practically interchangeable with the standards in Australia and China. However, there are still ungrounded sockets of the “Type C”, scart type. We recommend bringing a multi-input and output adapter to make sure you can get power on all devices. To connect a device that was built for 220-240 volts of electrical input, or that is compatible with multiple voltages (such as laptops and cell phones), all that is needed is an adapter. However, you will not be able to use 110 voltage electric hair dryers, razors or toothbrushes here without a power transformer.

    4. No. The country is well connected by bus and car routes, as well as by air routes. However, the distances are considerably larger 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 routes with large windows, bathrooms, air conditioning, and wide seats that recline and transform into a bed for comfortable sleep. If you decide to travel by plane, the City of Buenos Aires has two airports that connect it with the rest of the country and abroad. The Ministro Pistarini International Airport (also called Ezeiza—EZE) gathers international flights, while Jorge Newbery Airport (also called Aeroparque—AEP) concentrates domestic flights. 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.

    5. 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 and art galleries, and concerts and musical shows, theater and dance are very important in Buenos Aires (with internationally renowned venues and festivals), with opera houses and even a very rich 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 Libraries, the Gallery Nights, arteBA, the Book Fair, FILBA, FIBA THEATER, BAFICI Independent Cinema, Performance Biennial and other events bring together hundreds of thousands of visitors each year in the city of Buenos Aires, also known for its vibrant nightlife and excellent restaurants.

      More information about Buenos Aires in this link.

    6. 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 houses. In addition, credit and debit cards with the greatest international presence can be used. Taxis and some small informal businesses do not accept cards and often do not have change for large denomination bills.

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

    7. Argentina is very affordable in terms of daily life (food, transport, museum tickets, etc.) and internal travel expenses, plus the exchange of the Argentine peso against the US dollar, €uro or British pound (£) is very favorable. Depending on the destination chosen within Argentina, some more touristy sites may be more expensive than others.

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

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

    9. Yes. Most foreigners visit Argentina without an incident.

      However, as in any large city, visitors to Buenos Aires and popular tourist destinations should be on the lookout for muggers, scammers, and pickpockets on the street, in transportation, and in public places. It is recommended that passports and other valuables remain in the accommodation, and it is usually a good idea to only carry a photocopy of your passport for identification purposes. In addition, it is always wise to store your belongings carefully and not to show that you carry foreign currency. Likewise, it is recommended not to use the cell phone distractedly on public roads so that it is not stolen by a pickpocket and, if necessary, use the headphones so that the phone is not exposed.

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

    1. It depends 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 completed, each resident is responsible for the shipping costs of the materials brought in 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 promote commercial activities for residents.

      At the end of each Production Residency, residents make a voluntary donation of a work produced during the residency to our collection.The donated work (s) will be used for educational purposes in our workshops and encounters with the local community.

    3. 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

2nd Open Call
Residencies 2021-2022
Deadline April 30th, 2021

See all available slots
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