10 Jul 2024

Residency Contemporary Art Residency in Rural Argentina

Comunitaria Lincoln, Buenos Aires Province, Argentina


Opportunity Description

International Deadline: August 23, 2024 – The call for the fifth edition of Comunitaria: Contemporary Art and Social Processes Residency is now open till August 23. Through this call, 11 artists will be selected and another 4 artists will be pre-selected to form a waiting list. The residency is aimed at artists interested in developing community-based art practices related to the local communities located in Lincoln, in the rural countryside of Argentina.

Situated in the Pampas region, northwest of the Province of Buenos Aires, the Lincoln district comprises 11 villages. Amid a plain landscape, marked by continuous horizontality in a 360º turn, Lincoln is located in the heart of the agro-industrial Pampas, a place where agro-export activities have gained scale, generating processes of urban transformation and affecting the economic structures, the environment, and the local culture. Moreover, as a result, the surrounding towns have faced intense demographic decline, as well as a significant impact on the environment and local living conditions.

During the residency period, artists will engage with the villages, using the territory itself as the starting point for the experience. The activities planned by the program will bring the artists closer to the social, cultural, and political dynamics of the region. In this way, it is encouraged that the research and works developed consider the specificities of the places and the environment where they will be developed, and that the research processes incorporate dynamics of exchange, listening, and contact with the local inhabitants.

Visual Arts, Socially-engaged art practice, Collaborative art, Community-based art practice, Art and public Space

Online and in-person activities:

The first two weeks (between November 5 and 15) will be conducted online, with working meetings with the participating team addressing study and territorial mapping stages. Between November 16 and December 1, the residency will take place in person in the Lincoln district, Argentina. The program includes instances of collective work, as well as individual research and production. During the individual work stages, the artists will be individually accommodated in different villages of the Lincoln district.

Participation Fee: U$ 600,00. The fee includes:

  • Accommodation during the residency period
  • Round-trip transportation from Buenos Aires to Lincoln (Argentina)
  • Internal transportation within the Lincoln district
  • Welcome lunch
  • Farewell dinner
  • Collective study meetings about the territory
  • Curatorial guidance and follow-up
  • Orientation meetings and exchange or daily support when needed
  • Exhibition at the Lincoln Municipal Museum of Fine Arts
  • Certificates of participation

The fee does not include:

  • Airfare (national or international)
  • Daily meals
  • Materials
  • Other personal expenses

(If necessary, Comunitaria can provide support letters for grants, calls, or sponsorships, as well as invitation letters for visa applications)

The application process includes

  • Complete the online form through the website (scroll to bottom of page for ‘See Terms’ and ‘Inscription” online application)
  • In addition to completing the form questions, the applicant must also submit a reduced portfolio of already developed artistic works, in a PDF document of up to 10MB. The file should be sent to the email info@residenciacomunitaria.com.ar
  • The deadline for submitting the material is: 08/23/2024. Comunitaria is not responsible for damaged files. Verify each material sent in advance
  • Selected artists will be informed in the first days of September.

Comunitaria is an International Contemporary Art Residency created in Lincoln, Argentina, in 2016.

The residency, that takes place every year since 2016, has a short duration of two weeks and runs simultaneously in the 11 towns of Lincoln County (Roberts, Arenaza, Las Toscas, Carlos Salas, Triunvirato, Martinez de Hoz, El Triunfo, Bayauca, Bermudez and Lincoln: the main city of the district). Above all, the purpose of this program is not only to encourage and deep into artistic experiences that show friendship with the existing dynamics in social processes, but also to boost critical thinking about social committed art practices. This initiative is produced by the Lincoln Arts and Culture Association with the support of the Ministry of Culture and Education of the Municipality of Lincoln.

Opportunity Categories: + Open to Multi-Media. Opportunity Types: Residency. Opportunity Tags: Deadlines 07 July thru Aug, Open to Artists Worldwide, and Special Opportunities. Benefits: Education, Exhibition - Online, Housing Support, In-Kind Benefit, and Residency.

Opportunity expires in 43 days.

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