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PICE Grants

Programme of Residencies

The residency programmes are designed to provide participants with the time, space and means to work in optimal conditions. They include production support and expert assistance to encourage the transition to professional practice. The programmes are aimed at helping the participants achieve the highest possible level of professionalism by equipping them with suitable theoretical and practical tools and providing them with contacts in the complex art world.

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Acción Cultural Española has joined the international network of artists’ residencies by supporting the following programmes:

  • Residency of La Ribot in NAVE 2018: Happy Island
    AC/E supports through the Mobility grants the Residence of the Spanish company La Ribot in NAVE  to develop the first stage of theoretical and practical research of the "Happy Island" project, in collaboration with Dançando com a Diferença (Portugal), Henrique Amoedo (Brazil), and dancers with Trisomy 21: Bárbara Matos, Joana Caetano and Sofia Marote. Also collaborates in the project the Spanish artist Josep María Martin as assistant director. The final production will be show in Portugal in 2018.
  • Artists in Residency 2018
    Artists-in-Residence is a joint initiative of La Casa Encendida and the CA2M Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo, with the  collaboration of AC/E, that supports performative approaches to body-centred creation and research. The 7 selected projects areTwins Experiment, Aniara Rodado and Oscar Martín, Javier Marquerie, Fran MM Cabeza de Vaca yandMaria Salgado, Javier Vaquero and Oihana Altube, Irene Cantero, David Benito and Víctor Colmenero, and Esther Rodríguez-Barbero.
  • Postgraduate Residence Studios and Performance Research Studies (PRES) 2018
    AC/E supports through the PICE grants Iria Arenas one-year artistic residency at PRES where she will research based on the principles of self-organization, collaboration and rigorous practice to develop an independent artistic research project. In this program, individual work and collective research are linked. The participants follow a daily training class, and have their own daily research residency. They receive a regular mentoring and dramaturgical support. Each month, participants follow an intensive week of workshops, seminars and master classes.
  • Estudos do Labirinto
    This is an artistic residence that seeks to establish dialogues with museological spaces with the aim of creating an exhibition, conferences, educational activities, a publication and an online platform. The field of action is Belém (Lisbon, Portugal) and the artists that make up the residence are Ana Santos, Armanda Duarte, Belén Uriel, Francisco Tropa, Nuno Vicente, Teresa Carepo, and Pedro Paiva + João M. Gusmão.


  • Residency at Bellas Artes Projects 2017
    Bellas Artes Projects was founded in 2013 by Patron Jam Acuzar and it is an international production based residency program housed at Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar in Bagac Bataan. Artists in residence are able to collaborate with nearly 1000 local filipino craftsmen and explore the connections between Spanish, Chinese, and Filipino culture through a collection of Spanish colonial houses on the property. For 2017 they have invited as artist resident Cristina Lucas and Fernando Sánchez Castillo. 
  • Ricardo Gassent Artistic Residency at the Cité International Paris 2017
    More than 60 artists from around the world will be in residence in 2017 at the Cité internationale des arts in Paris. The Cité internationale des arts programme is open to foreign creators, who wish to develop a project of research in Paris during a period of three or six consecutive months.The Spanish artist Ricardo Gassent, soundpainter and artistic director, has been selected among other artist from all over the world to develop a research project in Paris bwteen October 2017 and January 2017. 
  • AC/E and Flora Ars+Natura Residency 2018
    She will be actively participating at the Flora Ars+Natura school between February 5 and December 13 2018, attending all the activities on the school's academic calendar, such as workshop visits, seminars and study groups, as well as presenting results in the Open Workshops. The programme includes seminars with local artists and curators.
  • Residencia AC/E y Gasworks 2018
    This Residency is an opportunity that will enable an aspiring artist based in the Spain to undertake a fully-funded residency at Gasworks. The selected artist has been Antoni Hervàs. He will enjoy this residency in London from 2 April – 18 June 2018 (11 weeks). Gasworks’ residencies are opportunities for self-led professional development, artistic exchange and experimentation.
  • Alicia Framis Residency: Blind Date House
    "Blind Date House" is a project in-process by Alicia Framis, requested by Thai artist and founder of the Land Foundation, Rirkrit Tiravanija. It is under development at the Land Foundation’s rural site outside of Chiang Mai, Thailand and will be used as an artist residency site. It's goal is fostering exploration and experimental collaborations as a place that confronts different conceptions of individuality. This house lets the cohabitants explore their attitudes towards courage, risk-taking, and self-consciousness.
  • Residencia y exposición de Xabier Salaberria en SOMA 2017
    During his residency at SOMA, Xabier Salaberria is working on a project in Mexico City curated by Catalina Lozano with the support of the AC/E Mobility grants. The result of this process will be exhibited at Parallel, an independent venue in Mexico City. In this project Salaberria sets out to explore various lines of work which will progressively give shape to his output during the residency. One of Salaberria’s starting points is the emergence of the “international style” in the museum layout of pre-Hispanic pieces.