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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:

  • Writer Residency at the Toji Cultural Foundation 2018
    Acción Cultural Española (AC/E) and the Toji Cultural Foundation, with the support of Residencia de Estudiantes, launch this three months open residency – between September and November 2017 – in the Seoul Toji Coultural Foundation, for writers that live and work in Spain.
    Deadline:l 16 April 2018
  • Flamenco Festival Residency at the NY City Center 2018
    Residencia artística con el bailaor y coreógrafo Jesús Carmona, Joaquín de Luz, primer bailarín del New York City Ballet y el coreógrafo y director neoyorquino David Neumann. La residencia se desarrollará en el New York City Center, centro de referencia para la danza a nivel mundial. ​Este será el primer proyecto de residencia que se lleve a cabo en el New York City Center. 
  • Artists Residency at Nirox 2018
    Javier Velázquez, during his 2 months residency, will collaborate with dancers, actors, and performers of Johannesburg local scene so as to generate a videographic/drawing catalog of gestures and a series of performance pieces researching the representation of trauma and transformation on threatre, dance and ritual in relation to Johannesburg local scene.
  • Under the sun. Residence at ruber.contemporanea 2018
    The Under the sun project aims to start a period of residences organized by ruber.contemporanea in the city of Palermo  to strengthen ties with contemporary art and also to create new links between established artists and those who are now entering the art marke. Both Francesc Ruiz and Abel Jaramillo have been invited to carry out a project during the residency with the support of AC/E. The objective is that they represent in their new work social issues of the community of Palermo.
  • Irene Grau and Misha Bies Golas en la Residencia Paulo Reis de Ateliê Fidalga 2018
    AC/E is supporting the residency of the Spanish artist Irene Grau invited by Ateliê Fidalga to take part in this process. Irene Grau focuses on colour as a transforming agent of the space and its perception. In her work we usually find the meticulous analysis of a space intervened in situ and its transformation through color, all of which is intermixed following the traditions of the radical monochrome painting, mural painting, performative processes and the landscape (the latter genre understood in a broad way).
  • Creative Residency Programme Checoeslovaquia (Colombia) 2018
    Marc Chornet was the Spanish Emergit creator selected to enjoy a residency at the Chilean cultural center Checoeslovaquia. He will have to work for a month with a Chilean collective in the creation of performing work that will involve both cultures, Spanish and Chilean. The resulting artwork will be presented in October of 2018, in the eleventh version of the Cielos del Infinito Festival in Punta Arenas.
  • 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.