Throughout the year, Delfina Foundation opens different calls for applications, often for specific residency programmes and projects in collaboration with partner institutions. Current open calls:
Delfina Foundation is an independent, non-profit foundation dedicated to facilitating artistic exchange and developing creative practice through residencies, partnerships and public programming. Founded in 2007, they promote artistic exchange and experimentation. They create opportunities for emerging and established artists, curators and writers to reflect on what they do, position their practice within relevant global discourse, create career-defining research and commissions, and network with colleagues. They forge international collaborations to build shared platforms to incubate, to present and to discuss common practices and themes.
In January 2014, Delfina Foundation expanded into an adjacent building at 31 Catherine Place in central London, becoming London's largest provider of international residencies. Delfina Foundation is a non-political and non-grant-making foundation.
Delfina Foundation’s premises consists of two Edwardian houses that have been amalgamated into one property. It is located in Central London, only 100 metres from Buckingham Palace and walking distance to many of London's iconic landmarks.
Delfina Foundation can accommodate up to 8 residents at any one time. With interchangeable spaces of domestic size, the house is an ideal base for research and developing ideas. They also consider the entire house, from the kitchen to the gallery, as 'studios', rather than having dedicated spaces solely for work. The organizers prefer to host a mix of residents with a range of backgrounds, from sculptural to curatorial practices; therefore, the facilities are not equipped for specific practitioners. London does, however, offer an immense amount of resources that can be accessed for specific needs, from darkrooms to kilns.
The house includes an event and exhibition space of 1,650 square feet, where they host talks, exhibitions, screenings and other activities. The property also features a communal kitchen area, an outdoor terrace and courtyard, the foundation's offices, and a library/resource room, which includes reference books, magazines, and other archives that can be accessed by residents and the general public upon appointment.
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