Visual Arts
1 month to 6 weeks for IPS, 3 months for Dutch artists
Application guidelines 

For this residents program the IBB is looking for visual artists that feel attracted to a more rural and basic surrounding - opposite to for instance 'the big city' and well constructed societies - and therefore dares to challange him or herself with a surounding that doesn't has an answer for everything.

To apply for an artist residency within the IPS (international) program (4 to 6 weeks) we ask for:

  • A motivation for coming to Curacao and staying at the institute
  • A proposal for a project you will do within the IBB structure
  • A detailed CV and portfolio on CD

Dutch residents (at least 2 years in NL) apply directly

Instituto Buena Bista

Instituto Buena Bista


The Instituto Buena Bista has 3 functions: An international project platform, an 'artist in residence', an educational track. These 3 tracks are interconnected which enables students and artists to make this institution an energetic and interactive art center that radiates both locally and internationally. The Instituto Buena Bista provides a yearly program of residents, both from the Netherlands (a program made possible by the Dutch Fonds BKVB) and from anywhere else in the world (the IPS program funded by the Mondriaan Foundation). The Dutch guests stay for 3 months, the IPS guests are invited for a month to six weeks.

Read the experience of Babette Kleijn, 2011 Artist in residence IBB Curacao funded by fonds bkvb.


Lecture, workshops


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