´ace provides pick up from the airport, studio space, access to equipment, selected workshop materials depending on each project, reviews from a professional team permanently available, pre-production and production assistance, meals and refreshments at studio hours, accident insurance, guidance through the city and cultural events, public transportation card, professional networking and a profile on ´ace's website.
Residents fund the costs of transportation in and out of Buenos Aires, traveler's health insurance, shipping expenses and any other third-party resources that may be needed for each residents project and are not available in-house.
As a first step in the application process, interested candidates receive all necessary information about ´ace's programs by filling out an online form. Once they received the overview documents and selected the program that best suits their needs, candidates have to start the application process by filling out the respective online form according to the type of requested residency. This includes the description of a project or research subject for their stay plus the submission of the accompanying materials: full CV and images or video links documenting previous works.
They do not accept physical applications. CVs are to be sent by email in .pdf format and works in .jpg format, or a link to video hosting sites. The selection process considers the proposed project or research subject and its relevance to local and international art standards, its feasibility, the availability of the selected dates and how artists from different parts of the world and different backgrounds or mediums may interact with each other enriching each other's processes.
´ace stands for "arte contemporáneo en expansión", which is an acronym in Spanish for "expanding contemporary art". Its main mission is to promote contemporary artistic practices and the exploration of their mutual interfaces through Exploration and Production residencies. ´ace's programs are aimed at artists, curators and researchers and promote collaborative work, exchange, debate and experimentation.
The acePIRAR | Artist-in-Residency International Program provides its participants with time, space and guidance to explore different mediums, while it connects the residents with the art and cultural scene of Buenos Aires. To be in residence at ´ace means to work collaboratively, to receive technical and artistic assistance and to be immersed in a vibrant city's cultural life. While at ´ace, residents will benefit from an intense production time enhanced by the exchange of ideas and experiences with peers.
The residencies vary in duration: Exploration and Production Residencies: 4 weeks; Micro-residencies: 1 week; Mural Painting Residencies—Palimpsest Project: 10 days.
Residents at ´ace are expected to work on a specific project and present results (Production Residency) or to do their own research without a specific outcome (Exploration Residency). In both cases, presented projects for residency periods are plausible of evolving through experiences acquired within the residency periods, and residents are encouraged to embrace these experiences with an open heart and mind.
Final exhibitions by resident artists are optional, artist talks are encouraged if residents want to give them and open studio instances to foster exchange with the local art community are available in the space upon conversation with the active residents.
Residents may choose to stay at one of Fundación´ace's apartment or choose their own accommodation.
Buenos Aires is a multicultural city, one of Latin America’s cultural centres, and has a wide offer of visual arts, theatre, cinema and music to experience. The ´ace team will guide you through all sorts of cultural and artistic activities happening in this pulsating Latin American city that hosts great events such as ArteBA (contemporary art fair), FIBA (theatre), BAFICI (cinema), Performance Biennial (performance art), FILBA (literature), BAPhoto (photography) and many other exhibitions, conferences, festivals and more.