3 months
Paid by host:

The Davidoff Art Initiative covers all major direct expenses related to participation in the Davidoff Art Residency at international partner program sites, including studio rental, housing, a monthly stipend for living expenses, material and shipping costs, travel to and from the residency, visa fees and a study tour undertaken during the residency. Specific terms will vary for individual partner programs.

The costs and circumstances of various residency programs and destinations can vary substantially. Detailed information on support for individual programs will be provided to candidates who have been selected for the residency, as part of their participation agreement.

Paid by artist:

Certain indirect costs (e.g. travel to and from airports, inoculations, health insurance etc.) are not covered.

Application guidelines:

The residency is designed for candidates in their early or mid-career who have earned a measure of professional recognition – in the form of exhibitions, reviews, works included in collections, awards, etc. – but who are still growing and developing their body of work.

Spoken English is strongly preferred in most international residency programs; in addition, individual residency programs may have their own language requirements.

Davidoff Art Residency positions are open to all eligible candidates, without preference or restriction as to nationality gender, political affiliation, sexual orientation, or religious or ideological belief.

Writers and curators specializing in the visual art of the Caribbean, or who are involved in projects (books, exhibitions, lecture series, documentaries, etc.) featuring Dominican and/or Caribbean art and artists, are eligible to apply to some participating programs.

Candidates for the program must complete and submit all required application materials and agree to an interview with a Davidoff Art Initiative representative. Once selected, participants must comply with all contractual requirements and agree to stay in the residency location for the entire duration of the residency.

Each candidate is solely responsible for obtaining proper travel authorization. Davidoff will provide any required letters and necessary documentation of the program in these cases, and will cover any applicable visa processing fees.

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Davidoff Art Initiative

Davidoff Art Initiative


The centerpiece of the Davidoff Art Initiative is the Davidoff Art Residency. In offering emerging and mid-career artists an opportunity to spend an extended period of time working in a different social and creative environment from their own, the Davidoff Art Residency serves as a conduit for professional mobility, cultural immersion, and creative exchange.

Davidoff Art Residency positions in international residency programs worldwide are offered to emerging and mid-career contemporary visual artists from the Caribbean, with an emphasis on artists from the Dominican Republic. Some residency program partners may accept applications from art writers and curators.

The Davidoff Art Residency is for individuals who are pursuing visual arts as their primary professional activity.
Candidate artists for the residency may work in any field of art, including painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, film, video, digital art, and performance, or a combination of media.

Each year, when fully operational, the Davidoff Art Residency will offer residency positions for approximately five Dominican and Caribbean artists who will participate in selected artist-residency programs worldwide, and for approximately five artists from outside the Caribbean region who will spend ten weeks in the Dominican Republic.

To date, Davidoff has announced three international partner residency hosts for Caribbean and Dominican Artists:

More information about the operational details of the Davidoff Art Residency in the Dominican Republic, which will host artists based outside the Caribbean, will be announced soon.

Studio Information

Depending on the program

Accommodation Information

Depending on the program


For Caribbean and Dominican Artists:

  • ISCP New York
  • Künstlerhaus Bethanien Berlin
  • Red Gate Residency Beijing

For international mid career artists:

  • Altos de Chavon, La Romana, Dominican Republic ( Starting in 2015)
Contact information

Altos de Chavon
Dominican Republic

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