English, Armenian, French, Russian
From blitz visits to long-term stay (up to 6 months)
Paid by host:

They offer a welcome dinner with presentation, study/studio visits and extensive networking with local art scene and the experts in specific cultural and/or research fields of the resident, a final showcase of resident’s research/project results (the format is open and upon the resident’s choice – from small presentation to exposition. Large-scale projects demanding wider production are to be discussed in advance).

Paid by artist:

The resident will have to pay a fee for their stay which will cover accommodation and commodities.

Application guidelines:

Please send your c.v., portfolio plus a brief description of project proposal or letter of intent to [email protected]


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Institute for Contemporary Art (ICA)

Institute for Contemporary Art (ICA)


Institute of Contemporary Art is developed as an open cross-functional network of people, ideas, and desires. Its Education, Project and Theory Labs provide a comprehensive set of resources, facilities and tools for understanding and operating in the contemporary art scene in Armenia and the wider global art contexts. Offering on-demand services in all stages of multiscale and multi-format project production Project Lab delivers consulting, guidance, creative management assistance and production.

Institute of Contemporary Art launched its Project Lab initiative, [NɛST] community center and residency cluster for artists, curators, theatre directors and choreographers, filmmakers, art critics, art historians as well as interdisciplinary theorists and researchers interested in a wide range of subjects including but not limited to:

  • community design
  • music and sound art
  • filmmaking and film studies
  • architecture & urban studies
  • social archeology and narratives
  • contemporary dance and performance
  • time-banking and other forms of non-fiscal social sustainability
  • artifacts as social, cultural, virtual and bio facts, artifacts as errors

[NɛST] gives big importance to integrating invited residents (both regional and international) to local artistic community or other social milieu that pertains the sphere of interests of the resident.


The resident is expected to share the results of one’s observations. The decision on format (presentation, exhibition, performance, screening, demonstration, manifesto, dinner, etc) is up to the resident. Also an optional contribution for a publication with selected texts from long or short-term residents as well as colleagues and partners is greatly appreciated. ICA will further inform about the terms and conditions of the publishing upon the development of the project.

Technical Information

A project design and several spaces for showcase, a library with basic facilities and a small garden with a hen-houseare provided.

Here you can read more about the project from Araks Sahakyan Gasparyan, developed in the residency and supported by i-Portunus, EU Mobility Scheme for artists and cultural professionals.

Contact information

48 Fizculturnikneri st

info [at]