Third Open Call for 2023 Production Residency

Associated Residency Program

´ace is an acronym that stands for "arte contemporáneo en expansión", which is Spanish for "expanding contemporary art". Its main mission is to promote contemporary artistic practices and the exploration of their multiple interfaces through residency programs, which are aimed at artists, curators and researchers, and promote collaborative work, exchange, debate and experimentation.

Production Residencies (spanning for 4 weeks) support emerging and professional artists in the creation of new bodies of works, or the development of works in progress (including visual practices, performance art, sound art, and curating). Our residents work on all kinds of individual or collaborative projects proposed by themselves, producing with the support of the ´ace team and associated professionals who support the creative process through collective meetings and permanent feedback. Production Residencies may include a closing exhibition, a site-specific installation or an open studio format presentation to the local public.

We hold 4 open calls every year for all of our programs, the deadlines are: January 31st, April 30th, July 31st and October 31st.

Residency Length
4 weeks - 8 weeks
Average Number of Artists in Residence at a Time
Collaborative Residency
Must apply and be accepted individually
May apply as a team
Interdisciplinary Arts
Mixed Media
Visual Arts
Book Arts
Installation Arts
Paper Arts
Textile & Fiber Arts/Weaving
Performance Art
Digital Media
Electronic Arts
Moving Image
Multimedia Arts
Sound Art
Graphic Design
Public Art
Social Practice
Art Education
Art History
Country of Residence
Open to artists based anywhere in the world
Family Friendly
Stage of Career
Any stage of career
Additional Expectations/Opportunities
Donate a work of art
Participate in public programming
Participate in open studio with fellow residents
Give artist talk or presentation
Teach in studio
Lead workshop for the public
Lead workshop for fellow residents
Lead a skill share
Accessible Housing
Meals Provided
Some meals (at least 2 meals provided)
Residents have access to shared kitchen
Studios/Special Equipment
Private Studios
Shared Studios
Dedicated Studio/Shop Technicians - Full Time
Dedicated Studio/Shop Technicians - Part Time
Exhibition / Installation Space
Performance/Presentation Facilities
Printers + Scanner
Painting Workspace (Oil)
Drawing Benches
Printmaking Workspaces
Book Arts Facilities
Etching Press
Drying Racks
Paper Soaking Sinks
Silkscreen Studio
Lithography Studio
Light Tables
Large Sinks
Washout Room
Dye Area
Studios/Facilities Accessibility
Type of Housing
Private housing off campus (individual apartment/cabin/house)
Private bedroom in a shared housing facility on campus
Additional Eligibility Information

´ace holds four open calls a year (deadlines are: January 31st, April 30th, July 31st and October 31st), and artists-in-residency are selected through their submitted proposals. The program focuses on expanded art practices (both physical and digital), including visual arts, performance art, sound art, and curatorial projects, with a special interest in proposals that make use of various medium or dissolve the borders between them. Our printmaking workshop fosters the idea of the multiple in a work of art, involving –but not circumscribed only to– traditional and innovative printmaking, installation, photography, artist book, painting illustration, video, stop motion, sound art and new media. Since 2005, ´ace has been working as a driving force that links not only different artistic practices within the cultures that produce them, but also between the residents and the rich cultural, urban and social community of the City of Buenos Aires.

Number of Artists Accepted in Most Current Year
Artist Stipend
US Dollar (USD)
Travel Stipend/Material Stipends
US Dollar (USD)
US Dollar (USD)
Residency Fees
US Dollar (USD)
Fee Details

Fees vary according to the age of the resident (sub30 artists have a reduced fee), the duration of the residency, and other items such as housing, materials, residency project requirements, etc. ´ace also hosts residents whose fees are paid by their institutions (local art councils, universities, etc.), with which we can sign a one-time or an ongoing agreement.


  • Studios access from 10am to 6pm, Monday to Friday, equipped with air conditioner/heating and WIFI
  • Technical and conceptual guidance, portfolio reviews and critiques on work in progress
  • Common materials and tools regularly found in a workshop (please consult with us which materials are included to make sure what will be provided for your specific project, and what will not)
  • A permanent profile as a resident within our webpage in the ARTISTS section
  • Welcome and farewell meals, coffee/tea/cold beverages, fresh fruits and some pastries available around the clock
  • A SUBE card (city transportation card for buses, train and subway) with an initial charge paid by us
  • Accidents insurance during time working in the studio
  • Open Studio or other presentation format at the end of the program


  • Inbound and outbound tickets to Buenos Aires
  • Visas, when needed (most North-American, Latin-American, European and Oceanian citizens don’t need a visa to enter Argentina)
  • Commissions on money transfers and bank wiring
  • Lodging (you can stay in our apartments paying an additional fee or stay in one of the multiple options that are available in the city)
  • Health insurance (including dental care)
  • Special materials (please check with us for specific materials that you will need for your project)
  • Shipping of the works produced during the residency
Grant/Scholarship/other Funding Support
US Dollar (USD)
Application Fee
US Dollar (USD)
Application Type
Open application