7 Art Residencies You Need To Apply In 2022 February

To help give you hope and get over the winter we prepared for you a new set of art residencies. Don’t wait too long. You can plan your career now. See the list of art residency programmes for artists and curators that can change your career.


The Center for Contemporary Arts is publishing an open call for collaboration in the AIR Celeia 2022 program, which will enable the selected curator to carry out an in-depth research of the visual art produced in Slovenia and to prepare a curatorial project that will be realized in the Center for Contemporary Arts in 2023.

The AIR CELEIA program is conceived on the basis of a reciprocal model that enables the residential curator to become acquainted with, get in contact with, exchange experiences with, and get involved in the local artistic community, offering at the same time local artists the possibility of establishing new connections and forms of collaboration.

During two-month residential stay, the selected curator will be expected to prepare a concept for the curatorial project which must include Slovenian artists (dual presentation of Slovenian and foreign artists). The Center for Contemporary Arts will arrange for the curator to connect with the city, to become well acquainted with the local artistic community and will offer all the necessary support in the realization of the curatorial project.

Application deadline: 16 February 2022.


  • The selected curator will be offered a two-month stay in a  residential flat (which is located in the city center in the immediate vicinity of the Center for Contemporary Arts and the local artistic district; the residential flat includes a kitchen, a studio, a bedroom, a bathroom and Internet), 
  • Grant of € 600 per month 
  • Royalty payment of € 1000 after the realization of the curatorial project

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Neža Knez, Danilo Milovanović Fast Art, 2020
Neža Knez, Danilo Milovanović Fast Art, 2020


The call is addressed to activists, artists, researchers, or cultural actors and creatives similarly en-gaged in contemporary efforts and interested in museum collections as sources of inspiration.

Residency in Rome: between September 2022 and the ending of October 2022 + 1 week in January 2023.

Presentation of the final result of the resident’s work: January 2023

The residency will take place in the framework of the European Project Taking Care – Ethnographic and World Cultures Museums as Spaces of Care (, co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union.

Museums of Ethnography and World Cultures are holding a great number of collections originating from societies whose members today are involved in social, political or ecological struggles. How can they be activated to address the twinned concerns of planetary precarity and the precarity of plural societies? In what ways can they shape more democratic and equitable futures mobilising their collections and (difficult) histories? And how might they help in challenge rising exclu-sionary politics based in anxiety around others?

Within this context, the Museo delle Civiltà is committed to exploring the connections between its ethnographic collections and questions regarding the climate crisis, the Anthropocene and issues related to the afterlives of colonialism.

Application deadline: 20 February 2022.


  • Residency stipend September and October 2022: € 4.000,00 in total, presence required
  • Fee for the completed project: € 4.000,00
  • Production costs will be reimbursed for a maximum amount up to € 2.500,00 (under submission of corresponding list of invoices and copies)
  • The Museo delle Civiltà will cover all the production costs of the project whose output will be acquired by the Museum as part of its collections. Conditions and terms will be defined in the for-mal agreement)
  • Presentation of the work in the form of a talk, conversation, or performance is expected

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Hybrida AiR is an art residency program in Älvsbacka, in the west of Sweden, which will take place from May 16 until June 26 2022.

There are no specific requirements regarding final outcomes; however, participants are expected to:

  • develop an individual art project
  • present an outcome in a final group exhibition
  • make verbal presentations of their work and process to the public
  • engage with the curatorial framework and publish one or multiple contributions
  • allow documentation/representation of their work and content to be hosted by and our social channels
  • spend their time on location in Älvsbacka
  • take responsibility for the maintenance of common spaces and equipment 
  • not cause any material damage on the natural environment or the facilities of use

Application deadline: 20 February 2022.


  • The residency covers flights, public transport, food, housing, and it includes a production budget. 
  • On completion of the program, each resident will receive a participation/exhibition fee of 25.000 Swedish Kronor (SEK). 

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The Käte Hamburger Centre global dis:connect, in partnership with METROMOD (, is delighted to announce an open call for an artist residency to develop a project commemorating artists exiled from Munich and exploring its relevance today.

• A six months residency (to start 10/2022 at the earliest and end not later than 05/2023)

• The Centre will pay the successful candidate a stipend to cover accommodation and daily expenses in an amount yet to be determined after decision and a return trip to Munich (economy class).

• The artist in residence will also have access to a workspace in the Centre’s offices.

Application deadline: 28 February 2022.


  • The Centre will pay the successful candidate a stipend to cover accommodation and daily expenses in an amount tbc
  • The Centre will provide for a return trip to Munich (economy class)
  • The artist in residence will have access to a workspace in the Centre’s offices

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The current spotlight lies on cross-sectoral projects investigating the disruptive powers of creative data and media innovation as well as on works exploring hybrid formats, groundbreaking technologies or initiatives of storytelling in next generation media.

While all outstanding examples of innovative collaborations and artistic explorations in STARTS are highly encouraged to submit their works, the 2022 priorities lie on innovative projects: 

that show a novel artistic approach to data, that play with immersive technology, interactive media, and related technological developments

that display a democratization in the use and application of data and content development and creation in the media landscape, that are involved in user-generated content or metadata, crowdsourcing & co-creation or citizen involvement that reveal the potentials as well as risks of the organization of contemporary data systems and media interfaces, that manifest innovative ways in the unique creation, access and distribution of media content & platforms as well as personalized and non-linear storytelling that exhibit new, qualitative approaches as a result of disrupting traditional media

What can be submitted?

  • Groundbreaking collaborations and projects driven by both technology and the arts. Purely artistic or technologically driven projects are not the focus of this competition.
  • All forms of artistic works and practices with a strong link to innovation in technology, business and/or society; furthermore, STARTS is not restricted to a particular genre such as media art and digital art.
  • All types of technological and scientific research and development that has been inspired by art or involves artists as catalysts of novel thinking.
  • The jury is looking forward to receiving submissions from a broad variety of fields and disciplines. Among others, projects from the areas of new media applications, human computer interaction, machine learning, biotechnology, art & science, green technologies, material research, smart cities and citizen empowerment, robotics, quantum technology and many more are very welcome to apply.
  • For inspiration, have a look at our broad range of winners, honorary mentions and nominations of the past years.

Application deadline: 1 March 2022.


  • Two prizes, each with €20,000 prize money, are offered to honor innovative projects at the intersection of science, technology and the arts: The emphasis of both prizes lies on the creative appropriation and employment of technologies as well as the search for unique constellations of collaboration from the STARTS fields.

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Cultural practitioners from Switzerland may apply for residencies in Southern, East, West or Central Africa, while cultural practitioners from Southern, East, West and Central Africa can apply for residencies in Switzerland. Below you will find more information about the countries in question.  

Pro Helvetia supports three residencies per person at most. 

The residencies programme is open to artists and cultural practitioners working in the fields of visual arts, design and interactive media, music, literature and performing arts, as well as arts practitioners with a transdisciplinary focus.

Residencies serve to gain inspiration, to establish networks and to work on projects. Pro Helvetia offers accommodation, travel costs, a daily allowance, professional supervision, a workplace (on request) and a contribution to production/material costs (on request). 

Selection criteria

  • Convincing track record: professional activity with a national / transregional reach
  • Context-related motivation 
  • Sufficient knowledge of English
  • Concrete exchange project with a lasting impact

Application deadline: 1 March 2022

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Rising: Climate in Crisis Residencies at A Studio in the Woods invite artists to face the severity of the climate crisis and be agents of change to guide our collective understanding, response, and vision as we shape our shared future. 

New Orleans and the inhabitants of our region are frequently invoked as some of the most vulnerable to the effects of environmental degradation. While sea levels, temperatures and emotions are rising, our highly manipulated landscape can be seen as a microcosm of the global environment, manifesting both the reckoning and hope which are required in the ways humans interact with shifting urban and natural ecosystems. As the climate crisis permeates the collective understanding of the future, the challenges faced by Southern Louisiana resonate exponentially. 

Application deadline: 10 March 2022.

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Photo Neil Alexander 2018

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