The Cyprus Academy of Arts launched the new residency programme in 2021.
Focusing on visual arts, but encouraging crossings and interactions with other disciplines, the CAA residency programme aims to become an international laboratory for the creation and the diffusion of contemporary art, to present contemporary art in all its diversity, and to offer a permanent dialogue with the developments and the most recent debates of the art world. As such, it aims to become an international laboratory for artists from all over the world.
The Residency Programme will form a part of the programme of the CAA.
As one of its core activities. Residents are offered an individual workspace within a framework designed to facilitate the exchange of ideas with the artistic and cultural life of Cyprus. Residents will have the unique opportunity, as well as developing and researching own work to get involved in developing art workshops that enhance and support the CAA curriculum in a highly creative and stimulating environment. Residents will have the opportunity to spend two days per week for interactions with students and staff at the CAA, for example by offering tutorials, seminars, or other activities. As such, the Residency will provide a unique working environment in which artists can pursue their work and also participate in current debates and research regarding contemporary art practices with students, academics, and others.
The residency programme is held at the main campus of Cyprus Academy of Arts in the City centre of Limassol. Limassol, located on the southern coast of Cyprus in Limassol, the second-largest city in Cyprus after Nicosia. Situated between the ancient cities of Amathous to the east and Kourion to the west it is a cosmopolitan city with a rich cultural heritage. Known for the centuries-old Limassol Castle, home to the Cyprus Medieval Museum and its collection of pottery and tombstones.
On the seafront is the Prokymea (Molos) Sculpture Park, with sculptures by Cypriot, Greek, and international artists. To the northeast is the Limassol Archaeological Museum, exhibiting artifacts from the Neolithic to the Roman periods. The city has incorporated elements of the many empires and kingdoms that have claimed it over centuries stretching back to the Bronze Age.
Accommodation can be provided at an additional cost. Residents are responsible for their own supplies and living expenses.
Studios are housed in a large, beautiful classical Limassol style city house, and they benefit from plenty of natural daylight. Each studio is furnished with a work desk and chairs. Residency studios also have their own toilet/shower.
Gallery, Darkroom (B&W), print studio, Photo and Video Studio, Stop Motion Animation Studio, Computer suite with Full Adobe Creative Cloud Suite.
4 weeks to 3 months, opened to discussion.
Paid by artist
Accommodation, board, individual traveling expenses, studio and transport expenses.
Each artist should exhibit new work by the completion of the residency period at the Gallery of CAA.
The artist will proactively engage with the programme of CAA through giving workshops, lectures and being available for tutorials two days per week.
Images of created artwork can be used by CAA in all forms of reproduction (including catalogues, presentations and booklets) and can be used for advertising and informational materials (such as flyers and posters).
By the completion of the residency programme all created art pieces belong to the artist but the artist will be asked to donate a piece of work to the CAA Collection.
CAA takes no responsibility to retain or arrange shipment of art pieces.