Residency assist working artists and arts professionals in developing their specific skills; connecting with local and global cultural networks; earning exposure for their research and practice; and sharing their creative and critical expertise with their peers.
To establish a conduit for professional mobility, cultural immersion, and creative exchange, the residency program collaborates with international organizations to host annual residencies for artists and arts professionals from the Caribbean, as well for international arts professionals who are seeking immersion in the Caribbean region. As well, the Caribbean Art Initiative is forming partnerships within and across the Caribbean region to nurture a more active cultural interchange between geographically, historically and culturally distinct parts of the region.
Caribbean Art Initiative residencies are offered through partner organizations within the Caribbean and worldwide. Since 2012, such residencies were offered for international artists at the Altos de Chavón School of Design, and for Caribbean artists in partner residencies programs in Berlin, Basel, New York City, Beijing, and Bogota.