Spread across the continent, South America’s artistic residency programmes and spaces integrate with the region’s multiple contexts. There are those inserted in the dynamics of urban centres, others that connect to rural territories or approach diverse knowledge, human and non-human.
These projects seek to respond to local realities, besides opening space for exchange, research, and creation – within a scenario in which funding for the arts is historically scarce.
In Pro Helvetia’s residency programme, we collaborate with several partners, working in a variety of disciplines and formats. Some operate in fixed spaces, sometimes linked to institutions such as foundations and galleries. Others function as open and sporadic platforms, which can arise as an extension of a festival or from partnerships with professionals from other areas.
This guide presents some of these spaces and programmes and invites you to discover several possibilities distributed throughout the region.