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Residencies in London And New York Supported by The Caribbean Art Initiative

The Caribbean Art Initiative is an independent, non-commercial program and network that is working to foster the development of arts and culture across the entire Caribbean region, raising awareness and promoting dialogue worldwide.

The focus of the Caribbean Art Initiative is on the arts and culture of the entire region, including artists working internationally in the Caribbean diaspora. It seeks to place Caribbean art and artists in open and active dialogue with artists and art institutions around the world.

Each year, the Caribbean Art Initiative provides opportunities for artists, writers, and curators from the Caribbean to engage with the world, and for non-Caribbean artists, writers, and curators to engage with the rich and diverse cultural context of the Caribbean. Its multi-tiered program encompasses residencies, support for research trips, and platforms for cultural dialogue.

The Caribbean Art Initiative collaborates actively and on the long-term with cultural institutions and not-for-profit organizations that exhibit and support artists inside the Caribbean region, as well as with organizations outside the region that provide public interest and exposure for Caribbean arts. The Initiative is frequently present at major international events that foster an interplay between regional and global art scenes.

This year, the Caribbean Art Initiative is pleased to announce two open calls. Application Deadline is March 31, 2019.



Residency Unlimited (RU) supports the creation, presentation and dissemination of contemporary art through its unique residency program and year-round public programs, facilitated through strategic partnerships with collaborating institutions. Residents benefit from a diverse network of partners, which allows for flexibility, customization and access to a wide range of services and resources including but not limited to studio/workspaces.

The residency includes: studio space; weekly studio visits with art professionals (curators, art writers, gallery directors); site visits to New York based artist studios, galleries and museums; Immersion into a community of international and American artists in residence; public programming; accommodation; support from the Caribbean Art Initiative Team.

The Residency will provide participating artists an opportunity to build on their practice while living and working in Brooklyn, New York. Residency Unlimited ensures opportunities for residents, such as networking and becoming involved in the New York art scene. RU fosters customized residency environments for artists and curators in all disciplines and at all stages of practice.

To apply, please follow the link.

RU Residency Guidelines



Gasworks residencies are opportunities for an artistic exchange and experimentation, focusing on process-based and artist-led research. Gasworks encourages artists to pursue new research and widen their networks to support the development of their practice.

The residency includes: 24-hour access to a fully accessible studio at Gasworks, with other visiting artist and permanent studio holders; an Open Studio, or similar public presentation; accommodation within Gasworks Residencies House; travel Card (Zone 1+2) for travel within central London for the duration of the residency; administrative, pastoral and curatorial support from Gasworks and from the Caribbean Art Initiative Team.

To apply, please follow the link.

Gasworks Residency Guidelines


Note: Please fill out the application from a computer, since the various files you need to upload are mandatory to finish the application.

If you encounter problems during the application process, please send an email to:

Please read CAI terms and conditions for application.

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