BROTA invites artists from all over the world to create in dialogue with the cosmopolitan and dynamic city of Buenos Aires in Argentina. BROTA residency dedicates particular attention to projects exploring the interplay of nature and urban environment, within the Anthropocene the current geological epoch of extensive human modification of ecological and geological processes. The word combines the root “anthropo”, meaning “human” with the root “-cene”, the standard suffix for “epoch” in geologic time.
“BROTA” means -sprout- which is one of our residency objectives: see emerge, develop and thrive artist’s work and projects that can be part of this unique and enriching experience. The selection of the artists will be based on the artistic quality of their work, their motivation and their potential to make the most of the opportunity offered by the residency. The open call is all year round and English, Spanish and French language is spoken.
If there is a word that defines Argentina, it is diversity. The Argentine Republic is located in the extreme south of the American continent and its name refers to the richness of the soil (from the Latin, argentum, ´silver´). In the almost three million square kilometers of the territory we can find all types of climates and the most spectacular views. Many of them declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. To the diversity of the landscapes, the diversity of our people is added. Between 1880 and 1950, Argentina received five million inhabitants who bequeathed us the values of sacrifice, the importance of hard work and also taught us how to celebrate life. Taking this diversity as a motivation and promoting artistic concern, BROTA residency program aims to give artists a unique and enriching artistic experience, conforming it into a creative factory.
Duration of residency
Brota House hosts artists for one to three months residency period and accommodates up to 5 artists at the same time. English, Spanish and French language is spoken. This stylish house is located in the center of Barrio Parque, a residential area.
BROTA house accommodates up to 5 artists at the same time. The house comprises 5 individual bedrooms with private bathroom and place to work, 1 kitchen, 2 communal rooms, garden and terrace. The house is furnished and has available for the artist’s uses kitchen utensils, dishes, sheets, bath towels, a washing machine and free wi-fi connection. It will be understood that communal spaces (kitchen, garden, terrace and communal rooms) will be respected and put back in order after each personal use (washing-up, replacing equipment used, cleaning, etc.)
Disciplines, work equipment and assistance
BROTA residency will do its best to provide artists all the support and assistance needed to develop their projects. We also facilitates the development of the artist’s work enabling connections with the local art circuit, institutions and organizations that can contribute to each project. The collaboration we already have with the Botanical Garden of Buenos Aires city, is a very important vain of our artistic program. At the end of the residency period, a public presentation is organized to show the project realized by the artists. A press release is published to communicate the event, through local journalists and social media.
Studio / Workspace
Live-work studio space is available in the house.
Fees and support
There is no application fee. Residencies have a fee including accommodation, place to work, running costs of the house, local support, curating of the project, communication and artwork presentation. The residency fee does not cover transportation expenses. Once the artist is selected, a letter of invitation will be sent in order to help to fundraise the artist’s residency.
Expectations towards the artist
Everyday expenses such as food, travel and transport will be the responsibility of the artist, as will also be the material needed for the project. BROTA will organize a public presentation of the artist’s project and also contact the local press to publicize the event, as well as sharing it on social media. At the end of the residency artists will be able to leave a work, contributing towards building an artistic heritage and a trace of their stay.
To present an application the dossier will comprise of: – A curriculum vitae. – Project proposal conceiving the work you will develop during the residency period and the intention that motivates you to apply. – Portfolio of visual documentation of works. Up to ten (10) images and/or video indicating each description. – Completed application form, download it below. – A copy of your valid passport or identity card. – Health insurance for the period of stay, should be sent once you are selected. To receive the complete application form write an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and send it together with all the requested material at least one month before the desiring period for the residency.