AIR Antwerpen is an international residency for artists from all over the world. AIR Antwerpen
provides an environment that artists can use by means that are most urgent within the
development of their practice. AIR Antwerpen hosts yearly about 15 visual artists in Antwerp
(approximately three to six months), through invitation and international exchange programmes.
As an independent partner in a (supra)national network, AIR Antwerpen offers domestic and
foreign artists temporary work accommodation in specific and prospected environments and
with selected partners. In this way the organisation guards its unique and experimental identity
and guarantees a consistently qualitative and sharp selection of artists, partners and projects.
AIR Antwerpen focuses on the artist’s practice and guides the artist in a self-chosen course that
unfolds in substantive dialogues at the place of residence. In this process, the artist is individually
assisted by substantive discussions and peer-to-peer talks.
Directly partnering with Studio Start, AIR Antwerpen offers room for experimental practices,
work in progress, site-specific actions and the artistic thinking process. AIR Antwerpen is
supported by the Flemish Government and the city of Antwerp.
Type of residency
– Air Situational is a biennial exchange programme between a Belgian artist and an artist from Central Africa, Latin America, or the Middle East. It functions as an open call programme that can last from two to six months.
– Air River Bar is a program organised twice a year, with a duration of a one month residency and can be accessed by invitation only.
– Air Tailor Made is the support of individual artists, the artists work on their personal projects.