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.
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
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.