Residency Program

Located in Antigua Guatemala, our residency hosts and collaborates with international & local creatives across all fields to support research, creation and connection surrounding creative work, process and purpose.

Our residency program is focused on your creative practice and all the ways it can manifest. Residents work independently on proposed project or research. Residents are also encouraged to do nothing, to rest, to not work. To read one book slowly. Or go into town everyday and explore. You may design this residency however you wish.

Program Details

Each resident creates their own daily work schedule depending on their project and work/research methods. Residents are given the option to teach a workshop or give an artist talk to the local community. Our staff and residents meet weekly for discussions.

We assist with project development and research as much as possible to create a platform of support, conversation, reflection, and accessibility. That said, all needs and desires are not always possible to access and the primary work does lie in the hands of resident themselves.

Applicants are encouraged to consider how their work or research will interact with Guatemala and it’s vast history, and to reflect on their role and responsibility as a maker learning and creating in a new country.

Previous residents have included filmmakers, painters, photographers, writers, textile artists and others. Learn more about them here.

AIR Chelsea E Smith
AIR Molly Heibert

2024 residencies include

⊹ Initial call one month prior to residency
⊹ Housing with private room, amenities and wifi 
⊹ Individual studio with a desk and wall space 
⊹ Weekday (Monday through Friday) breakfast with fresh ingredients 
⊹ Assistance with research development, local introductions and navigation of the area  
⊹ Weekly resident meetings to share work, engage in conversation and learn from each other 
⊹ Photo documentation of your process 
⊹ Opportunity to share your process with the community via artist lecture or workshop 
⊹ Guatemala City Airport pick-up and transportation upon arrival & departure ~ only for residency dates

Residents live & work in La Casita, check photos here.


2024 - 2 week residency program - $1,150 USD.

Citizens of United States, Europe, Canada, Australia, etc - $1,150 USD.

Citizens - who currently reside - in Latin America, Asia, Africa and the Caribbean - $1,050 USD.

Guatemalan diaspora - $950 USD.

Guatemalan citizens who currently residency in Guatemala - $790 USD.

50% deposit due upon confirmation of attendance. Final deposit will be due two months before the program.

Deposits are non-refundable and residency dates are non-transferable.

We are happy to work with accepted residents on varying payments plans. Contact for more information.