Open Call: R.A.R.O Artistic Residency

The R.A.R.O. International Artists In Residency program was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 2014, with the interest of generating spaces for reflection and production for artists, curators, and cultural managers. Since its inception, R.A.R.O. has been responsible for forming a solid base of local artists’ studios in which residents can develop their projects. Each of these spaces is directed by artists with extensive experience and diverse artistic disciplines.

The program in Barcelona offers two types of residency, the Multi-Residency with the possibility of traveling between various artistic production spaces in the city, and the Home Based Program that develops the residency in its entirety in the Casa R.A.R.O workshops.

The Residency program currently extends to Buenos Aires and Madrid.

¿how does it work?

Multi-Residency Program 

The key element in the Multi-Residency program is the opportunity to create, collaborate and explore different artist spaces in the city during the residency period.

During the Multi-Residency the artists will spend the first two weeks of residency in the Casa R.A.R.O. studios where they will lay out the bases of their project and will have the curatorial guidance of the entire team for the optimal development of their residency. Afterwards, artists will be able to choose between one or two studios from the R.A.R.O. network specialized in different artistic techniques to delve into the technical aspects of the project. This will also allow them to get to know different artistic production spaces in Barcelona, while sharing their projects and generating connections with different artists, curators and other people involved in the artistic and cultural sphere of the city.

Within the studios of the R.A.R.O. network artists will be able to find a wide variety of artistic techniques that vary from the most traditional ones such as painting, sculpture and printmaking, to new media, video art, installation and performance.

The Multi-Residency works as a platform to connect residents with local and international artists, while they work and deepen their work and the professionalization of their artistic career.

REMEMBER: Multi-Residenciy = 2 weeks at Casa R.A.R.O. (At least) + one or two workshops of your choice (depending on the duration of the residency).

Home Based Program

The Home Based Program residency invites artists to work on their research and artistic production projects in the studios of Casa R.A.R.O. throughout the course of the entire residency. With this, residents will be able to focus completely on the development of their projects, with the conceptual and technical follow-up of the R.A.R.O team, and sharing space with local artists who are permanent residents at Casa R.A.R.O. 

REMEMBER: Home Based Program = The complete residence at Casa R.A.R.O

At the end of the residency, both the Multi-Residency and Home Based Program residents will have the opportunity to show the work process carried out during the residency in the Open Studio that takes place in the Casa R.A.R.O studios.

Who is R.A.R.O. aimed at?

R.A.R.O. residences are aimed at emerging and established artists, curators, and cultural managers, national and international, of all disciplines who are interested in carrying out itinerant residencies and who want to share a studio with local artists for the production of their work.

What are the R.A.R.O. times?

The residences have a recommended duration of 4 weeks for both the Multi-Residency and the Home Based Program. However, we accept residencies of a minimum of 3 weeks and a maximum of 8 weeks.

You can find more information about the costs and times of the residencies in the HOW TO APPLY section.

Costs, Scholarships and Opportunities.

​You can find all the specific information about residency costs in the HOW TO APPLY section. 

We will announce through our website and social networks when we open calls and have scholarships available for participating artists. If you want to apply for other scholarships and/or institutional or government aid, we will provide letters of invitation or acceptance to the program to those artists who have been selected to carry out the residency.

So far R.A.R.O. has provided a large number of scholarships for artists of different nationalities, and granted full scholarships for foreign artists thanks to alliances with Embassies, institutions, and other residency programs around the world.

How To Apply


How To Apply

Apply to the Multi-Residency program

REMEMBER Multi-Residency = 2 weeks at Casa R.A.R.O. (At least) + one or two studios of your choice (Depending on the duration of the residency).

1. Check out the R.A.R.O. BARCELONA network studios.
2. Choose where to carry out your project and complete the application form.
3. The R.A.R.O. team and the selected studios will carry out a selection process.
4. Once your project has been accepted, we will contact you to finalize the process and prepare your residency.

IMPORTANT: Residencies will always start for 2 weeks at  Casa R.A.R.O. and will continue in one or two studios from our network, whether the residency is 4 weeks or more.


Apply to the Home Based Program

REMEMBER Home Based Program = Complete residency at Casa R.A.R.O.

1. Complete the application form.
2. The R.A.R.O. team will evaluate your proposal and carry out a selection process.
3. Once your project has been accepted, we will contact you to finalize the process and prepare your residency.

​4. Once the application has been submitted, the selection phase will begin, where both the R.A.R.O. team and the ateliers you have chosen will analyze your project and assess its feasibility.

5. Once your project has been accepted and budgeted, we will be waiting for you in Buenos Aires.
Remember that R.A.R.O. residences take at least 3 weeks to complete in at least two Ateliers and not all Ateliers have the same availability in terms of time.

At all times you will have the advice of the R.A.R.O. team

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