The Center for Contemporary Art FUTURA in Prague, Czech Republic was founded in 2003 as an independent art space geared towards the promotion and presentation of latest trends and tendencies in contemporary art. Since its establishment FUTURA presented over thirty predominantly international exhibitions, and is considered to be one of the key spaces mapping international contemporary art production in Prague.
In 2005 we have initiated the founding of Karlín Studios, a multifunctional platform for art, directed towards the presentation of work by the youngest generation of local artists. Karlín Studios host two separate gallery spaces, 17 studios used by local artist, an archive, and the Divus Publishing house. Karlín Studios has enabled us to further expand our field of activities, leading to the establishment of an international exchange residency program for young contemporary artists. The program functions as a unique interconnection between the two structurally and conceptually different spaces. We believe that FUTURA and Karlín Studios together with the residency program, not only help to promote contemporary art practice in the Czech Republic, but most importantly stimulate artistic and curatorial mobility, and help to establish dialogues between art-scenes initially considered as other.


AKADEMIE SCHLOSS SOLITUDE is a public-law foundation that offers an interdisciplinary and international fellowship program for artists and scientists. Since 1990, the Akademie has supported artists in the disciplines of architecture, visual arts, performing arts, design, literature, music/sound and video/film/new media with residency and work fellowships. Since 2002, young people from the science and business sectors are also eligible for fellowships with the art, science & business program.

 An example of late-Baroque style, poised on a hill overlooking the cultural and industrial city of Stuttgart, the Akademie Schloss Solitude has developed into an important global network for the international art scene. In harmony with the castle's location and history, Solitude is a retreat and "free zone" for art and life. But it also has a public face as an exhibition venue, innovative laboratory and arena for discourse. The Akademie's fellows and guests use it as an artistic incubator, a projection screen; a place to make lasting connections or as an opportunity to realize a project without having to conform to conventions. The institution represents an open concept of art and intentionally allows its guests to influence and shape it.







RESIDENCE BOTKYRKA is part of Botkyrka Konsthall. Residence Botkyrka acts within an interdiciplinary field between art, architecture and social structure. The municipality of Botkyrka has a population about 80 000; one third has their roots in about one hundred different countries around the globe, making it one of Sweden’s most international municipalities. The conceptual role for Botkyrka konsthall is therefore to work as the gatherer of knowledge in the production of art. Botkyrka konsthall will involve international artists in a local community with a large majority of new immigrants from a great number of different countries. The art produced will relate to questions of sustainability, migration and city planning.


GASWORKS is a contemporary art organisation based in South London, established in 1994. housing twelve artists' studios and offering a programme of exhibitions and events, artists’ residencies, international fellowships and educational projects. Nine studios are rented to London-based artists and three are reserved for an International Residency Programme for non-UK based artists. 
Gasworks hosts up to twelve residencies a year, encouraging the exchange of ideas between international and local practitioners. The non-prescriptive and process-based nature of the residencies allows visiting artists to develop projects in response to their new context, or to conduct research benefiting from London’s resources. Gasworks is part of Triangle Arts Trust, an international network of artists and organisations set up in 1982 whose activities include residencies and workshops. The Trust provides Gasworks with unique connections to artists and organisations in more than thirty countries around the world.


ARTISTS-IN-RESIDENCE LABORATORY at Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Caslte in Warsaw  developed its own artists-in-residence laboratory program based on established European models. Artists receiving fellowships have an opportunity to enter into direct contact, and work closely, with curators based at the CCA. Projects created under the artists-in-residence laboratory program are incorporated in the CCA's regular program of presentations or exhibitions. Projects are the result of close collaboration between artists selected to receive fellowships and an assigned curator. The program at Ujazdowski Castle also gives fellows an opportunity to establish contact and work with representatives of the Polish art world, including curators, gallerists, art theoreticians and selected Polish artists. In 2010 for the first time a-i-r laboratory announced an open call for Polish and international artists working in the fields of visual, sound and performative arts.