AAIR (Antwerp Artists in Residence) grants time, space and mobility to artists. AAIR operates both as an artist residency and a provider of studios, with the aim of fostering a dynamic and sustainable context for artistic work, at the intersection of local development and international exchange.
As a studio provider, we rent out workspaces in a growing number of buildings around the city. We currently provide studios to over 200 local artists and creatives across 15 locations. Our team ensures that they are affordably priced and well-maintained. We also actively engage in debates on studio policies and organize yearly open studio days.
As an artist residency, we run a development programme for local artists and set up international residency exchanges with partners around the world. Each resident is provided with financial, practical and curatorial support to develop their practice or project in an open environment that encourages critical dialogue and artistic experimentation.
Located behind the Antwerp Zoo and Central station, the residency building is at once a workplace and a meeting place, and also occasionally hosts presentations. The former monastery adjacent to it houses the residency studios and garden, which we share with our partner Kunsthal Extra City.
Open: during exhibitions.