USD 350.00 per week
- All funding is the responsibility of the applicants. Artists are responsible for their airfare, transport and daily living costs
- Upon acceptance, a 30% deposit of the residency fee is required to hold the residency slot
Unpack Studio receives no external funding. Cuba has a particular economic climate and we therefore feel that the people you work with on a regular basis should be remunerated. The Unpack Studio Havana Art Residency fee covers the cost of the various people collaborating with us in Cuba.
Caribbean artists living and working in the Caribbean with no access to funding will benefit from a 25% discount
There is no stipend for resident artists due to the absence of constant structural support for residency programs in Cuba. Unpack Studio Havana Residency can provide an acceptance letter to support artists seeking external funding.
HOW TO REACH
The only mode of arrival to the island is by plane. The Unpack Studio taxi driver drives residents/artists between the José Martí International airport and Unpack Studio Havana upon arrival and departure.
José Martí International Airport
Access to the public transportation system is a two-minute walk. The best transportation system in Havana is the almendrones (1950s American classic cars turned into communal taxis), which cost approximately USD 0.50/1.00 per trip, depending on the distance.
Unpack Studio hub in Havana (see photo gallery)
Unpack Studio Havana Art Residency is strategically situated in Vedado, a central and popular neighbourhood of the city, with easy access to all areas of Havana. It is walking distance to food markets, stores, Internet, jazz bars, swimming pools, art galleries, cinemas and theatres.
This is a tropical environment, be prepared for insects. At some times of the year there are mosquitoes, please bring your repellent. Street dogs are common in Cuba, although rarely aggressive. Cuba is a developing country, electricity blackouts are a possibility and please don't expect stores to be as well stocked as you may be familiar with.
HOW TO APPLY
No Application Deadline
To apply fill out the Unpack Studio Havana Art Residency application form and provide the following:
1- Completed online application form
2- Current CV (no longer than 2 pages)
3- Image list
4- Support Material comprising of up to 3 of the below:
- Digital images (no more than 12 at a maximum of 160KB per image)
- Video (a maximum of 2 files no longer than 5 minutes in total) if applicable
- Written work (no more than 2 pieces at a maximum length of 2 pages each) if applicable
* PLEASE CAREFULLY REVIEW YOUR INFORMATION
Incomplete applications will not be considered
OUR PARTNER IN HAVANA
UNIVERSITY OF ARTS (ISA)Facultad de Artes Plásticas