La Casa en el Aire | The House in the Air
Residence for local artists – Emergency Fund No Place

Deadline: Sunday, May 17, 11:59 p.m.
Selected publication: Friday, May 22, 2020.
Start of residencies: June 1, 2020.
Residence period: 3 months

The No Lugar residence gathers visual artists, curators, researchers and diverse cultural agents from Ecuador and the world to live and work in the city of Quito. Our international artistic residency program is currently suspended. We have decided to offer our space to local artists who may need it. We are aware of how fragile the situation of the artists and the artistic-cultural sector in general is, and as a space dedicated to the support of the community, this is our way of helping.

No Lugar makes its appartment located in the La Tola neighborhood (housing + workshop) available to those artists who live in Quito and currently do not have a comfortable living and working space. We offer 3-month residences starting in June, or before (until the usual program is reactivated). The artists selected for the June residency will be invited to present their work at the No Lugar gallery later on. For residences after June, possible ways of presenting their work (online, artist talk, exhibition, etc.) will be agreed with the artists.

The artists who need it can send a portfolio and a letter of motivation explaining briefly the situation they are in and justifying the need for a living and working space. The selected artists will have at their disposal the entire space of residence to work and live. Two artists will be selected in this call. Visual and plastic artists, photographers, performers, musicians, curators, researchers and people whose professional interests are related to contemporary artistic practices can apply.

To apply you must send TWO PDF DOCUMENTS to the email as follows:

  • A first PDF with an updated portfolio of works and works.
  • A second PDF with the following information:
    • Personal data: name, passport number, city, country, date of birth.
    • CV and Biography updated in prose with relevant works (Bio up to 150 words).
    • 5 images of relevant previous work from the last 4 years.
    • Description of the project to develop in the residence (maximum 200 words).
    • Link to digital portfolio, if any.
    • Dates in which you want to start the residency (may be before June).
    • Letter of intent briefly explaining the situation they are in.

Important dates

Application submission: until Sunday, May 17, 2020.
Selected publication: Friday, May 22, 2020.
Start of residencies: June 1, 2020.

The residence includes:

  • Shared accommodation, residence for two artists with individual rooms.
  • Basic services: water, electricity and WiFi internet.
  • Dining room, shared full bathroom, kitchen and community garden space.
  • Research workshop and study, public presentation of the residency process.
  • Follow-up, curatorship, promotion and dissemination of residency processes.
  • Free and free access to all No Place activities during your stay.
  • Public presentation of processes at the end of the program stay.

Does not include: Transfer to and from the place of residence to residence space, per diem, food and materials.

Any questions or comments can be clarified by sending an email to


About the residence space

The apartment that houses the residency programs maintains its home aspect, with furniture and works of art by the space managers, which makes it a very comfortable environment. The house has three rooms –two individual rooms, and another shared one–, as well as a fully equipped bathroom and kitchen. The space has a large dining room, very bright and with a small patio, which, in addition to its domestic use, allows you to organize meetings and appointments with professionals, as well as public presentations.

The No Lugar residence works in a comfortable apartment in the La Tola neighborhood, in the heart of Quito. La Tola is one of the emblematic neighborhoods of the Ecuadorian capital. From 1629 the sector was known with the name that characterizes it. Despite its urban development, most of its houses are part of the capital’s heritage inventory, as its architecture was heavily inspired by the style of the colonial quarter. It is also one of the areas with the most cultural activity in the city, due to the different artistic institutions, museums, art centers, galleries and other independent spaces that are close to the place.


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