Platohedro residency 2019 - application form
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OPEN CALL untill February, 12nd, 2019

Selected proposals will receive the notification betweeen March, 15th - 30th, 2019

Residency Period: between April and October, 2019, according to the availability of the space and the resident.

Duration of residencies: Maximum 30 days. There are no minimum days, but we recommend at least 7 to 10 days.


Since its creation in 2004 Platohedro has hosted artists and cultural managers in an informal way to develop residence projects. Since 2014 Residencies became a formal program of the organization and every year around 20 international artists from various disciplines.

Platohedro’s headquarters is located near the downtown of Medellin, it is a two story 1950’s Art Deco House. It has three residency bedrooms with two single beds each, 3 bathrooms, fully equipped kitchen, an editing room, an archive/library, a hack lab, 2 office rooms and an open space for workshops, talks, expositions or screenings, a darkroom, a supply room and a mezzanine. It has chairs and tables, wifi, basic light and sound kits, video cameras and last but surely not least a beautiful community garden.

Since the residency program goes on together with the other programs of the organization (Safeguard, D-Formation and Shared and Free Communication), sometimes there will be activities at the same time in the space. This means that it is quite possible that during your stay there will be movement of people around the house along the day, and in some cases, at night. Also, residents will have their own private rooms and will share the other spaces with the other people that work and come to the house. Please take it into account in case your project requires big periods of loneliness and silence.


During 2019 we will prioritize the experimentation and/or research oriented to the following lines of work:

-Art & Technology (visual and sound experimentation, digital and analog technology appropriation, electronic recycling, creative programming, art & collaboratory science, bioart, others).

-Gender issues and hacker culture towards Well Living (self-care, micropolitics of gender and post-gender, information security, gardening, feeding, permaculture, body ecologies, ancestral knowledge).

-Violence prevention through expanded creativity in diverse ways (communication and media appropriation, content creation, radical imagination, games and videogames, cartography, design, biodance, psico-social accompaniment, others).

-Community art (urban space activation, community participation and intervention)


-Cost for residencies: $55.000 Colombian Pesos per day (around USD$17) that includdes lodging, shared workspace and logistical advice.
-In case your project is selected, we will prepare an invitation letter so you can look for external support for your trip (grants and other funding for your project).


Visual artists, digital artists and artists that work with electronics, critics and art curators, cultural managers, permaculturers, communicators, dancers, performers, researchers, amoung others. We accept people form hibrid backgrounds and that come from different knowledge areas if it is relavant and fitting to our lines of work.

We start a dialogue that begins from the proposals that arrive from emergent and experienced artists, and we also invite creators who’s profile suits with our programs. In both situations residents receive accommodation, space for work, audiovisual documentation of their activities and support to localize themselves in the local context.

Our intention is that residents integrate in an organic way to the dynamics of the collaborative space and our programs. Recently we felt the need that every artist contribute to the open documentation of their creation processes, for that reason we ask the residents to prepare a short text about the experience, tutorials, and other material that wants to share with open licences, in order to socialize and replicate the knowledge produced along their stay.

Another characteristic is the international presence and participation of women. This is something we want to promote, since this has brought positive changes and new perspectives on technological appropriation, the gender relationships and micropolitics of our organization and its participants.

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