CIMA Residency

General information

Brief description of organisation

A place in harmony with the natural space, where people can have a different experience of connection with nature (external and internal). Assume the great intelligence that is latent in the human species, an intelligence that carries a very different degree of relationship with the world: Responsibility.

A meeting space, a place for deep connection with the environment, listening and researching in new ways of relating to all that surrounds us.

We aim to use the different activities of the artistic field as a re-generating vehicle, transformer of new realities, personal and interpersonal experiences, training and creation, challenging the artist in relation to the context, its production and its practices.

• Generate a mobilizing agent in the resident. A before and after that affects his/her subsequent production.
• Provide feedback of his/her work and that of the artists with whom he works.
• Link the different artistic productions in dialogue with the local environment.
• Create an artistic pole outside the conventional places.
• Originate diffusion, exchange and creation a common meeting space for artistic production and development.


Organisation founded in


Brief description of residency program

C.I.M.A. is a residence of art located in Argentina in the mountainous region of Portezuelo, often referred to as "the large door between the hills". The residence is located 18 kilometers from the capital of the Province Catamarca. It is created as a production space for artists who wish to nurture and challenge their own work and practices in connection to the surrounding environment unleashing future creation influenced by this natural space of powerful landscapes.

We propose an opening of new experiences in relation to deeper levels of consciousness linked with matter and universal energy.

At C.I.M.A we work with 3 core concepts that guide our program:
• EXPLORATION: We work together to develop activities that activate new perceptions, we seek to awaken different forms of self view.
• COMMUNITY: We seek to activate the reciprocity of considerations between different customs and traditions, opening doors to future human and professional ties.
• PRODUCTION: We implement processes and technical procedures that make up an essential chapter in the development of the work.


Disciplines and media
  • Visual Art
  • Sculpture
  • Ceramics
  • Dance
  • Theatre
  • Performing Arts
  • Textile Art
  • Music
  • Literature
  • New Media
  • Curatorial
  • Film Making
  • Architecture

Residency conditions

Duration of residencies
  • 1 month
Number of artists resident at one time


Grants available

We are opened to make partnerships with other institutions in order to be able to give fellowships. Expenses paid

Expenses paid by artist
  • Travel
  • Housing
  • Supplies
Expectations of the artist
  • Presentation
  • Exhibition
Expenses paid by the organisation
  • Food
Application who/how

Open Call

Selection procedure

By Committee

Presentation of artists' work

Exhibition at end of Residency

Description of residency



  • Internet Connection
  • Library
  • Office
  • Kitchen
  • Ceramics Facilities
  • Shared Studio
Number of studios


Type and size of studios

Live-work space

  • Private Room
  • Shared Room
Working language(s)
  • English
  • Spanish
Other activities happening at the space
  • Workshops
  • Presentation
  • Films
  • Exhibitions

How to reach

Nearest airport

Coronel Felipe Varela Airport - Catamarca - Argentina

Contact information

CIMA Residency
Fortunato Rodriguez Street S/N, Santa Rosa
K4709 Catamarca

Phone: +54911 38192113

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