U-jazdowski Residencies, Ujazdowski Castle Centre for Contemporary Art

General information

Brief description of organisation

Ujazdowski Castle Centre for Contemporary Art is a public institution that has been supporting, collecting, documenting and presenting Polish and international art since 1985. U–jazdowski is located in a former royal residence, reconstructed to its current shape in the 1980s.

Our mission is to reflect on the world by means of art. The essence of the U–jazdowski’s programme is to show the diverse disciplines of contemporary artistic practice in the process of transformation, at the moment of re-acting to current cultural, sociological, and geopolitical phenomena in the modern world.

Organisation founded in


Brief description of residency program

Art residencies play an important role in the activity of Ujazdowski Castle Centre for Contemporary Art.

Since 2002, we have continually developed and re-defined our residency programme, sustaining an up-to-date critical reflection on the capacities of residencies as an artistic and instituting practice. We have used our long-standing experience to implement courageous programmes responding to ever-changing relations between creators, organisations and social environment. In the frame of these programmes, the participating artists and curators are able to research and experiment in selected fields.

The programme has hosted over 250 art professionals, curators, artists, researchers, organisers, individuals and collectives representing more than 50 countries from Europe, Asia, North America, South America and Africa.

Residents are selected only on the basis of curatorial invitation and partner institutions’ recommendations which has been positively evaluated by the U-jazdowski Residencies’ team and invited experts. We do not accept direct applications for residency. Open calls are held irregularly and announced on the U–jazdowski website and U–jazdowski Residencies Facebook page.

The Residency Programme is financially supported by the City of Warsaw.

Residency program since


Disciplines and media
  • Visual Art
  • Sculpture
  • Dance
  • Performing Arts
  • Music
  • New Media
  • Curatorial
  • Film Making
  • Architecture
Type of organisation
  • Part of a Gallery/Museum
  • Part of a Governmental Institution

Residency conditions

Duration of residencies
  • between 1 and 3 months
Number of artists resident at one time

between 5 and 10

Companions allowed
  • Children
  • Partners
Expenses paid by artist
  • Food
  • Other

visa fees

Expectations of the artist
  • Presentation
  • Cleaning
  • Other

Participating in the programme organized for residents by U–jazdowski Residencies

Expenses paid by the organisation
  • Allowance/Stipend
Application who/how

By Invitation only

Selection procedure

By Committee

Presentation of artists' work

Arranged on a case-by-case basis

Description of residency



  • Internet Connection
  • Library
  • Office
  • Kitchen
  • Computer
  • Woodworking Tools
  • Dance / Performance Practice Space
Number of studios

between 5 and 10

Type and size of studios

Live-work space

  • Private Room
  • Private Apartment
  • Shared Apartment
Working language(s)
  • English
  • Polish
Other activities happening at the space
  • Workshops
  • Presentation
  • Films
  • Exhibitions
  • Cafe/Restaurant
  • Performances, Concerts, Parties
Contact information

U-jazdowski Residencies, Ujazdowski Castle Centre for Contemporary Art
ul. Jazdów 2
00-467 Warsaw


Phone: (+48 22) 628 12 71-int. 131
Fax: (+48 22) 628 95 50

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