Iasi Art Residency

General information

Brief description of organisation

Known as The Cultural Capital of Romania, Iasi is a symbol in Romanian history, it is the second-largest city in Romania, after the national capital Bucuresti, and the seat of Iasi County. Located in the historical region of Moldavia, Iasi has traditionally been one of the leading centres of Romanian social, cultural, academic and artistic life.
Iasi is one of the most important education and research centres of the country and its social and cultural life revolves around: "Palace of Culture", "Vasile Alecsandri" National Theater, "Moldova State Philharmonic", "Opera House", "Iasi Athenaeum", "Botanical Garden" , "Central University Library", the high quality cultural centres and festivals, an array of museums, memorial houses, religious and historical monuments.

The main aim of "Iasi Art Residency" is to create various and complex events in Iasi, a cultural town with a lots of inspiration sources, to meet the students from "George Enescu" National University of Arts and the local artists, in order to exchange ideas and to share experiences with them as for a future possible collaboration.

The artists-in-residence will have the opportunity to exhibit in "Aparte" Gallery which belongs to the Faculty of Fine Arts and Design, where our students are often organising here various exhibitions, promoting their artworks and their concepts. The artists-in-residence might also exhibit in another gallery from town. It is very important for them to take into account that the exhibition spaces are generally booked one year before and the artists in residence must understand that they will exhibit in accordance to the availability of an exhibition space from Iasi. That´s why organising an exhibition is not mandatory.

The artists-in-residence will have totally freedom to take their time in order to create their art project, there is no daily schedule. The organiser of the residency together with the students volunteers will take care of their needs, will guide them in town and will accompany them to some important cultural events from the town, but only when they have free time. That´s why, an important aspect is that the artists-in-residence must understand that sometimes they have to manage on their own.

The organisers will find a private accommodation room for the artists.

The artists-in-residence will work in the studios from the Faculty of Fine Arts and Design, together with the other students. The studio is for free.

They can also make an online research by using the computers and the art books of the faculty library.

The teachers from Painting Department might cover only a part of the art materials for the artists-in-residence. If necessary, the artists will buy other art materials from the art supplies from Iasi.

The artists will be waited at the airport by the organiser of this residency, they will be hosted and afterwards they will be presented the studios of the university, the teachers and the students. The organiser together with some students volunteers will also present them the most important sightseeings of Iasi town.

They must pay for: their round trip flight ticket, for the taxi from and to the airport, for accommodation,for a part of their art materials and for food.

They can eat either at "Saint Nicholas" Cafeteria which belongs to "Metropolitan Cathedral" or at "Titu Maiorescu" Cafeteria which belongs to "Alexandru Ioan Cuza" University. They are both located in the central area.

A very important thing is that the artists-in-residence must have health insurance!

Organisation founded in


Brief description of residency program

The Art Residency is based in Iasi town, Romania.

"Iasi Art Residency" is focused on an intercultural exchange with international artists from painting area. My name is Ioana Palamar and I am Assistant Lecturer at "George Enescu" Fine Arts University and the organiser of this art residency. Together with my colleagues: Lecturer Zamfira Birzu, Lecturer Cristian Ungureanu, Lecturer Cristian Neagoe, Lecturer Mihail Tarasi, Lecturer Ioan Pricop, Assistant Lecturer Adrian Crismaru, Art critic Maria Bilasevschi, Events Organiser George Panzaru and the sudents volunteers: Cezara Moraru and Karina Cargo and the artists Manuell Manastireanu and Felicia Acsinte will kindly support "Artalpha" Residency.

Residency program since


Disciplines and media
  • Visual Art
Type of organisation
  • Artist-Run

Residency conditions

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


Expenses paid by artist
  • Travel
  • Housing
  • Food
Expectations of the artist
  • Leading Workshop or Class
  • Donation of an Artwork
Expenses paid by the organisation
  • Supplies
Application who/how

Application by Mail

Selection procedure

By Committee

Presentation of artists' work

Arranged on a case-by-case basis

Description of residency



  • Internet Connection
  • Metal Working Tools
  • Plaster Room
  • Library
  • Office
  • Kitchen
  • Computer
  • Printmaking Facilities
  • Ceramics Facilities
  • Welding Tools
  • Woodworking Tools
Number of studios


Type and size of studios

Shared Studio

  • Private Room
Working language(s)
  • English
  • German
Other activities happening at the space
  • Workshops
  • Presentation
  • Films
  • Exhibitions
  • Cafe/Restaurant

How to reach

By plane

The best way to reach Iasi is by plane. The artists have 2 options: they can travel by plane to Bucharest and from there to travel by bus to Iasi (388 km)or they can travel by plane directly to Ia?i International Airport. They will be waited there by the organiser of the residency.

Nearest airport

Iasi International Airport

Contact information

Iasi Art Residency
George Enescu Fine Arts University, Sararie street, no. 189
700451 Iasi


Phone: +40749674216

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