Artist in Residency

Our AIR program is intended to be a mutually-beneficial arrangement where artists have the chance to explore their works with Ethnictro, and our students/community have access to a working artist. We also facilitates exchange residency and collaboration work in a warm and welcoming atmosphere. 

We are an independent institution. Currently, it does not have financial resources to fund the residencies. We are offering four types of residencies:

  1. Paid residency: 
    For established artist and artist with sponsor/funding. The fee should be paid by the artist or by their institution and/or sponsors.
  2. Free residency:
    For emerging independent artists, apply with 2 recommendation letters, one from their countries and one from Indonesia.
  3. Exchange residency:
    An Exchange between international institutions for an institutional purpose of residency. This form must be applied by the institution.
  4. Funded residency:
     Fully funded residency offered by open call selection only.

Besides the proposed formats, we wishes to organise other projects in the future as well, and is open to other forms and suggestions. We offer an option to take part in a live classroom activities. You’ll be able to use all the facilities and equipment. There are also a variety of workshops and community outreach events conducted throughout the year.

Residents gain experience teaching a diverse and eager group of students and enjoy the inclusive atmosphere of a creative, tight‐knit local arts community. Artists are expected to answer questions about programs and classes or workshop offered. Residents should be self‐directed and able to engage students in a positive and professional manner.

For any questions or request, other ideas, formats, or questions, please contact us at:  


Nationality / ages / gender
There are no restrictions According to gender, age or nationality. We welcomes any ages of established national and international artists, as well as emerging artists from all disciplines.

Residencies are offered for all disciplines in related to sound and music. In additional media are offered on an as-requested basis.

Individual, collaborative, and group max.2

The program offers both live-in and non-live-in residency for contract lasting 1 to 3 months. 

Working languages
English and Indonesian

Fees and supports
There is no registration and program fee. Moreover, the program organizes workshops, public talks, open studio visits, exhibitions for its residents and we supporting the project by inviting our network and audience. 

Artists are responsible for their own travels to and from Ethnictro, per diem, food, visa expenses, insurance, materials, and residency expenses. Other aid, transportation, assistance, curatorial, concert, or translations is also possible on demand. In addition for visa or funding we can support a letter or invitation.


A small building with small spaces, we provide:

  • Wifi Connection
  • Office
  • Three Studios with limited equpmments
  • Work space and Exhibition/presentation room in one.
  • Pantry
  • Shared bathroom and toilet
  • One single bedroom with extra bed

How to apply:

Applicants are expected to submit:

  • Recent CV/resume
  • Portfolio / documentation
  • Project proposal including the date and time frame of the residency
  • Motivation letter and expectations of the residency
  • For videos or audio, please provide links to  website, YouTube, etc. Do not attach video or audio files.
  • Two recommendation letters for free residency program.
  • For questions please read the FAQ section

All in one pdf file (max 10 MB) send it to:

with the format file name:

No later than three months before the starting date of your residency. 

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