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Colombia-UK Artist Residencies

The Colombia-UK artist residency programmes stemed from a Memorandum of Understanding between British Council Colombia, The Ministry of Culture, Colombia and Visiting Arts, signed in 2004. The programmes provided artist residency opportunities for twelve artists from Colombia and England to undertake three-month creative and professional development residencies over three years.

The programme was funded by Arts Council England and The Ministry of Culture, Colombia with additional support from British Council, Colombia. The management of the scheme was coordinated by Visiting Arts who also contributed personnel resources.

2008/09
UK to Colombia
Juan Del Gado spent three months in residence at the Universidad de los Andes, Bogota.

2007/08
UK to Colombia
Anne Burke visited Colombia in Spring 2008 to take up her residency at the Universidad de los Andes.
Colombia to UK
Nelson Guzman (photography) spent his time between Metal and Open Eye (Liverpool) from April – June 2008.
John Jairo Garcia (music) was based with the Guildhall Connect Programme (London) from April – June 2008.

2006/07
UK to Colombia
Frauke Reqardt (dance/choreography) hosted at Danza Común
Simon Blackmore (digital media) hosted at the Universidad de los Andes
Colombia to UK
Juan Pablo Echeverri (visual arts) hosted at Site Gallery, Sheffield
Maria Claudia Mejía Alvarez (dance) hosted at Siobhan Davies Dance Studios, London

2005/06
Colombia to UK
Aldemar Marín Restrepo, a Colombian drama Director and Writer working in social inclusion was resident at the Watermill Theatre, Bagnor (UK) from 19 September until the 16 December 2005.
Milena Bonilla, a lens-based artist interested in Utopia and the city, and who lives and works in Bogotá was resident at Art Gene, Cumbria (UK) from 19 September until 16 December 2005.
UK to Colombia
Ross Dalziel is a digital media artist based in Liverpool who focuses on sound art and acoustics in the urban landscape. Ross was resident at the Universidad de los Andes from 16 January to 17 April 2006. www.cheapjack.org.uk
Jason Hall is a dramaturge and playwright based in London, who is particularly interested in place and its relation to character. Jason was resident at El Teatro Libre, Bogotá from 16 January to 17 April 2006.

Thumbnail image: Maria Claudia Mejía Alvarez, Woman Inside (La de Adentro) (solo performance)

Juan Pablo Echeverrri