CALA’s residency program is the only program that exclusively fosters Latinx artistic talent in the United States, providing artists with unparalleled resources that enable them to realize innovative, ambitious new work.
CALA organizes two residencies per year. Each residency cycle includes one regional, Arizona-based Latinx artist found through a yearly open call, and one national Latinx by invitation only. During their residency period, artists-in-residence are prompted to develop original, research-driven, innovative work. While in residence, artists are also encouraged to share and develop their ideas with the local community and are invited to be part of public programs and community engagements.
Separate from our standard residency program, CALA organizes a signature, yearly exchange program that connects artists living and working in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico to those working in Arizona. GDL>>PHX Residencias Artísticas is an artist residency and cultural exchange program organized by CALA, ASU Art Museum and Programa Anual de Open Studios (PAOS GDL). It offers fully-sponsored residencies to artists from Guadalajara to travel and work in Phoenix and to Latinx artists from Phoenix to travel and work in Guadalajara. Artists develop creative projects and present public programs that establish a dialogue between both cities.