The centerpiece of the Davidoff Art Initiative is the Davidoff Art Residency.

Each year, the Davidoff Art Residency offers residency positions for Caribbean artists who participate in five artist-residency programs worldwide, as well as for approximately five artists from outside the Caribbean region who spend three months in the Dominican Republic. A limited number of positions are also reserved for curators and writers working on projects of relevance to Caribbean art.

Davidoff has five international partner residency hosts for Caribbean artists: Künstlerhaus Bethanien in Berlin, Germany; Red Gate Gallery Residency in Beijing, China; and Atelier Mondial in Basel, Switzerland in collaboration with the Institute of Art at the FHNW Academy of Art and Design, Residency Unlimited in Brooklyn, New York, USA; and FLORA ars+natura in Bogotá, Colombia. For more information, click here.

The Davidoff Art Residency for international artists takes place in collaboration with Altos de Chavón School of Design in La Romana, Dominican Republic. For more information click here.

Artist residency programs help working artists develop their skills, make connections within global networks, earn exposure for their work, and share their expertise with others. In offering emerging and mid-career artists an opportunity to spend an extended period of time working in a different social and creative environment from their own, the Davidoff Art Residency serves as a conduit for professional mobility, cultural immersion, and creative exchange.