ArtCenter/South Florida strives to be a leader in the South Florida contemporary cultural scene as a creative and learning center, and internationally recognized as a world class cultural center.

The mission of ArtCenter/South Florida is to support artists and advance the knowledge and practice of contemporary visual arts and culture in South Florida. ArtCenter creates opportunities for experimentation and innovation, and encourages the exchange of ideas across cultures through residencies, exhibitions, public programs, education and outreach.

The Program for Applied Artistic Research is a platform free and open to the public that offers courses, seminars, and open critique sessions led by a distinguished faculty of practitioners in the cultural fields and the social sciences. The Program is a forum that invites its participants to engage in important dialogues and develop projects that shed light on contemporary realities in the cultural sphere and beyond it.

This fall, organized under the heading Parallax Drift, faculty members
Micha Cárdenas, Julia Morandeira, Victoria Ivanova, and The Otolith Group will run seminars exploring the intersection between art and the shifting landscape of border politics. The monthly sessions between early September and early December look beyond traditionally held notions of the political subject and instead consider shifting, alternate, or oft-overlooked positions from which to question the dominant economic, political, and social conditions that define much of our contemporary moment.

A full synopsis of the semester's conceptual framework can be found here. Information about each individual course can be found by clicking on the titles of each session. Exact class times are determined in collaboration with participants. Class locations will be at both ArtCenter Locations on Lincoln Road and in Downtown Miami in addition to any offsite trips organized by faculty members. To register for a class, follow the instructions below, submit your available times, and a 100 word statement of interest. 

You will receive confirmation ArtCenter and meeting instructions directly from ArtCenter after registering. 

Please register only if you are committed to participating as space is limited. For more information contact

ArtCenter/South Florida: 924 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, Florida, 33139
ArtCenter Downtown: 1035 N. Miami Avenue, Miami, Florida, 33136

Application deadline: November 10, 2016 (11:59 PM Eastern Standard Time)

Residency period: 1 year, beginning February 2017-January 2018, with the possibility of extending into a second full year term. 

ArtCenter/South Florida is launching a call for its 2017 Studio Residency Program. The residency program will offer studio spaces at our Miami Beach location for up to 14 exceptional artists, curators, and cultural practitioners working in a range of disciplines. In addition to engaging with a community of artists, visiting scholars, and institutional partners in Miami, ArtCenter Residents are provided the space from which to research and develop their practice and are invited to actively participate in ArtCenter’s programs such as The Program for Applied Artistic Research, public programming, and our community outreach initiatives.

  • A studio or office space between 175-600 square feet located on Lincoln Road in Miami Beach, Florida
  • Use of ArtCenter facilities including a flex lounge, workshop, meeting space, and PRINTshop
  • Access to production funds for projects on a proposal basis
  • Opportunity to engage with visiting faculty members and fellows participating in the Program for Applied Artistic Research 
  • Opportunity to engage and network with institutional partners in Miami and beyond such as The Bruce High Quality Foundation and Es Baluard Museu d'Art Modern i Contemporani de Palma, among others. 
  • Opportunity to contribute and work within one of ArtCenter's community outreach initiatives
  • Access to an expanded network of practitioners from a variety of fields
  • At the completion of program, access to ArtCenter alumni opportunities including grants and production opportunities
  • Wi-Fi access
  • 24-hour access 
  • Free parking (based on availability) 
ArtCenter is seeking cultural practitioners within and outside of Miami, Florida who:
  • Are in need of space and time to develop her/his practice and are committed to actively engage in ArtCenter/South Florida programming.
  • Have the ability to commit to participate in programs such as the Program for Applied Artistic Research and/or Community Outreach initiatives. 


  • ArtCenter staff reviews applications to ensure completion and eligibility
  • Submissions are reviewed by a 5-member Honorary Advisory Committee
  • The Committee evaluates each candidate and selects finalists
  • Finalists are invited for a 30-minute, in-person, phone, or video conference interview to determine final selections


A full application includes:
  1. Full contact information
  2. A letter of intent addressing why you want to join ArtCenter's Studio Residency Program and what you hope to accomplish over the course of one year. 
  3. CV or resume
  4. Up to 10 images (or 10 pages of written material) of recent work
  5. Three references
  • ArtCenter's Studio Residency Program does not cover housing, travel, or visa costs. 

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