Our residency and projects locations are selected on the basis of trusted partnerships established throughout the personal careers and networks of each member of Art Arcadia. In addition to our two main residency sites below, we also carry out projects in a range of locations that vary across urban, rural, academic or remote.
The city of Derry is the fulcrum of our international network and is at the core of Art Arcadia’s vision. The heritage site of St Augustine’s Old Schoolhouse, with the adjacent cottage, constitute Art Arcadia’s headquarters and our resident artists’ accommodation, studio and exhibition space.
La Mola is a residency that provides a unique entry into a little known part of Italy, a mountainous and rural area which is off the beaten track and has a strong cultural identity steeped in centuries of tradition. Headed by Paola Bernardelli, La Mola is located in the village of Pietrafitta, where she is originally from. This residency is aimed at artists and arts professionals who seek to retreat and work in a quiet and remote location.
LICA (The Lewyc Institute Of Contemporary Art) is an experimental space situated in the home of Theo Sims – it exists to present site and context specific art within a domestic setting. The Institute is named in honour of Walter Lewyc, a keen supporter of the visual arts and until his sad passing in 2006, a resident of the same street as LICA (Lusted Avenue, Point Douglas). Walter had a dream that Lusted would be a pastoral way of visual artists, writers and musicians. Through this project his contribution to the arts in Winnipeg is celebrated.