Davidoff Art Weekend

The Davidoff Art Initiative

The Davidoff Art Initiative supports contemporary art and artists in the Caribbean.  According to the Davidoff website, within the Dominican Republic, the Initiative seeks to:
  1. Strengthen art organizations.
  2. Share knowledge and expertise about contemporary art.  
  3. Foster foster cultural engagement between the Caribbean and the rest of the world.
 Four global program initiatives launched in 2013-2014:
  • Davidoff Art Residency
    • Offers residency opportunities for Dominican and Caribbean artists in selected leading artist residency programs worldwide, as well as for international artists in the Dominican Republic. These annual residencies promise to connect today’s Caribbean art more closely with the international art world.
    • Starting in January 2015, Davidoff Art Initiative will invite five artists from around the world to take up residency at The Davidoff Art Residency in Altos de Chavon, La Romana, Dominican Republic for a period of ten weeks and produce art inspired by its history, heritage, people, craftsmanship and surroundings. The selection process is by invitation only and is facilitated through a growing network of overseas curators, galleries and other arts organisations.
  • Davidoff Art Dialogues
  • Davidoff Art Grants, and 
  • Davidoff Art Editions
This is very exciting news for art in the Dominican Republic.

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