Employment and internships
Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation - New York

Basque Artist Program

Selected candidates:

Alejandra Bueno de Santiago (Vitoria-Gasteiz, 1987)
Mikel Escobales Castro (Arrasate/Mondagrón, 1991)
Claudia Lorenzo Sainz (Logroño, 1988)
Amaia Molinet Dondra (Lodosa, 1988)
Beñat Romera del Cerro (Beñat Krolem) (Bilbao, 1990)
FabricioTranchida (Los Picoletos) (Buenos Aires, 1987)

The 2020, 2021 and 2022 Basque Artist Program selected six Basque artists to participate in an intensive orientation to the New York art scene, its museums and galleries in particular, supplemented by visits to artists’ studios. This Program will provide participants with a unique learning experience designed to expand the knowledge of artists starting a professional career and to advance their artistic goals.


The Program will consist of activities on 12 days scheduled over a period of four weeks in November, 2022.


Program Description

The objective is to acquaint Basque artists with their counterparts in New York to foster exchange as well as to advance the Basque artists’ professional skills such as communication, technical innovations, etc. Artists will be introduced to local institutions and connected with artists, curators, and other creative practitioners as well as members of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum staff from across its departments.

No later than one month after the end of the Program, artists will be required to provide a report describing how future projects might benefit from this experience.


Each artist will receive funding of USD 3,000 at the beginning of the residency. Artists are required to attend each and every activity organized throughout the period of the Program. In the case of non-attendance, the abovementioned amount shall be proportionally refunded.

Visas and Insurance

The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum will assist each Basque artist, if necessary, with applying for the appropriate visa for the duration of the Program. Artists will be responsible for processing visas and any fees, including health and other insurance.

Housing and Travel

Artists will be responsible for securing their own travel. Housing is not provided. Upon request, a list of suggested short-term residences and listing services will be provided. Artists will be required to cover their own international and local travel costs.

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