Special Agency and its affiliates offer residencies in declassified as well as undisclosed locations around the globe. These residencies are best suited for individuals who are willing to carve out their own niche, be it inside their own imagination, outside in their environment, or both.
Our locations are perfect for a focused, immersive work that goes deep. We provide almost any infrastructure you need, space, and access to local contacts.
You can choose to work on your own or to collaborate on some of the Special Agency’s ventures.
At the moment, the available locations are Berlin, Paris, Puerto Vallarta in Mexico (with special access to Mexico city) and a forest cabin deep in the Novgorod region of Russia (with special access to Moscow and St. Petersburg).
The residencies usually include a work-studio base space (30 to 80 sq meters) and accommodation (sometimes combined). Our affiliates on-location provide all the necessary infrastructure and equipment: tools, instruments, clothes, computers, cameras, sound equipment, transport, books etc. You will also gain access to the local network of contacts and audience for every imaginable activity: from music creation and software development to martial art practices and recreation activities. The guests are welcome to work on their own or to collaborate on some of the Special Agency’s ventures.
A standard residency duration ranges from a long weekend (3 days) to three months. The guests are welcome to make their work as much public as they wish: which means it can stay anonymous or, alternatively, result in some sort of event or apparition.
This program is non-for-profit, but it attempts to be financially self-sustainable. Your travel costs will need to be paid as well as the basic rent (we do not markup). For your indication, the cost of rent will rarely exceed €1200 per month (may be more for a shorter term) and that will include free use of all the equipment available on location and the local guidance, so it is a good deal. You can choose to pay it yourself, find a sponsor to finance it all or partially, or offer a barter exchange to the Special Agent on location (a work, skill, or object you can trade in exchange) for consideration.
In order to apply for a residency, please, fill out the form below. It will take us about a month to review your application and to contact you to arrange a meeting.