Artist­-in-­Residence at Altos de Chavón, Dominican Republic

Artist­-in-­Residence at Altos de Chavón, Dominican Republic

Since 1981 the Artist-in-Residence Program has welcomed a roster of distinguished participants as well as artistic newcomers to live and work in Altos de Chavon – Casa de Campo, Dominican Republic.


A panel meets in New York each July to select the 15 international artists for the following year.


Painters, sculptors, photographers, writers, musicians, and architects broaden the cultural and intellectual exchange at Altos de Chavon through three-month residencies.


Chavon has hosted more than 200 artists, from eleven countries. Past residents include Larry Rivers, Henry Koerner, Alistair Read, Roberto Juarez, Julia Alvarez, Lesley Dill, Xavery Wolski, Wozek Kiazak, Thomas Hornemann, Elvira Bach, Helmut Metzner, Gaby Thieler, Michael Thieler, Jerzy Kosinski, and Ianos Glycococolis–from the Neo-Expressionists of Berlin to the Eskimo artists of British Columbia. The contribution of these painters, sculptors, poets, and writers to the intellectual and artistic growth of School of Design students is immeasurable.

The Altos de Chavon School of Design is located in the international art and design community of Altos de Chavon in La Romana, Dominican Republic. The School’s multicultural approach to art and design education, encompassing two years of intensive professional training, encourages graduates to compete in international design circles, to broaden their education in the fine and applied arts, and to serve as the creative lifeblood for emerging industry.


The vigorous art and design program leads to the Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree in one of four major concentrations: fashion design, graphic design, interior design, and fine arts/illustration. Under a unique controlled-curriculum arrangement with Parsons School of Design, qualified School of Design graduates gain automatic acceptance into the BFA program at Parsons’ New York or Paris campus or at participating art and design institutions throughout the United States.


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