AiRE – Artist-in-Residence Exchange is a residency program run by a non-profit organization, based in Valparaíso, Chile. The organization was founded in April 2018 by a group of local and international professionals.

Our mission is to offer time and space for artists and creatives and serve as an interdisciplinary platform for exchange and dialog between the visiting artists and the local community.


AiRE hosts a residency house in Valparaíso which includes spacious, private rooms with double bed, closet, working desk and internet connection. The common areas include a large terrace with ocean view, living room, dining room, kitchen and bathroom.

The house is located in Cerro Alegre a UNESCO World Heritage Site, in one of the most beautiful districts of Valparaíso. The City of Valparaíso is especially known for its unique architecture and vivid street art scene which makes the city a perfect place for local and international creatives to develop their ideas and projects as well as create new networks.

Board 2019

Board directors:
Rafael Molina
Daniel Acuña

Board members:
Catherine Ruiz
Alicia Rivera
Gabriela Alvarez
Sergio Vargas
Karla Silva
Alejandro Vargas
Vipin Sai Karthik