This site serves as a living archive for participants of the Casa Chuck Arts Residency, a program of Sala Diaz, located in San Antonio, Texas.
The Casa Chuck Arts Residency is an invitational residency program for critics, curators and writers, which provides a month-long haven for varied creative pursuits. Initiated in 2011, and located in San Antonio’s downtown arts district, the residency honors the legacy of visionary artist, arts advocate, cultural maven and bon vivant Chuck Ramirez who died the previous year. Casa Chuck is a program of Sala Diaz, a 501(c)3 artist-run exhibition space and an unparalleled venue for artistic innovation in South Texas since 1995.
The residency’s primary goals are to preserve Ramirez’ former home as a site of social connectivity and cultural exchange, to foster the careers of exceptional individuals working in the contemporary arts and to generate meaningful and lasting exchange between San Antonio and creative communities abroad. Housed in the same residential structure as Sala Diaz, participants spend one month in Ramirez’ former abode, exploring and interacting with the surrounding arts community. Resident selections are based the recommendations of a rotating Advisory Committee.
In-between official residencies, Casa Chuck provides short-term housing for visiting artists, curators and other professionals in the contemporary arts, and serves as a meeting place for local, event-based arts organizations.