AIR Wro is a programme of residencies, study visits and international cooperation. The goal of AIR Wro is to support and promote the activities of artists representing various fields of culture and art, who are interested in cooperation with representatives of local communities and circles, as well as those willing to build international cultural relations.
Since 2017, AIR Wro has been dedicating its activities to contemporary urban culture and identity – urbanity defined as a set of characteristics, issues and tasks related to a given city, but also a city understood as a common space, which jointly defined, created and built. The concept of the city serves as a starting point for activities related to the research and analysis of contemporary cities, their diagnosis and reflection on their condition, as well as the level of social and civic awareness of their inhabitants, their involvement and participation in the city’s projects, and their sense of shared responsibility for the shared space.
AIR Wro invites artists, curators, researchers, journalists, activists, animators and managers who carry out artistic, cultural and social projects drawing upon the traditions of urban and grassroots movements, dedicated to current issues and problems, such as public space, urban greenery, environmental protection and ecology or referring to civic education, social issues and cultural policy, in order to promote mediation and facilitate the search for good practices and solutions for modern cities to residencies and study visits to Wroclaw and other European cities.
AIR Wro organises study visits and recruitments for residences in Lower Silesia and abroad, carries out a programme for supporting the mobility of local artists - Culture of Mobility, a competition for residencies for non-governmental organisations and social cooperatives in the region, as well as an annual meeting facilitating the exchange of experiences in the field of international cooperation - AIR Wro Talks.