Art and Culture Journeys, Courses, and Residencies.
Immersive Travel and Experiences for the Creative Class.
Creativity + Friendship + Culture + The Arts + Community
AIP designs the finest travel experiences for Creatives. We believe that culture is best researched and learned through immersion learning and making. AIP investigates all art forms on our trips in comprehensive sensory experiences, from music and architecture, to the visual arts and creative writing. We are forever curious about the world.
We are a vibrant and diverse community, supporting each other in creative pursuits and integrated art forms. We are connecting the world and creative art forms, revolutionizing creative communities and the interconnectedness of creative expression. Invest in your imagination and creativity. Respond, Reflect and create art.
Founded in 2015, Artist Immersion Program is a collective of artists, designers, architects, musicians and creatives who came together to explore the world while making work and spending time together. Our goal is to host holistic international experiences - encouraging members to learn new skills and ways of seeing and responding to the world. AIP is rooted in the interdisciplinary and experimental methodology of the Bauhaus in Europe and the American Black Mountain College.
We believe we can make, learn, and grow together, for an interconnected and collaborative world. We value and support all types of making and generating ideas. We believe in the connection between skill building and conceptual thinking.
We believe learning happens every day. We are a community looking to grow with creatives at all levels. We believe disciplines can overlap and learn from one another. We believe in content and craft. We believe travel opens your eyes. We believe in learning on all levels.
We believe in AIP- and that our programs can make a difference in your life.
We can change the world and want to do it with you.
What to expect
Arrive in a new city + country with a group of amazing people and learn and improve on skills. Take a course in a topic or work as an artist in residence. We work with the most interesting teachers and professional artists/ designers and experts from around the world to help you grow. University Students and professionals of all ages are welcome to attend.
Programs include housing, airport transfers, most meals except travel days and cultural / design / art instruction. We have lots of open time to make and reconnect and be inspired by the world around you. We study cultures with hands-on learning.
We stay at incredible locations, travel with experts and encourage participants to grow on each trip. We travel to study the world and learn from it. We strive for a greater cultural understanding of the world, and for excellence in skill building and creative thinking.
What's included? Most everything.
We do our best to plan for all aspects of your trip so everything is prepared. Many people spend little to no money once they arrive.
Authentic cuisine, mostly farm to table or locally sourced. We share meals together: All breakfasts, most lunches and all dinners [excluding independent travel days]
Day Trips and Adventures: Travel days to major cities and airport pickup & drop-off for arrival and return flights [Flight not included]
An artistic host: An AIP expert will guide your experience and lead your trip with insight into art, culture, design, and cuisine
Three credits for all university students with approval from home university. You can work with your institution to obtain credit, your work on the trip will be worth 3+ credit hours. AIP does not issue transcripts at this time.
We have you covered: International travel insurance
Inspirations: Cultural presentations / workshops
Dialogue: Critiques, open studios, and exhibition in incredible spaces
Where we stay:
We design trips with an insider perspective, not as a tourist. One of the most important aspects of the journey is accommodation. We visit each site, scouting for the most beautiful and elegant accommodations. These spaces are lived in, and provide room for dreaming and making. Simplicity and elegance go hand in hand.
“How concrete everything becomes in the world of the spirit when an object, a mere door, can give images of hesitation, temptation, desire, security, welcome and respect. If one were to give an account of all the doors one has closed and opened, of all the doors one would like to re-open, one would have to tell the story of one's entire life.”
― Gaston Bachelard, The Poetics of Space
What to Expect: Skill, Friendship, Community.
Exposure to a wide range of experts in a variety of disciplines from across the country and globe
Space to relax and think deeply about your work- while making critical progress and increasing focus
Collaboration with creatives from various fields and experience levels
A broader cultural understanding
Time to learn new skills and processes
Lifelong friendships, skills and ways of seeing and responding to the world
Invest in your creativity.
Travel and make work in a supportive creative community.
Immerse yourself in a culture and learn from expert instructors.
Take part in residencies for independent thinkers and doers.
Connect to creative peers and mentors.