Davidoff Art Initiative
Launched in 2012, the Davidoff Art Initiative supports contemporary art and artists in the Caribbean, strengthens art organizations in the Dominican Republic, shares knowledge and expertise about contemporary art and fosters cultural engagement between the Caribbean and the rest of the world. At the core of the Art Initiative, Davidoff aims to engage closely with the arts and culture of the Dominican Republic, where much of its production and many of its employees are based, bringing opportunity and visibility to the art and culture of the Caribbean region, and extending the company’s long-standing commitment to artistry, craftsmanship, community and quality. The Davidoff Art Initiative’s four global program areas are: Art Residency, Art Dialogues, Art Grants, and Art Editions. The centerpiece of the initiative is the Davidoff Art Residency, provides Dominican and Caribbean artists opportunities to participate in selected leading residency programs worldwide, and artists from outside the Caribbean region to participate in a program in the Dominican Republic. These annual residencies serve as a conduit for professional mobility, cultural immersion, and creative exchange. Image: Studios for the Davidoff International Art Residency at Altos de Chavon School of Design, La Romana, Dominican Republic. Courtesy of Adolfo Despradel.