The creative residencies program has been one of the basic pillars of CCA’s activities since the mid-1990s. In 1994 CCA was one of the founding members of the international organization Res Artis, which at present brings together more than one hundred institutions from most countries in the world. Like the whole of the CCA residential program, the aim of the project is to encourage artists and representatives of different cultures to meet in person, to exchange creative experiences, and to develop a mutual understanding on the basis of professional and personal relationships.
From 1994 to 1998 CCA organized the ArtsLink program, which enabled many Czech artists, curators and cultural managers to visit renowned institutions in the USA, such as PS1 and ISCP. From 1999 to 2001 a summer residential program was held at Čimelice Castle.
In 1997 CCA set up its own residential program in Prague, which apart from two small breaks has lasted to the present day. CCA has so far played host to more than two hundred artists within the framework of all of its creative programs.
In 2015 CCA joined an intensive research program for international curators, the Curatorial Program for Research, as a one of the host organizations.