The artist-in-residence is provided with free accommodation in the Air Celeia studio apartment and gets the possibility of either presenting or exhibiting one's work in the public spaces in the city of Celje. The AiR Celeia Celje programme helps the artists with a stipend of up to 600 Euro monthly depending on the application. The residents must fund all their living expenses and travelling costs.
From 2005 to 2011 the AiR Celeia hosted the following residents: Deirdre Mc Kenna, painter, and Lorraine Burrell and Susan MacWilliam video artists and photographers from Ireland, Daniel Hafner, multimedia artist from Austria, Yana Kostova, critic and curator from Bulgaria, diSTRUKTURA artistic tandem from Belgrade, Joanna Karolini, site-specific artist from Poland, Iris Garrelfs, sound artist and performer from Ireland, Mircea Nicolae engaged in public art of Romania, Marko Stamenković, art historian, critic and curator from Belgrade who curated the international show The Raft of Medusa in Celje, Juan de Nieves, independent curator from Valencia/London, Jaroslav Kysa, video, photography and performance artist from Košice/London, Travis Dewan, independent curator and cultural manager from Brisbane (Australia), a director of Vegas Spray web platform, Katarina Zdjelar, video, sound and book artist from Belgrade/Rotterdam and Ali Bramwell, sculptor and performer from New Zeland/Düsseldorf.
A 2012 resident from Plovdiv, HR-Stamenov from Plovdiv participated with his video public art work at the Admission Free Festival and held exhibition at the Likovni salon Celje, while Irena Borić, an independent curator from Zagreb conducted an 'in-situ' research for an exhibition project in 2014 in the Center for Contemporary Arts Celje.
In 2013 Helen Stratford (UK), an interdisciplinary artist working between the fields of performance, architecture and writing, worked in Celje on the site-specific project on the market place, collaborating with grammar school pupils.
In 2014 they hosted Ana Kovačić, a researcher and curator from Zagreb; the two Spanish artists Lucia Moreno Murillo (Momu) and Eva Noguera Escudero (No Es), creating imaginary video and sound works, installations and performances; Miloš Trakilović who lives and works in Berlin (body art); and Mirjana Dragosavljević, an independent curator from Belgrade.
In 2015 Anna Dašović, an artist from Amsterdam, collaborated on the Shame on You! interdisciplinary project initiated by Center for Contemporary Arts Celje (CCA Celje), Miroslav Kraljević Gallery Zagreb and cultural association CRVENA, Sarajevo. Bojan Mrđenović from Zagreb, engaged in photography and film making, prepared an ehibition at the CCA Celje. The residents in 2015 were also Paula Muhr, a visual artist and researcher born in Belgrade and based in Berlin, and Daniela Krajčová from Žilina) who is interested in socially based artistic projects documented via animation, drawing and installation.
In 2016 AiR Celeia hosted: Daniel Djamo, a filmmaker and visual artist born in Korçë (AL) with a troubled past; Doplgenger, an artist duo Isidora Ilić and Boško Prostran, film/video artists from Belgrade dealing with relation between art and politics; Davor Konjikušić from Zagreb who combines photography with text, archive, found objects, and video. The KURS duo consists of Mirjana Radovanović and Miloš Miletić from Belgrade critically dealing with historical revisionism, precarization and flexibilization of working relations.
In 2017 the resident Jusuf Hadžifejzović "maintained his practice of pursuing, collecting and selling emptiness" during his residential stay in Celje, and set up the exhibition Shop of Emptiness.
In 2018 Katrin Mundt, an independent curator and author engaged in film programming works at the residence.