Since October 2002, the Akademie Schloss Solitude and the Centre for Contemporary Art, Ujazdowski Castle have implemented the common artists residency program a-i-r laboratory, coordinated by Agnieszka Sienkiewicz-Nowacka. Two young visual artists are invited for three-month residencies at Ujazdowski Castle or Akademie Schloss Solitude to prepare projects to be presented to the public at the end of their stay.
The program is supported by the Ministry of Science, Research and Art of the State of Baden-Württemberg, the German-Polish Foundation, and the Robert Bosch Foundation (until December 2006). Partners of the a-i-r laboratory in Warsaw are: AIR Antwerpen, le bains:connective, German Embassy in Warsaw and Fundacja Wspolpracy Polsko-Niemieckiej.
Artists from Poland previously at Solitude: Pawel Althamer (July–September 2002), Mariusz Maciejewski (July–September 2002), Wilhelm Sasnal (April–June 2002), Jarek Kozakiewicz (February–April 2005), Marzena Nowak (October–December 2006), Andrzej Dluzniewski (September–November 2007), Alicja Karska (July–September 2008), Aleksandra Went (July–August 2008), Michal Grochowiak (October–December 2009), Marcin Gwiadzdowski (October–December 2009), Jakub Jasiukiewicz (October–December 2009), Jakub Szczesny (October–December 2010), Wojtek Ziemilski (October–December 2011), Jan Strumiłło (July–September 2012), Ewa Borysewicz (October–December 2013), Alicja Bielawska (September–December 2014), Simone De Iacobis (Oktober–Dezember 2015), Karolina Grzywnowicz (Oktober–Dezember 2018)
Solitude fellows at the a-i-r laboratory, Ujazdowski Castle: Lene Berg (2005), Christine Meisner (2006), Antonia Lotz (May-June 2008).