Call for Artists / Joya: arte + ecología International Residency, Spain

Joya: AiR 2017 / January-March

Joya: arte + ecología’s Artist in Residence program has hosted over 500 international artists since it opened in 2009. Joya: AiR provides a creative environment free from distraction in one of Spain’s most beautiful and remote regions. Joya: AiR is an interdisciplinary residency at Los Gázquez, five old restored farmhouses, now an ecologically minded ‘off-grid’ location in the heart of the Parque Natural Sierra María-Los Vélez, in the sun-filled region of Andalucía, Spain.

Selected artists are given studio space and are encouraged to expand into the surrounding environment of over 20 hectares of land.

For the first quarter of 2017 we seek dedicated contemporary artists looking for a distinct change of pace, and a platform to create work away from the pressures of everyday life. We encourage both emerging and established artists to apply; our selections are based upon the integrity of work presented. The deadline for AiR applications is Friday, December 9th for residencies in the period January-March 2017.

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Disciplines and media:

Visual Art / Sculpture / Ceramics (enquire before applying) / Dance / Theatre / Performing Arts / Music / New Media / Curatorial / Film Making

Type of organisation:

Independent international not-profit artist and writers’ residency


Joya: AiR is currently accepting applications in Spanish and English

Residency duration:

Between 1-4 weeks (negotiable)

Application deadline:

Friday, 9th December 2016

Residency period:

1st January – 31st March 2017

Fees & Conditions:

The Joya: AiR residency has a subsidised fee of €300 per week + tax (10%). This covers the cost of accommodation, wood for heating, water and all meals. It also includes collection from our nearest transport hub, Vélez Rubio. There is no application fee for the residency.

Friends and family:

Accompanying friends and family are welcome subject to the contribution of the same outgoing fees as the resident artist (above).

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