Open Call | Joya: Artist in Residence, Andalucía, Spain

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Joya: AiR is an international artist and writers’ residency in rural Andalucía, Spain / an off-grid residency house in the middle of natural park Sierra María-Los Vélez, near the vibrant Spanish cultural town of Vélez Blanco.

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 indoor 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.

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 fee to apply for the residency.

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

Joya: AiR is currently accepting applications in Spanish and English

Residency duration:
Between 1-4 weeks (negotiable)

Residency period:
1st January to the 31st March 2017

For more information and to apply see:

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