“Joya: AiR is a not for profit arts residency developed by artists for artists of every conceivable discipline. Consider Joya: AiR not only a unique, stimulating and contemplative environment for international artists and writers, but as a meeting point for divergent and creative thinking. This is a multi-disciplinary residency, self determined, critical and profoundly engaging.”
Since 2009 Joya: AiR has invited and hosted in excess of 500 artists providing them with a creative environment free from distraction in one of Spain’s most beautiful and remote regions.
Joya: AiR is an interdisciplinary residency based at Cortijada Los Gázquez, an ‘off-grid’ eco-destination, in the heart of the Parque Natural Sierra María – Los Vélez, in the north of the province of Almería, Andalucía.
The Joya: AiR programme was founded by Simon and Donna Beckmann with the intention of making a strong cultural destination within a Spanish rural context. They believe that dynamic and sustainable creative activity is the backbone to regenerating land that has been slowly abandoned over the last fifty years. (read more)
This is one of the sunniest regions of Europe receiving over 3000 hours of sunlight a year. Daytime summer temperatures are warm/hot, outside nightly temperatures are warm, making this a dramatic environment.
Cortijada Los Gázquez is a creative hub where there is always an inspirational environment of knowledgeable and informed thinking around all creative disciplines. Artists will have use of a studio space and 20 hectares of land. Accommodation (private room with attached bathroom) and meals are included as is collection and return to the nearest public transport system. Working languages: English and Spanish
DISCIPLINES AND MEDIA:
Interdisciplinary: Visual Art / Sculpture / Ceramics (enquire before applying) / Dance / Theatre / Performing Arts / Music / Writing / Educational Programmes / New Media / Curatorial / Film Making /
TYPE OF ORGANISATION:
Independent not for profit association/foundation
Joya: AiR is currently accepting applications in Spanish and English only.
The length of the residency would be 1 to 2 weeks (longer periods are available)
NEXT APPLICATION DEADLINE:
Saturday November the 18th 2017
3rd January to the 18th March 2018
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.
Note* in the event of an artist not being able to take up a residency opportunity they have accepted (and paid their deposit) we retain their fee for the next opportunity they can be in residence.
Accompanying friends and family:
Accompanying friends and family are welcome subject to the contribution of the same outgoing fees as the resident artist (above).