Int’l Call for JOYA arte + ecologia Artist Residency, Spain

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Joya: arte + ecologia
arts led field research centre

Residency period:

The length of the residency would be 1 to 2 weeks (negotiable)

Next application deadline:

Saturday February the 25th 2017

Residency period:

1st April to the 30th June 2017

We call Joya: arte + ecología ‘an arts led field research centre’. The research is manifested through our arts residency (Joya: AiR) and also collaborations with artists on projects we generate and transdiciplinary programmes with ecologists and environmental activists. We curate international artists within Spain.

Joya Artist Residency, Spain

Resident artists are not here to ‘finish’ work (although this can be an outcome), they are here to stretch the rigour of their inquiry, they are here to make discoveries, they are here to clear the way ahead, to amplify their practice.

We are a cultural destination in the heart of rural Spain, in an alpine desert, living at 1000m above sea level in the Parque Natural Sierra María – Los Vélez. This is a place of outstanding natural beauty and remains so despite the environmental challenges facing peoples’ way of life. This is the sunniest region of Europe receiving over 3000 hours of sunlight a year. Daytime autumn temperatures are warm/hot, outside nightly temperatures are cool, making this a dramatic environment.

Joya: AiR is a ‘not for profit’ association, and over the last ten years has had in excess of four hundred and fifty artists both from within Europe and as far afield as Australia, Japan, Canada and South America. The Joya: residency has provided them with a creative environment free from distraction in one of Spain’s most beautiful and remote regions.

Joya: AiR as an interdisciplinary residency is based at Cortijada Los Gázquez, five beautifully restored farmhouses, which are now an ‘off-grid’ eco-destination which is 85% carbon neutral and recycles everything.

The Joya: AiR programme was founded by artists 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.

Joya: AiR at 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 and bathroom) and meals are included as is collection and return to the nearest public transport system.

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.
Residency period:

The length of the residency would be 1 to 2 weeks (negotiable)

Next application deadline: 11th September 2016

Residency period: 1st October to the 31st December 2016


The Joya: AiR residency has a 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.

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

Note: Joya: AiR opportunities are heavily subscribed. Please process the application efficiently.

Joya: AiR


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