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Montemero Art Residency

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Montemero Art Residency is an experimental educational programme with a focus on eco-art. Curated by iksvy art and hosted by Finca Montemero on the east coast of Spain, we offer workshops introducing alternative materials and methods to incorporate nature into diverse art practices. Through this and various forms of interconnectivity, we will be creating site-specific eco-art projects.

The Programme

Our programme offers open spaces, interdisciplinary round tables, and workshops designed not only to improve skills but also to expand our understanding of nature and recreation. This will be a time for you to work in your own development as well as building up your professional career through networking and collaborating. The residency is open to people of all ages and backgrounds, and we welcome all those who are looking for space and time to explore new forms of interdisciplinary and intercultural collaboration. Our long-term objective with this programme is to create an eco-art project. Thus, we’ll be giving priority to individuals who would be exploring these areas.

Please check out the programme from the provided link. 

Our goals

-Creating an environment and offer the facilities conducive to creative work, integrated with nature, a place to experience new perspectives and acquire new references.

-Promoting international collaboration and networking, to bring together people from different fields to share and promote ecological and cultural sustainability.

-Embrace and emphasize the experimental, the undefined and unexpected states of creativity.

Outcome

Throughout the programme participating artists will have a chance to incorporate new mediums and disciplines to their practice. This process will be supported with group discussions, individual portfolio reviews, and brainstorming sessions with our curator. At the end of the stay, a final exhibition will be organized with created artworks. For those who are not involved in the visual arts, this is not mandatory, however, we ask participants to present a small talk about their work and practice. In order to increase community engagement and gain experience, we also encourage artists to create and hold both public and private workshops regarding their practice. Other events can be organized by the residents, within the bounds of possibilities of the organizers.

Living arrangements

All participants will have their own private room and there is plenty of space both indoor and outside to create and be inspired. All activities at the residency are arranged in community with other residents, this also applies to living arrangements such as cooking meals and keeping tidy. Living in a collective means taking workshops together, eating together, being able to have respectful and insightful discussions, having someone there to help you and be inspired by to create something together.

Studio Information

Montemero was the former atelier of German artist Wolfgang Simon. Wolfgang Simon studied from 1957 to 1962 at the Berlin College of Fine Arts. Simon understood himself as a student of Friedrich Schröder Sonnenstern. Since the late 1960s to his last days, he lived in Andalusia and dedicate this life to conservation of this land. He equipped his studio for woodcut and linocut printmaking. During the residency, artists will have access to this studio and outside area that can be used for their creative practice.

Technical Information/Facilities

Montemero offers fully outfitted print studio and tool garage/workshop, kitchen, library, large covered patio, gardens, 1 indoor/ 1 outdoor shower, laundry machine, 2 toilets, 1 compost toilet, hot tub, cave, sunset spot, large rooftop.

Location

The Montermero Art Residency is based at San Juan de los Terreros, 500 metres from the Mediterranean Sea and a 20 minute walk to a small nearby town.

Language: English

Duration: 4 weeks in September

Paid by the host

-Accommodation, 2 course of meals (basic and healthy vegetarian dishes; breakfast, dinner + snacks)

-Montemero also offers activities that comes with the space such as, bikes (limited), snorkeling and diving equipment, surfing gear, hot tub and rooftop yoga.

Paid by the artist (participant)

- €900 participation fee

- Travel

- Cost of production of personal works (We cannot provide materials for your personal artworks. The residency is in a rural area, so we recommend artists to travel with their own materials. Depending on your practice we might be able to provide some materials with a small fee. Feel free to reach out to us to discuss your production process etc.)

- Insurance

Please note: If you are elected as one of our participants, you will be required to deposit 30% of the fee within the first 2 weeks of your acceptance to secure your place.  

Deadline: 
08/15/2019
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