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Montemero Art Residency 2022 

Montemero Art Residency is an organization dedicated to sustainable ecology and alternative art production. We believe that the experience of living and creating in a different context has to be facilitated through collaboration and exchange. Thus, we opened our facilities to artists for them to network and collaborate with professionals from other fields.

The Program

Our program offers a fully-equipped printmaking studio, and other open spaces that are suitable for a variety of creative practices (from visual to performing arts and anything in between). Being located on a biological reserve near the Tabernas Desert, the location offers a unique perspective that aims to cultivate the personal connection with nature and how it functions, while further expanding the idea of eco-living. With minimal external interference, artists-in-residence have the opportunity to focus on themselves and their work in a way that more densely populated areas are unable to provide. 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.

Although, our long-term objective with this program is to create an eco-art project, here some of our short-term goals: • To create 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.

Duration of residency

1 to 3 months

Accommodation

Artists will have their own private room and there are plenty of spaces both indoor and outside to create and be inspired. All activities at the residency are arranged in the community with the host(s) who are using the property in the time being. This also applies to living arrangements such as cooking meals and keeping tidy. Fundamental courtesies apply.

Disciplines, work equipment and assistance

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. We cannot provide specific materials for artwork. The residency is in a rural area, so we recommend artists to travel with their own materials. Some basic materials/high-quality papers are provided in the printmaking studio, but anything further/specialized will need to be acquired by the artist prior to the residency. Materials located in the scrap yard are free to be used by artists. Depending on your practice we might be able to provide some materials for a small fee (prior notice is required). Feel free to reach out to us to discuss your production process and needs.

Studio / Workspace

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 practiced as an apprentice of Friedrich Schröder Sonnenstern. Since the late 1960s to his last days, he lived in Andalusia and dedicated his life to the conservation of this land, forming the Finca Montamero Biological Reserve while continuing his work as a printmaker. As such, he equipped his studio for woodcut and linocut printmaking. During the residency, artists will have access to this studio, his archive, and outside areas that can be used for their creative practices.

Fees and support

€850 participation fee for one full month (4 weeks). This fee will go towards rent, utilities (Wi-Fi, gas/water/electricity, cleaning supplies, etc…), upkeep of the facilities, administrative tasks, and consultations. In return, the host also offers bikes (limited) and snorkeling and diving equipment. The fee also covers a pick-up and drop-up from Jaravia train station or San Juan de los Terreros bus station. Please note: If you are selected as one of our participants, you will be required to deposit 40% of the fee within 10 days of your acceptance to secure your place. Artists should cover their travel costs, daily expenses, and the cost of production of personal works beyond supplies provided by the residency. We cannot provide materials for specific artworks. The residency is in a rural area, so we recommend artists to travel with their own preferred materials as art supply stores are non-existent. Feel free to reach out to us to discuss your production process and needs. We do our best to ensure guests’ safety at all times, but we cannot take responsibility for personal illness, injuries, or accidents. Nor can we take responsibility for lost, stolen, or damaged personal belongings. Please make sure you have adequate travel and health insurance prior to travel.

Expectations towards the artist

Throughout the program, participating artists will have a chance to incorporate new mediums and disciplines into their practice. Salvaged materials in the scrap yard will be open to artists’creation and interpretation. This process will be supported with weekly online/video chat feedback sessions, individual portfolio reviews, and brainstorming sessions with our curator. At the end of the stay, 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 and to join other events that are organized by Finca Montemero. Other events can be organized by the residents, within the bounds of possibilities of the organizers.

Deadline: 
12/25/2021
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Montemero Art Residency 2022 – An Interdisciplinary Ecological Hub for Arts

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Montemero Art Residency is an organization dedicated to sustainable ecology and alternative art production. We believe that the experience of living and creating in a different context has to be facilitated through collaboration and exchange. Thus, we opened our facilities to artists for them to network and collaborate with professionals from other fields.

The Program
Our program offers a fully-equipped printmaking studio, and other open spaces that are suitable for a variety of creative practices (from visual to performing arts and anything in between). Being located on a biological reserve near the Tabernas Desert, the location offers a unique perspective that aims to cultivate the personal connection with nature and how it functions, while further expanding the idea of eco-living. With minimal external interference, artists-in-residence have the opportunity to focus on themselves and their work in a way that more densely populated areas are unable to provide. 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.
Although, our long-term objective with this program is to create an eco-art project, here some of our short-term goals:
• To create 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, undefined, and unexpected states of creativity.

Technical Information/Facilities

Montemero offers a private bedroom with a shared living space to artists in residence. Additionally, a fully-equipped printmaking studio and workshop for basic fabrication needs (wood/metal-working) are provided, as well as a scrap yard where salvaged materials are kept that can be used for artists’ projects. The shared living-space includes: large kitchen, 2 full bathrooms (1 indoor/1 outdoor shower), laundry facilities, a small library/living room, a large covered patio, and open rooftop, a traditional solar-heated hot tub, caves, and several large outdoor areas conducive to any workflow.

Location
The Montermero Art Residency is based at San Juan de los Terreros, 500 meters from the Mediterranean Sea, and a 30-minute walk/10-minute bike ride to a small nearby town. We are located in a rural area, with a weekly farmer’s market during peak seasons and a couple of small markets providing the basic groceries/essentials. Please note that shops are limited, and transportation, though potentially available upon request, is not provided. As such, ensure that you’re prepared to walk to/from the store (2km) and with being isolated prior to applying.

Duration of residency

1 to 3 months

Accommodation

Artists will have their own private room and there are plenty of spaces both indoor and outside to create and be inspired. All activities at the residency are arranged in the community with the host(s) who are using the property for the time being. This also applies to living arrangements such as cooking meals and keeping tidy. Fundamental courtesies apply.

Disciplines, work equipment and assistance

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. We cannot provide specific materials for artwork. The residency is in a rural area, so we recommend artists to travel with their own materials. Some basic materials/high-quality papers are provided in the printmaking studio, but anything further/specialized will need to be acquired by the artist prior to the residency. Materials located in the scrap yard are free to be used by artists. Depending on your practice we might be able to provide some materials for asmall fee (prior notice is required). Feel free to reach out to us to discuss your production process and needs.

Studio / Workspace

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 practiced as an apprentice of Friedrich Schröder Sonnenstern. Since the late 1960s to his last days, he lived in Andalusia and dedicated his life to the conservation of this land, forming the Finca Montamero Biological Reserve while continuing his work as a printmaker. As such, he equipped his studio for woodcut and linocut printmaking. During the residency, artists will have access to this studio, his archive, and outside areas that can be used for their creative practices.

Fees and support

€850 participation fee for one full month (4 weeks). This fee will go towards rent, utilities (Wi-Fi, gas/water/electricity, cleaning supplies, etc…), upkeep of the facilities, administrative tasks, and consultations. In return, the host also offers bikes (limited) and snorkeling and diving equipment. The fee also covers a pick-up and drop-up from Jaravia train station or San Juan de los Terreros bus station.
Please note: If you are selected as one of our participants, you will be required to deposit 40% of the fee within 10 days of your acceptance to secure your place. Artists should cover their travel costs, daily expenses, and the cost of production of personal works beyond supplies provided by the residency. We cannot provide materials for specific artworks. The residency is in a rural area, so we recommend artists to travel with their own preferred materials as art supply stores are non-existent. Feel free to reach out to us to discuss your production process and needs. We do our best to ensure guests’ safety at all times, but we cannot take responsibility for personal illness, injuries, or accidents. Nor can we take responsibility for lost, stolen, or damaged personal belongings. Please make sure you have adequate travel and health insurance prior to travel.

Expectations towards the artist

Throughout the program, participating artists will have a chance to incorporate new mediums and disciplines into their practice. Salvaged materials in the scrap yard will be open to artists’ creation and interpretation. This process will be supported with weekly online/video chat feedback sessions, individual portfolio reviews, and brainstorming sessions with our curator. At the end of the stay, 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 and to join other events that are organized by Finca Montemero. Other events can be organized by the residents, within the bounds of possibilities of the organizers.

Application information

We have a multi-phase application process. If you’re selected in the first round, you’ll be asked to have a Skype interview with our curator. For the first phase please send us the following: the filled out application form (https://bit.ly/2022mar), a letter of motivation, contact details, and a CV/Portfolio in PDF format and/or a brief description of your practice. The application is free of charge and should be completed in English. All files should be sent to the program managers at info@iksvyart.com.
Please, read our Terms and Conditions before applying! Terms and Conditions: https://bit.ly/2022TC

Deadline: 
10/31/2021
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Open Call for 2022 / Artist Residency Program AADK Spain

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Dear friends,

In the midst of a global scenario that is still looking for balance, we are filled with enthusiasm for the possibility of releasing this new Open Call. At AADK Spain, we continue working to facilitate spaces for creation and bring our resources closer to those who need time for reflection and experimentation within their artistic practice.
Today, our doors remain open, and we feel strangely and strongly equipped with the experience gained during these odd times.

We believe that all we have experienced during the periods of confinement and social distancing has deeply impacted our idea of ​​what is essential and what is relevant. Without a doubt, these times have also affected our sensory perception: in a matter of a few months, we became aware of the relevance of some of our most forgotten senses. The loss of smell became an indicator of our state of health, the need for bodily contact reminded us about the fragility of our emotional ties.

Touching is essential to our lives — it is estimated that within a day we touch around 150 objects and surfaces. Our contact with other human bodies is significantly less frequent than that, but nevertheless essential for our well-being.
Today, touching is a gesture that invites us to redefine: how do we touch our planet?, how do we connect with other living beings and with our peers?
We invite you to think about touch in all its complexity, reflecting, for example, on what we call textures – in image or sound – as a type of information that comes from a tactile experience.
We consider that, already immersed in this “new normality”, it is essential to reflect on the limitations that have been imposed on touch as well as on our continuous turn towards a virtual world.
Re-discovering our tactile relationship with the world and reactivating our haptic perception – that set of non-visual sensations that an individual experiences to receive information – are the proposals of this call.

We look forward to your applications!
The AADK Spain team

 

AADK Spain invites all artists and researchers who wish to work on the topics of body, territory and spatiality to participate in its Artistic Residency Program. For this call, priority (not exclusive) will be given proposals that work with the topic of the haptic/tactile through any creative discipline (dance, performance, visual arts, work with new media or any other duly justified approach). Both individual and collective proposals are eligible.

AADK Spain understands residency programs as contextualized spaces where location models the practices and modifies both its participants and the local communities. Thus, our Artistic Residency is an interdisciplinary and socially committed program that offers its attendants a space for analysis and production. It aims to facilitate research in rural environments, highlighting the value of local knowledge as a means to re-think how these locations can position themselves in an era of massive urbanization through a social, historical and geographical perspective.

Throughout their stay, participants create a temporary community that shares experiences and processes, fostering debate and a transversal perspective of their projects. AADK Spain provides tutelage and curatorial follow-up as well as assistance in production and management of projects and Open Studios night on the last Saturday of each month. Additionally, participants are encouraged to keep in touch with us after their residency ends, so that we can promote their work in forthcoming exhibitions curated by our platform as well as in papers, conferences and/or publications.

The amount of participants varies every month, but reaches a maximum of six projects (including individual proposals or duos/collectives).

- Duration: 1-6 months with 2 months being the recommended minimum for the full development of a project. The residency period starts on the first day of the first month and ends on the 30th day of the last month.

- The artists will have access to: accommodation, work space, access to common areas and outdoor space, basic technical equipment, support in production, mentoring and curatorial support, visibility of the artist in the communication channels of AADK Spain.

- Accommodation: private room in a shared house or individual apartment.

- Studio/Workspace:
Centro Negra is the main building of AADK Spain. It serves both as working area and exhibition space. It is located on the slope of a mountain, being reachable only by foot, and stands at the foot of a Moorish castle from the twelfth century.Its architecture is an assembly of small poultry yards and ancient houses that fell into disuse at the beginning of the twentieth century. It still retains many stone walls and mountain ledges.
The current structure is made up of 6 different and interconnected spaces. Each of them is unique in its size and morphology, constituting a set of great versatility and capable of adapting to multiple purposes. Given the morphology of the building, closedworkspaces are not possible. We invite you to take on this challenge as an opportunity to be in touch with the creative processes of other participants.

Prize summary: 
Selected artists can participate in our Artist Residency Program for a period of 1-6 months.
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Paid residency opportunity. Please find out about fees in our Terms & Conditions on our website.

Deadline: 
08/15/2021
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Tao Hua Tan 6th International Artists Residency

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We have the pleasure to inform you that the 6th International Artist Retreat and residence workshop will take place in Tao Hua Tan, Anhui Province, China, from May 10th thru May 28th, 2020. As decided by the organizers, about 30 artist from China, and from different countries of the world, will be invited to participate. The participating artists will be selected by the organizer's curators:

Gordan Novak owner of Novak Graphics Inc. printmaking studio and publisher from Admiral, Saskatchewan, Canada

Liu Jian, artist, art consultant and curator from Toronto, Canada and Beijing China

or proposed by the art-world professionals (art critics, galleries, museum curators, university lecturers...).

The invited participants are free and independent in choosing the subject, style and technique of their work for their production during their stay on the location. However, they will be proposed to make one painting on canvas size 120 cm x 120 cm and two more works on canvas size 60 cm x 60 cm, destined for the permanent collection of the organiser's future World Art Museum at The Peach Blossom Pool Arts and Holiday Riverside Resort, Tao Hua Tan, Anhui Province, China.

All the canvases and oil and acrylic paints, as well as any special materials requested by the artists, will be provided free of charge by the organizers, who will also cover all the expenses for full board and lodging including visits to selected historic, nature and cultural sites. The invited artists should only pay the transportation costs from their city/country to Shanghai, China and back. The organizers will meet the artists at meeting points in Shanghai and transport them by bus to the resort.

The residency will end with an exhibition of the works produced in Tao Hua Tan and an open day reception for the press, collectors, critics, gallerists and the general public. The catalogue book of the residency will be produced by the organizers and 3 copies will be mailed to each of the participating artists.

After the residency, the organizers will transport the artist by bus to Shanghai, Pudong Airport.

Gordan Novak, Project Coordinator and Curator

We have the pleasure to inform you that the 6th International Artist Retreat and residence workshop will take place in Tao Hua Tan, Anhui Province, China, from May 10th thru May 28th, 2020. As decided by the organizers, about 30 artist from China, and from different countries of the world, will be invited to participate. The participating artists will be selected by the organizer's curators:

Gordan Novak owner of Novak Graphics Inc. printmaking studio and publisher from Admiral, Saskatchewan, Canada

Liu Jian, artist, art consultant and curator from Toronto, Canada and Beijing China

or proposed by the art-world professionals (art critics, galleries, museum curators, university lecturers...).

The invited participants are free and independent in choosing the subject, style and technique of their work for their production during their stay on the location. However, they will be proposed to make one painting on canvas size 120 cm x 120 cm and two more works on canvas size 60 cm x 60 cm, destined for the permanent collection of the organiser's future World Art Museum at The Peach Blossom Pool Arts and Holiday Riverside Resort, Tao Hua Tan, Anhui Province, China.

All the canvases and oil and acrylic paints, as well as any special materials requested by the artists, will be provided free of charge by the organizers, who will also cover all the expenses for full board and lodging including visits to selected historic, nature and cultural sites. The invited artists should only pay the transportation costs from their city/country to Shanghai, China and back. The organizers will meet the artists at meeting points in Shanghai and transport them by bus to the resort.

The residency will end with an exhibition of the works produced in Tao Hua Tan and an open day reception for the press, collectors, critics, gallerists and the general public. The catalogue book of the residency will be produced by the organizers and 3 copies will be mailed to each of the participating artists.

After the residency, the organizers will transport the artist by bus to Shanghai, Pudong Airport.

Gordan Novak, Project Coordinator and Curator

Deadline: 
04/10/2020
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I-Park 2019 Autumn Artists-in-Residence Program

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I-Park, located in rural East Haddam, CT (U.S.), announces its fully-funded four-week autumn multi-disciplinary residencies. Artists/designers working in  visual arts, music composition/sound art, language arts, architecture, moving image, landscape/garden/ecological design and performance art are encouraged to apply.  International applicants are welcome.  

I-Park provides comfortable, private living quarters in an 1850’s era farmhouse, a private studio space and a food program. In addition to attentive staff support, shared workshop space and an array of tools, equipment and site materials are available on request.   

Work samples are evaluated through a competitive, juried process. A $35 application fee helps defray the cost of the independent selection panels. This year, I-Park will also be offering $500 travel grants to six international residents. Accepted artists are responsible for their own work materials as well as transportation to and from the area. The program is otherwise offered at no cost to invitees. 

Deadline: 
05/20/2019
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