Deadline: 01/12/2018

Airgentum special for Gastronomers/Writers

Focus on your creativity journey in the beautiful Andalusian rural environment.

Description of residency program
Our small art community is expanding! We are very happy to offer now the Airgentum Special Residency for Writers and Chefs. This new place is an special option for those writers that are seaking for a quiter creation space, for those creators that are looking for a place in which they will be catered while focusing completely in their project and for those chefs that would like to experience Andalusian real gastronomy.
Antonio and Eva, in their forties, are a local couple with a teenage girl Irene. All of them have being born and raised in Castilblanco de los Arroyos. Antonio runs a local trekking and nature activies company and an local internet conection shop. He loves nature and knows every single beautiful spot around Castilblanco: brookes, rivers, ponds, falls, where to pick mushrooms, where to find wild sparragus... Eva is an artisan now working on pyrography engravement and illustration. Meanwhile she has been also working with a local fresh cheese producer and cooking for a local touristic activities company. They speak only a bit of English but they will be accommodating and welcoming so you´ll feel at home and you´ll focus on your artwork.

Disciplines, work equipment and assistance
All writters and gastronomers that stay in Airgentum Special are welcomed in Airgentum Villa Ducal and Airgentum Sierra Norte activities and gatherings! You´ll have the oportunity to mingle with international artists while keeping your own privacy and calm space in Airgentum Special.

Example of activities

  • Treks in Sierra Morena Natural Park
  • Visits to other near villages
  • Working on the eco veggie garden

Special activities for chefs

  • Traditional cheese making with goat milk
  • Recognizing and harvesting herbs an spices (hipericum, oregano, thyme, tagarnina, almazorra, jara, etc)
  • Mycology: Recognizing and harvesting mushrooms
  • Colecting wild sparragus and watercress
  • Baking traditional desserts

Studio/ workspace
You will enjoy your private room with a confortable desktop to work on it, and of course, many common areas like the proch, the garden, the swimmingpool, the orange trees garden, the dehesa, etc.

Eva will cook for you during the residence stay. Meals are usually made following traditional receips and using local fresh products. You will enjoy a private single room with views over dehesa landscape. Bedlinen, desktop, Wifi conection and full board are included.
Their house is placed in a very quite area only 15 minutes walk from the village. They have a veggie garden, fruit trees, iberian pigs and their own natural fountain with manantial water. There is a big chimney in the living room for the winter and a nice swimming pool outside for the hot months.

Fullboard basis following Spanish meal times. Meals will be cooked by host with traditional receips and fresh local products. Special needs/diets are excluded (gluten free diets, vegan diets, etc.). Hosts will bring people with these needs once a week to Seville or any other village in which you may find special products. In this case, AIRs will be free to use the kitchen and cook for themselves. AIRs will notify Airgentum/hosts in case of any allergy in her/his application

Transfer Service: host will pick the AIRs up at Castilblanco bus stop.

Fees and support
Artist-in-residence Membership for Airgentum Special Dues: 800€/month. Special needs will have a reduced membership 700€/month. Minimum stay period: 4 weeks from Monday to Friday. Maximum stay period: 12 weeks.

Application information
Please, send following information and documents to our email address

  • Sample of previous work (website, PDF, Dropbox or similar)
  • C.V. max. 2 pages in A4. Please include personal information: name, surname, nationality, permanent address, date of birth, passport number, phonenumber
  • An artist statement explaining the main motivation of your artistic research/site-specific project (max. 200 words)

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate contacting us!

Airgentum special for Gastronomers/Writers

Airgentum special for Gastronomers/Writers


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