arteventura

General information

Brief description of organisation

Deep in the Spanish inland, on a wooded estate of 25 hectares, lies the ecologic
artist’s residency arteventura. Two programs for artists and a distinct philosophy of autonomy and back to basics form the foundation of the residency.

Not only, does the finca – Spanish for “rural estate” – offer its literal spaces, but the interaction with nature and the desire for autonomy of the estate is also meant to be inspiring for all residents. Of you, the artists, we expect a certain involvement in the whole eco-philosophy of the finca, and those want, are welcome to help out. The profits will be shared with you. Crosspollination in all directions. That is the way we see it.

The finca covers an area of 25 ha of century old oaks which our visiting artists can fully enjoy at any time. In the front part of the finca we converted an old ruin into a 250m2 communal studio with an inside and outdoor workspace. The inner part of the studio can be divided into separate sections with mobile panels. A workbench with accessories is available in the outdoor part.

Next to the studio we offer a 2 bedroom apartment that can be used by a single artist (bedroom + workspace), or by a duo that wants to work on a joint project. There are 2 individual apartments of 40 m2 dispersed along the finca, equipped as a flexi-workspace.

Organisation founded in

2015

Brief description of residency program

2 programs for artists:
Artists in residence: For anyone who is professionally involved with art. This could be a visual artist, a writer, a performer, a composer,… An artist that signs up individual or some artists that want to collaborate together to a project. The artists are selected on the basis of references and a portfolio. Twice a year – in January and in June – we will do an open call for artists in all disciplines. These artists will reside for minimum 1 and maximum 8 months, from October 1st until the 31st of May. Visit our website at arteventura.es for more information about the open call 2019.

Artists in transition: For everyone who is interested in art, professionally or nonprofessionally. For example: professional artists that only have some free time in the summer, individual students from academies from day or evening classes, groups of teachers with their students, people who want to organize workshops or summer schools, etc. The artists can make weekly reservations, from Saturday till Saturday, starting on Saturday 1st of June until Saturday 28th of September 2019, with a minimum of 1 week. Visit our website at arteventura.es for more information about the prices and dates in 2019.

Residency program since

2015

Disciplines and media
  • Visual Art
  • Educational Programmes
  • New Media
  • Animation
  • Printmaking
  • Curatorial
  • Film Making, Architecture, Sculpture, Dance, Theatre, Performing Arts, Music, Literature
Type of organisation
  • Independent Association/Foundation

Residency conditions

Duration of residencies
  • 1 month
Number of artists resident at one time

4

Expenses paid by artist
  • Travel
  • Housing
  • Supplies
  • Food
  • Other
Application who/how

Open Call

Selection procedure

By Committee

Description of residency

Setting

Rural

Number of studios

1

Type and size of studios

Shared Studio

Accomodation
  • Private Apartment
Working language(s)
  • English
  • French
  • Spanish

How to reach

By train

Nearest station: Sevilla
Twice a day a bus runs from Sevilla to Aracena (1,5 hour) where we can pick you up at the bus station. A taxi from Sevilla to Aracena costs ± 120 euro
The finca (arteventura) lies at about 4 km of the village Aracena, a fifty-minute walk. Bikes are provided but consider that The Sierra is hilly and the road to the finca is not hardened.

By plane

Nearest airport: Sevilla
Rental cars need to be booked in advance and can be collected at the airport.
Twice a day a bus runs from Sevilla to Aracena (1,5 hour) where we can pick you up at the bus station. A taxi from Sevilla to Aracena costs ± 120 euro
The finca (arteventura) lies at about 4 km of the village Aracena, a fifty-minute walk. Bikes are provided but consider that The Sierra is hilly and the road to the finca is not hardened.

By car

email us for a route planner.

Nearest airport

Sevilla