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

For whom?
For anyone who is professionally involved with art. This could be a visual artist, a writer, a performer, a playwright, a composer,… An artist that signs up individual or some artists that want to collaborate together to a project

Functioning:
The artists that come to work on arteventura, are selected on the basis of references and a portfolio. We invite whom we believe in and who we want to give a chance to create new work or to continue working on a project. Those who come, are not here by chance.
Every year – in May – we will do an open call for artists in all disciplines.
Send us a email if you want to receive updates.

Duration & dates of residency:
There are 2 periods:
January, February, March, April, May, October, November, December.
The minimum stay is 1 month, and the maximum stay is 6 months.
June, July, August, September
The minimum stay is 15 days, with a maximum of 6 months.

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