Deadline: 06/10/2018

Joya: arte + ecología - Winter Sun Residency Open Call

Joya: arte + ecología / AiR is now accepting applications.

Description of residency program
Joya: arte + ecología / AiR is an "off-grid" interdisciplinary residency rooted in the crossroads of art, ecology and sustainable living practice. It is located in the heart of the Parque Natural Sierra María - Los Vélez, in the north of the province of Almería, Andalucía. Joya: AiR offers abundant time and space for residents to make, think, explore and learn from their surroundings.

Duration of residency
Joya: arte + ecología / AiR is now accepting applications for residencies between 1 November 2018 and 31 January 2019. 

Disciplines, work equipment and assistance
Joya: AiR supports a range of disciplines including, but not limited to, visual art, writing, music, dance, curatorial and film. Founded by Simon and Donna Beckmann in 2009, the Joya: arte + ecología / AiR programme is grounded in the foundation that dynamic and sustainable creative activity is the backbone to regenerating the land that has been slowly abandoned over the last fifty years. 

Accommodation and studio/ workspace
Since 2009, Joya: AiR has welcomed over 600 artists and creatives to realise their projects within one of the most unique and beautiful regions of the country. This is one of the sunniest regions of Europe receiving over 3000 hours of sunlight a year. Residents have access to studio space and 20 hectares of land. Accommodation (private room with attached bathroom) and meals are included, as is collection and return to the nearest public transport system. Joya’s working languages are English and Spanish.

Fees and support
The Joya: AiR residency has a subsidised fee of €300 per week + tax (10%). This covers the cost of accommodation, wood for heating, water and all meals. It also includes collection from our nearest transport hub, Vélez Rubio. 

Expectations towards the artist
The Joya: AiR program is unstructured allowing artists and writers to create their own timetable during the day. In the evening residents all dine together. We also ask residents to make a presentation on their work to other resident artists. This is not obligatory but it does form a significant part of the residency period as artists and writers are selected in relation to each other.

Application information
The deadline for applications is 6 October 2018.

Joya: arte + ecología - Winter Sun Residency Open Call

Joya: arte + ecología - Winter Sun Residency Open Call


Application deadline

Residency starts

Residency ends

More information

Posted by:
Joya: AiR