Deadline: Open call

Submission Deadline extended

30-day Artist Residency in Costa Brava, Spain including kayaking, trekking and snorkeling.

Description of residency program
Artist-in-Residency.Catalunya (AIR.CAT) is an artist-run contemporary visual art residency based in Tossa de Mar, a small town located just one and a half hours north of Barcelona at the base of the Costa Brava in the heart of Catalunya, Spain.

Duration of residency
This experience is structured within four weeks, fusing creative production with outdoor physical interaction with the natural environment (kayaking, trekking and snorkeling). 

Artists’ studios and exhibition space are both located in Tossa´s Municipal Art Museum, situated within the historic walls of the 13th century Villa Vella, the medieval wall and towers that enclose the original village

Disciplines, work equipment and assistance
The content of the AIR.CAT artist residency program is organized around the physical exploration of the Catalan littoral and the production of art in response to this coastal exploration.. 

Expectations towards the artist
Participating artists (a maximum of six residents will be accepted for Summer 2019) will produce art work reflecting their own interests and personal projects, to be presented in a public symposium and gallery exhibit at the Municipal Art Museum of Tossa on the last day of the program. The City of Tossa de Mar is a supporting partner of AIR.CAT through its Cultural Affairs Department and will host a symposium and sponsor the publication of a catalog of AIR.CAT’s residents´ creative production.

AIR.CAT in association with the City of Tossa de Mar will offer heavily discounted shared accomodations for the one-month residency at a local hostel (estimated cost to be under US $600 total). Other accomodations can be arranged and paid for by each resident (AIRBnB, hotels etc) at an stimated cost of US $1,000  for a one month stay. The AIR.CAT residency program will not offer free accomodations for 2019. The free atelier/shared work-space is located at the City Museum of Tossa de Mar, separate from all lodging/accomodations.

Fees and support
There is a US $1,400 Program Fee that must be paid by each resident. This covers all rental and field trip transportation expenses as well as certain group activities and administrative expenses.

Application information
Submission of portfolios and applications must be made through the AIR.CAT web site:

Submission Deadline extended

Submission Deadline extended


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