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Arteventura is an artist’s residency on a wooded estate of 25 ha deep in the Spanish inland. A philosophy of autonomy and back to basics form the foundation of the project.

Arteventura offers silence, space and time to engage in research and development, take risks and create new and adventurous work. The focus of the residency is on process, research and experimentation, as part of the artistic work. A connection between research and residency is encouraged, with the content of the research guiding and defining the residency.

Arteventura not only offers a unique context to engage in artistic research. On a regular base there are on-site informal meetings with professionals, curators and collectors, organised by Ana Sanfrutos, curator and director of Hybrid Art Fair.
At the end of the residency, a way of sharing the research or its results with a wider audience will be considered with the artists (not mandatory). This can be an exhibition, an artist talk or a small studio presentation,…

Outside its borders, Arteventura collaborates with Belgian-based artist space Gevaertsdreef01.
On regular base an expo is organised and curated by and at Gevaertsdreef01 with Arteventura artists.
The first show continues on 23 March 2024 (more info to follow).

Arteventura aims to be a place  where international artists and the communities of the region come together. In the entire region, tradition still has an important place in daily life. Yet this goes hand in hand with an open mind and curiosity about what exists outside this region. Artists can cooperate with local craftsmen, while inhabitants of the region are invited to meet and discover art. An ideal cross-pollination!

For whom

For those who are looking for quietude and emptiness, or rather interaction and dialogue – the possibilities of the residency are numerous.

Anyone who is professionally involved with art is welcome to apply. Not only visual artists, but also curators, writers, composers, designers, architects,…


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.

Applications are on a continuous basis, according to availability. Every year, in May, we do an open call for artists in all disciplines. If you want to receive the call by e-mail, please contact


Duration and dates

Depending on the period of the year, you have the choice of staying for minimum a month or minimum 15 days. The residencies always start and end on fixed days. You can extend your residency to a maximum of 3 months.

Month residency
January, February, March, April, May, September, October, November.
The residency always starts on the 2nd of the month  and ends on the 30th of the month.

Minimum stay: 1 month
Maximum stay: 3 months.

2 weeks residency
June, July, August, December
The residency always starts on the 1st until the 15th of the month or from the 16th until the 30th of the month.

Minimum stay: 15 days
Maximum stay: 3 months.






Would you like to be an artist in residence? contact us via email.