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The Call for Applications 2023 is open for professional artists, in all disciplines/ fields of the contemporary arts scene. There is no deadline (applications on a continuous basis).

1 LAST MINUTE RESIDENCE AVAILABLE: 1 till 15 August 2022

If the period of your choice is fully booked and you want to be put on the waiting list,
please send an e-mail to hilde@arteventura.eu. You don’t have to apply yet.

 

Location

The nearest town is Aracena, about 4 km of arteventura. Here you’ll find local shops, a supermarket and loads of bars and restaurants. From arteventura it’s a fifty minute walk to the center of Aracena. Bikes are provided but consider that The Sierra is hilly and the road to the finca is not hardened.

Finca

Arteventura lies on a wooded estate of 25 ha. In any case the whole 25 ha of the finca, with its hills, the spring, the holm- and cork oaks, is at the disposal of our artists. It is always possible to work in the open air. After all, the finca is 25 hectares, and some parts are still wild. In that case, a workstation can be set up. Table tops and trestles are always available. The outdoor kitchen can also be used as an outside work space.

Studio

Close to the entrance, in the lower part of the finca we converted an old ruin into a 300m2 communal studio with an indoor and outdoor workspace. The inner part of the studio can be divided into separate sections with mobile panels. In the outdoor part, a working-bench with accessories is available.

Materials

The artist is expected to bring his/her own materials. However, basic materials are available in the studio. In case you need anything while on location there is an arts and crafts shop in Sevilla. It is also possible to buy some drawing materials (cheap, no name-brands) in a local supermarket in the village or visit the local crafts and tools shop. Clay can be dug at the Finca.
We can help you with your special requests and are in touch with several local craftsmen mainly working with metal, wood and cork. Don’t hesitate to inform us of your special inquiry, in most cases we will be able to oblige your request before your arrival. Our studio assistant will help you if and when necessary (e.g. installations etc).

Accommodation

Each resident has its own selfcatering apartment. Artists who apply individual will never share their apartment with other residents. Artists who apply as a duo will share the 2 bedroom apartment.
There are maximum 4 artists at the same time (except if you come as a group):
• 1 artists per flat of 40m2.
• 2 artists, applying as a duo in the two bedroom apartment.
You can find pictures of the different apartments under ‘live and workspaces’

Individual apartments of 40 m2:
There are 2 individual apartments dispersed along the finca, with a distance of ±30 metres from each other and a short steep hike from the studio. Each apartment has it’s own kitchen, bathroom, 2 single fold up beds and a terras with view. These apartments are only suitable for 1 artist. They are set up as a flexible working area. Artists who prefer to work in their own flat can ask for extra tables.

Two bedroom apartment:
Next to the studio on the top floor, you can find an apartment with 2 (flexible) bedrooms, a big kitchen, 2 bathrooms and an individual terrace. The apartment can be used by a single artist (1 bedroom + 1 workspace), or by a duo (2 bedrooms)  that wants to work on a joint project.

Outdoor kitchen and/or additional working area:
A fully equipped outdoor kitchen, build in an old ruin and situated on a quiet place on the Finca, is always available to all residents. Artists can also use this place as an additional working area.

Wifi
wifi is available but can drop out and is sometimes very slow. In Aracena you’ll find bars with free wifi.

Conditions

  • arteventura offers silence and space.
  • Artists can stay in all freedom at arteventura. They don’t have to submit a project, nor have they to yield any results.
  • arteventura does everything possible to support the artist during his stay. To get an idea of your personal work and your expectations of the residency we ask to send in a portfolio and a brief motivation letter explaining why you want to stay at arteventura.
  • we are always very pleased when an artist leaves a work of art, however this is absolutely no obligation, and merely suggestive.
  • We aim at having a maximum of 4 artists in residence at any given moment in time (except groups).

Application

The application is open for all professional artists. Artists can apply individual or in group.
If you are applying as a duo, both artists have to fill in the application and have to mention the name of their partner.
Groups are welcome up to 10 people. Please book on time. These residencies can only take place if there are no other artists present.

Duration & dates of residency

The residences 2022 are fully booked. If you want to be put on the waiting list,
please send an e-mail to hilde@arteventura.eu. You don’t have to apply yet.

LAST MINUTE: 1 residency available for a duo or a single from 1 to 15 September 2022.
When applying, tick ‘last minute booking’.

Month residency in January, February, March, April, October, November 2023
This residence has a minimum stay of 1 month and a maximum stay of 3 months.
The residence always starts on the 2nd  and ends on the 30th of the month.
Artists are welcome between the following dates:
2 January – 30 January 2023
2 February – 28 February 2023
2 March – 30 March 2023 – Only 1 residence left for a duo
2 April – 30 April 2023 – Fully booked – waiting list
2 October – 30 October 2023 – Fully booked – waiting list
2 November – 30 November 2023 – Fully booked – waiting list

Price (application before 30/08/2022):
Individual residency: 960 euro + 10% tax/per month
Duo residency:  800 euro + 10% tax/per month/per artist. You will share the 2 bedroom apartment. Each artists sent in an application.

Flemish artists can apply for a residency grant. All information on: https://www.vlaanderen.be/cjm/nl/cultuur/kunsten/subsidies/residentiebeurs

2 weeks residency in May, June, July, August, September and December 2023
This residence has a minimum stay of 15 days and a maximum of 3 months.
The residence always starts on the 1st until the 15th or from the 16th until the 30th of the month.
Artists are welcome between the following dates:
1 May – 15 May 2023  – Fully booked – waiting list
16 May – 30 May 2023 – closed
1 June – 15 June 2023
16 June – 30 June 2023
1 July – 15 July 2023
16 July – 30 July 2023 – Only 1 residence left for a single artist
1 August – 15 August 2023
16 August – 30 August 2023
1 September – 15 September 2023
16 September – 30 September 2023 – closed
1 December – 15 December 2023

Price (application before 30/08/2022):
Individual residency: 600 euro + 10% tax/15 days
Duo residence: 500 euro + 10% tax/per 15 days/per artist (you will share the 2 bedroom apartment). Each artists sent in an application.

Flemish artists can apply for a residency grant. All information on: https://www.vlaanderen.be/cjm/nl/cultuur/kunsten/subsidies/residentiebeurs

Group residences
If you are applying as a group, one person has to fill in the application on behalf of the group, but it’s important to provide all the information of all individual applicants.
Price (application before 30/08/2022):
Month residency in January, February, March, April, October, November 2023
5 artists: 780 euro + 10% tax/month/artist.
6 or 7 artists: 700 euro + 10% tax/month/artist.
From 8 artists: 640 euro + 10% tax/month/artist.

2 weeks residency in May, June, July, August, September, December 2023
5 artists: 540 euro + 10% tax/month/artist.
6 or 7 artists: 500 euro + 10% tax/month/artist.
From 8 artists: 440 euro + 10% tax/month/artist.

*Partners or friends are welcome any time and will pay 40 euro/night/pp
**There are max. 4 artists in residence at the same time. However, if an artist wants to work alone, it is possible to book the entire accommodation. For more info please send a mail to hilde@arteventura.eu

How to apply

  • We ask you to fill out the application form.
  • The artist is required to pay a 20 euro application fee by submitting the application. This fee will be deducted when you make the deposit payment. Please send a receipt.
  • You will receive a reply by email within 4 weeks of sending in the form and after we have received the fee.
  • If the period of your choice is fully booked and you would like to be put on the waiting list, please send an e-mail to hilde@arteventura.eu You don’t have to apply yet.
  • Residences are sometimes cancelled last minute. Send an email to ask for availability.
  • After admission, your residence is confirmed by making a deposit payment in advance of 50% of the total amount of your selected stay. The fee of 20 euros will be deducted from the deposit. Please do this within 8 days of your admission and your reservation will be fully confirmed (send us a receipt). Without receiving this deposit your residence reservation will be automatically canceled after these same 8 days.
  • The remaining 50% of the costs of your residence are to be paid 60 days prior to your arrival.
  • In case of cancellation, we fully refund your deposit if your cancellation takes place at least 4 months prior to the beginning of your personal booking. In case of non-compliance with the payment conditions, your residence will automatically be cancelled and amounts already paid will be retained. 
  • We require a deposit of 150 euros before the start of your residency that will be refunded on the last day of your residency.
  • Electricity, heating and (drinkable) water are included in the price.

*Applicants from abroad may be supported by their governments based in their home country. Belgian artists can find more info regarding subsidies on the website of Kunstenpunt: www.kunsten.be.
Invitation letters and other relevant information needed about the program to facilitate this process whenever appropriate.

The friends of arteventura

We are not a subsidized residency. In 2020, arteventura has established the arteventura Foundation. We are looking for philanthropists who, as “a friend of arteventura”, want to be involved in this magical place. Thanks to their financial support, we hope to offer artists a residence free of charge in the future. However, the Foundation is brand new and still growing. Depending on how many donations we receive, we will extend the grants.
More info and updates will be posted on the website.

Practical

  • Nearest airport: Sevilla
  • For Belgian artists: Daily flights from Brussel (SN Brussels), Charleroi (Ryanair), Eindhoven (Ryanair and Transavia) or Amsterdam (Transavia).
  • 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. Don’t forget to text us your time of arrival, 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.