The Call for Applications in 2021 is now open for professional artists, in all disciplines/ fields of the contemporary arts scene. There is no deadline (applications on a continuous basis).
Our 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 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.
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 a good specialised arts and crafts shop in nearby Sevilla, where you can order materials online. Further-more orders through Amazon are also available. 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. 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).
Each resident has its own selfcatering apartment.
There are 2 individual apartments of 40 m2 dispersed along the finca. They are set up as a flexible working area and it only takes a short hike to get to the studiospace. Each apartment has a terras with view, a kitchen, a bathroom and 2 single fold up beds. These apartments are only suitable for 1 artist.
Adjacent to the studiospace, you can find an apartment with 2 separate bedrooms (each bedroom consists of 2 single beds), 2 bathrooms, a big kitchen and a terrace. The 2 bedroom 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. Artists who apply individual will never share their apartment with other artists. Only a duo or a group will share the 2 bedroom apartment. We aim at having a maximum of 4 artists in residence at any given moment in time.
- 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 he/she wants to stay at arteventura.
- arteventura tries to keep the costs for the residence as low as possible and asks the artist to consider leaving
a piece of work. However this is absolutely no obligation, and merely suggestive.
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.
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.
Duration & dates of residency
Month residency in January, February, March, April, May, October, November, December
This residence has a minimum stay of 1 month and a maximum stay of 6 months.
Artists are welcome between the following dates:
2nd of January – 30th of May 2021
1st of October – 30th of December 2021
The residence always starts on the 1st of the month (except for January) and ends on the 30th of the month.
Individual residency: 700 euro/month
Duo residency: 600 euro/month/artist (you will share the 2 bedroom apartment)
2 weeks residency in June, July, August, September
This residence has a minimum stay of 15 days and a maximum of 6 months.
Artists are welcome between the following dates:
1st of June – 30th of September 2021
The residence always starts on the 1st until the 15th of the month or from the 16th until the 30th of the month.
Individual residency: 570 euro/15 days
Duo residence: 500 euro/15 days/artist (you will share the 2 bedroom apartment)
If you apply as a group (min. 5 – max. 12 persons), please send a mail to email@example.com for availability and prices.
How to apply
If you apply for October or November 2020, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
We ask you to fill out the application form. The artist is required to pay a 25 euro application fee by submitting the application. This fee will be deducted when you make the deposit payment. All applicants will receive a reply by email within 4 weeks of sending in the form. 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 25 euros will be deducted from the deposit. Please do this within 14 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 14 days. The remaining 50% of the costs of your residence are to be paid 60 days prior to your arrival. In case of non-compliance with the payment conditions, your residence will automatically be cancelled and the deposit shall be retained.
In case of cancellation, we fully refund your deposit if your cancellation takes place at least 5 months prior to the beginning of your personal booking.
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.
**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. In that case the artist pays the price of 3 residences.
***Partners are welcome any time and will pay 28 euro/night in January, February, March, April, May, October, November and December. In June, July, August and September 38 euro/night.
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.
- 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.