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The Call for Applications in 2022 is now open for professional artists, in all disciplines/ fields of the contemporary arts scene. There is no deadline (applications on a continuous basis).

Studio

The 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.

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 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. In Aracena lives an artist, working with stained glass, who can help you with all kinds of questions about stained glass. It is also possible to book a workshop. 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.

  • 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. Artists who prefer to work in their own flat can ask for extra tables.
  • 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.
  • From June 2021, there will be a fully equipped outdoor kitchen, build in an old ruin and situated on a quiet place on the Finca. Artists can also use this place as an additional working area.

Conditions

  • 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.
  • 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

Month residency in January, February, March, May, October, November, December
This residence has a minimum stay of 1 month and a maximum stay of 6 months.
The residence always starts on the 2nd of the month  and ends on the 30th (except December) of the month.
Artists are welcome between the following dates:
1 December – 21 December 2021 – individual artist or group application 
2 January – 30 January 2022 – 1 residence left for a duo or a single artist 
2 February – 28 February 2022 – 1 residence left for a single artist 
2 March – 30 March 2022 – 1 residence left for a duo 
2 May – 30 May 2022 – Fully booked, waiting list
2 October – 30 October 2022
2 November – 30 November 2022
2 December – 22 December 2022

Price (application before 30/08/2021):
Individual residency: 750 euro + 10% tax/month (December 600 euro + 10% tax)
Duo residency:  620 euro + 10% tax/month/artist. You will share the 2 bedroom apartment (December 520 euro + 10% tax)

2 weeks residency in April, June, July, August, September
This residence has a minimum stay of 15 days and a maximum of 4 months.
The residence always starts on the 1st until the 15th of the month or from the 16th until the 30th of the month.
Artists are welcome between the following dates:
16 September – 30 September 2021
1 April – 15 April 2022 – Fully booked, waiting list
16 April – 30 April 2022 – 1 residence left for a single artist 
1 June – 15 June 2022
16 June – 30 June 2022
1 July – 15 July 2022
16 July – 30 July 2022
1 August – 15 August 2022 – 1 residence left for a single artist 
16 August – 30 August 2022
1 September – 15 September 2022   – Workshop ecoprint on fabric by Macarena Marquez
16 September – 30 September 2022

Price (application before 30/08/2021):
Individual residency: 580 euro + 10% tax/15 days
Duo residence: 500 euro + 10% tax/15 days/artist (you will share the 2 bedroom apartment)

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 30/09/2021):
Month residency in January, February, March, May, October, November, December
5 artists: 620 euro + 10% tax/month/artist.
6 or 7 artists: 570 euro + 10% tax/month/artist.
From 8 artists: 470 euro + 10% tax/month/artist.

2 weeks residency in April, June, July, August, September
5 artists: 500 euro + 10% tax/month/artist.
6 or 7 artists: 470 euro + 10% tax/month/artist.
From 8 artists: 400 euro + 10% tax/month/artist.

*Partners or friends are welcome any time and will pay 28 euro/night/pp in January, February, March, May, October, November and December. In April, June, July, August and September 38 euro/night.
**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.es

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 or will be refunded if you are not selected.
  • All applicants will receive a reply by email within 4 weeks of sending in the form.
  • 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.es 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 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 4 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.

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.