Joya: artist in residence 'open call'


Since 2009 Joya: AiR has invited and hosted in excess of 350 artists providing them with a creative environment free from distraction in one of Spain’s most beautiful and remote regions. Joya: AiR is an interdisciplinary residency based at Cortijada Los Gázquez, an ‘off-grid’ eco-destination, in the heart of the Parque Natural Sierra María – Los Vélez, in the north of the province of Almería, Andalucía. The Joya: AiR programme was founded by Simon and Donna Beckmann with the intention of making a strong cultural destination within a Spanish rural context. They believe that dynamic and sustainable creative activity is the backbone to regenerating land that has been slowly abandoned over the last fifty years. Cortijada Los Gázquez is remote, being 15km from the nearest village, however as a creative hub there is always an inspirational environment of knowledgeable and informed thinking around all creative disciplines. Artists will have use of a studio space and 20 hectares of land. Accommodation (private room) and meals are included as is collection and return to the nearest public transport system. Working languages: English and Spanish

1 year 20 weeks
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