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Montemero Art Residency, Spain

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The Programme

Our programme offers open spaces, interdisciplinary round tables, and workshops designed not only to improve skills but also to expand our understanding of nature and recreation. This will be a time for you to work in your own development as well as building up your professional career through networking and collaborating. The residency is open to people of all ages and backgrounds, and we welcome all those who are looking for space and time to explore new forms of interdisciplinary and intercultural collaboration. Our long-term objective with this programme is to create an eco-art project. 
The Programme: https://tinyurl.com/yxmdtoju

Our goals:
-Creating an environment and offer the facilities conducive to creative work, integrated with nature, a place to experience new perspectives and acquire new references.

-Promoting international collaboration and networking, to bring together people from different fields to share and promote ecological and cultural sustainability.

-Embrace and emphasize the experimental, the undefined and unexpected states of creativity.

Outcome
Throughout the programme participating artists will have a chance to incorporate new mediums and disciplines to their practice. This process will be supported with group discussions, individual portfolio reviews, and brainstorming sessions with our curator. At the end of the stay, a final exhibition will be organized with created artworks. In order to increase community engagement and gain experience, we also encourage artists to create and hold both public and private workshops regarding their practice. Other events can be organized by the residents, within the bounds of possibilities of the organizers.

Living arrangements
All participants will have their own private room and there is plenty of space both indoor and outside to create and be inspired. All activities at the residency are arranged in community with other residents, this also applies to living arrangements such as cooking meals and keeping tidy.

Studio Information 
Montemero was the former atelier of German artist Wolfgang Simon. Wolfgang Simon studied from 1957 to 1962 at the Berlin College of Fine Arts. Simon understood himself as a student of Friedrich Schröder Sonnenstern. Since the late 1960s to his last days, he lived in Andalusia and dedicate this life to the conservation of this land. He equipped his studio for woodcut and linocut printmaking. During the residency, artists will have access to this studio and outside area that can be used for their creative practice. Montemero offers fully outfitted print studio and tool garage/workshop, kitchen, library, large covered patio, gardens, 1 indoor/ 1 outdoor shower, laundry machine, 2 toilets, 1 compost toilet, hot tub, cave, sunset spot, large rooftop.

Location
We are based at San Juan de los Terreros, 500 metres from the Mediterranean Sea and a 20 minute walk to a small nearby town.

Language: English
Duration: 4 weeks in September

Paid by host:
Accommodation, 2 course of meals (basic and healthy vegetarian dishes; breakfast, dinner + snacks) 
Montemero also offers activities that comes with the space such as, bikes (limited), snorkeling and diving equipment, surfing gear, hot tub and rooftop yoga.

Paid by the artist (participant):
- €900 participation fee
- Travel
- Cost of production of personal works (We cannot provide materials for your personal artworks. The residency is in a rural area, so we recommend artists to travel with their own materials. Depending on your practice we might be able to provide some materials with a small fee. Feel free to reach out to us to discuss your production process etc.)
- Insurance

Please note: If you are elected as one of our participants, you will be required to deposit 30% of the fee within the first 2 weeks of your acceptance to secure your place.

Application Guidelines
- A letter of motivation and expectations with an explicit text where the artist agrees, if chosen, to make the residence in the requested periods.
- CV
- Portfolio in PDF and/or a brief description of their practice
- Contact details

Application language is English. All files should be sent to programme curator and organizer Zeren Oruc via zeren@iksvyart.com.
Please, read our Terms and Conditions before applying! 
Terms and Conditions: https://tinyurl.com/y6b7dzg2

 

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