Joya: AiR Artist Residency Program 2017, Spain

Publish Date: Jan 31, 2017

Deadline: Feb 25, 2017

Event Dates: from Apr 01, 2017 12:00 to Jun 30, 2017 12:00

Joya: AiR (Artist in Residence) 

Since 2009 Joya: AiR has invited and hosted in excess of 450 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: AiRprogramme 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. This is one of the sunniest regions of Europe receiving over 3000 hours of sunlight a year. Daytime spring temperatures are warm/hot, outside nightly temperatures are cool, making this a dramatic environment. Cortijada Los Gázquez is a creative hub where 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

Disciplines and media


Visual Art / Sculpture / Ceramics (enquire before applying) / Dance / Theatre / Performing Arts / Music / Writing / Educational Programmes / New Media / Curatorial / Film Making /

Type of organisation:

Independent not for profit association/foundation


Joya: AiR is currently accepting applications in Spanish and English only.

Residency period:

The length of the residency would be 1 to 2 weeks (negotiable)

Next application deadline

Saturday February the 25th 2017

Residency period: 1st April to the 30th June 2017  

Find the online application form in the "Further official information" link below this announcement.


The Joya: AiR residency has a subsidised fee of €300 per week + tax (10%). This covers the cost of accommodation, wood for heating, water and all meals. It also includes collection from our nearest transport hub, Vélez Rubio. Note* in the event of an artist not being able to take up a residency opportunity they have accepted (and paid their deposit) we retain their fee for the next opportunity they can be in residence.

Accompanying friends and family:

Accompanying friends and family are welcome subject  to the contribution of the same outgoing fees as the resident artist (above).

For more information click "Further official information" below.

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