C. Castillo, 30, 30540 Blanca, Murcia
Cruce, Space for Transformation is an initiative intended for professionals who need to disconnect from their daily rhythms, those who need a space to create, hold workshops, events or exhibitions, focus on analysis and dissemination of their work; or just make a temporary withdrawal.
Surrounded by nature, the rural environment of Blanca allows one to enter the traditions and customs of a town in southern Spain, as well as being in coexistence with an artistic community.
Cruce is a program designed to bring together resources, spaces and knowledge. It facilitates the encounter between people of different origins, trajectories and ideas, with the common interest of being part of a temporary and caring community and of sharing experiences and knowledge.
AADK Spain is an artist-run platform that currently has its headquarters in Centro Negra (Blanca, Murcia) where it develops various programs. It advocates for the decentralization of culture and access to contemporary art in non-urban areas. We have created the program Cruce, Space for Transformation to broaden the spectrum and invite a wider audience to benefit from what our platform has to offer.
The Cruce Program began at the end of 2020 and has hosted more than 50 creators from Spain, Europe and beyond since then. It received artists from various disciplines including painting, photography, sculpture, installation, sound art and performance, and also some participants working outside the artistic field. They have been part of our beautiful temporary communities, sharing time and spaces with each other and with the participants of our Residency Program.
Duration of residency
Those interested may choose any of the possibilities we offer for a period between 2 weeks and 2 months. In the case of one-month periods, the participation starts on the 1st of the first month and ends on the 30th of the last month or starts on the 16th of the first month and ends on the 15th of the last month. In case of periods of two weeks, the program starts on the 1st and ends on the 15th of the month, or starts on the 16th and ends on the 30th of the month. There is a possibility to combine one-month and two-week periods.
individual apartment (65m2) / small individual apartment (30-40m2) / big or small room in a shared house
– cross-disciplinary, visual art, sound art, dance and performance, research –
We invite all independent creators, entrepreneurs, artists, writers & researchers, cultural agents, audiovisual producers, and people interested in art and nature to check the possibilities of exchange and collaboration.
Studio / Workspace
– individual or shared artist studio / shared working space / event or workshop space (indoor or outdoor) – depending on availability and the participant’s request.
The current studios and co-working area in Centro Negra are made up of 6 different and interconnected spaces. Each of them is unique in its size and morphology, constituting a set of great versatility and capable of adapting to multiple purposes. Please note that due to the specific structure of the building, it might be necessary to pass through each others’ studios from time to time, it is not possible to completely isolate the studio spaces.
To apply, please read our Terms and Conditions carefully, consult our list of prices to choose the desired services and resources, and then complete our registration form. Find all the documents under the Cruce Space menu on our website. The application process is open (no deadline), the selection is made in order of request and the reservation is finalised once the necessary part of the financial contribution has been made.