Calle del Castillo,30 Blanca Murcia
AADK Spain invites all artists and researchers who wish to work on the topics of body, territory and/or spatiality to participate in its Artist Residency Program.
Theoretical research projects of any scientific or humanistic discipline are eligible for this call, provided that they have the artistic practice as their object of study.
For this call, priority will be given to projects which have the natural environment as their starting point, explore the topic of animality, and/or reflect on our interdependence with non-human species.
The Artist Residency Program is carried out in Centro Negra, the current headquarters of AADK Spain located in the town of Blanca, Murcia. This program is a space for reflection and artistic research that encourages linking research with the historical, cultural and geographical context of the region.
We invite you to submit your proposals!
Duration of residency
1 up to 6 months with 2 months being the recommended minimum for the full development of a project. The residency period starts on the first day of the first month and ends on the 30th day of the last month.
Private room in a shared house or individual apartment. The housing facilities are divided into two areas, consisting of a group of four apartments bordering Centro Negra and an old house in the centre of the town. The latter was the former Video Art Museum, EDOM. The apartments are equipped with private kitchens, toilets and showers. They have a terrace for common use and direct access to the main building. The house has three bedrooms, two bathrooms and a kitchen with a living room. It is located in the heart of the village and has excellent access to all shops and stores. It is also ideal for immersing oneself in the daily life of Blanca. Both housing areas have access to washing machines and are equipped with bedding and towels.
Artists, designers, architects, landscapers and professionals of all related disciplines who wish to think and work on the proposed axes. No age limit. Both individual and collective proposals are eligible.
The artists will have access to:
Access to common areas and outdoor space
Basic technical equipment
Support in production
Mentoring and curatorial support
Visibility of the artist in the communication channels of AADK Spain
Studio / Workspace
Centro Negra is the main building of AADK Spain. It serves both as a working area and exhibition space. It is located on the slope of a mountain, is reachable only by foot, and stands at the foot of a Moorish castle from the twelfth century. Its architecture is an assembly of small poultry yards and ancient houses that fell into disuse at the beginning of the twentieth century. It still retains many stone walls and mountain ledges. The current structure is 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. Given the morphology of the building, closed workspaces are not possible. We invite you to take on this challenge as an opportunity to be in touch with the creative processes of other participants.
Fees and support
The cost for the residency program varies according to the number of members per project and depends on whether the artist applies independently or is represented by a partner institution. Please check out our Terms&Conditions for more information. Find the document on our website under the ‘Residencies’ menu.
Expectations towards the artist
We organise an open studio event at the end of each month to share the process of the participants with the public. Participation in the open studios is highly encouraged but not obligatory. Those who wish to participate in the program should keep in mind that in addition to its Artist Residences Program, AADK Spain carries out another series of programs and activities involving local, national and international participants. We consider all of them, as well as our artists in residence, participants of a temporary and shared community, where everyone commits to giving their best in pursuit of harmonious coexistence in a small town.
Check out the detailed information about the open call here: https://aadk.es/convocatoria-abierta-programa-de-residencias-artisticas-2023-primer-semestre/?lang=en
To apply, read our Terms & Conditions and complete our online Registration Form under the ‘Residencies’ menu on our website. Keep in mind that when filling in the form, you will have to upload a single PDF (max. 10MB) including your CV, Bio and portfolio. Those who do not wish to use a Google account can also apply by completing the downloadable version of the application form and sending it to [email protected] along with a single pdf containing their CV, biography and portfolio (max. 10 MB)