AADK Spain 2021

AADK Spain 2021

AADK Spain invites all artists and researchers who wish to work on the topics of body, territory and spatiality to participate in its Artist Residency Program. AADK Spain is an international artistic platform that opens up spaces for research and contemporary creation. Currently based in Centro Negra (Blanca, Murcia), it holds several programs among which its Artist Residency is foremost. Throughout the year the platform also holds a wide variety of activities, workshops and events. Throughout their stay, participants create a temporary community that shares experiences and processes, fostering debate and a transversal perspective of their projects. AADK Spain provides tutelage and curatorial follow-up as well as assistance in the production and management of projects and Open Studios night on the last Saturday of each month. Additionally, participants are encouraged to keep in touch with the organisers after their residency ends, so that they can promote their work in forthcoming exhibitions curated by their platform as well as in papers, conferences and/or publications. The amount of participants varies every month, but reaches a maximum of six projects (including individual proposals or duos/collectives).

For this call, priority (not exclusive) will be given to intervention proposals developed in the landscape, conceived from any creative discipline (sound, performance, visual arts, architecture, agriculture or any other approach that is linked to the theme). Such interventions may be carried out in the natural or semi-urban area of Blanca. For those interested in working with the community of Blanca, please bear in mind that projects of less than two months will not be accepted. The ability of artists to establish respectful relationships with the inhabitants and to be willing to engage in trial-error processes will be fundamental for these proposals. Theoretical research projects of any scientific or humanistic discipline may be applied to this call, provided that they have the artistic practice as their object of study.

AADK Spain covers 850€ (a 60%) per resident in the residency program, thanks to the generous collaboration of Blanca City Hall and the work of the team. 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.

  • Independent applicants: 650€/participant/month + 100€/extra person/month in a private room in a shared house (only if working on the same project and sharing the studio and accommodation)
  • Applicants represented by partner institutions: 850€/participant/month + 200€/extra person/month in a private room in a shared house (only if working on the same project and sharing the studio and accommodation)

Artists also need to cover:

  • Travel costs
  • Day-to-day living expenses
  • Costs of production materials

In the case of accommodation requests in individual apartments, there is an extra monthly charge.

The deadline for applying is 20 December 2020. To apply, read their Terms & Conditions and complete the on-line Registration Form. 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).