OPEN: Joya:arte+ecología, Almeria, Spain

Deadline: 14 April 2017 (midnight)

Courtyard at Joya arte: + ecología in Almeria, Spain with bunting installed
Nana Maiolini, AER 2016 Joya arte: + ecología in Almeria, Spain

RESIDENCY: 27 August – 10 September 2017

The not-for-profit arts organisation Joya: arte + ecología is an arts led field-research centre based at the farmstead of Cortijada Los Gázquez.

The residency offers an ‘off-grid’ experience in the heart of the Parque Natural Sierra María-Los Vélez in the north of the Provincia de Almería, Andalucía. Residents will engage with the founders of Joya, taking part in their daily routines and living in a fully sustainable environment in respect of the cycles of nature.

This family-home environment aims to facilitate, through production and collaboration, creative practice and critical thinking that manifests a discourse with the environment and sustainability.

Through the exploration of the vast natural landscapes, residents will also experience the effects of climate change on the degradation of the natural environment. 

AER at Joya: arte + ecología includes: 

  • Two-week residency
  • Free accommodation and catering
  • Use of a shared-studio space
  • Participation in an open studio exhibition
  • Round trip flight to Alicante/Almeria/Granada up to £180
  • Two curator / critique feedback
  • UAL grant of £500 on completion of the residency and final report

Please note the applicants are responsible for visa, health and travel insurances.

Read previous AER residency reports from Joya: arte+ecología:

AER Report by Nana Miaolini 2016 - Joya on PG Community Blog