Since 2009 Joya: AiR
has invited and hosted in excess of 400 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: AiR
programme 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
is currently accepting applications in Spanish and English only.
The length of the residency would be 1 to 2 weeks (negotiable)
Next application deadline:
10th December 2016
1st January to the 31st March 2017
The Joya: AiR
residency has a 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.
Accompanying friends and family:
Accompanying friends and family are welcome subject to the contribution of the same outgoing fees as the resident artist (above).