The Joya: arte + ecología Writers Residency Programme is a new initiative developed to nurture poets, playwrights, essayists and writers. Primarily we are interested in creative or technical authors whose work manifests a discourse with the environment and sustainability. However we have a wide range of interests and would accept all genres of writing.
The length of the residency would be 1 to 2 weeks or longer within the period from 1st June - 30th September
The Joya: arte + ecología
writers 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).
'The Joya: arte + ecología writers residency is based at Cortijada Los Gázquez and it is the perfect retreat. The founders along with everyone else at ‘Joya' have created just the right atmosphere. It’s a friendly and supportive environment and, at the end of your day’s work, there’s always a fabulous meal and great company. It’s amazing what you can achieve when you’re free of everyday distractions and interruptions.
I loved the atmosphere within the farmhouse and there are many places within easy walking distance to find inspiration. My own daily walks along the dry river beds in the area encouraged the close observation that’s important in my writing. It’s also a pleasant jolt to live off-grid, which emphasises that sense of detachment, so beneficial for those on a creative path.'
, writer and artist
Since her residency Anne Charnock has published her debut novel A Calculated Life
in 2013 and was nominated for the Philip K. Dick Award
and The Kitschies
A Calculated Life
is available on Amazon