Open Call

Subversion Matters - The call for applications for April-September, 2024 is now open

Isla De Crear

No Funding
Úbeda, Spain


The residency call out For our new call-out, we are looking for artists, craftspeople, thinkers and creatives from all different fields to explore the theme: SUBVERSION MATTERS We are purposefully keeping the theme as broad as possible, and encourage you to think as tangentially as possible. Disciplines We are open to people of all ages and backgrounds, and only ask that you have a keen interest in pro-actively seeking the strange and unique connections, through interdisciplinary and international collaboration. Studio / Workspace We offer 8 different work spaces, a 50 sqm dance studio with a wooden floor, which can be used for rehearsals, a 300 sqm workshop space with machinery, some materials that can be repurposed, access to an office and supplies, a library, outside spaces, adorable animals and our support and advice. We also have a wood workshop and metal welding area. The machinery can only be used by people with the relevant experience at dedicated hours.

Number of Participants

1-5 Artists at any given time Duration of residency 4 weeks / 6 weeks / 8 weeks We have 5 starting dates: 14 April (4, 6, 8 weeks) 28 April (4 and 6 weeks only) 12 May (4 weeks only) 18 August (4 weeks only) In your application please state which is your preferred starting date and if you would like to do 4, 6 or 8 weeks. Accommodation We offer all creatives a private en-suite bedroom (with a toilet and shower), with a shared living space, which includes: a kitchen, a large living room, laundry facilities a library and several indoor and outdoor working spaces. Do note that there is no public transport available between the centre and Úbeda, but we do offer regular rides to town for shopping and there is a taxi service available.


Selection Results (Announcement Dates)


April 14, 2024 - September 14, 2024


  • €250.00 program fee (weekly)


Co-Working, Desk Space, Individual Studio, Library, Wood Shop


Guest House, Kitchen, Live/Work, Private Bathroom, Private Room


No meals

Public Programs

Critique, Discussion, Group Dinners, Mentors, Workshops


Acting, Activists, Animation, Architecture, Ballet, Book Arts, Ceramics, Choreography, Cinematography, Comedy, Composers, Conceptual Art, Crafts & Trades, Dance, Dance Groups, Design, Digital Media, Drawing, Dreamers, Entrepreneur , Fiber Arts, Fiction, Film, Illustration, Immersive Experiences, Installation, Interdiscplinary Arts, Intervention, Jewelry, Journalism, Land Art, Literature, Makers, Metalsmith, Mime, Mixed Reality, Moving Image, Multimedia, Music, Music Composition, Nonfiction, Opera, Painting, Performance Art, Photography, Playwriting, Poetry, Printmaking, Public Art, Puppeteers, Research, Scientists, Screenwriting, Sculpture, Singing, Social Practice, Sound Art, Start Up, Tech, Textile, Theatre, Theatre Directors, Thinkers, Video Art, Video Games, Virtual Reality, Visual Arts, Wearable Technology, Web Design, Web Development


English, German, Spanish

Program Description

Isla de Crear is a creative centre, combining a range of different disciplines in order to explore creating and crafting in a new method, away from commercial constraints or industry guidelines, based on the principles of the Fantasism manifesto. Expectations towards the artist The aim of the residency is tThe aim of the residency is to investigate new forms of working and to create outside of the artists' comfort zones. We want creatives to explore, experiment, take risks, and the focus should be on experimentation and not on results. For that reason IDC, does not offer an exhibition/performance at the end of the process. Fees and support €227.27 per week + VAT ( total of €250) - minimum 4 weeks. This fee goes towards running costs of the property, utilities (Wi-Fi, water, electricity, cleaning supplies, etc...), upkeep of the facilities, administrative tasks, and consultations. The fee also covers a pick-up and drop-up from Úbeda bus stop, or Ubeda/Linares train stations.

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