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Joya: AiR / winter sun residencies for artists and writers Andalucía / APPLY NOW

Joya: AiR

No Funding
Vélez Blanco, Spain


To be eligible we request applicants to have a bachelors degree and a website where we can see examples of their work along with a curriculum vitae and a personal statement.

Number of Participants

Participants average between four and six resident artists at any one time. Group residencies number between a minimum of ten and a maximum of twenty.


Selection Results (Announcement Dates)


January 06, 2020 - March 29, 2020


  • €325.00 program fee (weekly)


Co-Working, Desk Space, Fabrication Lab, Gallery, Individual Studio, Installation Space, Large Format Printers, Library, Piano, Sculpture Facility, Shared Studio, Wood Shop


Guest House, Kitchen, Private Bathroom, Private Room


Breakfast, Chef on Site, Coffee, Dinner, Lunch, Snacks, Tea, Vegan, Vegetarian

Public Programs

Community Engagement , Discussion, Exhibition, Group Dinners, Mentors, Open Studios, Performances, Retreat, Self-Directed


Acting, Activists, Administrators, Animation, Architecture, Artificial Intelligence, Arts Administrator, Ballet, Book Arts, Cartoonist, Choreography, Cinematography, Collective, Composers, Conceptual Art, Curatorial, Dance, Dance Groups, Design, Digital Media, Documentary, Drawing, Fiber Arts, Fiction, Film, Illustration, Installation, Interdiscplinary Arts, Intervention, Journalism, Land Art, Literature, Makers, Mixed Reality, Moving Image, Multimedia, Music, Music Composition, Nonfiction, Opera, Painting, Pedagogy, Performance Art, Photography, Playwriting, Poetry, Public Art, Research, Scholar, Scientists, Screenwriting, Sculpture, Singing, Social Practice, Sound Art, Textile, Theatre, Theatre Directors, Thinkers, Visual Arts


English, Spanish

Program Description

Joya: arte + ecología / AiR is an "off-grid" interdisciplinary residency rooted in the crossroads of art, ecology and sustainable living practice. It is located in the heart of the Parque Natural Sierra María - Los Vélez, in the north of the province of Almería, Andalucía. Joya: AiR offers abundant time and space for residents to make, think, explore and learn from their surroundings. Joya: AiR supports a range of disciplines including, but not limited to, visual art, writing, music, dance, curatorial and film. Founded by Simon and Donna Beckmann in 2009, the Joya: arte + ecología / AiR programme is grounded in the foundation that dynamic and sustainable creative activity is the backbone to regenerating the land that has been slowly abandoned over the last fifty years...

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