Residency at Bitamine Faktoria

Residency at Bitamine Faktoria

Call for artists from any country and nationality (except Spanish) who do not live in Spain and wish to make a residency in the region of Bidasoa (Irun, Hendaia and Hondarribia), located between the Basque Country French and Spanish. During the residency, the artist will work on hers / his perception, vision of the Basque Country. The artist will live in a Basque context during hers / his residence, with visits and interviews to different contemporary cultural entities. The objective is to develop a piece of art that will be exhibited in different sites of Euskal Herria.

The residency consists of 40-day stay, during which the artist will have accommodation in Irun, as well as a studio workshop and work space. In addition, the artist will get advices, production services and introductions to various individuals from the Basque Country’s art and cultural field  to carry out their project. Bitamine Faktoria offers an economic aid that is composed of:

  • Advices, production and contact with different people from Basque art and culture field
  • Accommodation in Irun
  • Study workshop and workspace
  • €800 for expenses and transfer costs (from the arrival airport to Irun and to Irun from the departure airport) during the residency
  • Up to € 600 for the travel from your country to the Basque Country (Bitamine Faktoria  can write an invitation letter for the successful applicant to request further funding from her/ his own country)
  • Up to € 400 towards production expenses
  • Organization of exhibitions, graphic design and materials related to the residency activities such as flyers, posters or triptychs  
  • Promotion

The application is open to artists under 40 years old who never had any previous contact with Basque Country. They accept all artistic disciplines (visual, audiovisual or stage arts, music, design, etc). Your commitment to offer a 2-day (at the most) workshop/seminar/debate on your artistic speciality. In the event that the beneficiary of the financial aid is for a collective, the aid will be granted to a single member of the collective.

In the selection process, the following aspects will be evaluated:

  • The originality and / or innovative character of the artistic projects carried out in the last two years
  • Applicant’s curriculum or trajectory
  • The adequacy of the project to the resources and context in which it is developed
  • The motivation to participate in this residency

The application is online, with deadline 19th March 2018.