Spanish, English
1-6 months
Paid by host 

AADK Spain invests 850€ (a 60%) per resident in the residency program, and the Municipality of Blanca supports with the accommodation.

Paid by artist 
  • 650€ per month (40% of total costs). If the resident works collectively there is an extra cost of 100€ per month per person, only if working on the same project, and sharing the studio and accommodation.
  • Travel costs
  • Day-to-day living expenses
  • Costs of production materials
Application guidelines 

Please read carefully the terms and conditions and all the details about the residency in 2020. Submit the completed application form to [email protected], together with and a single PDF file (max 5 MG) containing:

  • Project proposal
  • Motivation and expectations
  • Brief biography
  • Portfolio in PDF (in the case of audiovisual works, attach the correspondent links) 

AADK Spain

AADK Spain

Aktuelle Architektur der Kultur | Centro Negra


AADK Spain is an international artistic platform that opens up spaces for research and contemporary creation. With a focus set on experimental and creative processes, its primary interest is to explore the notions of body, territory, and spatiality through an interdisciplinary approach. In the current open call they will prioritise proposals focused on working on the landscape.
The platform advocates for the decentralisation of culture and access to contemporary art in non-urban areas. It addresses local issues as a means to understand global problems. Currently based in Centro Negra (Blanca, Murcia) AADK Spain holds several programmes among which its Artistic Residency Program is foremost. Deeply rooted in its context, this programme constitutes a framework for research and debate where knowledge exchange and creative collaboration are always encouraged. Throughout the year the platform also holds a wide variety of activities, workshops and events. Furthermore, AADK Spain creates networks with other cultural and artistic enterprises in order to facilitate mobility for the artists that it hosts and foster their work at a national and international level.

AADK's philosophy:

  • AADK Spain is an independent project run by artists that works functions with horizontal dynamics.
  • It advocates for the decentralisation of culture and the access to contemporary art in non-urban areas.
  • It creates space for transdisciplinary research, with a focus on knowledge exchange and creative collaboration.
  • It holds the value of creative processes over the need for finished art pieces.
  • It researches new artistic practices with the aim of expanding the borders of creative disciplines and exploring transversal pedagogies.
  • It is an organic and absorptive platform, that can be transformed and resignified through all its participants.
  • It promotes the work of the artists who have taken part in the project, understanding them as an active part of itself.

AADK Spain invites all artists and researchers who wish to work on the topics of body, territory and spatiality to participate in its Artistic Residency Programme. For this call, projects that respond to working with the landscape will be prioritised. The Programme is carried out in Centro Negra, current headquarters of AADK Spain, located in the town of Blanca, Murcia. It is conceived of as a space for reflection and creative research that encourages its participants to interweave their projects with the historical, cultural and geographical context of the region. 

  • Public presentation of your process.
  • Connections with local, regional, national and international institutions.
  • The possibility to participate in other programmes of AADK.
  • Dissemination of your work after artist-in-residence programme.
Accommodation Information 

Housing facilities are divided into two areas: a group of four apartments bordering Centro Negra, and an old house in the center of the town. The latter was the former Video Art Museum, EDOM. The apartments are equipped with private kitchens and toilets with shower. They have a terrace for common use and direct access to the main building. Staying in private apartments has an extra cost. EDOM has six bedrooms, three bathrooms and a kitchen with a living room. It is located in the heart of the village so it has excellent access to all shops and stores. It is also ideal to get immersed in the daily life of Blanca. Both housing areas have access to washing machines and are equipped with bedding and towels..

Studio Information 

Centro Negra is the main building of AADK Spain. It serves both as working area and exhibition space. The building is located on the slope of a mountain, reachable only on foot. It stands at the foot of a Moorish castle of the twelfth century. At the beginning of the 20th century this area was allocated for animal husbandry. Therefore, an assembly of small poultry yards slowly developed, but fell later into disuse. In 2010 a group of these constructions were recovered and transformed into the modern building of the Center that incorporates the bare rock of the mountain.
The current building is made up of six different and interconnected spaces. Each of them is unique in its size and morphology, it is a building of great versatility and capable of adapting to multiple purposes.

Technical Information 

At Centro Negra you will find support at every level of your project from AADK. The conditions of the stay and the access to equipment and materials can be discussed individually either remotely or during your stay.

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