Fellowships include full room and board of curators, plus the use of a common studio, 500€ to cover materials costs. These costs include: art materials of any kind, as determined by the artist, invitation design and print, communication and press-release, etc.
The cost of transportation to and from the Espronceda, Center for Art & Culture is the responsibility of the artist. Any personal expenses incurred during the fellowship period, including medical expenses, are of responsibility of the artist. It is highly recommended to provide a private health insurance prior to the artist’s arrival. Costs of living is not included.
Applications can be made in Spanish or English. Please send a zip file named as Last Name_First Name_Espronceda-opencall2018 to the following e-mail: [email protected]. The zip file must contain:
B) Visual documentation: Along the artistic project, you'll need to send a selection of up to 10 images in a zip file or downloadable through a link that doesn’t expire and/or videos links, if applicable.
C) Proof of payment: An administration fee of 15€ must accompany the application. This fee covers the processing of application forms, administration fees and is non-refundable should your application not be accepted. The fee should be transferred to the following account: Triodos Bank NV S.E; ES14 1491 0001 2721 4511 3722; Swift Code: TRIOESMMXXX. The receipt should be included on the submission by email.
Espronceda - Center for Art & Culture, founded in 2013 in Barcelona, is a contemporary art centre, exhibition and work space. It provides a platform and a multi-disciplinary environment for artists, curators and everybody else who believes in the importance of art, culture and education for a more creative and better world. Espronceda organises: residence programs, educational and cultural activities. Espronceda encourages the connection with the local community and the creation of a global network among artists, companies, cultural and art institutions for a social change through art. Espronceda also stimulates a cultural and intellectual exchange between residents, local artists and students of Barcelona University. Residents can be invited to give lectures or presentations about their work at seminars and workshops for students.
The residency lasts up to 5 weeks max, including an open studio and a final exhibition at the end of the residency. Espronceda’s staff will organise the show while supporting the artist requirements and vision. The time slots available for the residency will be in the months of July, August and September 2018, subject to change. Precise dates will be given to winner participants and can be submited to adaptation to his or her availability.
There are no paid staff or cleaners here so you must take the responsibility for ensuring the house is kept clean and tidy for everyone who is there and for those that come after you. The artist is responsible both for his/her living room as well as for the common areas (kitchen, dining room, toilet). Espronceda expects a reasonable donation of one art work, produced during the residency. The artist and Espronceda will agree on choice of the art work. It will be included in the Espronceda collection and given visibility in occasions after the residency.
The apartments/studios (for two persons) are furnished and fully equipped for living and working, including air conditioning, washing machine, wi-fi internet. The rooms are simple but cosy. Kitchen and bathroom are shared spaces.
A shared workspace is provided in an industrial space. Carpentry tools, as well as a broad table, easels and painting materials are available. Other art materials can be financed according to the artist's need within a limited budget.
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