At this moment the AIR program brings costs for the artist who want to join the program. The 50% of the complete expenses, which is 750 € /per month (short residency of 3 weeks: 500 €, 2 weeks: 400€ ). Taxes are not included (21%). This covers the cost of accommodation, pellets for heating, electricity, water and all meals. It also includes collection from the nearest transport hub, Asturias airport in Aviles or rail/bus station in Gijón/Oviedo. There is no application fee for the art residency.
They offer grants on a case –by case basis. Some residence programs are funded. They are exchange with other residencies, art centers, art galleries or artists invited directly by PACA’s art director, also thanks to grants from institutions. If an artist makes a proposal for site specific work that the organizers could consider as a valuable contribution, they will apply on that person behalf for funding in order to realize the project.
Travel, specific materials for the artists project.
Selection is made by open call and committee selection, and also by sending your project and portfolio in PDF (max. 3 Mb) by e-mail to: [email protected] during any period of the year.
PACA_ Proyectos Artisticos Casa Antonino was established as an artist run space, managed by Virginia Lopez, in an old country farmhouse in the rural area of Gijón, Spain. Casa Antonino is the true heart of the project, which uses it to maintain a domestic and familial dimension. PACA_ is a project focussed on contemporary art, environmental practices and artistic education, with international artist residency programmes. The objectives of PACA_Proyectos Artisticos Casa Antonino are to promote environmental and ecological practices and sensibilities in contemporary art; to carry out activities related to training, profusion, distribution and education; to create collaborative networks between local bodies, national and international institutions, universities, cultural foundations and institutions through interdisciplinary projects; to enhance local cultural organisations, fostering a dialogue between artistic communities and other members of society.
The basis and common thread running through the diverse artist residencies organised at PACA is the activation of artistic experiences that promote relations with the local community, the region and its history. Site specific/site oriented interventions are planned for the various spaces of the farmhouse and its surroundings, so that the artistic practice, research and experimentation not only has a poetic and aesthetic value, but can also generate new ways of interpreting the territory with which it dialogues, through cultural, social and environmental values.
PACA residency offers a workspace, housing, and include support, information and feedback from staff, other resident artists and PACA community: artists, curators, researchers. They always try to offer ideal conditions and artistic support for artist research and take specially care about connections between artist and local cultural agents. The house (traditional farm house called "Casa Antonino") has three bedrooms (one single and two double rooms), bathrooms, kitchen with firewood stove (kitchen), a living room, garden with water well and washing site. Residents can also use the common library of PACA and all the open space to work or produce site specific projects.
Depending on project: public presentation, open studio session, workshop, exhibition etc. PACA offers support services for the development of artists project: logistics; curatorial and technical support -depending on project; dissemination of the project in PACA website and in PACA books publications and organization of public presentations in collaboration with museums and institutions related with the artist’s project.
Housing in PACA : 3 private rooms (2 double rooms) + shared spaces: garden , land (1Ha), kitchen-living room, studio-library) + heating, electricity, internet costs and food (all meals will be prepared and decided by members of PACA, trying to include in the menu local products from PACA and surroundings, no alcoholic drinks included). The organizers have pets (dog and cats) in their private area and shared studio, but not in artist in residence area for accomodation.