AADK Spain Open Call

AADK Spain Open Call

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 Program. For this call, projects that respond to the axis of spatiality will be prioritized. The Program is carried out in Centro Negra, current headquarters of AADK Spain, located in the town of Blanca, Murcia. It is conceived 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.

AADK advocates for the decentralization of culture and the access to contemporary art in non-urban areas. It addresses local issues as a mean to understand global problems. Deeply rooted in its context, said program constitutes a framework for research and debate where knowledge exchange and creative collaboration are always encouraged. Besides the aforementioned, the platform also holds a wide number of activities, workshops and events that enrich the stay of the artists in residence. Furthermore, AADK Spain waves networks with other cultural and artistic enterprises in order to facilitate mobility for the artists that it hosts and foster their work at national and international circuits.

During the residency period AADK Spain provides tutelage and curatorial follow-up as well as assistance in production and management of projects and Open Studios night on the last Saturday of each month. Moreover, participants are encouraged to keep in touch with the organizers after their residency ends, with the intention to promote their work in forthcoming exhibitions curated by their platform as well as in papers, conferences and / or publications. They invite artists, designers, architects and practitioners of all related disciplines to come to Centro Negra to work at the intersection of art, geography and local communities. The residence periods may be from one up to six months, being two months the minimum recommended for the full development of a project. The amount of participants varies every month, but reaches a maximum of six projects (including individual proposals or duos / collectives).

The residency provides:

  • Accommodation
  • Work space
  • Access to common areas with equipped kitchen and outdoor space
  • Basic technical equipment
  • Support in production
  • Mentoring and curatorial support
  • Monthly Open Studio
  • Visibility of the artist in the communication channels of AADK Spain

The artists need to cover:

  • Mobility costs
  • Work materials
  • Insurance (mandatory)
  • Food expenses 

Please read carefully the terms and conditions. Submit the completed application form to info@aadk.es with deadline 30th July, 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) 
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