Isla De Crear
Isla de Crear is a creative centre that combines a range of different disciplines in order to explore creating and crafting in a new method, away from commercial constraints or industry guidelines, based on the principles of the Fantasism manifesto. They are open to people of all ages and backgrounds, and only ask that you have a keen interest in proactively seeking strange and unique connections, through interdisciplinary and international collaboration.
The aim of the residency is to investigate new forms of working and to create outside of the artists' comfort zones. We want creatives to explore, experiment and take risks. The process will be supported by weekly meetings with the resident curator to discuss the progress of the work.
The aim of the residency is to explore, and the focus should be on experimentation and not on results. For that reason, IDC does not offer an exhibition/performance at
the end of the process.
Apart from your en-suite accommodation and shared living spaces, they offer 8 different workspaces, a 50 sqm dance studio with a wooden floor, which can be used for rehearsals, a 300 sqm workshop space with machinery, some materials that can be repurposed, access to an office and supplies, a library, outside spaces, animals and their support and advice, but they ask that you read the Fantasism manifesto and ensure you subscribe to it.
They also have a wood workshop and metal welding area. The machinery can only be used by people with relevant experience at dedicated hours.
They offer all creatives a private en-suite bedroom (with a toilet and shower), with a shared living space, which includes: a kitchen, a large living room, laundry facilities (to be used in agreement with the team), a library and many indoor and outdoor working spaces. All activities will be arranged with the other creatives and the team that live on the property. Creatives are also required to adhere to cleanliness and behave in a courteous and non-discriminative fashion. Rooms should be kept clean and returned in the same state they were when arrived. Isla de Crear is located 6 km from the nearest town of Úbeda, and comprises a large scrap yard, which you will be allowed to use at the discretion of the team. Apart from the communal kitchen, you will have the option of opting for other meals cooked by the team.
€181.25 per week + VAT (€199.40) - minimum 4 weeks.
This fee goes towards running costs of the property, utilities (Wi-Fi, water, electricity, cleaning supplies, etc...), upkeep of the facilities, administrative tasks, and consultations. The fee also covers a pick-up and drop-up from Úbeda bus stop or Ubeda/Linares train stations.
The centre is located in Úbeda, in the Jaén region of Andalusia, southern Spain, where the sun is out 300 days of the year, in the middle of the Sea of Olives, with no neighbours for miles. They are by the main road (so it can get noisy sometimes), just outside Úbeda, a UNESCO world heritage site and home to a buzzing community of artisan craftspeople and a lot of cultural events.