Nectar AiR for Emerging Artists 2023

Resident of the programme organised by Nectar in Spain.
Courtesy of Nectar

Nectar AiR for Emerging Artists 2023

In collaboration with Espronceda - Institute of Art & Culture & On Mediation. Deadline: April 1, 2023.

In these uncertain times, a reunion between the city and the countryside may be the key to society’s transition towards a more sustainable future.

Located in the midst of nature surrounded by endless forest, Nectar, in collaboration with Espronceda - Institute of Art & Culture & On Mediation_Platform on Curatorship and Research, presents its art residency program offering a community-based living and working experience for local and international emerging artists.

The residency is a unique opportunity to delve into the artistic and creative process enjoying rural environment and a great opportunity to connect with Barcelona's art scene. This residency welcomes multidisciplinary artists and creative practitioners who are challenging the assumptions made about rural life and culture, providing a new vision of the countryside grounded in everyday experience of the rural-urban binary. By pointing out the question of how art and culture can be used as an element to create rural-urban synergies, resident artists are invited to explore and contribute to this pairing.

Nectar is a non-profit cultural organization located in the midst of nature in the off-the-grid 16th-century farmhouse, surrounded by endless forest inside Les Guilleries Natural Park, about 1h and 30min drive north from Barcelona.

In its Artist Residency Program, Nectar will work in collaboration with Espronceda - Institute of Art & Culture and On Mediation_Platform on Curatorship and Research, an initiative of the Research Group Art Globalization Interculturality (AGI) from the University of Barcelona.

The culmination of the residency will be an exhibition at Espronceda exhibition space, one of the most innovative contemporary art center of Barcelona, where the artists will present their works within the frame of Art Nou Festival. The opening will be on July 13th 2023.

The artists will have the chance to present their work in an Open Studio event and gather along with guests and cultural agents from the local art scene, enabling a space of conversation and feed-back. A one-day visit to exhibitions, art spaces, artist’s studios or other events in Barcelona will be organized by Nectar’s team. During their residency, the artists will have access to Nectar’s administrative and human support and to its network with local artistic and cultural community.

The residence is addressed to emerging artists. Artists must submit a project proposal that gives the reader a a clear understanding of their intended work. To apply, applicants must submit one PDF document (up to 10MB) including the following information by using the online application form:

  • Project proposal
  • Short bio/CV
  • Portfolio (Up to 10 images and up to 3 links to videos). Documents can be written either in English or Spanish.
    Results will be announced on April 10th, 2023.

Application period: January 26 - April 1 2023.

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