Joya / a residency for artists working within transition culture

Joya is an artists’ residency based at Cortijada Los Gazquez, a ‘creative retreat/eco-guest house’ in the ‘Parque Natural Sierra Maria-Los Velez’ in Eastern Andalucia. Cortijada Los Gazquez, is an ‘off-grid’ location built around entirely ecological principles. We are thus particularly interested in hearing from artists whose work engages with issues of ecological sustainability.  However applications are sought from artists working in a wide range of media who could respond to the unique environment of Los Gazquez.

The Cortijada Los Gazquez is now inviting artists to submit applications for the residency commencing in the autumn of 2009.
Artists will have sole use of a thirty square meter studio and 20 hectares of land for a one to two week period. Accommodation and meals are included as is collection and return to the nearest public transport system.  Resident artists will be featured on the Joya web page, which will include biographical information and images. The work undertaken during the residency will also be documented and entered into our archive.

In return resident artists will be required to open their studio to Cortijada Los Gazquez’s ‘creative guests’ and talk with them about the issues that concern their work and their experiences as professional artists.

On completion of the residency artists will be asked to donate a small piece of the work they have created during the residency to the Joya project.
Applicants should send an email/letter of application, saying briefly why they would like to come and what work they might make.  The letter should include up to 3 links, where images etc of the artist’s work can be found as well as  the name and contact of someone who can act as a referee.

Contact Simon   [email protected]    ref.Joya

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