Artistic call-out for residency Isla De Crear 2023

Isla De Crear

Isla de Crear is a creative centre, combining 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.

We are purposefully keeping the theme as broad as possible, and encourage you to think as tangentially as possible. We are not looking for the same ol’ works, but instead want to encourage all our visiting creatives to challenge themselves into doing new things and exploring new forms.

Duration of residency
Between 4-8 weeks.

We 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, a library and several indoor and outdoor working spaces. We also have a wood workshop and metal welding area.

Fees and support
We want to be able to accept creatives regardless of their financial situation, but as a not-for-profit co-operative, we are limited with how much we can offer. If you would like to come but can’t afford the participation fee, we are open to the possibility of you donating skills that can be useful to the centre. Please include in your application a statement (not more than 500 words) about why you are unable to contribute towards your stay.

Participation fee:
€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.

Expectations towards the artist
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.

Application information:
1. Please fill in this basic questionnaire
2. We would like an example that shows your work and answers the following questions: What project do you want to undertake? Who are you? What do you do? What have you done? What do you want to do in future? Why us? And what do you expect from us?

You can send your application to

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, but we are by a 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.

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