With a three years trajectory, our organisation is a reference, not only in Murcia región, also among a good number of international and national artists who have participated in some of our programs or other activities. LA POSTIZA Creative Centre is situated in Murcia (Southeast Spain), strategically located in a rural historic town and close to natural spaces (la huerta) and the city centre (only 10 mins driving).
LA POSTIZA Creative Centre is a program for artistic research, production, meetings and exhibitions. It’s an opportunity for artists working in site specific projects whose aim is to dynamically contribute to improve, not only the artistic practice, also the town, and seeking to foster cross-cultural relations between artists in residence, curatorial team and the locals, by involving the territory in an active way. The involvement of LA POSTIZA Creative Centre in the local scene makes the stay a key experience in their creative process.
Flexibility is an important concept for us: the idea of organising your own program of activities while on residency but always with access to support, similar to that provided by a host organisation. Structured time, with flexibility around your involvement.
Also networking and connecting with other artists and arts organisations. Human exchanges that are such a valuable part of residencies.
Duration of residency
The duration of this residency program is from one to three months (calendar months).
February – June 2018
Disciplines supported and technical information
ARTISTS from any nationality to develop their projects in a multidisciplinary context.
We offer to artists in residence the possibility to sleep in a typical local house in a historical moorish location: La Cueva (Monteagudo District) in a fertile area/farm. An authentic and confortable space, only 20/30 mins by bus / bike to the city centre. There are three rooms.
Studios / workspaces
A studio with a big table + patio/garden + garage working space + outdoor space.
Upcoming Deadlines | Ongoing call
Materials and equipment
Projector (only for events), scanner, printer, stationery equipment (craft knives, staplers, rulers, felt tip pens etc.), jigsaw, drill, tool set (hammers, screwdrivers, hacksaws etc.), extension cables, airbrush compressor, plastic buckets and utensils, glue gun, two easels, blackboard, some paint and brushes…
Fees and support
Expenses paid by the organisation: Acommodation, Bike, Official certificate (if requested), Curatorial ongoing advice, Support (available to assist the artists with any issues that may arise, as well as make introductions in the local artistic community. The host helps the artist connect with the place they are in). Studio, WiFi, Pick up from airport/train/bus station, Event (presentation and/or exhibition at a regional gallery), Publicity, Press Release, Catering at the event.
Expenses paid by the artist: daily living expenses, travel and public transport.
Note: Once your application has been approved, your place will be secured on receipt of full payment of the fees. Travel, transport, visa, daily living expenses, medical insurance and production are not included in the dues.
Price per person/month
Individual room: 850 €
Double room: 600 €
La Postiza is not able to offer grants for resident artists at this moment. We can assist artists seeking grants in your country or institution, by providing an invitation letter or preparing a detailed budget.
Here you have some information about getting funding: FUNDING
Expectations towards the artist
The artists are expected to give a presentation and/or exhibit their work in Murcia.
Please send us the required information by e-mail. firstname.lastname@example.org
– Full name / date of birth / gender – Passport photo & Passport copy – Language(s) spoken
– Sample of Previous work (PDF, website, link to Dropbox or similar)
– Your CV (max one A4) and Artists Statement explaining the general motivation of your artistic research (max one A4)
– Brief Motivation Letter with the theme: “Why am I going to LA POSTIZA to work in a diverse, multidisciplinary context”? (max one A4)
– Project description: the artist must submit a specific project for this residency (max one A4)
– Preferred time of residency (one, two or three calendar month-s).
PLEASE, LET US KNOW YOUR PREFERRED MONTH-S.
Residents will be selected by a qualified jury of art professionals from LA POSTIZA Creative CentreTeam and other collaborators from Murcia, based on the quality of their work, commitment to their practice, and ability to interact positively with the territory. If your proposal is selected, we will send you an email within not more than two weeks.
Note: Once your application has been approved, your place will be secured on receipt of full payment of your residency dues.
Please include a short description of the project you intend to work on during your stay at the retreat, as well as a proposal of your involvement with or the activities in the local community (if you are interested), a brief biographical note with bibliographical information, cv, preferred date of arrival and length of stay, the number of persons that will be staying with you, and detailed contact information.
Interested are asked to make applications previously. Residency is not confirmed until payment is received.
Each application will be considered on individual basis and on its own merit. Particular preferences regarding the date of arrival and the length of stay will be taken into account and, if possible, respected. If not, alternative dates will be offered.
We also ask for your personal contribution (only if you want, of course) because we collaborate with Murcia University, Murcia School of Arts and other cultural centres. If you are interested in giving a workshop or lecture about your work or about how art/cultural world is in your home country / home town, just let us know previously.
If you are happy to participate, please, send the application letter, your portfolio & cv to us as soon as you can.
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