Artist residency open call 2024

Art business artist-in-residence

Art residency with a focus on the business and marketing side of an artist/entrepreneur.

March: 03/01 → 03/30 (special ARCO)

May: 05/01 → 05/30

July: 07/01 → 07/30


If you are a writer, check the other program.

It’s time to get real and get physical! After three years of working with artists online, we are excited to launch our first edition artist residency in Madrid. During the month, you will have a space to live, work, and develop your art business.

Not a free residency

This program isn’t free. The accommodation has a cost (1200 EUR for the month, reduced to 900 for students). Conversely, we offer coaching sessions (20 hours minimum during the month). Our coaching rate is 70 EUR per hour, which will be offered for the residency.

Artist-in-residence program

Most residence programs focus on making art in a contemplative environment. Visual art and writing skills are undoubtedly essential, but without business skills, one can not turn a passion into successful full-time work. We aim to help visual creators like you build a solid-owned business and communication strategy. You will be assigned a personal coach from our team who will work closely with you daily.


March Special Art Fair Edition

Residency’s map

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Residency Practical Info


  • Address: Calle Ruiz Palacios 23, 28039, Madrid (Metro Line 1)
  • Duration of stay: 30 days

What we provide

  • All-in-one space (to work, to live, to potentially exhibit your art)
  • A video covering your in-resident project on our YouTube channel
  • An article covering your in-resident project on our website and/or
  • Five hours minimum coaching per week (blended, 50% online, 50% onsite)

Who can apply?

  • Anyone who is over 18 years of age and allowed to enter Spain
  • Competent in art techniques and tools (artist)

Who are we seeking?

  • Artists who are thoroughly focused on creating their art but find it hard to market it

An artist residency is usually focused on contemplation

An artist residency is a place that allows artists to spend time away from their normal day-to-day lives. Then they can research, curate, and form their art. But back home, without focusing on the business aspects of their art, they will be back to the starting point.
This one is about making a living from your Art

To have a successful art career, you need to learn how to communicate and market your art. There haven’t been any artist-in-residence programs that focus on the business side of art.

Art Business residency

Our residency program tackles this problem by combining art practice with business coaching. Our goal is to get you to choose a clear business strategy and work on your personal branding skills. You deserve to get all the help you need to grow your art business.


This is not a residency to learn how to paint. We teach you how to communicate, promote your art and sell your art.
Your obligations: Reserve your place, come on time, and focus on your art.


Our residency is open to creative individuals of any nationalities, above 18 years of age.

Artist Residency Application

Once selected, you have 14 days to make a transfer of a 100 EUR deposit to reserve the place. This will be returned to you when you leave.
No payment is required for the application. We will contact you if you are selected.

Where did you study art?*

How did you discover us?*

Do you earn your primary income from your art?*

How much time do you dedicate to your art on average?*

Artist listing

Property type

Roof: 30 sqm.
Upstairs: Ensuite Bedroom toilet 20sqm, private.
Downstairs: Working/exhibition space, bathroom, toilets, 90sqm.

Number of guests

1 guest: the artist. 


Calle Ruiz Palacio 23, SS, 28039 Madrid


  • Working/exhibition space
  • Wireless & cabled Internet
  • Toilets
  • Full-size fridge with freezer
  • Expresso machine
  • Wireless & cabled Internet
  • Washing machine (no dryer)
  • Working space: TV, 2 Desk, printer & office essentials
  • Reading material (art business books)
  • Bathroom (Towels, Hot water, hairdryer, shampoo, shower gel)

Ensuite bedroom

  • AC
  • Wireless & cabled Internet
  • Toilets
  • Kitchen (Microwave, stove, coffeemaker, mini-fridge)
  • Common bathroom (Hot water, hairdryer, shampoo, shower gel, towels)
  • Coffee machine, printer & office essentials
  • Wardrobe

House Rules

No smoking inside (smoking allowed on the terrace)
No unregistered guests sleeping over, no party/gathering allowed without previous host agreement


1200 Euros

Cleaning fee

At the end of the stay, there will be 30 Euros cleaning fees.


100 EUR to hold your reservation. Returned upon check out.

Cancellation Policy

Strict: 15 days notice


Phone and passport.

Residency’s photos

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Entry gate
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writer artist residency open call madrid - ensuite room
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Ensuite room
artist residency project description
Exhibition place
artist residency project description
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Stairs to the ensuite room

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Bathroom (Downstairs)

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Exhibition place

Application process

Step 1 Apply Online

Our application process is carried out online. You will need to complete the application form with your personal and professional information, and let us know your goals. Once you submit your application, we will get in touch with you to schedule a video interview.

Step 2 Video or Voice Interview

Tell us a bit more about yourself and share your visions! We will discuss your current projects and career prospects during a half-hour video interview. If we are a good match, we will proceed to schedule your residency.

Step 3 Prepare Yourself

After we both agreed on the plan, it’s time to get ready for your trip to Madrid. Double check your travel documents, budget and tools. Continue to research so you can get the most out of your residency.

Follow-ups: After your stay, we will do a follow-up consultation over voice/video calls and answer your unresolved questions.

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