Artist residency open call 2022

Art business artist-in-residence

08/01 → 08/30 & 10/01 → 10/30

MADRID

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 rate is 70 EUR per hour, which will be free 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.

 

Residency’s map

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Residency Practical Info

Location

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

Dates in 2022

  • 1st program: 1st to 30th August 2022
  • 2nd program: 1st to 30th October 2022
  • 3rd program: To be determined

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
  • 5h minimum coaching per week (blended, 50% online, 50% onsite)

Who can apply?

  • Anyone who is over 18 years of age, allowed to enter Spain
  • Competent in art techniques and tools (artist)
  • Have good writing skills (writer)

Who are we seeking?

  • Artists who are thoroughly focused on creating their art but find it hard to market it
  • Writers who are passionate/curious about the art world and want to develop their career further in art

Open Call for artists

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.

Specific to the artist

  • Independent ensuite bedroom (cost for the artist: 1200 Euros (student: 900 Euros)
  • An exhibition at the residency’s space or in collaboration with a gallery

Statement

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

Eligibility

Our residency is open to creative individuals of any nationalities, above 18 years of age. Please note if you are from outside the EU, you will need a work permit for the Netherlands. We follow equal opportunity guidelines.

Artist Residency Application

The application processes for artists and writers are slightly different. 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?*

When would you like to attend?*

Artist listing

Property type

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

Number of guests

1 guest: the artist. No partner is accepted except if guest as in the writer’s listing.
2 guests in total if a writer is joining

Location

Calle Ruiz Palacio 23, SS, 28039 Madrid

Amenities

  • 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

Spaces that guests can use

The artist can have access to any part of the residence except the private corner where the writer sleeps. It is necessary and allowed for the writer to pass by the Ensuite Bedroom to access the terrace.

Property description and title

A collaborative artist and writer residency focusing on the exchange of ideas and a collated effort to understand and use the power from both sides. On the artist’s part, the rent has to be paid while the coaching sessions are provided.

House Rules

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

Pricing

1200 Euros

Cleaning fee

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

Deposit

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

Cancellation Policy

Strict: 15 days notice

Verifications

Phone and passport.

Open call for writers

The artist factory

Being chosen by Larry Gagosian for a solo exhibition?

Following the genius idea, an artist follows a set of social, cultural, and economic conditions that allow them to be trained, financed, supported, recognized by their peers, and unanimously proclaimed. Most successful international artists already have those advantages before starting their art careers. Likely you are not one of them and need to acquire them.

Artist-Writer Collaboration

Ekphrasis

Before writing about Picasso, Apolinaire wasn’t considered an art critic. When he wrote of his admiration for Picasso’s art, the result was the advance of both their careers. It gave Apolinaire his legitimacy as an art critic and contributed to Picasso’s success. There is a term for that kind of writer: Ekphrastic writer
Special thanks to Melissa Barrett Traister for introducing us to this term (See her work on TheArsPoetica.com.)

An artist and a writer working in a team with different skill sets can help inspire each other that provide an exchange of ideas and skill sets from both sides.

Artist and writer residency

If you are a writer with a passion for art, you can join the artist for this residency. You will live surrounded by the artist in residence’s work with the primary aim to write about his body of work. You can also apply for the writer residency alone on this page.

No payment is required for the application. We will contact you if you are selected.

Statement

We won’t teach you about writing skills but about using semantics and search engine optimization related to image and text so you get the audience your aim for.

Your obligations

Reserve your place, inspire and be inspired by the artist. Write about his art, your journey, and your collaboration.

Eligibility

Our residency is open to creative individuals of any nationalities, above 18 years of age. Please note if you are from outside the EU, you will need a work permit for the Netherlands. We follow equal opportunity guidelines.

Apply Now

Once selected for the residency, you will 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.

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How much time do you dedicate to writing on average?*

When would you like to attend?*

Residency’s photos

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Entry gate
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Ensuite room
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Exhibition place
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Desk
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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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