AADK Spain understands residency programs as contextualized spaces where location models the practices and modifies both its participants and the local communities. Thus, our Artistic Residency is an interdisciplinary and socially committed program that offers its attendants a space for analysis and production. It aims to facilitate research in rural environments, highlighting the value of local knowledge as a means to re-think how these locations can position themselves in an era of massive urbanization through a social, historical and geographical perspective.
Throughout their stay, participants create a temporary community that shares experiences and processes, fostering debate and a transversal perspective of their projects. AADK Spain provides tutelage and curatorial follow-up as well as assistance in production and management of projects and Open Studios night on the last Saturday of each month. Additionally, participants are encouraged to keep in touch with us after their residency ends, so that we can promote their work in forthcoming exhibitions curated by our platform as well as in papers, conferences and/or publications.
The residence periods may be from one up to six months with two months being the recommended minimum for the full development of a project.
To date, the program has hosted more than 300 artists from various disciplines. It is open to both individual and collective proposals.
The cost for the residency program varies according to the number of members per project.
AADK Spain is an international artistic platform that opens up spaces for research and contemporary creation. With a focus set on experimental and creative processes, its primary interest is to explore the notions of body, territory, and spatiality through an interdisciplinary approach.
The platform advocates the decentralization of culture and access to contemporary art in non-urban areas. It addresses local issues as a means to understand global problems.
Currently based in Centro Negra (Blanca, Murcia), AADK Spain holds several programs among which its Artistic Residency Program stands out. Deeply rooted in its context, the program constitutes a framework for research and debate where knowledge exchange and creative collaboration are always encouraged. Besides the aforementioned, the platform also holds a wide number of activities, workshops and events that enrich the stay of the artists in residence.
Furthermore, AADK Spain weaves networks with other cultural and artistic enterprises in order to facilitate mobility for the artists that it hosts and fosters their work at national and international circuits.
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- Visual Art
- Performing Arts
- Textile Art
- New Media
- Private accommodation
- Shared accommodation
- Private studio / workplace
- Shared studio / workplace
- Space for partners, families, pets
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- Dance/Theatre/Performance Space
- Library/research resources
- Technical assistance
- Promotional services
- Production costs
- Open Studios