Artist and Researcher in Residence Guiniguada – Canary Islands

Name of Residency: Artist and Researcher in Residence Guiniguada – Canary Islands

The programme runs all year round.
Our ideal of the residency is providing a place for recharging in a rural setting, and at the same time, also providing a micro-community for exchanging ideas. Similarly to Brion Gysin’s Third Mind concepction, which can be summed up as 1+1=3.
The residency has a fee of €280 per week, for two weeks €500. Longer stay is available.
Artist and Researcher in Residence Guiniguada is awaiting guests who have projects or would want to get a deeper understanding of the following issues:
Ecology & society:
-ecological art
-food chain
-carbon and nitrogen cycle
-recuperation of ecosystems
Arts & society:
-visual language
-contemporary art of light
-hermetic traditions in modern art
Human rights & society:
-equality of opportunity
-equal treatment
-social exclusion/inclusion
Naturalia of the island:
-the indigenous flora and fauna of Macaronesia
-subtropical submarine biome
-geology of the hotspot volcanic island
Culture of the island:
-(traditional) uses of plants, woods, herbs
-archaeology of the island, the “forced stone age”
-hydroculture, the monumental landscaping of the uneven annual rainfall
-recent history of the first modern colony of Europeans and its role in the globalised world
We would not consider ourselves as unquestionable experts on all of the fields listed above, but these are the questions we have dealt with, and keep on inspiring us. We believe raising awareness of these interconnected issues helps taking responsibility for the future of the Earth and humankind.

Residency Programme since: N/A
Description of Organisation:

Exceptional artist / researcher resident / guest community, or solitude if you please, in a bold vast space that invites for musing, far away from civilization and buzzing crowds, and still within easy reach, in one of the world’s best climates by common consensus. Las Palmas, the capital city is easily accessible, where the culture of the three continents meet: Europe, Africa and Latin-America. Historical, acheological, art and conteporary art museums and various off-grid venues, festivals, carnevals, concerts offer a rich cultural experience. The natural monuments of the volcanic landscape meeting the ocean, the unique endemic flora and fauna are also our main attractions. Our valley is located in the north of the island (not affected by mass tourism), with a mainly agricultural / recreational profile. We are not about consumer comfort; those who like to stay with us prefer to get one step closer to nature – both their own physique and the outside, non-artificial environment – and are not wary of adventure. In order to be able to slow down life, we believe it is worth breaking our routines from time to time – this is why artist-in-residencies have spread as a way of enhancing creativity through (re)settling our minds. Our idea was that the notion of the AIR could be expanded by not having artists exclusively at the specific location, but enabling them to mix with academic researchers. We believe heterogeneity always helps, thus, the more people could broaden their comprehensions of their worlds, the better for humankind! This is why we start our venture in this house, not for too many persons, and not for too few. Our goal is to host, in this hybridised form of staying, people who are ready to leave the routines of their home behind and spend time in our company thinking, working, relaxing, discussing in our house. Run by an art historian and a social scientist, living on the same venue.

Organisation founded in: 2019
What type of organisation are you?:
  • Artist-Run
Working Languages:
  • English
Duration of residency:
  • Weeks: 2
Number of studios: 4
Number of artists in residence at one time: 4
Studio type and size: Private studio
Accommodation type:
Private Room
Which disciplines does your residency cater to?:
  • Visual Art
  • Sculpture
  • Dance
  • Performing Arts
  • Textile Art
  • Music
  • Literature
  • New Media
  • Animations
  • Film-making
  • Curatorial
  • Education Programmes
What practical facilities does your residency offer to artists?:
  • Kitchen
  • Internet
  • Library
What artistic facilities does your residency offer to artists?:
  • Dance/Theatre/Performance Space
  • Woodworking tools
  • Metalworking tools
Is your residency wheelchair accessible?: No
Companions Allowed:
  • Partners
  • Application process: Digital application
    Do you charge an application fee for your residency?: No
    Do you charge a residency fee for your residency?: Yes
    If yes, what is the residency fee? (in your local currency): 500
    Expenses paid by the artist:
    • Travel
    • Production costs
    • Food
    • Supplies
    Expenses paid by the organisation:
    • Housing
    Are artists expected to do one of the following during their residency stay?:
    • Public talk
    Other activities happening at the space:
    • Workshops
    • Presentation
    • Exhibition
    • Gardening
    • Forest Conservation
    Selection process: By committee
    Setting: Rural
    Nearest Airport: LPA Gran Canaria
    How to reach by plane: You might check other options than direct flights to the island (Aeropuerto de Gran Canaria: LPA): via Barcelona, Madrid in the first place, or Brussels, London and more, even smaller airports like Pisa.
    How to reach by train: From the Airport or Ferry Ports get to Las Palmas main bus station, San Telmo. From there take bus number 302 till Carretera Angostura. For details, see our webpage’s how to get here.
    How to reach by car: 25 minutes drive from the Airport. For details, see our webpage’s how to get here.
    How to reach by boat: Direct ferries embark from mainland Spain, La Huelva to Las Palmas, or from the neighbouring islands, Fuerteventura or Tenefire as well.
    Street & Number: Lugar Caserio la Humbria 22
    Postal Code: 35309
    City: La Angostura
    Country long: Spain