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A multipurpose residency programme that is based in the Contemporary Culture Centre Matadero Madrid, in the South of Madrid. This residency space, based in a 5.000 sq metres hangar, is shared by visual artists, musicians, writers, researchers, curators, students, cultural agents, people working in education and hybrid profiles interested in working in arts and culture.

It offers different programmes like a mobility programme for international and national visual artists and musicians, working spaces for local cultural agents and musicians, a residency programme based in local schools, a specific programme for thinkers… And a series of collaborative research programmes that are based in the residency for long periods of time working in issues such as migration, ecology and radical pedagogy.

The residents have access to working spaces, accomodation for international creators, honoraries, production budget, institutional support, local professional visits and technical support.

It is specially interesting for artists and other cultural agents who are willing to go beyond their regular working processes and that are open to generous exchanges.

Residency Programme since: 2012
Description of Organisation:

Matadero Madrid is a living and changing space at the service of creative processes, participatory artistic formation and dialogue between the arts. It developed from its will to contribute to a reflection about contemporary sociocultural environment, as well as from its vocation to help the cultural construction of today and tomorrow.

A special part of Matadero&rsquos mission is to stimulate contemporary creation, taking on an approach which not only is multidisciplinary, but also aims to surpass boundaries between the arts. All forms of artistic expression are considered: performing arts, cinema, music, design, architecture, urban and landscape planning.

Matadero&rsquos commitment to diversity is also reflected through its model of institutional cooperation between the private and the public sector. Such a model promotes people&rsquos participation in the project and guarantees plurality, independence and viability.

Organisation founded in: 2007
What type of organisation are you?:
  • Part of a Governmental Institution
Working Languages:
  • English
  • Spanish
Presentation of artists’ work: Arranged on a case-by-case basis
Duration of residency:
  • Months: 1 – 3
  • Months: 6 – 12
  • Months: 3 – 6
Number of studios: N/A
Number of artists in residence at one time: more than 20
Studio type and size: Shared studio
Accommodation type:
Private Room
Shared Apartment
Which disciplines does your residency cater to?:
  • Visual Art
  • Dance
  • Performing Arts
  • Textile Art
  • Music
  • Literature
What practical facilities does your residency offer to artists?:
  • Kitchen
  • Internet
Is your residency wheelchair accessible?: Yes
Companions Allowed:
  • Partners
  • Application process: Open call
    If yes, what is the amount of the fund? (in your local currency): The grants available cover one return flight ticket, honoraries and production money.
    Expenses paid by the artist:
    • Food
    Expenses paid by the organisation:
    • Travel
    Other activities happening at the space:
    • Workshops
    • Presentation
    • Films
    • Exhibition
    • Cafe/restaurant
    Selection process: N/A
    Setting: Urban
    Nearest Airport: Madrid Barajas
    Nearest Train Station: Atocha Renfe
    Street & Number: Paseo de la Chopera 14
    Postal Code: 28045
    City: Madrid
    Country long: Spain
    Paseo de la Chopera 14
    Madrid 28045 ESP
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