Joya: AiR

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Name of Residency: Joya: AiR

Joya: AiR is a not for profit arts residency developed by artists for artists of every conceivable discipline.

Consider Joya: AiR not only a unique, stimulating and contemplative environment for international artists and writers, but as a meeting point for divergent and creative thinking. This is a multi-disciplinary residency, self determined, critical and profoundly engaging.

Residency Programme since: 2009
Description of Organisation:

Joya: AiR is a not for profit arts residency developed by artists for artists of every conceivable discipline.

Consider Joya: AiR not only a unique, stimulating and contemplative environment for international artists and writers, but as a meeting point for divergent and creative thinking. This is a multi-disciplinary residency, self determined, critical and profoundly engaging.

‘I will leave Joya: AiR and return to my city with an awareness of how I live, what I really need both in the studio and otherwise, and with great insight as to what is most important’.

Heather Ramsdale. USA

Founded in 2010 Joya: AiR has hosted in excess of 500 artists in residence. Artists come to stretch the rigour of their inquiry, to make discoveries, to achieve clarity, to amplify their practice.

Stuff happens here! You leave intellectually challenged/fulfilled and Joya: has gotten under your skin?.

Mike Staniford. Australia

The Joya: residency is based at Los Gë_zquez, five beautifully restored farm houses made into one off-grid sustainably minded destination within a place of outstanding natural beauty, the Parque Natural Sierra María – Los Vélez, Andalucía, Spain.

Joya: AiR is a cultural and sustainable destination in the heart of rural Spain. It facilitates an international network of artists and writers whilst simultaneously breathing life into an arid zone struggling against the combined forces of climate change, global markets and land degradation.

The Joya: AiR programme was founded by Simon and Donna Beckmann with the intention of making a strong cultural destination within a Spanish rural context. They believe that dynamic and sustainable creative activity is the backbone to regenerating land that has been slowly abandoned over the last fifty years.

Cortijada Los Gázquez is remote, being 15km from the nearest village, however as a creative hub there is always an inspirational environment of knowledgeable and informed thinking around all creative disciplines.

Organisation founded in: 2009
What type of organisation are you?:
  • Artist-Run
  • Independent Association/Foundation
Working Languages:
  • English
  • Spanish
Presentation of artists’ work: Arranged on a case-by-case basis
Duration of residency:
  • Weeks: 1
  • Weeks: 2
  • Months: 1
  • Years: 1
Number of studios: 3
Number of artists in residence at one time: N/A
Studio type and size: Private studio
Accommodation type:
Private Room
Shared Room
Which disciplines does your residency cater to?:
  • Visual Art
  • Sculpture
  • Dance
  • Theatre
  • Performing Arts
  • Textile Art
  • Music
  • Literature
  • New Media
  • Animations
  • Film-making
  • Architecture
  • Curatorial
What practical facilities does your residency offer to artists?:
  • Private accommodation
  • Private studio / workplace
  • Shared studio / workplace
  • Kitchen
  • Space for partners, families, pets
  • Internet
  • Meals
  • Cleaning
  • Woodworking tools
  • Computer
  • Small hand and power tools available
  • Musical Instruments
  • Access to salvaged and natural materials
  • Library
  • Office
What artistic facilities does your residency offer to artists?:
  • Exhibition space
  • Library/research resources
  • Musical-instruments
  • Woodworking tools
  • Technical assistance
  • Networking
  • Promotional services
Is your residency wheelchair accessible?: Yes
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): €325 plus tax at 10% per week (seven nights) full board
    Do you provide the residents with any funds associated with the residency? (e.g. stipend, fellowship, production allowance): No
    If yes, what is the amount of the fund? (in your local currency): If a group or individual makes Joya: art + ecologëa a proposal for site specific work that we consider a valuable contribution to our work we will apply on that person(s) behalf for funding in order to realise the project.
    Expenses paid by the artist:
    • Accommodation
    • Food
    Are artists expected to do one of the following during their residency stay?:
    • Public talk
    • Other
    If other, please specify: Public talk refers to other resident artists but it is not obligatory
    Other activities happening at the space:
    • Workshops
    • Presentation
    • Films
    • Exhibition
    Selection process: By committee
    Setting: Rural
    Nearest Airport: Alicante, Almería, Murcia (no public transport from here), Granada, Málaga.
    Nearest Train Station: Lorca
    How to reach by plane: Alicante, Granada, Almería, Málaga, Murcia
    How to reach by train: To Lorca
    Street & Number: Cortijada Los Gázquez, La Hoya de Carrascal
    Postal Code: 04830
    City: Vélez Blanco
    Cortijada Los Gázquez, La Hoya de Carrascal
    Vélez Blanco 04830 ESP
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