Description of the residency program
PINEA A.I.R. is an Artist in Residence Program run by the private non-profit organization Linea de Costa. PINEA A.I.R. is located in Rota, Cádiz Bay, Southern Spain.
With a seven years trajectory, up to now, the residency program has engaged more than 200 international artists.
In this sense, our organization has become a reference between international artists-in-residence programs in Europe. PINEA A.I.R is a reputed and independent program in Spain, guaranteed by critics, artists and specialized press.
We aim to stimulate creativity through interaction with the local environment, artists and cultural institutions and seeks to foster cross-cultural relations between participants and the local community.
PINEA A.I.R. is a place for artistic research, experimentation, production, and exhibition. An A.I.R. program for artists & curators working in site-specific projects whose aim is to dynamically contribute to improve the town, by involving the community in an active way.
Duration of residency
The duration of this residency program is a minimum of one month and a maximum of two months.
Disciplines supported and technical information
Our line of work is based on selecting artists coming from different places and creative fields who want to come to PINEA A.I.R. to develop specific projects having into account the context in which they will act, in an exchange of experiences and artistic and cultural increasing climate. We provide workspace, advice & practical tips as well as assistance in local contacts.
We offer to artists in residence the possibility to live in the studios: single studio-rooms which are provided with wi-fi, two work desks, shelves, rack, and single cozy chair-bed. The accommodation is not a rental, but a free courtesy for artists in residence memberships. However, artists can opt to rent other accommodation in a different location (for example if they don’t want to live and work in the same space or if they want to be accompanied by friends or relatives). Anyway, in both cases, the artist membership dues are the same.
Studio / workspace
PINEA STUDIOS & GALLERY are located in two venues, very close together: 15 minutes by walk.
THE STUDIOS are strategically located between the town historic center and the local natural spaces such as beaches and dunes. We can accommodate up to three artists, and our studios, equipped with Wireless Internet Connection, consist of three working areas, a shared kitchen, 2 toilets, 1 bathroom & two terraces.
THE GALLERY (212 m2 // 2218 ft2 + terrace in the summer period) is an equipped exhibition space located in a historical building in the downtown, where is the emblematic Torre de la Merced.
Materials and equipment: reference material/library, projector & flat monitor (only for events), stationery equipment (craft knives, self-healing cutting mat, staplers, rulers, felt tip pens, etc.), jigsaw, drill & basic toolset, extension cables, plastic buckets and utensils, glue gun, easels…
Fees and support:
Expenses paid by the organization:
Advice & practical tips
Event (presentation and/or exhibition at the full equipped Gallery)
Catering at the event
Expenses paid by the artist:
Artist in residence membership subscription (600€/month).
Note: Once your application has been approved, your place will be secured on receipt of full payment of your membership dues. Travel, transport, visa, daily living expenses, medical insurance, and production are not included in the dues.
Expectations towards the artist
The artists are expected to give a presentation and/or exhibit their work at our professional full equipped gallery.
Please send us the required information by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
– Full name / date of birth / gender
– Passport photo & Passport copy
– Language(s) spoken
– Sample of Previous work (PDF, website, link to Dropbox or similar)
– Your CV (max one A4) and Artists Statement explaining the general motivation of your artistic research (max one A4)
– Brief Motivation Letter with the theme: “Why am I going to PINEA A.I.R. to work in a diverse, multidisciplinary context”? (max one page)
– Project description: the artist must submit a specific project for this residency (max one page)
– Preferred time of residency: (minimum 1 month, maximum 2 months)
Important notice: The artists in residence membership will start their projects on the 4th calendar day of the selected month, ending on the 29th calendar day of the selected month (on the 28th calendar day on February)
Residents will be selected by the PINEA Team based on the quality of their work, commitment to their practice, and ability to interact positively with the local context at large. If your proposal is selected, we will send you an email within not more than one week.
Application Deadline: November 9th, 2019.