Live in the whitewashed and relaxed city of Carmona in southern Spain for a magical two weeks. AIP Spain is set at a beautiful historic property right in historic Carmona. We have studio space, courtyards, exhibition space and ample time to explore the city and culture of Andalusia. Arrive in Carmona and spend the day at the pool before sharing tapas and an aperitif followed by a celebration dinner with Spanish food and wine. Share time between the hotel, studio space and the city of Carmona.
Wake up to a lovely breakfast at the hotel, have class or head to the studio workspace. Our lunches and dinners are shared dining experiences set at the hotel and in local restaurants. Multi-course meals encourage you to relax and take time to enjoy each moment of the day. We have day trips into Seville, known for opera and incredible architecture, along with Cordoba, famous for its mosque cathedral and charming labyrinthian neighborhoods.
Classes are three hours a day, and participants relax and work the rest of the day. A bus, cab or uber can get you to Seville in around thirty minutes. We have a mid-program and final exposition to showcase work to the entire group. Along the way, faculty and program leaders make presentations on work and their course topics, to inspire and give a greater cultural context to Spain. Each day is full of creative conversation, encouraging you to relax and energize your creative pursuits.
The town of Carmona is excited for our group to be visiting each summer! We work in partnership with the town of Carmona, using the town hall as exhibition space and cultural arts center as studio space. We engage with the community and local makers and artists, inviting locals to dine with us and work with local artists to do our final exhibition and showcase.
AIP Designed Experience
AIP group leader and Travel Guide
Artistic, Curated Tour of Carmona
Visits to Local Museums and Cultural Sites
Meals included: Breakfasts, Lunches, and Dinners * Except on travel days
Studio and exhibition space
Airport pickup and drop-off for arrival and return flights [Flight not included in price.]
Final Exhibition open to the Public
Critiques, Lectures, Presentations, and Workshops
International Health Insurance
Course Credit if approved by your University
*Participants sign up for one course, although collaboration with other courses is encouraged. All art and design supplies are purchased by participants before the trip. Some courses may have a lab fee for shared materials and equipment which you will pay on or before the program.
Courses: Three hours of class a day / Residency: Shared Workspace + Internet
Course / Residency Outline
We offer various courses in art and design in Carmona, Spain. Our group will travel to museums and cultural sites to understand the broad historical context of Spanish art. Spain is known for painting, pottery, dance, cuisine, and leatherwork. AIP will offer workshops with local masters.
Courses and residency space will be held at the Carmona Cultural Arts Center studio’s, a local castle, courtyards in town and the city at large. We have designated studio space with sinks, electricity, and air conditioning. Many classes meet in the city to draw, paint and discuss in the cultural environment.
Using exhibition space in the city, a municipal exhibition space, site-specific course space, courses will run for three hours a day. Students are expected to work on projects outside of class time. Meals are shared at the hotel and at local restaurants. Residents can work on their own schedule and use the space there projects require.
Spanish art is open and expressive. Dance, music, sculpture, and architecture communicate a wide range of human experience. The idiosyncratic masterworks of Greco, the Golden Age of Velazquez, the art of Goya, and the innovative works of Picasso, Dali and Miró are wide-ranging and powerful. We aim to make a variety of work, sharing and exchanging perspectives, informed by the past and present. Cross-course critique and dialogue between students and professionals is an essential component of our horizontal platform. Risk-taking and hard work are encouraged and nurtured. Study contemporary and traditional methods of design and art. Return home with a body of work produced, and broadened cultural perspective.
Southern Spain is full of whitewashed villages, olive groves, lemon trees, and stunning colors. The spirit
of Andalusia is one you can’t find anywhere else. There are beautiful courtyards, fountains, smells of
orange blossoms and echoes of flamenco. Carmona is a charming little town located in Sevilla, in southern Spain. The town is lined with cobbled streets lined with churches and mansions. The architectural style in Carmona is Mudejar. A market takes place weekly selling seasonal fruits and vegetables. When the moors occupied Carmona, they built walls around it and fountains and palaces within it, all of which are still visible today.
Our trip is stationed in the town of Carmona at a grand property on the edge of the town, overlooking the Spanish countryside. The hotel is complete with interior patios, halls decorated with frescoes and Moorish gardens. There is a lovely pool to enjoy during your stay.
AIP Spain is located 25 minutes from the Seville Airport.
Duration of residency
Disciplines, work equipment and assistance
any discipline in art, design, music, performance
Studio / Workspace
yes, shared studio space
Fees and support
Expectations towards the artist