Monday, May 23, 2011

2011 Madrid Procesos - Call for Artists Projects - Deadline: May 31, 2011

AVAM (Associated Visual Artists of Madrid), sponsored by the Madrid Regional Government, invites entries for a competition to select four artistic projects for inclusion in Madrid Procesos 11. This Open Call forms part of the Madrid Procesos programme, an initiative promoted by AVAM and supported by the Madrid Regional Government in order to improve the conditions experienced by plastic and visual artists as they produce and create their work.

This open call has two categories whose aim is to select four artistic projects:

Category 1: Madrid Procesos 11/ Madrid. The selection of two artistic projects which will be produced principally with existing resources in the Madrid Region during a period of approximately four months (July-October 2011).

Category 2: Madrid Procesos 11/ Berlin. The selection of two artistic projects for total or partial production in residence at the Karl Hofer Society of the Circle of Friends of the University of the Arts in Berlin during an exact period of two months (15 August –15 October 2011).


Artists of any nationality or age may present projects, either individually or collectively. In the latter case, the collective must designate one member as a representative.


Participants must present an original and unpublished project which is in the production stage or is to be partially or totally produced during the duration of the grant.

There is no incompatibility with any other grant for the same project, but this must be specified (when applicable) in the documentation presented.

The project must be produced primarily using resources available within the Madrid Region, with the various stages of this process to be visible during the entire duration of the Madrid Procesos 11 programme.


-The sum provided for the project is 5.000 € (Taxable Amount + VAT), which corresponds to the following: materials, stays, travel, insurance, production fees, authors' rights and any other expense related to the production of the project. Fees and authors' rights must be calculated at around 30% of the total grant.

According to the tax legislation in force, expense invoices must be received in full i.e. transactions subject to VAT including the corresponding deduction.

- Timely presentation of the programme of projects in the Madrid Regional Government's CA2M, the Dos de Mayo Art Centre.

Selection of projects:

At least 50% of the artists selected must either have been born in Madrid or be residents in Madrid Region during 2011.

Further information and application procedure:

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

INLAND - Campo Adentro Residency Program, Spain. Deadline: Feb. 10, 2011

The Inland Project - Art, Agriculture and Countryside - is a project about territories, geopolitics, culture and identity and the relationship between countryside and city in Spain today.

Residencies addressed to: Spanish and international artists of all disciplines (visual arts, music, dance, etc.), individuals or grupos, who want to try and influence the relationship between art and agriculture, rural and urban areas. No age limit. Excellent command of the Spanish language required for two of the three project options.

Duration: 3 weeks to 2 months

Deadline: February 14 (receipt date) Feb. 10 (latest postmark date)

Sponsors: Spanish Ministry of the Environment, Rural and Marine Affairs
Spanish Ministry of Culture
Fundación Marcelino Botín

For complete information and application form:

Can Xalant, Mataró, Barcelona Open Calls, Deadline: March 12, 2011

Can Xalant, Center for Creation of Visual Arts and Contemporary Thought, located in Mataró, Barcelona, announces two open calls for projects of intervention in the public spaces of Mataró and Vic, Barcelona.

The project "Ceci n’est pas une voiture. Nomadic devices loom around the museum" is born as a documentation and reflection exercise on the construction of mobile devices as elements of an expanded concept of the Museum or going as far as being an alternative to it.

It is a research project that aims at cataloguing and reflecting on those projects which, circulating in the public space, challenge the conventional notion of the Museum and reformulate instead the functions of the exhibition display as a nomadic platform nurturing direct and self-managed participation, development of social research and dissemination of educational experiences.

The project is carried out as a series of activities each of which is designed as a Parking episode. Parking 01, the first of this series, was developed and presented in Can Xalant in July 2010. The project as a whole is a build up of successive Parkings to be carried out throughout 2011. A more detailed definition of the project can be found on the following websites: http:/ - –

Parking 02. Open call for a project of intervention in the public space of Mataró using Idensitat’s Dispositivo Itinerante.

Dispositivo Itinerante [DI]
At different moments in 2009 and 2010, the Dispositivo Itinerante (Touring Device) has been part of workshops and seminars as an itinerant exhibition that conveys specific activities generated by Idensitat.

It has taken part in the iD Barrio project and was present at various activities of educational activities and intervention in the public space in Calaf (Espacio Hivernacle Cultural), Prat de Llobregat (Torre Muntadas), Barcelona (La Capella) and Manresa (Passeig Pere III).

It pursues the idea of an exhibition that expands in the territory and serves as a transmitter – receiver of data. Its itinerant nature allows affecting specific aspects of the territory through mobility. The Dispositivo Itinerante is a way to demonstrate and display one of Idensitat’s main objectives, which is to be an itinerant production space, which travels within the territory with the projects it produces, while generating insights, analysis and proposals for change.

In this case it is proposed as a support element that is integrated into the project selected from the open call, and can be modified and adapted to its needs. The Dispositivo Itinerante has some additional elements such as projector, various tables, chairs, projection screens and vertical supports.

Parking 03. Open call for a project of intervention in the public space of Vic using Can Xalant’s CX-R caravan.

CX-R is an adapted mobile caravan. Its portability allows the center to expand into the public arena, establish collaborations with its environment, and expand its scope of action and repercussion.

CX-R was designed and produced in 2009 by Argentine architects a77 (Gustavo Diéguez y Lucas Gilardi) and Pau Faus as a result of a workshop aiming at the collective construction of infrastructure for the courtyard of the center, through the development of a network of institutions and people in the immediate environment.

The laboratory was conceived as a process of physical construction, but also as a platform for social interaction to define a program.

Since its opening, CX-R has been requested for different uses: artistic-educational interventions in schools, neighborhood festivals, stage for performances, artistic interventions, among others. CX-R can be modified for each application and project.

Deadline: March 12, 2011

Who can participate?

Both open calls are for artists who provide proposals of intervention in the public space from a trans-disciplinary perspective and the willingness to interact with different strategies within the social space of Mataró and Vic (Barcelona).

Participants will have to make a proposal that incorporates Idensitat’s Dispositivo Itinerante in the case of Mataró and Can Xalant’s CX-R in the case of Vic, and that will be carried out in the public space of the city.

The concept of space is to be understood in its dual capacity, physical and social. There are no prerequisites apart from these mentioned above; the project can therefore tackle cultural, political, educational or any other issue. At any rate, the strategy and formalization will have to deal with elements of latent tension in public space. The final location of the selected proposal in the public space will be subject to obtaining a municipal permit.

The proposals will be carried out during a residency of 30 days, between May 1 and June 30, 2011.

More info. about Can Xalant:

Descubrimientos PHE Portfolio Review, Madrid. Deadline: February 13, 2011

Descubrimientos PHE is PHotoEspaña's portfolio review, offering photographers the opportunity to present their work to curators and editors specialized in the field with the objetive of generating professional outlets for their work.

From June 2 - 4, 2011 participants will present their portfolios in Madrid to 8 professionals during individual, 20-minute appointments.

Deadline: February 13, 2011

More more information about the PHotoEspaña Fair (June 1 - July 24, 2011) and registration forms for the Descubrimientos PHE Portfolio Reviews:

Montehermoso Cultural Center, Vitoria, Spain: Deadline: March 13, 2011

The Montehermoso Culturall Center, located in Vitoria, province of Alava, Spain, announces its Art and Research Awards aimed at facilitating the production, dissemination and exhibition of contemporary art projects. Awards are offered for:

- Production of contemporary art projects
- Curatorship
- Research (min. of one award is earmarked for projects related to the History of Feminist Art in Spain.)
- Development of a film scripts.

Deadline: March 13, 2011

More information:

Friday, December 3, 2010

ECAT, Toledo - 2011 Call for Projects. Deadline: December 10, 2010

The "Fundación de Cultura y Deporte" of the Regional Government of Castille-La Mancha will be selecting 5 projects to form part of it the exhibition programming of the "Espacio Contemporáneo Archivo de Toledo - ECAT".

Eligibility: Spanish and international artists. No age limitatation. Addressed to individual artists or collectives.

Financing: Maximum of 7.000 euros per project. Former church floor plans follow:

For additional information and application form:

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Krea Contemporary Expression Creation Program, deadline Nov. 30, 2010

KREA Contemporary Expression, located in Vitoria, Alava, is a centre that provides resources, a place for training and a meeting point where contemporary creation and culture from a multi-disciplinary and networking standpoint is encouraged.

The Creation Program is of strategic importance to KREA Contemporary Expression which fosters research, training, circulation and exhibition projects and pays special attention to young artists.

Visual arts, music, literary arts, dance and theatre are fields of creation that KREA Contemporary Expression has committed to, in addition to a concept of culture open to other spheres of social interest.

For more information about Krea, it's artist-in-residency program and it's new architectural project: