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Programme of Residencies

Programme of Residencies The residency programmes are designed to provide participants with the time, space and means to work in optimal conditions. They include production support and expert assistance to encourage the transition to professional practice. The programmes are aimed at helping the participants achieve the highest possible level of professionalism by equipping them with suitable theoretical and practical tools and providing them with contacts in the complex art world.

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Acción Cultural Española has joined the international network of artists’ residencies by supporting the following programmes:
  • Graphic Novel Residency at the Maison des Auteurs Angouleme 2017-2018
    The aim of the residency is to promote creation specifically in the field of graphic novels. For this purpose it facilitates the completion of a project chosen for its artistic values and innovative nature in this field. The chosen candidate will enjoy a residency at the Maison des Auteurs in Angoulême (France) between December 2017 and May 2018. The closing date for submitting entries is 15 May 2017.entre diciembre de 2017 y finales de mayo de 2018.
  • Citè Internationale des Arts de Paris Writers' Residency 2017
    Acción Cultural Española (AC/E) and the French Embassy in Spain, with the support of la  Marie de Paris, la Cité des Arts and the Residencia de Estudiantes, organised this open call for writers who live and work in Spain. The residency will take place in the Cité des Arts in París for a maximum of three months between Septembre and November 2017. 
  • Research Residency FelipaManuela 2017
    FelipaManuela is a Residency Programme dedicated to research the relationship that establishes the art of our time with the places, the people and the different ways in which they coexist. It is aimed at curators and professionals from ​​Latin American institutions, who are invited to a research residence in Madrid, for a period of 15 to 20 days. It aims to promote the internationalization of the Spanish artistic scene and professional exchange.
  • Residencia de Carlos Contreras Elvira en La Nacional de Nueva York 2017
    Desde su fundación en 1868, La Nacional se ha caracterizado por acoger a artistas españoles que llegan a Manhattan para poder continuar con sus procesos creativos. Por allí han pasado cineastas como Buñuel y poetas como Lorca, donde escribió parte de Poeta en Nueva York. La invitación al escritor Carlos Contreras Elvira, con el apoyo de AC/E a través del programa PICE,  quiere dar continuidad al espíritu con el que nació esta casa, facilitando su estancia durante un trimestre en el que llevará a cabo un proyecto de escritura dramática
  • Cross Residences for Curators CAPC musée – La Casa Encendida 2017
    The CAPC contemporary art museum in Bordeaux and La Casa Encendida in Madrid, with the collaboration of La Casa Velázquez (Madrid), AC/E and the cultural service of the French Embassy in Spain begin a program of cross residences with annual periodicity for curators. A curator of French nationality will be welcomed as a resident in La Casa Encendida and in parallel a curator of Spanish nationality will be welcomed as a resident in the CAPC.
    Application deadline: Until April 23
  • Residencia de Antoni Hervas en 18th Street Arts Center 2017
    Barcelona-based artist Antoni Hervas' residency aims to develop a new body of work based on research into LGBTQ and subcultural histories of Los Angeles, which he will link to political histories of queer experience in Spain in an act of cultural exchange. 18SAC’s international residency programme hosts 35-45 international artists and curators annually, serving over 500 artists and art workers from 61 countries since 1998.
  • Ignasi Aballi SOMA 2017 Artis's Residency
    In 2017 the Spanish artist Ignasi Aballí is taking part in the SOMA residencies programme with the support of AC/E. The residency various activities include a public talk on the format of artistic residencies together with other residency projects such as Casa Vecina, Casa Maauad and Casa Gallina, and a theoretic and practical workshop on artistic interventions in unconventional spaces in Mexico city. 
  • Krokodil's Writer-in-Residence program 2017

    In the 2027 residence the Krokodil Association has include Spanish writers in the list of countries from which they have want to host writers so far. AC/E supports the participation of Spanish writer Mercerdes Cebrián. During the month she intends to work with the Serbian and regional literary circles and the media and meeting publishers in order to obtain publishing contracts.
  • Ángel Calvo Ulloa at the Residencia Paulo Reis de Ateliê Fidalga 2017
    The Residência Paulo Reis de Ateliê Fidalga seeks to forge ties between Spain, Portugal and Brazil, in the say way that the curator Paulo Reis (1960‒2011) did during his career. These links are established through knowledge of the local art scene, public presentations of the Spanish context, in this case given by the guest curator, and the forging of two-way long-distance relationships between artists, curators and other agents of these countries.
  • Artist Residency at the University of Washington School of Music with Paco Diez 2017
    Paco Diez has received an artistic residency in Seattle for one month at the University of Washington School of Music, and community outreach through UW’s Meany Center for the Performing Arts. He will work with ethnomusicology students, focusing on Spanish Sephardic Folk Music from the Iberian musical tradition.
    He will also be available for outreach with UW students on campus and with K-12 public school students, including in-school lecture/demonstrations and possibly a student matinee.