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Estampa 2019. Contemporary Art Fair

Estampa 2019. Contemporary Art Fair

17 October - 20 October 2019
IFEMA, Feria de Madrid (Madrid, Spain)
Estampa is a contemporary art fair that has been held in the autumn of Madrid for 27 years, whose scope of work is the art market in Spain, and its concern is the formation and stabilization of a sustainable collecting for a growing and updating gallery constants in our country. The fair is organized around a General Program of large Spanish galleries and a series of programs whose curators propose the most recent contemporary art practice or focus on more experimental issues and less traveled by the general public. Their collectors programme summons a selection of international buyers who come to Estampa every year to discover or corroborate the quality of their galleries and is completed with a programme of activities focused on the exploration and review of contemporary art collecting in Spain and Portugal. AC/E supports the participation of the following international influencers, critics and programmers through the Visitors grant.
Frankfurt Book Fair 2019

Frankfurt Book Fair 2019

16 October - 20 October 2019
Frankfurter Buchmesse | Feria del Libro de Frankfurt (Frankfurt, Germany)
Spain will be the Country Guest of Honour at the 2021 Frankfurt Book Fair, coinciding with the 30th anniversary of Spain’s participation in 1991. Since then, the international presence of Spanish literature has been growing and, as a result of this invitation, the Ministry of Culture and Sports, through the General Directorate for Books and to Promote Reading, backed up by Acción Cultural Española AC/E, has arranged, under the motto Spain, a plural country, a broad and encompassing programme, to present Spain’s dynamic culture, its huge variety of aesthetic proposals, and the country’s characteristic plurality of languages. At this 2019 summit, between 16 and 20 October, the programme will present current authors who have associated their work to Spain’s history, with its complex and highly rich literary tradition. To that end, the activities arranged have focused on various themes. > See complete programme (Spanish, English and German, PDF)
León Felipe. Who am I?

León Felipe. Who am I?

15 October 2019 - 15 January 2020
Instituto Cervantes de Chicago (Chicago, United States)
This exhibition is made up of about 150 documents, artworks and materials related to the great poet Leon Felipe, among which are photographs, paintings, sculpture, documents, press and books. Born in Tábara, Zamora on April 11 (1884), 2018 sees the commemoration of the fiftieth anniversary of his death in Mexico, where he lived in exile until his passing in 1968. Felipe Camino Galicia de la Rosa, better known as Leon Felipe, was one of Spain's major poets. Although his style is very personal and difficult, he is usually ascribed to the poets of the Generation of '27. The exhibition covers his life and work, revealing the intense life and literary career of this apothecary, actor, lecturer, teacher, translator and outstanding Spanish poet. It is a great opportunity to get to know this influential personality of the Spanish letters who traveled and developed his academic work in Equatorial Guinea, the USA, Panama and finally Mexico, where he obtained a great recognition. His legacy, of which a part is presented here, was acquired by the City Council of Zamora in 2002 and is estimated at some 2,500 manuscripts, unpublished loose poems, plus 5 other book-length manuscripts that were never published, alongside correspondence, photographs, and other belongings of the poet of the "Verses and prayers of the traveler".
Objetivo Mordzinski. Journey to the Heart of Spanish-American Literature

Objetivo Mordzinski. Journey to the Heart of Spanish-American Literature

11 October - 30 November 2019
Casa de América (Madrid, Spain)
Objetivo Mordzinski is a photographic approach to Spanish-American literary creation through the gaze of artist Daniel Mordzinski, who has been making portraits of writers for more than three decades and has published many books of photographs on literature, particularly Spanish-language literature. The show is directly connected with the nature of the international Spanish-language conference that will host it for the first time: the VII Congreso Internacional de la Lengua Española, which is due to take place in San Juan, Puerto Rico, in March 2016.     The exhibition features approximately 220 photographs (nearly 100 of which are new). These core exhibits are accompanied by a section linked to the Puerto Rico conference, with images of writers from this country and of Mario Vargas Llosa and Emilio Lledó, who are guests of honour at this year’s edition. The exhibition is focused on attempting to convey to audiences the international and multicultural nature of the Spanish language and its magnificent role in structuring the Spanish-American community, the American continent and, in general, today’s world. The artist’s photographs show a living, dynamic and varied literary reality shaped by three generations of men and women who have built the collective imaginary from words in their countless books, poems, festivals, songs, plays and essays. Objetivo Mordzinski  is an ongoing project aimed at constructing this geography that is intangible but visible to readers and viewers from all over the world – literature in Spanish – and underlining its importance as well as that of Spanish itself as a language, industry and standard bearer in the world. 
New Education Laboratories

New Education Laboratories

09 October 2019 - 01 March 2020
Fundación Francisco Giner de los Ríos - Institución Libre de Enseñanza (Madrid, Spain)
The exhibition commemorates the centenary of the creation, by the Ampliación de Estudios e Investigaciones Científicas (JAE), of the Instituto-Escuela, the most ambitious "reform essay" of public education in the stages before the university developed until then in Spain and one of the most outstanding pedagogical experiences of interwar Europe. A journey through the history of the institution that brings together works by authors of modernity and historical avant-garde such as Darío de Regoyos, Picasso, Torres García, Barradas, Alberto Sánchez, Benjamín Palencia, Maruja Mallo, García Lorca, Francisco Bores, Alberti, Moreno Villa or Ángel Ferrant, who dialogue with current artists such as Darío Villalba, Eduardo Arroyo, Blanca Muñoz, Emilia Azcárate, Antonio Ballester or Chema Madoz. The Instituto-Escuela was part of a modernization project of Spanish society promoted by the Institución Libre de Enseñanza (ILE) from 1876, with the aim of generalizing a new education and promoting scientific and cultural progress as the only means capable of place Spain among the most advanced countries.
Malba Writers’ Residency  2020

Malba Writers’ Residency 2020

09 October - 10 November 2019
Convocatoria abierta ()
Malba Literatura and Acción Cultural Española have launched the REM + AC/E programme whereby a grant will be awarded to a Spanish writer every year to enjoy the Malba Writers’ Residency. The programme is aimed at foreign writers and is designed as a forum for exchange and literary creation based on an invitation to spend five weeks in Buenos Aires as part of their artistic and professional development. Deadline: 10 November 2019 REM +AC/E programme. This programme arose from the joint aim of the Malba Writers’ Residency and Acción Cultural Española to foster the internationalisation of Spanish and Argentinian creators and encourage collaboration between authors, publishers and managers of both countries. The residency is aimed at Spanish writers and offers the possibility of living five weeks in Buenos Aires as part of their artistic and professional development. The Malba Writers Residence proposes an urban experience that allows contact with various cultural manifestations of the city and is also a platform that promotes networks of artistic collaboration. This new call for applications for the REM +AC/E 2020 programme has taken place in October through Malba’s website. The international jury appointed by the museum will shortlist three candidatures, which they will pass on to AC/E to assess and select the beneficiary. > See conditions > More info
AC/E Grants for Translation and in Support of Illustration 2019

AC/E Grants for Translation and in Support of Illustration 2019

07 October - 10 December 2019
Call for Entry
On the occasion of Spain's participation as a Guest of Honour at the Frankfurt Book Fair 2021, Acción Cultural Española has created these translation grants to promote Spanish literary works among foreign publishers. Application Deadline: 10 December 2019 The AC/E translation grants seeks to encourage the sale of rights to foreign publishers and to publish Spanish literary creations, thus favoring their international visibility and recognition. The accepted languages ​​for translations are German, English, French, Dutch and Italian. There are two lines of grants: 1.  AC/E Grants for Translation and in Support of Illustration for foreign publishers. 2. Grants for translation of samples for the preparation of dossiers of foreign promotion, for Spanish publishers and agents. Both types of grants have different guidelines and application forms (see below ↓). Applications can only be made for works published by Spanish publishers as a printed book and with commercial distribution in bookstores in the following modalities: - narrative (fiction, nonfiction) - essay - poetry - theater, drama - YA literature - illustrated album - graphic novel - comic In the case of illustrated works and graphic novel, additional help may be requested for the illustrator's fees. AC/E will not fund scholarly works, schoolbooks, exhibition catalogues, unpublished and self-published works, travel guides, research studies, minutes of congresses, manuals, digital-only and/or print-on-demand works, and similar categories. For more information, please write to: spainfrankfurt2021@accioncultural.es Grants for complete works and support for illustration.: ⇒ Bases obra completa e ilustración (Spanish, PDF) - ⇒ Conditions complete works and illustration (English, PDF) - → Application form  Grants for samples of books: ⇒ Bases fragmentos (Spanish, PDF) - → Application form
Guerrero / Vicente

Guerrero / Vicente

04 October 2019 - 12 January 2020
Centro José Guerrero (Granada, Spain)
The Centro José Guerrero in Granada and the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo Esteban Vicente, with the institutional support of Acción Cultural Española as the organiser and the collaboration of the Museo de Bellas Artes de Asturias as the venue, present an exhibition project that links the work of the only two Spanish artists who were part of one of the most important art trends of the twentieth century: American Abstract Expressionism. The exhibition “Guerrero / Vicente” highlights the similarities and differences between two artists whom historiography has traditionally treated individually and separately given their powerful artistic and stylistic personalities. Their formative periods are marked by a number of similarities. Esteban Vicente was born in 1903 and José Guerrero in 1914; therefore, until the central years of their careers, Vicente was always ahead of Guerrero. But they moved in the same environments. They both studied at the Escuela de Bellas Artes de San Fernando. After completing their academic training, they both headed for Paris, then the hub of European avant-garde art. They were both particularly attracted to Matisse, but also to Cubism and the Paris school. They each married an American woman and went to live in the United States, Esteban Vicente in 1936 and José Guerrero in 1949, both as a result of wars. They had started out practising a new representational art that gradually shifted away from mimesis and towards abstraction. For both artists the turning point, the year that marked a change in their artistic language, came in 1950. The most important event in Esteban Vicente’s life was the Talent 1950 exhibition for which he was selected by Meyer Shapiro and Clement Greenberg. That year José Guerrero took up residence in Greenwich Village, where there was a large colony of artists, and began to have dealings with agents, who soon introduced him to the gallery owner Betty Parsons. Each with their particular likes and dislikes, they mixed with De Kooning, Rothko, Kline, Motherwell, Guston, Newmann and Pollock, among others, and from then onwards remained faithful to the dictates of the first generation of American Abstract Expressionism.   Despite their stylistic differences, they both shared the same concern with colour. In Guerrero’s case, it soon became a structural element of the composition. Vicente took longer: his initial concern was the structure of the painting, but in the late 1950s he began to explore how to trap or capture light and achieved this through colour, which also infuses his work with emotion. The works selected for the exhibition, which illustrate their parallel careers, focus on three significant stages in their shared journey: -Their beginnings in representational art, with a selection of their respective landscapes, the genre they most practiced: urban and rural scenes in which there are glimpses of a progressive shift towards abstraction. -The early 50s, marked by a complete, determined espousal of abstraction with no turning back. A determining factor in both cases was their explorations on paper: collage (in Vicente’s case) and printmaking (in Guerrero) were experimental laboratories that allowed them to progress until they felt confident in this new direction. -The 70s, after which they each developed a characteristic voice of their own and achieved full maturity, leading to different approaches to colour field painting. José Guerrero attached great importance to space, its limits, the boundaries between planes, and the areas where colours intermingle; to quote Juan Manuel Bonet, what interested him “was for colour to flow, for the paint to breathe, for the picture to be vibrant, luminous and full of energy”. During these years Vicente built a world of his own based on forms that float in space and give meaning to his work and in which he obsessively worked on colour gradation and saturation and, through it, light. The accompanying exhibition catalogue features a main text by Inés Vallejo, who examines the exhibition from an academic, historical and scientific approach based on the research she carried out for her doctoral thesis (Esteban Vicente y José Guerrero: dos pintores españoles en Nueva York, UCM, 2010). The publication will feature three introductory texts on each of the sections into which the show is divided, written by three important Spanish historians and critics: Juan Manuel Bonet, Guillermo Solana and José María Parreño. 
Design Week Mexico 2019

Design Week Mexico 2019

03 October - 27 October 2019
Varias sedes (Ciudad de México, México)
Since 2009, Design Week Mexico promotes and contributes to the local design scene. Through its programming it has formed a creative community in which the main actors of the cultural, educational, commercial and institutional fields of Mexico participate. In 2018, Mexico City was the World Capital of Design under the theme Socially Responsible Design. For this edition of 2019, the guest country is Cuba. AC/E supports the participation of Miguel Miguel Giner Gutiérrez  in Unpublished, an initiative that exhibits and rewards utilitarian design through the exhibition of pieces never before shown by Mexican and foreign creators. This exhibition seeks to challenge designers to explore the limits of design in terms of materials, processes, concept, innovation, user experience and social impact.
Artistic Residency at SOMA 2019 - Jordi Colomer

Artistic Residency at SOMA 2019 - Jordi Colomer

01 October - 30 November 2019
Call for Entry
Jordi Colomer is the artist selected by the jury for a residency at SOMA (Mexico). This residency, organized by Acción Cultural Española (AC/E) and SOMA, allows a Spanish artist to research and develop artistic production during two months, between October and November 2019, in Mexico. SOMA is a Mexican non-profit organization dedicated to the cultural exchange and teaching of the arts created more than a decade ago by a group of artists. It is a space for reflection where members and participants have the opportunity to critically review their proposals and where the review of the creative process is encouraged. SOMA supports residents with a program of contacts, visits to their workshop, supervision and guidance, as well as organizing their participation in one of the so-called "SOMA Wednesdays" and offering them the opportunity to participate in the educational program of the institution.   Announcement Call for applications ended on July 13, 2019. BENEFICIARIES Creators / as born or residents in Spain, with a consolidated artistic career (half career) will be able to participate in the call. DURATION The duration of the residency will be two months, October and November 2019. If the resident will be absent during the agreed dates without any relevant justification, the stay and the grants granted in each case may be canceled, including the refund of the amount of your ticket to Mexico. SUBMISSION OF APPLICATIONS Registration will be made by sending emails to the address: carolina.diaz@somamexico.org It is essential that in the SUBJECT of the mail it be indicated: "Call SOMA - AC/E". They must attach the following documentation in a single PDF document (maximum 10 MEGAS): 1. Personal information // - Full name // - Date of birth // - Nationality // - Passport number // - Current address // - Mobile phone number // - E-mail // - Website 2. Portfolio: Brief description of the work you have done during the last three years. It is COMPULSORY to present the portfolio in PDF format, including the images in it. 3. Curriculum Vitae. 4. A letter of motivation that summarizes the interest for which you want to make residency in SOMA and the objective of the artistic research you want to develop or complement during your residency: What would SOMA contribute to the creative process you want to develop? What kind of relationships and activities would you like to develop in SOMA with the aim of enhancing your creative process and artistic research? The applicants accredit the originality and authorship of the projects that they present and guarantee that they legitimately hold all the intellectual property rights over them, expressly exempting the institutions that call this residence from any liability for damages that may be caused in this respect. . Without prejudice to the documentation requested for participation, in the case of overcoming the selection process, the following will be requested: • Copy of D.N.I / N.I.E. • Responsible declaration of not being subject to any of the prohibitions to contract provided for in article 71 of Law 9/2017 of November 8, on Contracts of the Public Sector, by which the European Parliament Directives are transposed into Spanish law. and of the Council 2014/23 / EU, of February 26, 2014. DEADLINES Applications may be submitted until 23:59 (GMT + 1) on July 13, 2019. No application received after the deadline will be accepted. The selected candidate will be contacted directly by the program coordinator and must confirm acceptance in writing within 7 working days of notification. SELECTION The candidatures will be valued by a commission composed of a minimum of three members of the convening institutions. The decision will be unappealable. The Valuation Commission will resolve any circumstance not foreseen in these bases and may declare the call void. By the mere fact of presenting themselves to the call, the participants accept these rules. In the event that a previously awarded application must be withdrawn, the candidate must notify it in advance. ENDOWMENT The residency will be held at the SOMA facilities in Mexico City and includes the following services that will be managed directly by SOMA: - Round trip to Mexico from the place of residence in Spain, in economy class. - Accommodation provided with a workshop during the two months of your stay. - Advising (suggested by SOMA according to the artistic research project presented by the resident in his application), - Organization of a workshop and / or delivery of a "Wednesday of the SOMA" by the resident. - Medical insurance during your stay. - For the maintenance and production, an amount of 1,000 is established
Residency at En Lugar a Dudas (Colombia) 2019 - Marta Ramos-Yzquierdo

Residency at En Lugar a Dudas (Colombia) 2019 - Marta Ramos-Yzquierdo

01 October - 15 December 2019
Lugar a dudas (Cali, Colombia)
This is the third edition of these residences jointly organized by Lugar a Dudas and Acción Cultural Española (AC/E), at the jury selected the Spanish curator Marta Ramos-Yzquierdo to carry out a research work for six weeks in Cali. Lugar a dudas is an independent non-profit space which promotes and disseminates contemporary artistic creation through a process of research, production and open discussion. Its programme of residencies, started up in 2006, is aimed at artists, curators, writers and other agents in the field of art who wish to explore and examine different forms of interaction that promote collaboration between individuals, disciplines and subjectivities as a starting point for artistic practice and critical thought.   OPEN CALL ANNOUNCEMENT Finished on July 14, 2019. Beneficiaries All persons born or residing in Spain with a proven track record of research and who present a research proposal that requires their development in an institution such as Lugar a Dudas in Colombia may participate in the call. Duration The duration of the residence will be of 6 uninterrupted weeks, to choose between October and December 2019, and will be subject to the availability of Place to Doubts. In the event of absences during the agreed dates without relevant justification, it may suppose the cancellation of the stay and of the aids granted in each case, including the refund of the amount of the Spain / Colombia / Spain plane ticket. Within the proposal submitted to the selection, short stays can be contemplated in other Colombian institutions / centers in Medellín, Bogotá, etc. that are considered of interest for the development of the investigation. Lugar a Dudas may advise on which centers may be of interest for the purpose marked in the submitted research project.   Submission of applications Registration will be made by sending emails to the address: residencias@lugaradudas.org They must attach the following documentation in a single PDF document (maximum 10 MEGAS): 1. Personal information // - Full name // - Date of birth // - Nationality // - Passport number // - Current address // - Mobile phone number // - E-mail // - Website 2. Portfolio: Brief description of the work you have done during the last three years. It is recommended to include the images in the PDF document. 3. Curriculum Vitae. 4. A letter of motivation that summarizes the interest for which you want to carry out residency in Place a Question and the objective of the research you want to develop or complement during your residency: What would this context contribute to the process of your practice? What relationship would you expect to establish between one and the other? 5. It will be valued that two reference letters of qualified people who know the artistic trajectory of the participant be attached. The applicants accredit the originality and authorship of the projects that they present and guarantee that they legitimately hold all the intellectual property rights over them, expressly exempting the institutions that call this residence from any liability for damages that may be caused in this respect. . Deadlines  Applications may be submitted until 23:59 (GMT + 1) on July 14, 2019. No application received after the deadline will be accepted.  In August 2019 the name of the selected will be communicated on the conveners' websites. The selected candidate will be contacted directly by the program coordinator and must confirm acceptance in writing within 7 working days of notification.   Selection  The candidatures will be valued by a commission composed of a minimum of three members of the convening institutions. The decision will be unappealable. The Valuation Commission will resolve any circumstance not foreseen in these bases and may declare the call void.  By the mere fact of presenting themselves to the call, the participants accept these rules. In the event that a previously awarded application must be withdrawn, the candidate must notify it in advance. Endowment The residence will be developed in the facilities of Lugar a Dudas, in Cali (Colombia) and includes the following services: - Processing and payment of the round trip to Cali from the place of residence in Spain. - Accommodation for six weeks in a single room with wi-fi, fan, private bathroom and work spaces. The room is located in the house "This is not a hotel", Barrio Granada, 100 meters from Lugar a Dudas. - Medical insurance during the period of residence that must be managed and hired by the resident together with Lugar a Dudas, who will pay the amount thereof. - For maintenance, an amount of 800 euros (its equivalent in pesos) is established, which will be delivered to the resident by LUGAR A DOUBT in the following manner:                         - 550 euros (its equivalent in pesos) upon arrival in Cali.                         - 250 euros (the equivalent in pesos) at the beginning of the last week of stay. - Management and payment of transportation tickets and accommodation during internal trips in Colombia, in case the resident considers the convenience of making them for the development of their project and always having the advice and authorization of Lugar a dudas . These internal trips, their number, destination and duration, are limited, since it is considered that the primary objective is the residence in place of doubt. - It will be provided that residents who wish to visit can visit the
Claudia Pagés Rabal: Residency at Jupiter Woods

Claudia Pagés Rabal: Residency at Jupiter Woods

01 October - 31 October 2019
Jupiter Woods (Londres, United Kingdom)
AC/E supports the participation of Claudia Pages Rabal to undertake a residency at Jupiter Woods (London) aimed at developing her research on logistics, gleaning history and creolization of language. Drawing from the area JW operates within as an epicentre of logistics and distribution chains, Pages Rabal will further reflect on production processes and contemporary forms of distribution and circulation that ground her work. On-site research will be accompanied by published writing. The residency will also develop into a final, public presentation of the research undertaken, the writing process, and the results of the time spent in London. During this event Pagés Rabal will invite 2 or 3 contributors to read and perform the texts, opening this way a debate with multiple participants.
The Dream (1518-2018)

The Dream (1518-2018)

26 September 2019 - 26 January 2020
ARQVA, Museo Nacional de Arqueología Subacuática (Cartagena, Spain)
"The Longest Journey" is an exhibition and documentary programme that reflects on the attitude of man before a long trip into the unknown. It connects the first circumnavigation of the Earth with the individual challenges of the present and the collective challenges of the future. The project begins in 2018 with the exhibition following the steps of Magallanes and the preparations of the first circumnavigation with the traveling exhibition "The Dream, 1518-2018", and will continue with the celebration, in 2019, of a great exhibition in the Archivo General de Indias in Seville around the first circumnavigation of the Earth and the importance of "travel" for the evolution of mankind. The Magellan–Elcano circumnavigation was the first voyage around the world in human history. It was a Spanish expedition that sailed from Seville in 1519 under the command of Ferdinand Magellan, a Portuguese, in search of a maritime path from Spain to East Asia through the Americas and across the Pacific Ocean, and concluded by Spanish navigator Juan Sebastian Elcano in 1522. Elcano and the 18 survivors of the expedition were the first men to circumnavigate the globe in a single expedition. Following Magellan's death in Mactan (Philippines) in 1521, Juan Sebastián Elcano took command of the ship Victoria, sailing from Borneo, the Spice Islands and back to Spain across the Indian Ocean, round the Cape of Good Hope and north along the west coast of Africa. They arrived in Spain three years after they left, in 1522.
OAT 2019. Oslo Arkitekturtrienale

OAT 2019. Oslo Arkitekturtrienale

26 September - 24 November 2019
National Museum - Architecture Oslo (Oslo, Norway)
OAT 2019 is a triennial of architecture that under the spell of "The Architecture of Degrowth," brings together architects, artists, and cultural agents with proposals on the topic. For the 5th edition of the Oslo Architecture Triennale, AC/E supports the participation of Spanish artists Pep Avilés and Laia Celma Adrover to present the project "Scorched Earth: Ecological Rites and the Architecture of Abandonment". Centralia was a mining town founded in 1842 in Pennsylvania. During the earlier decades, Centralia became a flourishing, thriving community thanks to the richness of the anthracite coal mines operating in the region. The town continued increasing its population sparked by railroad construction and welcomed migrants contributing to the economy of coal extraction well into the twentieth century. In the postwar years, its population reached a peak of 2000 inhabitants. In 2018, only seven of them remain. ​Given the environmental conditions in which Centralia’s degrowth took place, the project proposes an energy ritual acting as a remedial memorial as well as resource to generating new forms of social and architectural organization in abandoned mining towns. The system will claim the burning energy for the reconsideration of political and environmental post-industrial settlements. This technology is already feasible and the energy, ready for "dépense."
Gasworks and AC/E Residency 2020

Gasworks and AC/E Residency 2020

26 September - 29 October 2019
Call for Entry
This opportunity will enable an emerging artist based in the Spain to undertake a fully-funded residency at Gasworks in London from 6 April to 22 June 2020. Gasworks’ residencies are opportunities for self-led professional development, artistic exchange and experimentation. This residency is supported by Accion Cultural Española (AC/E).  -- Application Deadline: Tuesday 29 October 2019 The Residency Comprises: - 24-hour access to a fully accessible studio at Gasworks, alongside other visiting artists and Gasworks’ permanent studio holders. - An Open Studio, or similar public presentations, at Gasworks - Single room accommodation within Gasworks Residencies House (a 3-story house, shared with 3 other artists-in-residence) - Basic living expenses in London (£150 p/week) - Economy return flights from the artist’s home city to London - Travel card (zones 1+2) for unlimited travel within central London for the duration of the residency - Administrative, pastoral and curatorial support from Gasworks (during office hours) For more information about the residency and how to apply, please download the information in the Resources section below. -- Application Procedure We accept digital applications only. Please use the online application form at the bottom of the relevant opportunity page on Gasworks’ website, here. Your application should include the following in ONE PDF file only: 1. An artist's statement describing your practice and areas of interest (up to 250 words) 2. A minimum of 10 images of recent work, with captions and a short description if necessary. 3. A CV/Resume 4. A simple statement outlining your plans, if you were to be offered the residency, which could include a short description of a research project specific to the context of London or your residency at Gasworks (up to 250 words). This proposal does not have to be definitive and can change during the course of the residency. 5. Any relevant documentation (e.g. articles or papers about work, exhibitions, publications, etc) 6. A cover sheet with name, contact address, e-mail and telephone numbers if available, plus confirmation that you will be available from 6 April to 22 June 2020, if selected.  Applications that do not follow this format will not be considered.  Please note that there is a 10MB limit on pdf submissions. If your file is not in pdf format or is over 10MB you will not be able to submit it.  
Spanish pavilion at PQ19, Prague Quadrennial

Spanish pavilion at PQ19, Prague Quadrennial

24 September - 17 November 2019
Teatro María Guerrero (Madrid, Spain)
The set designer Alejandro Andújar designed to present the exhibition "Babel", a series of artistic installations on a poetic, metaphorical and abstract contemporary Tower of Babel, in the Spanish pavilion of the Prague Quadrennial of Stage Design and Scenic Space. AC / E organizes from this initial exhibition, an itinerant exhibition so that a more extensive public can know these contents and will travel during 2019 and 2020. The 14th PQ, Prague Quadrennial of Performance Design and Space, was scheduled from 6 to 16 June 2019. It featured a Spanish pavilion organised at the initiative of INAEM in collaboration with RESAD, AC/E, AECID and the Instituto Cervantes, and the curator is stage designer Ángel Martínez Roger. The stage designer entrusted with designing the Spanish pavilion is Alejandro Andújar, design for PQ19 ‘Babel’, an installation based on the spatial concept of the minimalist tradition as an art trend and involves an installation measuring 5 x 5 metres in the shape of a cube crossed by many narrow corridors, which pay tribute to the backstage of a theatre. The corridors contain a world of sounds that reproduce various languages and, as spectators pass, convey a sound-based perception of the huge diversity of the world we live in. Visitors hear these different languages as they walk around and the whole installation thus becomes a contemporary, metaphorical, poetic and abstract Tower of Babel. Besides the main pavilion, Spain will also be represented by a Students’ Pavilion displaying works by young trainee stage designers with provocative and innovative ideas. This pavilion, entitled ‘Birds (The Fences)’, focuses on the logic of ambiguity, the logic that converts the border into a crossing, the river into a bridge, the door that closes into one that opens. The symbolic border functions as a third party, a place between another two, a game of interactions and ‘inter-views’, and a symbol of exchanges and encounters. Also on show is an installation by Juan Gómez Cornejo among the sculptures of the Lapidarium museum located in the PQ 2019’s grounds. It pays well-deserved homage to this winner of the National Theatre Prize, a leader in creative stage lighting in Spain. Gómez Cornejo’s career spans several generations of directors and stage designers and he is a unifying thread and unquestionable reference for today’s young professionals.
14ª Bienal Internacional de Arte Contemporânea de Curitiba 2019

14ª Bienal Internacional de Arte Contemporânea de Curitiba 2019

21 September 2019 - 23 February 2020
Bienal Internacional de Arte Contemporânea de Curitiba (Curitiba, Brazil)
In this edition, the 14th, the ​Curitiba Biennial of Contemporary Art is made under the concept of "open borders", showing how the word "border" can have several meanings and how art has always been involved in that concept. With the presence of other countries artworks and its representatives, it will be possible to show the public the vastity of art in different countries, contributing with new thoughts on the construction and the process of another history. AC/E supports the traveling expenses of the artist that participate in the Spanish Exhibitions at the 1 Biennial:  Llorenç Barber: The musician presents an exceptional concert through the ringing of bells of the main churches of the city of Curitiba. Through the concept of sound landscape, the performance will have collaboration of local assistants. Daniel Canogar: Instalation made with a projector and a computer. "Xilem, 2016" in which its visuality is ruled by algorithms in real time of the financial operations that happen around the world. Juan Luis Moraza: presents the instalation of the laboral parties calendar, 2016, a work about the boundary of the time and the work that rule our era. Eduardo Scala: will make an architectural intervention at the Public Library, with a building poem and visual poetry content in the inside area. Curitiba Biennial of Contemporary Art was born in 1993. In 1997, it began its itinerary activities through different states of Brazil and countries of Latin America, work that it keeps to this day. Besides doing contemporary art exhibitions, cinema and literature, the Curitiba Biennial also organizes annual circuits and parallel programs. In 2013, when it completed 20 years of activity, it was consecrated as one of the most important contemporary art events in the global circuit.
Rosa Rubio. 'Praxis'

Rosa Rubio. 'Praxis'

21 September - 21 November 2019
Centro Cultural de Cascais (Cascais, Portugal)
The PRAXIS Project arises from seeking the concept of “conduct of good or bad action in the human being”. It is a philosophical concept that comes from the Greek term PRAXIS and responds to an aesthetic vision based on a free classification of the universal "seven deadly sins." It was developed intuitively and on the basis of an interdisciplinary work that encompasses various techniques (paint, graphite, plasters, ceramics, salt and video installation material). The seven disturbing elements: 1. Lust, 2. Gluttony, 3. Greed, 4. Laziness, 5. Anger, 6. Envy and 7. Superb, acquire in this project a great iconographic diversity, appearing in random forms in bird heads, irregular busts, infinite dots and circles ... etc. The symbol of the circle is the driving axis of the project since it takes on a divine guiding role, becoming the figure of the soul regarding the spiritual and celestial side of the seven capital sins in the human being and synthesizing their mystical relationship in the future of life and in the course of time. The circle joins the presence of the number seven "as a sign of thought, spirituality, conscience and wisdom." It is the highest representation of the sacred: Magical and Divine.
Obra convidada at the Museo Nacional de Arte Antiga 2019: Fray Pedro Machado, Zurbarán

Obra convidada at the Museo Nacional de Arte Antiga 2019: Fray Pedro Machado, Zurbarán

19 September 2019 - 12 January 2020
Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga (MNAA) (Lisboa, Portugal)
The 'obra convidada' is one of the most anticipated activities of Mostra Espanha and also the one that arouses the greatest expectation and attracts the greatest number of visitors. This programme run by the MNAA is intended to make known works by great masters of western painting from prominent museums and collections but rarely exhibited in Lisbon. On this occasion the chosen work is "Fray Pedro de Machado" by Zurbarán (oil on canvas, 1630-1634), from the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of San Fernando. On August 29, 1628, Zurbarán signed a contract with the friars of the Merced Calzada de Sevilla with the commission to make twenty-two paintings on the life of San Pedro Nolasco, founder of the order. The set is today scattered between the Cathedral of Seville, the Prado Museum and foreign collections. By prolonging the execution of these works, and perhaps to compensate for the delay, Zurbarán carried out in the same years another series of canvases, also with the intervention of assistants, to the library of the same convent. It consisted of twelve portraits of theologians and scholars of the order, some already deceased, whose intention was to perpetuate his memory. Five paintings of this series were confiscated by Godoy in 1802, becoming part of the collection of the Academy in 1816. The four friars preserved in the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of San Fernando have a similar composition. The apparent uniformity is nuanced by the different orientation of the figures, by the variety in the arrangement of the hands and by the range of tonalities that make these paintings an authentic symphony of whites. Fray Pedro Machado carries, like the other Mercedarians, the shield of the order with the emblems granted in 1218 to the founder San Pedro Nolasco: the bars of Aragón, which Jaime I granted him, and the white cross of the cathedral of Barcelona. The essential thing was the figure and name of all of them as an example to follow in the conventual community, and the physical resemblance in these cases was a secondary matter.
15th Biennial of Contemporary Art of Lyon 2019

15th Biennial of Contemporary Art of Lyon 2019

18 September 2019 - 05 January 2020
La Biennale de Lyon (Lyon, France)
The Biennale de Lyon is an international contemporary art event taking place every two years in Lyon and its Metropolis, France. It is built around the international exhibition, an inescapable artistic event that gathers about 60 worldwide artists to show their creations at the Contemporary Art Museum of Lyon, the Fagor factories, and in other locations depending on the editions. It also welcomes Veduta, a laboratory for experiments between artists and amateurs in about 12 cities around Lyon. For this edition, in agreement with Isabelle Bertolotti, Artistic Director of the Biennale de Lyon, the curating of the international exhibition has been given to the curators of Palais de Tokyo. Together they have envisioned this biennial as a vast ecosystem where artworks and artists cultivate the art of permaculture, at the intersection of landscapes be they biological, economic and cosmogonic. AC/E supports the participation of Spanish street artist Escif in a residency in Vaulx-en-Velin, "Mas du Taureau" district Veduta.  ESCIF, born in 1980 in Valencia (Spain) is a Spanish street artist that has produced many frescoes around the world. Sometimes, these are simple illustrations that invite you to look at them and consider them: a judiciously placed watermelon, a falling rock, a sculptural bust. Sometimes, through discreet color palettes and illustrative figures, Escif warns against the hardships of the “modern life”, from police violence to gentrification and consumerism. He is known for his political images that defend the autonomy and power of ordinary people, and for his commitment to respond positively to the orders that are important for him. “A painted wall is an erased wall, it is a crack in the system, it is a message of hope that reveals the possibility of working towards a better world: open the borders.” ESCIF Accompanied by the cultural mediator of Veduta and all its partners in Vaulx-en-Velin, Escif will be immersed in the neighborhood of Mas du Taureau for several weeks to meet the inhabitants, to discuss with them about their daily environment and its transformations currently in-process, their expectations, their ideas, their anecdotes.... The practice of graffiti being particularly common to the young people of the district, the artist will be make it a priority to present his own work to them, to share methods, practices, and savoir-faire.
Romaeuropa Festival 2019

Romaeuropa Festival 2019

17 September - 24 November 2019
Romaeuropa Festival (Roma, Italy)
Since its first edition in 1986, the success of REF has grown constantly and is now recognised as the most important Italian cultural festival. Both cult and trendy at the same time, the REF has given the Rome public over three decades of exemplary contemporary creativity, building up a faithful audience which continues to grow year after year. This year edition, the 34th under the title "Landscape", can be read as a map representing a singular panorama: our world today. Nowadays, roads allow us to travel across the planet - a symbol of the intensification of exchange in a globalised world. The map is a kind of detector. Of course, the landscape of REF is imaginary, because it rests on manifestations that, however real, are less physical than ephemeral: through the theatrical, choreographic, visual and musical works the festival captures and defines a certain ‘landscape’. AC/E is covering the travel expenses of the Spanish guests invited to take part:  ​- "Gran Bolero" by Jesus Rubio Gamo. A premier in Rome an expansion of his successful Bolero, a dance show to Ravel’s Bolero that is now performed by twelve artists. In 2016, Rubio Gamo created a show for two dancers: Alberto Alonso and Clara Pampyn, of Laimperfecta, who gave life to the classical music by Ravel. The piece was shown on numerous dance festivals in Spain and was also selected for the European Aerowaves Program, Dance Across Europe 2017.But now the Madrid based choreographer expands his piece to include twelve dancers, six from Madrid and six from Barcelona, in a novel co-production of Teatro del Canal and Mercat de les Flors. After his success with minimalist pieces like Ahora que no somos tan viejos todavía and Danzas del Sur de Europa, Jesús Rubio Gamo faces his first big show where he will try to perfect his previous piece.
The Longest Voyage

The Longest Voyage

12 September 2019 - 23 February 2020
Archivo General de Indias (Sevilla, Spain)
#ElViajeMásLargo #VCentenario | "The Longest Voyage: The First Journey around the World" is an exhibition and documentary programme that reflects on the attitude of man before a long trip into the unknown. It connects the first circumnavigation of the Earth with the individual challenges of the present and the collective challenges of the future. The project begins in 2018 with the exhibition following the steps of Magallanes and the preparations of the first circumnavigation with the traveling exhibition "The Dream, 1518-2018", and will continue with the celebration, in 2019, of a great exhibition in the Archivo General de Indias in Seville around the first circumnavigation of the Earth and the importance of "travel" for the evolution of mankind. The Magellan–Elcano circumnavigation was the first voyage around the world in human history. It was a Spanish expedition that sailed from Seville in 1519 under the command of Ferdinand Magellan, a Portuguese, in search of a maritime path from Spain to East Asia through the Americas and across the Pacific Ocean, and concluded by Spanish navigator Juan Sebastian Elcano in 1522. Elcano and the 18 survivors of the expedition were the first men to circumnavigate the globe in a single expedition. Following Magellan's death in Mactan (Philippines) in 1521, Juan Sebastián Elcano took command of the ship Victoria, sailing from Borneo, the Spice Islands and back to Spain across the Indian Ocean, round the Cape of Good Hope and north along the west coast of Africa. They arrived in Spain three years after they left, in 1522. EXHIBITION MAP
XII International Architecture Biennale of São Paulo 2019

XII International Architecture Biennale of São Paulo 2019

10 September - 09 December 2019
Bienal de Arquitectura de São Paulo (Sao Paulo, Brazil)
"Everyday", the curatorial proposal for the XII International Architecture Biennale of São Paulo, addresses the everyday as an opportune framework for investigating how architecture might advance as a specialized practice of environment making in the 21st century. The São Paulo Biennale constitutes, from such a vantage point, an ideal venue as the everyday there is an agent able to both impact and empower architecture, for better or worse. Everyday is structured according to three themes: Everyday Stories, Everyday Resources, and Everyday Maintenance. Each showcases pertinent architectural and urban projects, research, speculative works and installations, as well as other spatial interventions that relate to the contemporary dynamics of the everyday realm. AC/E supports the participation of the Spanish artists invited by the Biennial Andrés Jaque - Office for Political Innovation with its project "Transparencia social", Beatriz Colomina with a conference entitled "La cama dentro de Relatos de lo cotidiano", Isabel Martínez Abascal ( Launches Atelier), with its project "Pavilion - Library," and Unparelld'arquitectes with "Tales of the everyday" presented in the Ágora space.
Stay Twice. Beatriz Olabarrieta

Stay Twice. Beatriz Olabarrieta

07 September - 10 November 2019
Bielefelder Kunstverein (Bielefelder, Germany)
“Stay Twice” is the first institutional solo exhibition in Germany by Beatriz Olabarrieta. Olabarrieta’s work deals with the visual representation of communication and language. It reflects on the relationship between literal and metaphorical meaning, text and materiality, message and sign, in order to examine the standardized, codified and disembodied forms of communication of the information society. Olabarrieta stages texts and signs as messages that do not find their addressees, that fail to make effective statements, or refuse to be concretely assigned. For Bielefeld, in collaboration with Armin Lorenz Gerold, Hendrike Nagel, Romy Kießling and Zach Furniss, Olabarrieta has created a setting with new works extending across the entire Kunstverein. In “Stay Twice”, objects become figures, symbols become bodies, and signs become characters, so as to open up an imaginative space in which changed contexts of meaning are constituted. Beatriz Olabarrieta (born in Bilbao, Spain) lives and works in Berlin. Upcoming solo exhibitions include Espai 13, Joan Miró Foundation, Barcelona, Spain (2019), and CentroCentro, Madrid, Spain (2020). Selected recent ones include “Ask the Dust”, Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara, California, US (2018-19); “New Clear Family”, Frankfurt am Main, Berlin (2018); “The only way out is in”, The Sunday Painter, London, UK (2017); “Book! Don’t tell me what to do”, Parallel Oaxaca, Mexico City, Mexico (2017); “Dumb Bells”, Saturdays Live, Serpentine Galleries, London, UK (2016). Recent group shows include “The Garden Bridge”, Brücke-Museum, Berlin (2019); “M. Quelque Chose”, Les Bains-Douches, Alençon, France (2018); “Los Algoritmos Suaves”, Centre del Carme, Valencia, Spain (2018).
Part of the Labyrinth. 10th Edition of GIBCA 2019

Part of the Labyrinth. 10th Edition of GIBCA 2019

07 September - 17 November 2019
GIBCA, Goteborg International Biennial for Contemporary Art (Göteborg, Sweden)
GIBCA's (Göteborg International Biennial for Contemporary Art) 2019 central motif and method is the notion of “entanglement” and proposes to imagine the world outside the binaries and structural separations imposed by modernity. What images and narratives might reveal the inseparability and non-negotiable dependency of all of us on each other and the world, prompting changes to the way we live that could in turn change the present into a sustainable future? AC/E supports the participation of Spanish artist Ibon Aranberri with his work "Sources without qualities" (2017) and Elena Aitzkoa with "Los agujeros y la presión atmosférica son demasiado viejas".  The artistic practice of Ibon Aranberri is one of the most distinct of his generation, combining conceptual, sculptural and political aspects in artworks that often excavate and re-present local histories with contemporary relevance. For GIBCA 2019, Aranberri is invited to exhibit at the Göteborg Konsthall as part of a section of the biennale focusing on the simultaneously utopian and alienating, liberating and violent, aspects of abstraction. Aranberri’s work ’Sources Without Qualities’ (2017 - ) has its origins in the Arms Industry Museum in Eibar, Guipuzkoa, where the artist did research in relation to his commission for the San Sebastian European Capital 2016 project Tratado de Paz curated by Pedro G Romero. Elena Aitzkoa works with sculpture, poetry, performance and video. At GIBCA 2019 she is invited to present a group of recent sculptures. Her sculptural work often combines natural materials such as stones and flowers with man-made ones, proposing relationships of co-existence between the poetically sensual and significant, and the mundanely trivial and throw-away. Often using textiles to tie things together in unexpected combinations, her compact sculptures sometimes seem to work like firm embraces – tightly wrapping objects and materials up with each other to form new, self-contained assemblages of form and feeling. The practice of sculpture has been central to her production in recent years, a process that leads to the production of a single body that encompasses a heterogeneity, and also attempts to bring about a sometimes uneasy coexistence of different bodies in a single space. GIBCA presents acclaimed national and international contemporary art. Each biennial consists of several major exhibitions taking place both in established art institutions as well as the public space. A rich educational program is developed for children and youth and program activties include guided tours (in four different languages), artist talks, conferences and performance. The organiser of GIBCA is Röda Sten Konsthall, who are the applicant for this current funding opportunity.  
Bergen Assembly 2019: "Actually the Dead Are not Dead"

Bergen Assembly 2019: "Actually the Dead Are not Dead"

05 September - 10 November 2019
Belgin (Bergen, Norway)
Bergen Assembly 2019, titled Actually, the Dead Are Not Dead, encompasses an exhibition and a series of events taking place at various venues in Bergen. At the centre of the project is a preoccupation with life – with an understanding of life beyond the binary oppositions of life and death, nature and culture, human and animal, subject and object, healthy and sick, past and future.  Actually, the Dead Are Not Dead examines how to redefine our alliances with those who are not presently living. The project proposes communicating with the spectres of the past and the future and taking responsibility for those who are no longer, or not yet, here. This responsibility defies the subjugation of life to the politics of death, ranging from the destruction of the material and idealistic basis of life for countless people, or the deadly rejection of refugees, to the destruction of the planet. Actually, the Dead Are Not Dead revolves around the reclamation of life, fathoming the potential of artistic practices to imagine life differently. Bergen Assembly 2019 is conceived by a group of twelve curators, artists, theorists, and activists. This core group develops the programme in the form of individual, shared, and overlapping projects to which it invites further artists and contributors from other fields. AC/E supports through the PICE grants the participation of the following Spanish artists:  Paula Pin con “GynePunk” - 3 workshops;    Paul B. Preciado con “Parliament of Bodies”; Julio Jara con “Los mil y un cartones” (Thousand and One Cardboard) ; Daniel García Andújar con “How to Understand the D’Hondt Method (Democracy)”; Teresa Lanceta con “Gallineros”; Israel Galván con “La Fiesta” (Modification) - Video instalación y espectáculos. María García Ruiz con la exposicion “Political Party”; Tomás de Perrate, Fran Cabeza de Vaca, David Pielfort, Isaías Griñolo Padilla, María Salgado y Niño de Elche con “Canciones De La Guerra Social Contemporanea”, en el contexto de los días de apertura de “Bergen Assembly 2019.  
Bergen Assembly 2019: "Actually the Dead Are not Dead"

Bergen Assembly 2019: "Actually the Dead Are not Dead"

05 September - 10 November 2019
Museum KODE 2 (Bergen, Norway)
Bergen Assembly 2019, titled Actually, the Dead Are Not Dead, encompasses an exhibition and a series of events taking place at various venues in Bergen. At the centre of the project is a preoccupation with life – with an understanding of life beyond the binary oppositions of life and death, nature and culture, human and animal, subject and object, healthy and sick, past and future.  Actually, the Dead Are Not Dead examines how to redefine our alliances with those who are not presently living. The project proposes communicating with the spectres of the past and the future and taking responsibility for those who are no longer, or not yet, here. This responsibility defies the subjugation of life to the politics of death, ranging from the destruction of the material and idealistic basis of life for countless people, or the deadly rejection of refugees, to the destruction of the planet. Actually, the Dead Are Not Dead revolves around the reclamation of life, fathoming the potential of artistic practices to imagine life differently. Bergen Assembly 2019 is conceived by a group of twelve curators, artists, theorists, and activists. This core group develops the programme in the form of individual, shared, and overlapping projects to which it invites further artists and contributors from other fields. AC/E supports through the PICE grants the participation of the following Spanish artists:  Paula Pin con “GynePunk” - 3 workshops;    Paul B. Preciado con “Parliament of Bodies”; Julio Jara con “Los mil y un cartones” (Thousand and One Cardboard) ; Daniel García Andújar con “How to Understand the D’Hondt Method (Democracy)”; Teresa Lanceta con “Gallineros”; Israel Galván con “La Fiesta” (Modification) - Video instalación y espectáculos. María García Ruiz con la exposicion “Political Party”; Tomás de Perrate, Fran Cabeza de Vaca, David Pielfort, Isaías Griñolo Padilla, María Salgado y Niño de Elche con “Canciones De La Guerra Social Contemporanea”, en el contexto de los días de apertura de “Bergen Assembly 2019.  
Musae. Music at Public Museums 2019

Musae. Music at Public Museums 2019

01 September 2019 - 30 June 2020
Varias sedes ()
MusaE is a project of the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport and Acción Cultural Española that brings together music and museum heritage from young Spanish interpreters. It is a circuit of concerts and micro-concerts that circulates through state museums. After an open competition for soloists and groups of classical music, jazz and flamenco or traditional Spanish music, residents in Spain who have not turned 36 between March 1 to 31, there will be a programme of concerts fo the following museums:  ​Museo Arqueológico Nacional (Madrid), Museo Nacional de Antropología (Madrid), Museo Sorolla (Madrid), Museo de América (Madrid), Museo Nacional de Arte Romano (Mérida), Museo Nacional de Arqueología Subacuática. ARQVA (Cartagena), Museo del Greco (Toledo), Museo de Sefardí (Toledo), Museo Nacional de Escultura (Valladolid) y Museo Casa de Cervantes (Valladolid). More info at: www.musae.es
Writer Residency at the Toji Cultural Foundation 2019. Alberto Torres Blandina

Writer Residency at the Toji Cultural Foundation 2019. Alberto Torres Blandina

01 September - 30 November 2019
Toji Cultural Foundation (Wongju, South Korea)
Alberto Torres Blandina is the Spanish writer selected to carry out the residency programme at the Toji Cultural Foundation (Korea) between September 1 and November 30, 2019. This residential programme wants to promote the exchange between Spain and Korea of artists and professionals of the cultural sector.  With this initiative, the organizing entities want to facilitate the creation of artistic networks, promote the mobility of national creators abroad, encourage creative production through the offer of residences for creators and culture professionals in all areas and strengthen the links between cultural institutions of Korea and Spain. Alberto Torres Blandina was born in Valencia, Spain, in 1976. He is part of the Valencian literary group Postmodern Hotel. He has published the novels: "Cosas que nunca ocurrirían en Tokio", and "Niños rociando gato con gasolina", in 2009; "Mapa desplegable del laberinto", in 2011; "Con el frío", of 2015 and "Contra los lobos", published in 2016. As well as the collective works: "Hotel Postmoderno", published in 2008; "De La Habana un barco" and "Suicídame", from 2010. He has also published children's literature with "El aprendiz de héroe", from 2009. He was finalist of the 2008 Café Gijón prize with his novel "Niños spicing cat with gasoline" and finalist of the Azorín prize for the 2008 novel with "Hotel Postmoderno". As well as winner of the international prize of novel The Two Rivers 2007 with his novel "Things that would never happen in Tokyo" and winner of the Europe Award of the Médiathèque de Bussy Saint-Georges to the best foreign novel. On the other hand the Korean Kim Jung Haeng (pen name: Kim Ho Yeon) has been the selected author to enjoy the residence in Madrid. Kim Jung Haeng has written the novels "Fauster" (April 2019), "The Ghostwriters" (2017), "The Romantic Rival" (2015) and "Mangwondong Brothers" (2013) which received the Segye-Literary Award. He has also written the adaptation of this novel to the theater "Mangwondong Brothers" (2017, Artplace Hyehwa), the adapted screenplay "The Fortress" (2017) and "Shoot the Sun" (2015). OPEN CALL Deadline: 17 March 2019 The residency for the chosen Spanish author includes: - Return flights, in economy class, from the author’s home city in Spain to South Korea. - Accommodation at the Toji Cultural Foundation. - Meals at the Toji Cultural Foundation dining hall: - From Mondays to Fridays (working days): breakfast, lunch and dinner. - Working Saturdays: only breakfast and lunch. - The dining hall is closed on Saturday evenings, Sundays and holidays. Dinner on Saturdays and breakfast, lunch and dinner on Sundays and holidays will be at the Spanish resident’s own expense. - Internet access and library services, including the loan of books and research material from the library of Yonsei University Wonju Campus. - Any other expenses not listed above will be borne and managed by the Spanish resident selected. Applicants must: · Be older than 18. · Be of Spanish nationality or hold a NIE (foreigners’ ID number) issued by the Spanish Ministry of the Interior. · Have published at least one book with a professional publisher. Have a B1 level (European framework) command of English or Korean. · Once the decision has been announced, the selected writer must submit of a copy of their personal ID and prove they have medical insurance to cover any medical contingencies that may arise during the residency. Applicants must submit the following documentation in Spanish and, preferably, also in English: · Signed Application Formd (PDF) (in WORD format), agreeing to the conditions of the call for applications. · Description of the project they are going to work on during the residency: maximum 10,000 characters accompanied by four full consecutive pages of the project (the dossier must be submitted in electronic form). · Curriculum vitae. · Cover letter. · Photograph(s) of the published book(s). · Press dossier (optional). More information: residenciasliteratura@accioncultural.es For more information and submission of proposals, please write to: residenciasliteratura@accioncultural.es indicating in the subject "Writers' Residence Toji Cultural Foundation". In the case of heavy files (over 3 MB), please use the Wetransfer.com platform or similar.
Writers' Residency at Les Récollets Paris 2019 - Javier Serena

Writers' Residency at Les Récollets Paris 2019 - Javier Serena

01 September - 30 November 2019
Centre Les Récollets (París, France)
Javier Serena is the writer selected by the jury to enjoy this residence at the Les Récollets Center in Paris. During his three-month stay, between September and November 2019, he will be able to carry out his work in the old convent of Les Récollets, a reception center with a European and global vocation for artists, researchers, intellectuals and university students. Javier Serena is a journalist and writer. His latest published books are the novels "Atila. Un escritor indescifrable" (Tropo Editores, 2014), and "Últimas palabras en la Tierra" (Gadir, 2017). The programme is organized by Acción Cultural Española (AC/E), the French Embassy / French Institute in Spain and the Marie de Paris, with the support and participation of the Student Residence in Madrid and the Les Récollets Center in Paris for the promotion of the exchange of French and Spanish writers. In addition, this programme aims to create collaborative networks, promote the mobility of national creators abroad, encourage creative production through the offer of residences for creators and strengthen the links between cultural institutions in France and Spain.​   Open Call Until May 16, 2019 CONDITIONS The residency includes travel to Paris, subsistence expenses and accommodation in the Les Récollets de Paris. Candidates must be over 18 and be Spanish nationals or in possession of a N.I.E. (Identification Number for Foreigners) issued by the Spanish Ministry of the Interior; have published at least one book with a professional publishing house; and have a basic knowledge of the French language and culture. Applications must include the following documentation: · Application form, properly filled in and signed by the candidate (print, sign, scan and send it). · Cover letter · Description of the project on which they are going to work during the residency (maximum 2,000 characters). · Biographical and literary CV indicating, among other data, biographical details, education, published works (title, genre, place of publication, publisher, date of publication, number of pages), prizes and distinctions received, as well as other grants or funding previously awarded. · Press dossier highlighting the most salient aspects. · An example of at least one of their published works (preferably the most recent). See conditions PDF > More info: residenciasliteratura@accioncultural.es