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New CreArt Call: AiR Program in Lava / Valladolid Autumn 2020

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Valladolid (Spain) invites 3 artists from the CreArt Network and 2 artists from Valladolid to work for one month in Valladolid AiR in Lava (Laboratorio de las Artes de Valladolid) between 14 September and 16 October.  

The dates of residence may be subject to change, depending on the evolution of the Covid-19 crisis and mobility restrictions.


We offer Artist in Residence for 5 visual artists from different artistic disciplines: 3 from the CreArt Network and 2 local artists from Valladolid. Artists should be born or resident – in any of the cities taking part in “CreArt. Network of Cities for Artistic Creation” (Valladolid - ES, Genoa and Lecce - IT; Liverpool - UK; Clermont - Ferrand and Rouen FR; Member of HDLU, Zagreb - HR; Kaunas -LT; Lublin and Katowice -PL; Aveiro - PT; Skopje - MK)

Preference is given to works with a wide variety and diversity from all fields of visual arts. There is no age limitation, yet it is necessary to have a degree in a field of art (university level). If the applicant does not have a university degree, proof of equivalent ability must be provided through his or her artistic career.


The organization will cover travel costs to Valladolid for artists from other CreArt cities (plane ticket from their CreArt city -or from the closest city that communicates with Madrid- and train ticket between Madrid and Valladolid) . Travel will also be covered for artists from Valladolid if necessary (within Spain or across EU). The 5 selected artists will receive € 1,000 (including taxes), for subsistence expenses, production of work and other expenses.

Artists must have a European health card or equivalent.


Artists from other CreArt cities will stay in individual apartments close to LAVA


The selected artists in the Residence program must commit to work daily in the studios next to Sala Concha Velasco, with a schedule from Monday to Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.


* Valladolid will provide a mentor to help the artists to install in the city (info about cultural institutions, events, useful places..), introduction to the artist's community and the development and presentation of the project

* During the development of the residence an Open Studio for local press will be organized, and at the end a Final Open Studio in LAVA (around 2 days) for visitors with the projects (Selected by the mentor and organization team)

* A documentary video will be edited with the development of the AIR and presentation of the projects.

* Artists commit to attend daily and work in the residence.

* The artists should prepare a final report, to be submitted within a month, after the end of the residence. This will include: title, project description, objectives and graphic dossier (minimum of 10 pages).



The following attached documentation is required in one document PDF:

• ID or passport (scanned copy) and/or certificate of residence or any official document to prove the connection with the CreArt hometown

• A short version of your resume/CV (one A4)

• Documentation material recent and related to the project (maximum 5 pages and 5 pictures. You can include links);

• A short written project proposal (one A4).

Only applications with complete information will be accepted. It must be submitted before 26th June 2020. CreArt Valladolid team will consider the proposals received, and will notify the decision by email to all applicants  by 3th July. Shortlist will be published in the website.

The Participation in this call implies the acceptance of these bases, and the artists selected should include then in their CV and in all future communications (press, digital media), that they have been selected to participate in the CreArt Artist in Residence program in Laboratorio de las Artes - LAVA de Valladolid . CreArt. Network of Cities for Artistic Creation, project co-funded by the European Union.
The artists should attend from Monday to Friday the residence studio at LAVA and follow the rules of the Organization. In the case that the artist will not fulfill the rules, the Organization will condiser to expel the artist. 


Valladolid, located in north-central Spain, it is the capital of the autonomous community of Castille and Leon. Valladolid is a welcoming city, socially cohesive and well integrated. Valladolid has a population around 309,000 inhabitants. Valladolid is an economic motor in the region, having an important automobile industry. At the same time, Valladolid is a city full of history and still preserves its old quarter, a heritage of aristocratic houses and religious buildings like the Cathedral commissioned by King Philip II in the 16th Century, the House Museum of Cervantes or the one of Christopher Columbus.

At present, the city’s most vibrant cultural sectors are visual and performing arts, cultural heritage and the audiovisual sector. Thanks to the work of the Fundación Municipal de Cultura – FMC (created by the Municipality in 1982), and the Department for Museums and Exhibitions for the last 20 years, Valladolid has become a reference as regards its cultural scene with a Network of public galleries, hosting high level exhibitions, a Museum of Spanish Contemporary Art and a lab of Arts and Center for Artistic Creation (LAVA).

The City of Valladolid through the Fundación Municipal de Cultura (FMC) and CreArt project sets up a new artist in Residence Programme that will take place in LAVA. This space for artistic creation, training and promotion of visual, performing and audiovisual arts, is located in the former slaughterhouse of the city, and was completely renovated in 2009, with a theatre, exhibition gallery, concerts halls, and polyvalent rooms for training and rehearsal.

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