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The city of Valladolid (Spain) opens a new call addressed to artists from ‘CreArt. Network of Cities for Artistic Creation’, and will select 3 artists from other cities who wish to work on their artistic projects for 8 weeks in Galerías VA in Valladolid, between 21st October to 13th December 2024.


Artist Residencies are offered for 3 visual artists from different disciplines  who are:

  • born or currently  living in any of the cities that participate in ‘CreArt. Network of Cities for Artistic Creation’: Kaunas (Lithuania), Liepaja (Lithuania), Skopje (Northern Macedonia), Aveiro (Portugal), Lublin (Poland), Venice (Italy), Rouen and Clermont-Ferrand (France), Ceske Budejovice (Czech Republic), Oulu (Finland), Regensburg (Germany).
  • Members of Croatian Asociation of Visual Artists (HDLU).
  • Ukrainian artists thanks to cooperation with the Lviv Art Council ‘Dialog’.

The selection criteria will seek to represent the quality and diversity of the different visual arts. There is no age limitation. However, it is necessary to have a degree in an artistic field at the university level (or, alternatively, prove an equivalent ability through their artistic career).



  • Travel expenses to Valladolid for artists from other cities in the Network (round-trip plane ticket from their CreArt city -or from the closest one that communicates with Madrid- and train ticket between Madrid and Valladolid).
  • Artist fee of 1.500 € (NET amount)
  • Production costs (if needed) up to 600 €.

Artists must have a European health card or equivalent.


Artists from other CreArt cities will stay in an apartment reserved by the organization close to the studios at Galerías VA.


The selected artists will have a working studio (25m2) in the Creation Center Galerías VA (López Gómez, 28), a former municipal market, renovated 2 years ago as an incubator for creative projects, and they will be able to work between 08:00 and 22:00. They must commit to work 8 hours during opening hours from Monday to Friday.

More info about Galerías VA:



* Artists-in-residence will have a mentor to help them to establish in the city (information on cultural institutions, events, useful places…), for their presentation to the artistic community in the city and support in the development and presentation of the project.

* During the residency, an Open Studio will be organized for the local press  besides an ephemeral exhibition (around 5 days-long) in Galerías VA for the general public with the final works (selected by the mentor and the organization).

* A documentary video of the residency and the presentation of the projects will be edited the week before the exhibition

* The artists commit to their daily attendance and work from Monday to Friday in the studios at Galerías VA

* By the end of the residency, the artists should submit a final memory that will include: title, description of the project, objectives and graphic dossier (minimum 10 pages).


The online application form is available here (artists should register first and then upload portfolio in this link)

The following attached documentation is required in a single PDF document:

• ID or passport (scanned copy)

• A short version of the curriculum vitae (maximum A4)

• Recent documentation related to the project (maximum 5 pages and 5 images, complementary links can be included)

• A brief written project proposal (maximum A4)

Only applications with complete information will be accepted. It must be submitted before August 18th, 2024. Valladolid AiR will inform all participants by email around August 30th, and the list of selected candidates will be published on the project website.

Participation in this call implies the acceptance of these rules and the commitment on the part of the selected artists to include in their CV and in all future communications (press, digital media, social networks...) an explicit mention of both the program ‘Valladolid Artist in Residence – Galerías VA’, as well as ‘CreArt. Network of Cities for Artistic Creation’.



Valladolid, located in the center-north of Spain, is the capital of the autonomous community of Castilla y León. It is a welcoming city, socially cohesive and well integrated. It has a population of about 300,000 inhabitants. It is an economic engine in the region, with an important automobile industry. At the same time, Valladolid is a city full of history, and in its old town it still preserves a heritage of aristocratic houses and administrative, military and religious buildings. Residence of famous writers such as Cervantes and Zorrilla, it was one of the pioneering cities in the Spanish cultural avant-garde of the 19th and 20th centuries, with creators of important influence (such as Jorge Guillén in poetry, Delibes and Chacel in prose, Eduardo García Benito in graphic modernism, it was one of the headquarters of the Institución Libre de Enseñanza...).

Currently, the most vibrant cultural sectors in the city are the visual and performing arts, cultural heritage and the audiovisual sector. Thanks to the work of the Municipal Culture Foundation (FMC, created by the City Council in 1982) and the Department of Museums and Exhibitions, in the last 20 years Valladolid has become a reference on the national cultural scene. Since 2012, the FMC acts as coordinator of the CreArt Network, through which the city has managed to internationalize its cultural offer. Since 2019 it is also a member of UNESCO Creative Cities, in the cinema category.



CreArt Coordinator María Mozo 



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