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Create and hablarenarte International Residency: Open Call
Workspace at Planta Alta. Image courtesy hablarenarte

Create and hablarenarte International Residency: Open Call



Create the national development agency for collaborative arts in Ireland and hablarenarte an independent platform based in Madrid, Spain that supports the creation, dissemination and promotion of contemporary arts and culture, are pleased to announce a Residency opportunity for a collaborative artist based in Ireland at Planta Alta in Madrid. Supported through the Arts Council of Ireland’s International Residency Initiatives Scheme, this is a one month fully funded Residency.

Having collaborated very successfully on the Collaborative Arts Partnership Programme (CAPP, 2014-2018) this Residency continues Create’s and hablarenarte’s shared practice of offering high quality supports and opportunities to professional artists and communities. Create and hablarenarte see the residency as being primarily inquiry based, offering a unique opportunity to delve into research, discourse, and engagement with the diverse publics situated within the area local to Planta Alta. As the Residency develops, hablarenarte is committed to organising access to a range of encounters, events or other public facing programming that add to the positive development of the artist’s ideas.


About the Residency

This Residency offers the successful artist an opportunity to explore ideas, transdisciplinary methodologies and interaction with international peers, in a dynamic, embedded cultural space and neighbourhood. The artist will be supported by the expert team at hablarenarte.

Planta Alta is a unique residency programme in Madrid, established by hablarenarte in 2019. It is part of Museo Situado (Situated Museum), itself an active collaborative network of local groups from the Lavapiés neighbourhood, where the Reina Sofía Museum is also engaged in participatory projects. Planta Alta places an emphasis on research, collaborative investigations, generative discourse and community based engagement – with peers, residents and broader networks. hablarenarte has a significant network of artistic and community cultural practitioners in Madrid, which will ensure the Residency can afford the artist a significant degree of peer to peer exchange, networking opportunities and engagement with the different publics that make up the neighbourhood where the residency is to be located.

Artists must be based in the Republic of Ireland to be eligible for this opportunity. The residency runs from 1st to 31st March 2023. Closing date for receipt of expression of interest in 21st November 2022.


Read more about the residency and how to apply here.