Sierra Centro de Arte

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Huelva, Andalucía, Spain.

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ADDRESS: Santa Ana la Real 21359, Huelva, Andalucía, Spain.
DISCIPLINES: Interventions, research, video / film, performance, painting, sculpture, photography, dance, architecture.


Located in the heart of the Sierra de Huelva in Andalucía, close to the border with Portugal, Sierra Centro de Arte is a permanent space for creating art and experimenting with artistic media. The centre is dedicated to the production, exhibition, and teaching of experimental cross-media art practices, while promoting training and research. A meeting point for artistic proposals, the local population and the rural environment of Andalucía, Sierra welcomes local and international artists to participate in its programme.

As well as developing specific projects involving the environment, the centre is involved in the creation of a natural park for artistic interventions and actions. They also run laboratories for artists to develop performance and sound art projects, while hosting a programme of video art and film screenings as well as workshops and conferences.

Projects at Sierra must include at least one activity involving the surrounding environment and population during the period of residence. This can take the form of a workshop, exhibition, performance, or other artistic action. The conditions of this exchange are agreed between the artists and the organisation.

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The country house in which SIERRA is located belongs to the City Council and is spread over 70 hectares of land, and includes a hotel (, a homemade bakery and the Sierra art center. There is a barn, the Nave Sierra, a 90m² space with 10m high walls, which is suitable for performances of all kinds. There is also a documentation centre, which is an archive with space suitable for research and consultation and Internet connection. There are many outdoor spaces for the realisation of specific events, such as “el pensatorio” for open air exhibitions with room for 30 people, the two kilometer-long FMALE route of interventions and other intervention spaces and open air terraces.

The School Workshop is a workspace for conducting seminars, workshops, and meetings, and can also house temporary exhibitions. The resort facilities of Los Veneros Hotel can be used sporadically for the installation of projects. There are also many outdoor spaces for the realisation of specific events.

Access / Artists with families: Contact the centre directly for information.

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Duration of stays: Between one week and twenty days. The duration will be determined by the organisation and the artists based on the needs of the project.

Cost: The residency programme provides grants that cover full board and accommodation for at least six residencies per year. Artists must pay for their own transport and production costs. For non-granted residencies, please contact the centre for more information.

Selection procedure: There is an open call at the start of the year. Projects presented can be either new works or a continuation of previous processes, projects that are completed during the residency or continued after the residency is completed. Each project must feature the completion of at least one of its constituent parts, in whatever format. Applicants must submit the project documented in the way they see fit, including photos, videos, artist's CV, previous works, etc. Submissions should consider the specific rural environment of the Sierra de Huelva and its inhabitants, taking into account the natural environment and its fusion with specific fields of contemporary art. There is a special interest in interdisciplinary and experimental projects in the fields of action art, sound art, video art, artistic experimentation, installations and interventions.

Languages: Spanish, French and English.

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