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Changing Landscapes – New Residency Opportunities in Spain
29 September 2023 @ 14:00 - 18:00
At the forefront of climate change, landscapes in rural Spain are undergoing rapid transformations, as severe droughts pose a threat to local ecosystems and their habitability. In response, creatives and cultural spaces in these regions are increasingly seeking strategies to make a positive impact. This can include practices such as regenerative methods, rewilding, and educational initiatives focused on climate action and biodiversity. By offering residencies, these spaces are opening themselves up to artists from other parts of the world, providing opportunities to collaborate and learn from their practices.
To better understand the challenges and opportunities emerging with these developments, DutchCulture presents a new edition of Country Focus: Spain – Changing Landscapes, New Residency Opportunities, in collaboration with the Instituto Cervantes in Utrecht and the Netherlands Embassy in Madrid. This event also presents the updated mapping of artist residencies in Spain on TransArtists.org, with a specific emphasis on rural areas. The event aims to introduce the existing ecological and social challenges in these regions. Throughout the programme, representatives from the Spanish cultural sector will share their experiences with residency programs that address and potentially counter these challenges.
Date: Friday 29 September
Time: 14:00 – 18:00
Location: Instituto Cervantes, Domplein 3, 3512 JC, Utrecht