Help at a carbon positive contemporary art residency in Vélez Blanco, Spain



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    We are a not for profit arts organisation / residency ‘off-grid’ in a sustainable destination in the heart of the Parque Natural Sierra María-Los Vélez in the north of the Provincia de Almería, Andalucía.

    It was founded in 2009 by us, Simon and Donna with the intention of making a strong cultural destination within a Spanish rural context. We believe that dynamic and sustainable creative activity is the backbone to regenerating land that has been slowly abandoned over the last fifty years.

    Arid zones such as southern Spain have anthropogenically become increasingly vulnerable as a consequence of climate change and land usage. As an arts led field research centre, we aim to be an exemplar to sustainable land use, creativity and invention.

    We use the power from the sun and wind, cooking and heating with wood and recycling everything. As an arts residency we ask for help with resident artists, guests and working on the land.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    Language practice
    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance

  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Help


    Note: please do not apply if you are unvaccinated. Everyone at our place is required by law in Spain to be vaccinated. Volunteers are asked to help with the residency in many different ways. We have ecology projects on the land as well as needing help run the residency. As a volunteer you will interact with resident artists and writers and be a part of the group and accordingly you will have a fascinating and fun experience.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent

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    • Limited internet access

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    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

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    Can host digital nomads

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  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    5 hrs 5 days a week or 6 hrs 4 days a week

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Host ref number: 16779328484a