Management: Office of Euroregion Pyrenees-Mediterranean
Team: Sputnik Oz (Bratislava) and Girona City CouncilBòlit, Centre d’Art Contemporani. Girona
Location: Euroregion, Girona, Palma de Mallorca, Albi, Montpellier, Rome and Bratislava

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The action will serve to showcase the project to those involved in the creative industries and to visual arts professionals in the participating cities as a work tool for their professionalization, at the same time serving as a dissemination tool for those who are already professionalised on an international level.

Given that this project is being shared between different countries, it has been decided to use the work methodology of the Euroregion Pyrenees-Mediterranean office, which focuses on the management of transnational projects.

«The Spur» talks about artists in residency and good practices in the IX International Conferences, held in Irun

«The Spur» talks about artists in residency and good practices in the IX International Conferences, held in Irun Today «The Spur» project will offer a conference in the Irun Factory (Basque Country) titled «The Spur. European artists in residence and good practices». The conference, directed by Ms. Carme Sais, Bòlit, Centre d'Art Contemporani. Girona's director, takes place in the frame of the IX International Conferences organized by Ciudades Creativas Kreanta within the European project «Singular routes». Ms. Carme Sais conference will be focused in The Spur's Action 2. Innovation, in which the residency periods for artists are taking place. In this way, the highlights of the conference will be the creative residencies and the good practices developed by The Spur in this area, as well as the innovating way of carrying out the artists' training (trough expert mentoring), international mobility and the different experiences of creative residencies, like Professional residency in company, Residency as a user of a shop-workshop or Resident artists in contemporary art spaces. The IX International Conferences, made up with the support of the Irun City Council, are being developed since yesterday and will offer more speeches until tomorrow. Ciudades Creativas Kreanta is collaborating with «Singular routes» project in order to strengthen its European aspect and with the aim to increase its city-city cooperation projects to the field of the cross-border between France and Spain. Likewise, this collaboration also takes place because of the willpower for increase the opportunities of the middle and little size cities to become city models for creating innovation spaces and new development forms of exploration in the filed of the public and local politics.

ACTION 2: INNOVATION – Results of the Second Call for European Artists in residence

European project «The Spur» selects fourteen new artists to develop creative residencies in different cities in Europe Visual artists from France, Italy, Spain, Estonia, Austria, Poland, Germany and Hungary will be offered a grant to carry out research work in residency   The European project «The Spur» has selected fourteen visual artists to carry out research work in residency with particular emphasis on creative working processes. This is the second and last open call presented by the European project in this scope (the first residency period took place during February and March 2017). In the current selection process two artists for each participating centre in «The Spur» have been selected, one for the second residency period and another one for the third period. Selected artists are:   Second residency period: October and November, 2017 Irene Pittatore (Es Baluard Museu d’Art Modern i Contemporani de Palma) Charlotte Mumm (Sputnik Oz, Bratislava) Federico Campanale (Fondazione per l’arte onlus, Rome) Varvara & Mar (Bòlit, Centre d’Art Contemporani. Girona) Federica di Carlo (Bureau des Arts et Territoires, Montpellier) Tyśka Samborska (Le LAIT Art Centre, Tarn International Art Laboratory. Albi)   Third residency period: February and March, 2018 Lévana Schutz (Es Baluard Museu d’Art Modern i Contemporani de Palma) Katharina Roters and Szolnoki József (Sputnik Oz, Bratislava) Andrés Siri Giordano (Fondazione per l’arte onlus, Rome) Nicolas Daubanes (Bòlit, Centre d’Art Contemporani. Girona) Miriam Hamann (Bureau des Arts et Territoires, Montpellier) Cristina Ferrández Box (Le LAIT Art Centre, Tarn International Art Laboratory. Albi) Press Release

The Spur – brochure

Download The Spur Project brochure here