Location: Carmona, Spain
Program: Art / Design / Music Lab & Residency
Dates: July 10-23, 2020
Live in the whitewashed and relaxed city of Carmona in southern Spain for a magical two weeks. AIP Spain is set at a beautiful historic property right in historic Carmona. We have studio space, courtyards, exhibition space and ample time to explore the city and culture of Andalusia. Arrive in Carmona and spend the day at the pool before sharing tapas and an aperitif followed by a celebration dinner with Spanish food and wine. Share time between the hotel, studio space and the city of Carmona.
Wake up to a lovely breakfast at the hotel, have class or head to the studio workspace. Our lunches and dinners are shared dining experiences set at the hotel and in local restaurants. Multi-course meals encourage you to relax and take time to enjoy each moment of the day. We have day trips into Seville, known for opera and incredible architecture, along with Cordoba, famous for its mosque cathedral and charming labyrinthian neighborhoods.
Classes are three hours a day, and participants relax and work the rest of the day. A bus, cab or uber can get you to Seville in around thirty minutes. We have a mid-program and final exposition to showcase work to the entire group. Along the way, faculty and program leaders make presentations on work and their course topics, to inspire and give a greater cultural context to Spain. Each day is full of creative conversation, encouraging you to relax and energize your creative pursuits.
The town of Carmona is excited for our group to be visiting each summer! We work in partnership with the town of Carmona, using the town hall as exhibition space and cultural arts center as studio space. We engage with the community and local makers and artists, inviting locals to dine with us and work with local artists to do our final exhibition and showcase.
Southern Spain is full of whitewashed villages, olive groves, lemon trees, and stunning colors. The spirit of Andalusia is one you can’t find anywhere else. There are beautiful courtyards, fountains, smells of orange blossoms and echoes of flamenco. Carmona is a charming little town located in Sevilla, in southern Spain. The town is lined with cobbled streets lined with churches and mansions. The architectural style in Carmona is Mudejar. A market takes place weekly selling seasonal fruits and vegetables. When the moors occupied Carmona, they built walls around it and fountains and palaces within it, all of which are still visible today.
Our trip is stationed in the town of Carmona at a grand property on the edge of the town, overlooking the Spanish countryside. The hotel is complete with interior patios, halls decorated with frescoes and Moorish gardens. There is a lovely pool to enjoy during your stay.
AIP Spain is located 25 minutes from the Seville Airport.
The AIP Experience
Deadlines & Fees
14 days in Carmona, Spain at our castle hotel [based on group occupancy] *Rooms are shared with other guests unless you request and pay for a private room.
Studio and exhibition space
Artistic our of Carmona
Final Celebration Dinner
AIP group leader and Travel Guide
Airport pickup and drop-off for arrival and return flights [Flight not included in price.]
Courses: Three hours of class a day
Residency: Shared Workspace + Internet
Final Exhibition open to the Public
Critiques, Lectures, Presentations, and Workshops
Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner* [excluding independent travel/work days]
International Health Insurance
Course Credit if approved by your University
*Participants sign up for one course, although collaboration with other courses is encouraged. All art and design supplies are purchased by participants before the trip. Some courses may have a lab fee for shared materials and equipment which you will pay on or before the program.