Culture360 interviews Art Motile about artist mobility and residencies in Spain
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Wednesday, 02 July 2014 17:43
Herman Bashiron Mendolicchio interviews Marta Gracia for the "Cultural Mobility Series" of the Culture360 online magazine of the Asia-Europe Foundation.

Image of Marta Gracia, Director of Art Motile

From the interview:

"With regards to artistic mobility, Spanish artists are more frequently moving around and are no longer working in a single geographical context. This is a trend that is also occurring worldwide. Although mobility is in many senses positive, one of its most controversial aspects is that the increasing trend of mobility is not an option but an obligation.

It is becoming increasingly more difficult to pursue a career as an artist without international experience or without travelling or frequently doing some residencies abroad. Furthermore, in the case of Spain, there are still very few programmes that fund and facilitate artistic mobility under appropriate conditions, something which would contribute to making the sector less precarious. Support for mobility within Spanish territory remains an unresolved issue."

To read the full interview please follow this link:

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About Art Motile

Art Motile is a platform providing information and resources on Spanish artist in residency (AIR) programmes, as well as information related to artist mobility in general. We are developing our services as we go and welcome any feedback we get from our users, so if you'd like to get in touch you can email us at

In 2012, Art Motile received support from the Spanish Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport.


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