8 May 2017 – 26 May 2017

Event times

Exhibition of the artworks: 22 to 26 May

Cost of entry

Residency cost:
USD 1,250 Shared room (each flat has 2 rooms, there will be 2 bed cabin inside each room)
USD 1,450 Individual room (single bed room in a 2 room flat)

Claustro San Pedro Claver

Bolívar, Colombia


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The artist residency SPOT 13 offers the opportunity to artists from all the world to access the artistic and cultural scene in Cartagena, known by its human heritage (UNESCO) and main cultural and touristic district of Colombia.


SPOT 13 has been developed allowing guest artists to immerse in local cultural scene, to have access to local artist practices as well as get to know daily life in Cartagena. Within the frame of the residency programme, artists can develop new work or finalize ongoing work, the only requirement to apply is that the work is created within the following subjects: human rights, slavery, history of Cartagena and Gender subjects. Artists will have access to talks, archive and research material related to the subjects proposed for the residence.

The residency expects to create a conversation between guests artists and allows the creation of a space for dialogue where vision and conception of the proposed themes will have a zone of expression, which will enrich the practice of the artists and will also give them a look onto local artistic practices as well as allow access to the public to different interpretations of colombian social context.

SPOT 13 takes place once a year, being 2017 its first edition of artist residencies.

Characteristics of the residency

The artists will live for 20 days in the building of Hotel Peña’s Boutique (exclusively reserved for the artists while the duration of the residency), where they will be able to create or finalize their work at the time they will access local artistic and cultural scene in Cartagena; while the duration of the residency, artists will have access to talks with practitioners involved in Cartagena’s artistic scene such as art historians, art restorers, curators and art critics.


Creation and finalization of work time frame: 8 to 19 May

Exhibition of the artworks: 22 to 26 May

Exhibition space: Claustro San Pedro (built in 1580 and rebuilt in Century XVI)




Jorge Jurado Art Studio will select 12 international artists, whose practice develops around the proposed themes for the residency. The language used for the residency programme is English.

Steps to apply:


●      Send the form filled in by 10 February

●      Send motivation letter by 10 February

●      Send CV by 10 February

●      Send portfolio by 10 February

●      Pay deposit fee of USD 50 corresponding to subscription and which will be added to the general fee of the residency programme. Payment should be done by 15 February

●      Pay the remaining fee of the residency programme by 6 March


Lorena Parada


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