La Térmica Creators 2020 – English Call

La Térmica launches the call for the fifth edition of the international programme Creators 2020. So far, 36 artists have already taken part on this project that started in 2013, and has since closed every edition with group shows exhibiting the artistic works of the Creators every different year.


The artists that have taken part in this programme so far are Dadi Dreucol, Fernando Bayona, Florencia Rojas, Nekane Manrique, Omar Victor Diop, Miguel Gómez Losada, Franciso Javier Valverde, Marta Beltrán, Emmanuel Lafont, Katharina Fitz, José Luis Valverde, Carmen González Castro, Gala Knörr, Jean Philippe Illanes, laconjunciónY, Mamen Morillas, Ana Barriga, Efrén Calderón, Mac Svary, AAron, Almudena Fernández, Fernando Clemente, Victoria Maldonado, Orlando Rojas, Enar de Dios, Alejandro Ginés, Irene González, Marco Moreira, Mirimari Väyrynen and Ernesto Casero; and Julio Anaya, Miguel Scheroff, Dela Delos, Antonio Navarro, Valle Galera and Paloma de la Cruz in the last edition.




The new call for Creators 2019 will be available from August the 1st until November the 15th 2019.


This support programme to the contemporary creation seeks to boost the creators’ artistic and professional development that requires either spaces for their own projects or financial, technical and training support.



La Térmica promotes this open program to international and national creators, linked to any artistic discipline.

The maximum period for the projects development and the use of the facilities will be 120 days from February to the beginning of June 2020, with no possibility of extension.

The creators in residence will provide a final report of their projects to La Térmica Selection Committee.





La Térmica offers different residence spaces and support in order to develop their creative process. It will consist of:

  • Accommodation, workspaces and individual rooms.
  • Financial support: 2400 euros per creator to production costs.
  • The artists will pay the travel expenses, documentation and valid health insurance/accident insurance during their stay.
  • Maintenance costs will be borne by La Térmica.

Artists will have to show the progress of their work to the public, and stablish a direct contact thorugh the Studios’ opening that will take place in different dates throughout the residency.



La Térmica creation center will put at the creators’ disposal different spaces for the artistic innovation, as well as shared zones for work and formation.

These spaces consisted of:

  • Individual workshop.
  • Single room, shared room options availability if they are a group, maximum 2 people (double room).
  • Access and use of the common facilities, collective work spaces, meeting rooms, training rooms, office, toilet facilities and rest areas.
  • Workroom and shared technical equipment.
  • Access to the rest of La Térmica facilities.

The concession and nature of the workspaces may vary depending on the project to carry out.

The creators must display their work in public and establish a direct contact with them in the opening up of studies, which will take place on specific dates during their period of residence.



The call will be launched in La Térmica website during August 1st and will remain open until 15th November 2019.

The candidates that will be submitted to the programme La Térmica CREATORS are: natural persons (either individual or collective 2 people as maximum) or legal persons over 18 years old, coming from the artistic creation atmosphere irrespective of their nationality and residence place. Individual or collective candidates should have training and a career related to the creation and could submit projects related to any artistic discipline.

Creators should provide:

  • CV or artistic dossier with a selection of images of their work already performed.
  • A document including the project for submission, with a development planning including details of its conceptualization and exectution.


Workshops of Creation

These are annual workshops, conceived to attract creators’ artistic projects from all over the world to La Térmica facilities in Malaga.

These revolves around three fundamental facets:

  • These workshops have been conceived to showcase the projects that the creators in residence will develop during the 120 days residing at the facilities and create expressly for his exhibition in every edition.
  • All the artistic disciplines will be part of it.

La Térmica will be in charge of the coordination, responsible for the conception, development and image of the Workshops.


Artists input

  • The artist will arrange both traveling to La Térmica and returning home
  • The artist must develop the project by which was selected during the period of the residency.
  • The artist selected commit themselves to cooperate with La Térmica in terms of comunication involving the projects and the programme.

















La Térmica Creators 2019 – Terms and Conditions





The current call aims to establish the regulatory bases that will be governed by, awarded on a competitive basis, Diputación de Málaga (Malaga Provincial Council), La Térmica CREATORS program.




The program aims to support, promote and encourage the artistic creation on the basis of contemporary art models and all their disciplines, admitting equally multidisciplinary, increasing their diffusion and approaching them to the citizenship, and being able to fund creative and enterprising people that promote and carry out artistic creations.




The current call is shaped for the activities carried out between February and June 2020, although the publication of the present basis and the candidates’ selection will take place along 2019.




Funding s for this program, regulated in this call, may be made from Malaga Provincial Council 2020 budgetary credits.

This program offers a maximum number of 6 slots for creators, in accommodation and maintenance regime, during 4 months with no possibility of extension.

Every slot is also endowed with 2.400 €, for the expenses incurred in developing every project.




This call is open to natural persons that fulfil the conditions established in order to participate in this call and are able to prove it through documentary evidences.

Applicants could be natural persons over 18 years old (either individual or collective 2 people as maximum) coming from the artistic creation atmosphere irrespective of their nationality and residence place. They have to prove they had dedicated, at least 2 years, to artistic or creative works related to any artistic discipline related to the contemporary art.




Those interested in taking part in this call should provide, along with the application and annexes, the required documentation in this section.


  1. Application duly completed.
  2. Applicant’s National ID Card or Passport (*.jpg, *.pdf format)
  3. Curriculum Vitae, and artistic dossier (*.pdf, *.doc, *.docx format)
  4. Personal declaration that the project is unpublished, neither exhibited previously, nor received any type of counseling for the projects are going to be developed.
  5. Provide one project through the online platform that will be set up at
  6. The project should be original and expressly conceived to be exhibited at La Térmica Creators 2017 Exhibition.  The topic of the project will be chosen free and it can not have been ever shown before.
  7. The project should be attached to La Térmica CREATORS at the registration in *.pdf, *.doc or *.docx format.
  8. The project or activities reports may contain a description about the nature of the project, specifying its aims, action plans, stages of development, methodologies, lines of research, convenience self-justification or interests in carrying it out, as well as describing conceptually the building blocks necessary to its shape.
  9. Documentation in digital form: 5 identifying images or videos of the project, files may be provided in *.jpg, *.jpeg, *. tiff, *.bmp, *.pdf, *.mp3, *.wmv, *.avi, *.mp4 format (url for videos can be included instead of the files if they’re heavy) and the name of the files may include the title and name of the author/s and the name of the project. These images can be included in the document containing the project.
  10. Materials and tools specification that are going to be necessary.
  11. Letter of motivation to be part of La Térmica CREATORS.


All these documents may be included in a unique compressed file folder (*.rar or *.zip type) that will be attached to the registration form established by La Térmica in its website for the call. This should not exceed 15 Mb in size. (Winrar).




The time limit for the projects submission in order to participate in La Térmica Creators will be from August 1st to November 15th 2019.


All registrations may be carried out through the form established at La Térmica website in response to the call, documentation may be provided in *.rar format.




These are the applications assessment criteria that will be taken into account:

– Project viability and coherence.

– Originality and Innovation.

– Being in line with La Térmica guidelines.

– Capacity to generate collaborative multidisciplinary networks.

– Curriculum Vitae and artistic dossier.




The applications assessment and the granting proposal will be carried out by an assessment committee consisting of La Térmica technical staff.


This assessment committee could require additional information about the people concerned, as well as the collaboration of experts in the arts and cultural sectors, in order to develop properly the entrusted functions.


Additionally, the assessment committee could submit a report, in which it can be wholly or partly declared that the call is cancelled out in case the candidatures do not gather sufficient merits to gain the adjudication.




After assessing the applications and emitting the granting report on the Assessment Committee’s part, the proposal will be set, duly motivated, that will be notified to the selected people, and will be published at La Térmica website on 12th December 2019.


Applications under this call would be dismissed if they would not be specifically mentioned in the call agreement.




The beneficiaries of this call would be obliged to justify the given application to the funds received. For that purpose they will have to fulfil the following duties:



a) Providing written details, prior to the acquisition of the beneficiary status, the acceptance of these rules. If not, it will be understood that they are not participating in it, granting it to the next person in the first place on the list, and so on.

b) Carrying out the activity for what this person has been selected within the period and conditions established in the call.

c) Justifying the realization of the entire activity within the period prescribed.

d) Facilitating the monitoring, control and assessment actions that may be carried out by Malaga Provincial Council in order to ensure compliance with the requirements of this call.

e) Under no circumstances may the workshop have another endues than as space for artistic production, not being authorized for any other use.

f) Cooperating with the Centre in carrying out activities organized and presenting and / or exposing projects created at La Térmica facilities in accordance with a date agreed in advance by both parties, integrating them in the Centre program. In order to accomplish this, La Térmica will appoint a curator responsible for the final exhibition, and for monitoring the projects’ development.

g) Respecting the rules of internal procedure established by La Térmica by working according the timetables of the Center. The artists will have to stay at La Térmica facilities throughout the whole residency period.

h) Presenting a final report of the work before the Committee established by La Térmica.

i) Every artist will have to donate on of the pieces resulting of their work during the residency at La Térmica for the art collection of Diputación de Málaga. Pieces from previous work or collections won’t be accepted.

j) Stating all advertising or published material that their projects have been made possible thanks to Malaga Provincial Council and La Térmica.




The residence period, for the individuals who have been awarded with a post, will take place at La Térmica facilities during the established period for the projects development, 4 months with no possibility of extension.

The implementation of a project expressly conceived for La Térmica CREATORS program.

The project should be executed during the programme’s residency period, within the facilities of La Térmica and only by the artists selected for this matter.

This programme provides every artist selected with financial support of 2400 euros to produce their work; a residence (individual room or shared for groups of 2 people); individual workshops; maintenance, support and cleaning services; as well as meetings and visits from cultural agents related to the programme.

The exhibition will be held by a certain period determined by La Térmica, and it will curated by the Centre. Artists are responsible for the pickup of their work pieces after the exhibition is finished, paying of the expenses of it and in coordination with La Térmica.




Malaga Provincial Council will establish the appropriate mechanisms to monitor and assess the projects and activities corresponding to the program, for that reason, the selected creator will facilitate their monitoring.




Funding per every post will be paid in 2 instalments. Administrative processes corresponding to the payment will be launched at the start of the activity once La Térmica technical team validates the work development made. Given the administrative process and periods of the public administration the payment could be executed up to a month before the residency ends.




To all the residents that will satisfactorily complete the residence program will be granted a nominative certificate of this residence.





Call: from August 1st to November 15th 2019

Selection announcement: December 12th 2019

Residency: from the beginning of Febraury to the beginning of June 2020







La Térmica Creators 2020

Please, fill in the registration to take part in La Térmica Creators
  • It is essential to fill out all the required fields for the form to be complete.
    Check and read carefully the terms and conditions set for this call above, before sending your registration.

  • Remember to include all the required documents in a a unique compressed file folder (*.rar or *.zip type) that should not exceed 15 Mb in size:

    - A copy of your ID / Passport.
    - Curriculum Vitae and artistic dossier.
    - Personal declaration that the project is unpublished.
    - Descriptive memory for La Térmica Creators 2018 project.
    - Five identifying images or videos of the project (they can be included with the project description, all in one document).
    - Materials and tools specifications document.
    - Motivation letter to be part of La Térmica Creators.

    Please, check that you have all this required documents and attach them below:

  • Tipos de archivos aceptados: rar, zip, pdf.

  • "The policy for the selection of the artists is set in the Terms and Conditions of La Térmica Creators"