Martin Creed Centro Botín



Since 1994, the Fine Arts Workshops have brought young artists from all over the world to Santander to train alongside consolidated figures from the world of art. Miroslaw Balka, Lothar Baumgarten, Tacita Dean, Carlos Garaicoa, Paul Graham, Mona Hatoum, Jannis Kounellis, Julie Mehretu, Antoni Muntadas, Gabriel Orozco, Juliâo Sarmento and Juan Uslé are some of the Workshop leaders who have shared their experience and knowledge.

Over the course of two weeks, 15 artists from all over the world come to live alongside renowned international artists, sharing experiences and intense working days, as they develop their own personal project, which they can also share with members of the public at an Open Day.


A workshop led by Martin Creed will take place from March 25th to April 5th, 2019 in Santander.

Martin Creed will lead a workshop in which he will create a new performative work in collaboration with the participants. The work will consist of a group of four musicians roaming around the exhibition space, performing a score created during the course of the workshop.

Performers wishing to be considered for the workshop should have a keen interest in contemporary art practice. All need to have in-depth knowledge of music (ability to read musical scores, notions of harmony, etc.) and have fully mastered singing or the use of an instrument (in this case guitar and violin). The 15 participants will create a group comprising singers and musicians (guitarist and violinist); competence in both will be considered a bonus.

Applicants for the workshop may also be considered for the performance that will take place throughout the duration of the exhibition to be held between April 5 and June 9, in which case they should be prepared to live in Santander or the area during that period of time.

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Who can apply

Candidates must be classically trained musicians or singers with a keen interest in contemporary art. Musicians should have graduated from conservatory and music schools.

grant details


The Fundación provides accommodation and a subsidy of 455€ to each artist for other expenses.

Application Period

Until 17th February 2019.

Documentation required

See documentation required for registration below. Applications can only be submitted online.

Notification of Grant Award

The decision regarding the selection of the participants will be announced as of 18 February 2019. Selected participants will be personally informed of such decision via email and the other candidates may consult the results on the website.


The workshop director is the person who selects the artists.

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