Named as one of the ‘Top 100 Hotels in the world’ by Sunday Times Travel and winner of ‘Best Boutique Hotel’ by the prestigious White Ibiza Awards for three years running, Pikes is saturated in rustic charm and filled with personal touches.
Pikes is an iconic Ibizan institution, steeped in rock ‘n’ roll history and brimming with personality. The 25-room boutique haven in the San Antonio hills features bespoke rooms and suites set around the sprawling fairytale gardens and the famous aquamarine pool which was the location for Wham’s ‘Club Tropicana’ video.
The hotel was originally created in the late 1970’s by the legendary Tony Pike and for the last few decades, Pikes has been a playground for the music and cultural elite with regular guests including artists such as Grace Jones, Tony Curtis, Spandau Ballet, Bon Jovi, George Michael and Freddie Mercury.
Lovingly restored by the world-famous Ibiza Rocks brand in 2011 and adored by locals, Pikes is one of the few places that still represents the authentic, carefree, Balearic spirit of the island.
With a real fusion between the place, the people and the unmistakable feeling of just being there, the only danger of booking Pikes is that once you check in, you’ll never want to check out…
The SPiN Artist Residency at Pikes Ibiza
-The application deadline for the Spring Artists-in-Residence Program deadline is JANUARY 31, 2018 and must be submitted via our online application form.
January 31, 2018: Online application submittal deadline.
February 7, 2018: Notification to accepted applicants/recipients.
Spring residence: March 15– April 15, 2018 (4 weeks). Ibiza, Spain
Approximately 25 artists will be in residence during each term. Pikes strives to have an equal mix of emerging and established artists working together.
Emerging Artist: Open to any age over 18. Artists should have completed a B.F.A. or M.F.A. program who seek to build upon their confidence in the early stages of their career. You might not have had a major exhibition but you are on your way. Your artistic journey will be greatly aided by working in this creative communal environment and four weeks of time to focus on your art.
Established Artist: Open to any age over 18. Established visual artists that have preferably ten years or more of studio practice with major exhibitions under their belt and who has work placed in collections or museums. Our residency also welcomes established artists that teach in respected art colleges and universities.
Important Dates for the Spring Artists Residency
January 31, 2018: Online application submittal deadline
February 7, 2018: Notification to applicants/recipients
Spring 2018 residence: March 15– April 15 (4 weeks)
Fall 2018 residence: November 4-December 4 (Not confirmed yet)
WHAT TO EXPECT
Housing: Each of Pikes 25 eclectic rooms are vastly different. Each one a story. Your story is next. You will have a shared or private room and will be given all the comforts of home. There are many nooks and crannies throughout Pikes, indoor and outdoor lounge areas with WiFi. This housing will be available only during the dates of the residency. Early arrivals and late departures are not permitted. Cleaning of the rooms and changing of the linens/sheets will be provided every 2 weeks, by hotel staff. Residents are required to leave the accommodations in the same condition as when they arrived.
In the middle of the month we will inspect the rooms during cleaning and a final inspection will happen before checkout. Only pencil sketching on pads is allowed in any of the hotel rooms. No painting or any other art medium is allowed in the rooms.
Meals: There will be one buffet Breakfast every morning at the residency and then a bar for other pre-made salads, sandwiches and drinks for purchase throughout the day. All other meals are the responsibility of the resident. Each room will have a small refrigerator for residence to use, however no cooking is allowed in the rooms. No kitchenware, i.e. cups, plates or utensils leave the dining areas.
Pikes pool bar will be open nightly and will also have pre-made gourmet sandwiches for sale and other goodies.
Studio Space: Residents organically share an open studio space. We will have several studio areas set up. You are also very welcome to temporarily find your own space among Pikes many angles, indoor and outdoors. Residents can work in their studio space for 7 days a week, at all hours. The use of headphones is recommended while listening to music in the studio spaces. Residents are responsible for their own studio space and proper rubbish disposal. Studio spaces are assigned based on resident artist proposals, applications and studio availability, however studio spaces can be changed or reassigned with approval of the Creative Director. Residents are required to return studio spaces, tools and all checked out equipment to their original condition at the close of the residency. Fees for damage tools or equipment will be charge to individual residents.
Staff Support: A Creative Director and assistants, all of whom are practicing artists will be available for any inquiries with residents regarding work throughout the residency. We recommend that each resident console with the Creative Director before arriving at Pikes about the aspirations and breadth of their project.
Supplies: Each resident is responsible for ALL of their own supplies such as paint, ink, canvas, wood, glue, clay, hardware, paper, etc. Many of these art materials will be available on site and also on the island.
We will provide 3 art styles of studios:
Painting/Mixed Media Studio, Drawing Studio & Print Making Studio : Residents are provided with an open studio set up. The following equipment will be available: work tables, easels and stools. The residency strives for a non toxic environment therefore painting residents are limited to using linseed oil as a medium and odorless mineral spirits (gamsol) as a solvent (provided by the residency). Prohibited mediums include but not limited to the following: turpentine, spray (aerosol) paints, synthetic resins and fixatives
Art Professors: There will be several rotating distinguished Art Professors, Art Historians, curators, critics, etc, staying at Pikes several times during the month.
General Residency Guidelines: The SPiN Art Residency has an open studio policy and will be open to the public from 12:00am-6:00pm Monday-Friday. There will be public art events organized and with this being Ibiza, most likely parties of some sort, happening throughout the month. Residents will be notified well in advance of the event schedule.
We will organize a gallery show at the end of the month and residents may submit artwork to the SPiN Art Residency for sale. Work can be gladly submitted and is subject to approval. We would absolutely love it if you could subsidize your residency fee with a sale of your work! You will receive a 60% commission on any work sold at Pikes.
Art Symposiums: There will be art talks and discussion sessions throughout the entire residency.
Art Films will be shown several nights per week in Freddies Room and or Plaza Mayor.
WHAT TO BRING. In Ibiza, the temperature in March/April is averaging 13-14°C (55-57°F) with daytime low/highs from 9°C- 18°C (48-65°F) and rain falls only about 25% of the time.
Bring some cool weather clothing that you can layer, sweaters, a hat, scarf. The rooms can be a little humid as well. The beaches are excellent but during this time of the year the sea is cool to cold. Be sure to have the funds necessary for travel to and from Pikes. We do recommend having a car or scooter to see more of the island.
GETTING HERE: Pikes Hotel is located at:
Camí Sa Vorera, S/N, 07820 Sant Antoni de Portmany, Islas Baleares
Main number for Pikes: +34 971 34 22 22
Art Director: +34 683 307 760
Driving: Pikes Hotel is approximately 21 Km from Ibiza Airport.
All major rental car agencies are available from the Ibiza Airport.
Public transportation in Ibiza is limited to buses and taxis.
There is a bus service from the Ibiza Airport to Avenida Isidoro Macabich in town, with connecting service to other parts around the island. The fare is 1.20 Euros. Buses depart from the terminal every half hour between 7:20 am and 10:50 pm for the 30 minute trip. The buses have room to accommodate your luggage. A bus schedule is available online.
Taxis are readily available at the airport, and they can also be found circulating around the island and at designated taxi stands. A taxi will display a green light when it is available. Fares typically start at 2-3 Euros depending on the time of day, with mileage rates around 1 Euro per kilometer. Out of town fares have higher rates, and there is an additional charge of 1.40 for service from the port or the airport.
FRONT OFFICE: The front office staff is available for assistance.
Internet: Pikes is outfitted with free WiFi.
RESIDENCY FEE/SECURITY DEPOSIT: All residents are required to pay a fee between €1900-€3300 depending on the rooms of their choice, from doubles to suites to apartments that sleep two or more.
Pikes has these size rooms available for this residency.
Standard: €2800. Junior Suites: €2950. Suites €3300. Apartments (2 people) €2600 per person.
If an artistic couple or two friends would like to share a room (Standard, Junior suite or Suite) the base fee for only one artist will be charged and only an extra €1000 for the 2nd person. For example, If two (2) artists would like to share a Standard room the total cost for the room will be €2800+€1000=€3800 or only €1900 per artist for the residency.
Shared occupancy rooms will be on a first come first served basis as they are limited. (The residency fee covers all housing, meals and studio access.) Residents are also required to submit a €300 housing/studio security deposit. The deposit will be refunded about four weeks after the residency ends, minus any damage fees if applicable. Should a residency be canceled, the €300 housing deposit is non-refundable. Upon arrival, all residents will be required to remit a current credit card number which will be kept securely on file with accounting and used against any unpaid studio fees and materials. Credit Card numbers will be collected during orientation. All mid term bills and invoices must be paid on time. No additional charges will be allowed until bills are paid.
Below are some examples of doubles, junior suites and suites.
As you can see, each room is aesthetically and invitingly different. You will want to stay in them all.
CONDUCT/TERMINATION: Pikes seeks to create an atmosphere of a fun and pleasant art community that encourages individual artistic exploration but also respects individual and community privacy. Pikes has a zero tolerance policy for residents disrupting this atmosphere, therefore we reserve the right to terminate any resident at any time who we believe threatens the experience for themselves or others.
ADDITIONAL RESIDENCY GUIDELINES Guest Policy: No overnight visitors are allowed, residents guests must seek other accomodations. The front desk can answer any questions about this. Residents may have an outside guest attend the included breakfast in the café but only with pre-approval from the kitchen manager and with 24 hours notice. The buffet breakfast cost is €15 for any resident guest and must be paid at the front desk. Kitchen staff will only make enough meal portions to serve those expected for meals.
Artists residents may not bring pets to Pikes.
To apply, please complete all steps indicated below (in English or en Español):
#1. Send a brief, introductory e-mail to Hello@SpinArtResidency.com containing all of the following:
A. Your current CV or résumé.
B. Artists, painters, and designers: attach five (5) sample images of your works (JPEG, PNG, or PDF format, 72 dpi, maximum 2 MB each file) and a brief statement attesting that all works are of your own original creation.
#2. Submit your fee of €25.00 via the "Pikes Application fee” on the top right side of this page.
#3. Fill in the questionnaire below.