When people come together, confidence is built.

With ALONDRA INSTITUTE scholars from North Africa and Europa  have the opportunity to work in a relaxing und calm atmosphere for one  up to six months. They can come into contact with locals, learn about Andalusian history and be inspired by Spanish culture. The countryside as well as the urban surroundings offer many attractions.


Direct contact with the local population, exchange and cooperation with regional artists, discussions about religious, cultural and current socio-political subjects, all promote a culture of mutual understanding, tolerance and peace.



2 Residence- and Working scholarships for authors, translators, graphic artists from Europe und North Africa


  • Preferably there shall be one European and one African scholar residing at each given interval
  • There will provided two residences: "Patio" and "Cielo". Additionally for exceptional arrangements the residance "Jardin" can be used for a third scholar




Encouragement of an understanding and dialogue between cultures in Europe and North Africa


  • support for equal opportunities for female artists
  • organization of events ( reading trips, spreeches etc.) in cooperation with educational and cultural establishments in Europe and North Africa 
  • puplic relations, usage of multiplicants of various countries




Past and present Culture, Politics and Economic themes and developments


  • History of Spain and Portugal as well as North African Islamic countries
  • Present culture and politics in North Africa
  • Present culture of Andalusia and/ or Europe
  • Literature/ art/ culture as a medium of communication und comprehension



The Lark

in the air and in the nest

... The most popular but still genious and repeatable formula of Jean Paul about the "three ways to become happier (not happy), "( the engrossed view of the birds perspective upon the world, the settlement in a nest as a lark in her bottom nest and the change between both views as the "most difficult and most smartest" option) describes his workmethod, but is both art- and liveprogram. It is a question of a presentationtechnique, that is not hatched in contrast with the history of literature, but in a heavy painful confrontation with the truth, in which the disreputable intimacy of art and life is begettet...

Brigitte Kronauer, Frankfurter Rundschau, 19.3.1988