Bòlit, Centre d’Art Contemporani. Girona

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Bòlit, Centre d?Art Contemporani. Girona is launching Bòlit Residència Girona Creativa, a programme of creative residencies designed to promote national and international artistic exchanges. The project has two aims: to welcome new artists and their work to Girona, and to foster the international mobility of local artists.

The programme involves preparing a space for the residency and calling for applicants to occupy it, with options for organising exchanges with other centres in Catalonia, Spain and abroad that also offer artistic residencies.

The space is designed to accommodate artists, curators and other professionals working with the visual arts, enabling them to explore their ideas in greater depth and providing support for the creative and/or research process, while making their work known to a wider public through participation in the B_Ñ¢lit programme or exhibitions in the city’s municipal and civic spaces.

This space will allow artists and creative or cultural professionals to become involved in the city’s social and cultural life, thereby enriching their work and experience. It will also help local artists gain international experience and recognition by giving them access to residencies in other countries.

The programme will not just provide premises for artists to work in. It will also be an enriching experience for both the artist and the host city, based on a dialogue between them.

The Bòlit Centre is also interested in establishing cooperation agreements with public and private arts centres in Spain and abroad in order to organise artistic exchanges, offering residencies for their artists in Girona while helping local artists to gain international experience and recognition.

If other, please specify?:

Research
Residency Programme since: 2014
Description of Organisation:

Bòlit. Contemporary Art Centre. Girona is a municipal facility whose mission is to put together programmes to research, produce and exhibit contemporary art projects by national and international creators and professionals from other fields of knowledge with strong ties to the local context.

An active, dynamic player, Bòlit organises programmes of exhibitions and related integrated activities, such as workshops, series of talks, urban actions, series of screenings, specific proposals and works in progress designed to get civil society involved right from the start.

Bòlit works closely on the ground with initiatives and programmes carried out in the province of Girona to promote collaboration and project exchange. Creative production at the centre is linked to other contexts and international research and creation spaces.

Organisation founded in: 2008
What type of organisation are you?:
  • Part of a Governmental Institution
Working Languages:
  • Catalan
  • English
  • French
  • Italian
  • Spanish
Presentation of artists’ work: Arranged on a case-by-case basis
Duration of residency:
  • Weeks: 1
  • Months: 1
Number of studios: 1
Number of artists in residence at one time: 1
Studio type and size: Private studio
Accommodation type:
Private Apartment
Which disciplines does your residency cater to?:
  • Visual Art
  • Sculpture
  • Ceramics
  • Dance
  • Theatre
What practical facilities does your residency offer to artists?:
  • Kitchen
  • Internet
Is your residency wheelchair accessible?: No
Companions Allowed:
  • Partners
  • Application process: Open call
    Do you charge an application fee for your residency?: No
    Do you charge a residency fee for your residency?: No
    Do you provide the residents with any funds associated with the residency? (e.g. stipend, fellowship, production allowance): No
    If yes, what is the amount of the fund? (in your local currency): Different calls for applications are planned every year, inviting artists and professionals in the contemporary arts to participate in residencies in Girona. Each open call/exchange has its own funds
    Expenses paid by the organisation:
    • Accommodation
    If other, please specify: Each open call/exchange has specific characteristics
    Are artists expected to do one of the following during their residency stay?:
    • Other
    If other, please specify: We are open to different kind of presentations, according to the type of work (open studio, conference, exhibition…)
    Selection process: By committee
    Setting: Urban
    Nearest Airport: Girona-Costa Brava Airport
    Nearest Train Station: Girona
    How to reach by plane: The nearest airport is Girona-Costa Brava Airport, located about 12 km outside the city, with good road connections to the city centre by car, coach or taxi.Road access into Girona city is by N-II main road or the AP-7 motorway. At the airport there are several car hire companies, an official taxi rank and a coach service in to Girona bus station.
    How to reach by train: Adif Girona-Costa Brava railway station, located in the centre of Girona city, offers regional, national and international rail services. As well as the regular lines, Girona station is a stop on the Madrid – Zaragoza – Barcelona – French border high-speed line (AVE), one of the main transport links between Spain and the rest of Europe.The luggage lockers on the AVE platform are available for use by travellers and non-travellers alike. Opening times are 7 am – 9 pm on weekdays, and 9 am – 9 pm on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays
    How to reach by car: The main access roads to Girona are:AP-7: AP-7 toll motorway Barcelona – FranceN-II: N-II main road Madrid – Barcelona – FranceC-25 (Eix Transversal): C-25 dual carriageway Girona – Vic – Lleida
    Street & Number: Plaa del Vi, 1
    Postal Code: 17004
    City: Girona
    Plaa del Vi, 1
    Girona 17004 ESP
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