Can Serrat meant to support creative production in all disciplines, and to offer a community working & living space.
The jury of each call selects and invites a limited number of projects to take part in the residency program.
In 2020, through the calls published throughout the year, Can Serrat offers a Full Grant to 6 creators (3 writing projects, and 3 contemporary art projects), and a limited number of partial aid support stipends (# 1, # 2, # 3), for a duration of 1 month minimum to 2 months maximum.
A private or shared room during the residency (depending on chosen preference).
Shared working space for the duration of the residency.
Access to shared spaces (kitchen, toilets, bathrooms, etc).
Access to all equipment (printmaking studio, sound recording equipment, projectors).
Possibility to organize workshop/debate in the residency.
Promotion through social media.
Human and technical resources.
Access to El Bruc’s City Council exhibition space to organize a show at the end of the residency (optional).
Connections with the local cultural scene.
Publication in the annual catalog about project worked on while at the residency.
Value of the residency for a month: 2190 €
Partial aid support to be covered by the selected resident, for a month:
- stipend # 1: 570 €*
- stipend # 2: 930 €*
- stipend # 3: 1,290 €*
[The grants do not include travel expenses.]
* shared room (max 3)
Can Serrat, approximately 1187 square meters, is a classic old Catalan farmhouse. In 1989, eleven Norwegian artists bought the house and renovations began. The space operates as a center for creation and production. Can Serrat is located in the beautiful environment of El Bruc, a small village that skirts the mountain of Montserrat, and is just forty-five kilometers from Barcelona in Spain. The house provides various spaces and workshops for working in an awe-inspiring surrounding natural environment. A pleasant walk along paths and trails leads one from the house to the foot of the mountain, where one can enjoy a spectacular view of Les Agülles, or The Needles, of Montserrat.
Can Serrat functions as a community where people from different cultures, fields, and topics of research can meet under the same roof. The house organizes ongoing projects that everyone is welcome to participate in during their stay here. These include, but are not limited to, a selected residency program for contemporary art and writing projects, a local nonprofit organization called Els Amics de Can Serrat that organizes activities within the local context, and a co-op for local and ecological products. Every month the house welcomes and organizes different activities in order to activate the research of the projects in production: sound recorded debates proposed by residents themselves, a monthly dinner in which we invite local citizens of the village to have a cultural exchange with the household, project presentations, a book club in which we share resources by reading excerpts and texts in various languages, ping pong, and visits to relevant project spaces and other residencies.
Can Serrat is a space of creation, community, and process. As such, the activities we organize are oriented around this idea and reflect an interest in being present to that process, research, question, doubt, understanding, curiosity, and debate.
- Independent Association/Foundation
- Norwegian (Nynorsk)
- Months: 1 – 3
- Visual Art
- Performing Arts
- Printmaking facilities
- Production costs
- No requirements