Cel del Nord

+34 938 12 88 95
odette@celdelnord.com

We give you a distraction-free, and inspiration-rich environment to do extraordinary creative work. Artists, writers and musicians stay here to make use of the studio and enjoy a peaceful escape in the vast countryside, which unravels from our doorstep.

We strongly support creatives who also have ‘day jobs’ or other commitments and encourage them to unblock projects that have otherwise been waylaid by everyday life.
Artists can enjoy use of the vast multi-use studio, tranquil garden and terrace, as well as a small library.

We are an artist-led residency located in a small village in the Lluçanès region of Catalonia, in the village of Oristà. Oristà has a pre-romantic crypt, Roman dig site and ceramics museum. Montserrat, the Catalan sacred mountain and home of the black madonna is one hour away by car.

Residencies are self-led and residential (self-catered). We add structure to the day with daily-led walks and discussions and encourage artists to take part as a way of opening up their ideas. We do not judge, critique or teach – we simply facilitate, listen and encourage. The main contact person is Odette Brady. Odette is the coordinator here, as well as a writer and English teacher.

We can arrange artist-led workshops, especially if they include a nod to Catalan arts or the local area. We can also exhibit work at the end of the residency should the artist wish to conclude with an exhibition.

Our studio has ideal natural light for painting. We have a sink, easels and work table. The studio can also be cleared to create the space for rehearsal and choreography, and has high-quality speakers and video projector.

We can accommodate a maximum of two artists at a time, in private rooms with a shared kitchen and bathroom. We are open from April to October (excluding August).

If other, please specify?:

Open to all suggestions and willing to do whatever the artist needs if we can
Residency Programme since: N/A
Description of Organisation:

An old Catalan house in a rural village where artists come to work and think in the peace and quiet. We are a small, intimate setting with a beautiful private garden close to the delights of pristine nature.

Organisation founded in: 2017
What type of organisation are you?:
  • Artist-Run
Working Languages:
  • Catalan
  • English
  • Spanish
Presentation of artists’ work: Arranged on a case-by-case basis
Duration of residency:
  • Weeks: 1
  • Weeks: 2
  • Weeks: 3
  • Months: 1
  • Months: 3
  • Months: 1 – 3
Number of studios: 1
Number of artists in residence at one time: 5
Studio type and size: Shared studio
Accommodation type:
Private Room
Shared Room
Shared Apartment
Which disciplines does your residency cater to?:
  • Visual Art
  • Sculpture
  • Music
  • Literature
  • Other
What practical facilities does your residency offer to artists?:
  • Kitchen
  • Internet
  • Computer
  • Library
What artistic facilities does your residency offer to artists?:
  • Other
If other, please specify:

creativity coaching with a qualified coach
Is your residency wheelchair accessible?: No
Application process: Open call
Do you charge an application fee for your residency?: No
Do you charge a residency fee for your residency?: Yes
If yes, what is the residency fee? (in your local currency): €25 per night for overnights accommodation. Or €12 per day for studio only.
Do you provide the residents with any funds associated with the residency? (e.g. stipend, fellowship, production allowance): No
Expenses paid by the artist:
  • Travel
  • Food
  • Supplies
Are artists expected to do one of the following during their residency stay?:
  • No requirements
Other activities happening at the space:
  • Films
  • Exhibition
  • Other
If other, please specify: Live music, local traditions, community atmosphere
Selection process: N/A
Setting: Rural
Nearest Airport: Girona/Barcelona
Nearest Train Station: Vic
How to reach by plane: We are equidistant to Barcelona and Girona airports.
How to reach by train: The nearest train station is Vic. Vic can be reached by the R3 from Barcelona Sants.
How to reach by car: We are located close to exit 164 of the road C-25 which runs between Vic and Lleida. From exit 164 take the B-670 from which Oristà is signposted. To reach the C-25 from Barcelona take the C16, signposted towards Girona.
Street & Number: Plaça Major 4
Postal Code: 08518
City: Oristà
Plaça Major 4
Oristà 08518 ESP
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