Mas els Igols

Name of Residency: Mas el Igols

Mas Els Igols is a residency & artist retreat that we offer to artists that seek to work in tranquility on a project or artwork. You will get a beautiful newly refurbished (2014) studio with high ceilings (>4 m.) in 250 year old wine Estate Mas Els Igols. The estate is situated in la Verna (Torrelles de Foix) some 60 Kilometers from Barcelona city centre.The residency program consists of:

* 20 m studio space surrounded by the vineyards of Barcelona (in the Penedes)
* large private room with your own bathroom
* large shared kitchen (with four artists)
* professional screen printing workshop & equipment (for screens up to 150 x 140 cm.)
* tools for welding, wood, etc. available
* access to a kiln (50 L, 1000 celsius)
* regular exhibitions in Barcelona or on the estate

Residency Programme since: 2009
Description of Organisation:

Mas Els Igols is a residency in the vineyards surrounding Barcelona. You live in rooms meeting Spanish hotel regulations in a stunning environment and an amazing mild climate. The focus is on the workspaces. maximum 8 artists have access to 4 big studios (40 m2 each). The Mediterranean light sparkles around 300 days a year.  Mas els Igols is managed with love by mid career visual artist Iris Tonies and linguist/journalist/captain Arnout Krediet that also live and work from the estate.

Organisation founded in: 2007
What type of organisation are you?:
  • Private company
  • Hotel or Guest house
  • Artist-Run
  • Independent Association/Foundation
Working Languages:
  • Dutch
  • English
  • Spanish
Presentation of artists’ work: Exhibition at end of residency
Duration of residency:
  • Months: 1
  • Months: 2
  • Months: 3
  • Months: 4
  • Months: 5
  • Months: 6
  • Months: 1 – 3
Number of studios: between 5 and 10
Number of artists in residence at one time: between 5 and 10
Studio type and size: Private studio
Accommodation type:
Private Room
Which disciplines does your residency cater to?:
  • Visual Art
  • Sculpture
  • Ceramics
  • Dance
  • Performing Arts
  • Literature
What practical facilities does your residency offer to artists?:
  • Kitchen
  • Space for partners, families, pets
  • Internet
  • Cleaning
  • Bicycle
What artistic facilities does your residency offer to artists?:
  • Exhibition space
  • Ceramic facilities
  • Welding tools
  • Woodworking tools
  • Printmaking facilities
  • Networking
  • Promotional services
Is your residency wheelchair accessible?: Yes
Companions Allowed:
  • Children
  • Partners
  • Pets
  • Does your residency uphold partnerships beneficial to resident artists? : Metafora studio arts in Barcelona and MUTUO gallery in Barcelona
    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): Between €690 – €1250 monthly
    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
    • Housing
    • Production costs
    • Food
    • Supplies
    Are artists expected to do one of the following during their residency stay?:
    • No requirements
    Other activities happening at the space:
    • Workshops
    • Presentation
    • Films
    • Exhibition
    • Family Life
    • Open Studios
    Selection process: By curator
    Setting: Rural
    Nearest Airport: BCN – Barcelona, Reus
    Nearest Train Station: Vilafranca del Penedes
    How to reach by plane: Barcelona Reus or Barcelona el Prat
    How to reach by train: R4 from Barcelona Sants or Barcelona plaza Catalunya in the direction of Vilafranca del Penedes or Sant Vincenc de Calders. Get out in La Granada or Vilafranca del Penedes. A transport can be organized from the station.
    How to reach by car: Coordinates 41.389721,1.590267
    Street & Number: cami la berna s/n, Mas Els Igols
    Postal Code: 08737
    City: Torrelles de Foix, Barcelona
    Country long: Spain