ZAWP Bilbao opens residency for projects of investigation and production


To encourage experimentation, production and investigation in different areas of creation and to contribute to the promotion of the creators and an international movement of culture professionals. In addition, the objective is to foment and drive projects based in the area that could enrich and add value to it through a flexible, multidisciplinary workspace. Lastly, the objective is to support and stimulate the economy.


1. Self-financed Residencies (A1)

2. Residency grants for investigation and production: B1, B2


The summon is directed towards collectives, consultants, cultural producers and invigorators, associations, researchers, artists, social scientists, architects, teachers… individual creators or collective creators whose objective is the production and investigation of what could be a small step in cultural, artistic, and social knowledge. Applicants can apply individually or collectively, in which case a representative must be appointed.


Place: ZAWP Project, in Bilbao, specifically in the neighborhood of Ribera de Deusto, composed of different industrial spaces recovered for creative and productive use.


The residence develops from ZAWPLab, a space formed by various think-cubes to offer temporary housing and spaces for intensive work:

– Individual resting module

– Kitchen

– Shared bathrooms

– Washer and dryer

– Wi-Fi

Depending on the discipline and the needs of the project in the residency it is possible to use the different spaces of ZAWP.


– ZAWP magazine

– ZAWP tv

– ZAWP records

– Personal space on ZAWP website for each creator

– Multifunction photocopier

– Access to recycled materials in 3Rcycle ZAWP


– Access to postproduction audiovisual station

– Audio recording with discount (including equipment and tech team)

– Visual, light, and sound equipment at 50% discount or free depending on if the project

completes voluntary work within the Association.

– Access to activities of the organization

– To those creators that come from the networks in which ZAWP is involved (Red de Experiencias

Creativas de Euskadi Karraskan, Red Transib_Ñ_rica de Espacios Independientes, Trans Europe Halles)


– The organization will give communication support to the creator

– Interview via video recording

– Accompaniment in the labor of diffusion or distribution, in the case that there is any, through all

networks that ZAWP is part of: Red Transib_Ñ_rica de Espacios Culturales Independientes y Transeurope Halles

SUPPORT GIVEN TO THE CREATORS (generic, common to all residencies)

– Meals and medical insurance if necessary

– Face-to-face interaction with the creators of the project

– Public presentation of the work in progress or finished work during the ZAWP Zona Franca


– At least one appearance in ZAWP magazine, on ZAWP records or ZAWP tv

– A dynamic personal space on ZAWP website


Open application. Application following model and dossier


Residency Programme since: N/A
Description of Organisation: ZAWP stands for Zorrotzaurre Art Work in Progress, a movement that was created in 2008 to address the newly-approved urban development plan for the neighborhoods of Ribera de Deusto and Zorrotzaurre. In order to revitalize the area from from its previous industrial history, we are working to change the landscape of the peninsula through culture and creativity, and encouraging people to see what the area has to offer.
Organisation founded in: please-choose
What type of organisation are you?:
  • Part of an Institution
Working Languages:
  • English
  • Spanish
Number of studios: N/A
Number of artists in residence at one time: N/A
Studio type and size: Live/work studio
Accommodation type:
Shared Room
Private Cabin/House
What practical facilities does your residency offer to artists?:
  • Internet
Is your residency wheelchair accessible?: No
Application process: Open call
Other activities happening at the space:
  • Workshops
  • Presentation
  • Exhibition
  • Cafe/restaurant
Selection process: N/A
Setting: Urban
Nearest Airport: Bilbao
Nearest Train Station: Abando (Bilbao)
How to reach by train: Once you are in Bilbao:Underground: Deusto stop (Iruë_a exit). 10 minute walk from there.Bus of &ldquoBilbobus&rdquo Zorrotzaurre-Deustu A4: You can catch it in Luis Power (Deusto) and get off at the stop &ldquoDiesel Engine Workshop&rdquo.
How to reach by car: Once you are in Bilbao: Car: From the Euskalduna Roundabout, follow direction La Ribera or impound vehicles. Time: 2 minutes.
Street & Number: RIBERA DE DEUSTO 43 BAJO
Postal Code: 48014
Country long: Spain
BILBAO 48014 Spain
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