Nectar non-profit cultural organization

Located in the midst of nature surrounded by endless forest, Nectar, in collaboration with contemporary art galleries, curatorial platforms, artistic spaces and cultural agents, presents its  multidisciplinary art residency program offering a community-based living and working experience for worldwide artists in all career stages. The residency is a unique opportunity to delve into the artistic and creative process enjoying rural environment and a great opportunity to connect with Barcelona Art scene.

– Nectar will host 4 artists during the 3-week residency, one with a fully funded grant and three with 50% funded grant –

Residency Programme since: 2015
Description of Organisation:

Nectar is a non-profit cultural organization located in the Pre-Pyrenees where work and projects can be combined with passions and enriching activities by collaborating, innovating, and connecting.

Nectar is founded on the belief that working in a sustainable, rural and collaborative environment away from the pressures of everyday life in the city can restore and empower people personally and professionally.

Located in the midst of nature inside a Natural Park, in a off-the-grid 16th-century farmhouse, Nectar is an open and collaborative project, an inspiring and creative place of knowledge and training with a connotation of home, where individuals and groups become part of a community and stimulate their work through the exchange of ideas and perspectives. Through a series of activities such as courses, workshops, retreats or artists residencies, Nectar creates connections and connects skills between different disciplines and cultures.

Organisation founded in: 2015
What type of organisation are you?:
  • Artist-Run
  • Independent Association/Foundation
Working Languages:
  • English
  • French
  • Spanish
Presentation of artists’ work: Exhibition at end of residency
Duration of residency:
  • Weeks: 3
Number of studios: N/A
Number of artists in residence at one time: 4
Studio type and size: Private studio
Accommodation type:
Private Room
Which disciplines does your residency cater to?:
  • Visual Art
  • Sculpture
  • Ceramics
  • Dance
  • Theatre
  • Performing Arts
  • Textile Art
  • Music
  • Literature
What practical facilities does your residency offer to artists?:
  • Kitchen
  • Internet
  • Woodworking tools
  • Computer
  • Library
  • Office
  • Welding tools
Is your residency wheelchair accessible?: No
Application process: Open call
Do you charge a residency fee for your residency?: Yes
If yes, what is the residency fee? (in your local currency): 600€
Do you provide the residents with any funds associated with the residency? (e.g. stipend, fellowship, production allowance): Yes
If yes, what is the amount of the fund? (in your local currency): 600€ (50%)
Expenses paid by the artist:
  • Travel
Expenses paid by the organisation:
  • Accommodation
  • Food
If other, please specify: material
Are artists expected to do one of the following during their residency stay?:
  • Exhibition
  • Donation of artwork
Other activities happening at the space:
  • Presentation
  • Exhibition
  • Open Studios
If other, please specify: One-day visit to Barcelona artistic scene
Selection process: By committee
Setting: Rural
Nearest Airport: Girona or Barcelona
Nearest Train Station: Vic Train Station
How to reach by plane: Girona or Barcelona airport
How to reach by train: to Vic train station with Renfe rodalies from there its 40 minutes drive to Nectar
How to reach by car: From Barcelona:C-17 towards VicC-25 towards GironaExit 194 Sant Sadurnë d’OsormortFollow El Camping El Pont signs
Street & Number: Les Guilleries natural park
Postal Code: 8519
City: Vilanova de Sau
Les Guilleries natural park
Vilanova de Sau 8519 ESP
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