The Association of Riba Rocks offers 2 residency options to creatives of all disciplines: visual artists, writers, musicians, poets, performers… who wish to experience the peace and tranquility of a rural environment in the hills of Catalunya, Spain.
The first option is an annual village based residency Riu d’art (River of art) which offers a two week stay in village accommodation, food and access to local amenities in a summer month. This residency is in collaboration with the local town hall and focuses on reanimating public and private locations throughout the village.
The second option is La Vall residency based in an off-grid olive farm 3 km from the village of Riba-roja d’Ebre, with mountain backdrop and private valley surroundings.
Riba Rocks Association is not-for-profit, with any and all profits made being reinvested into future developments of infrastructure and improvements to facilities and accommodation.
Our residencies promote active cultural and social integration and research and/or production of work. Any work produced for our residencies is given a permanent setting either inside one of the public owned buildings, a street venue in negotiation with the owner or within the natural environment of the valley’s olive farm.
We would also support each artist in an exhibition of their work and or public performance in the village of Riba-roja d’Ebre.
Established in 2013, Riba Rocks is a not-for-profit organisation based in La Vall, an off-grid olive farm in Riba-roja dEbre, rural Catalunya. With Art, Music and Ecology at its heart, we have hosted 4 international music and arts festivals, volunteer events to improve soil and infrastructure, cultural tipi presentations as well as art workshops and residencies. Riba Rocks also works in collaboration with local associations and organisations on projects including Riu dart and Summer Party.
The 4th Riba Rocks music and arts festival was awarded the Contribution to Sustainability Award at the Iberian Festival Awards 2017. The award recognises the focus on creating an ecologically, socially, culturally and economically sustainable event.
- Independent Association/Foundation
- Weeks: 2
- Visual Art
- Performing Arts
- Textile Art
- Shared accommodation
- Shared studio / workplace
- Exhibition space
- Dance/Theatre/Performance Space
- Library/research resources
- Ceramic facilities
- Welding tools
- Woodworking tools
- Metalworking tools
- Technical assistance
- Promotional services
- Production costs
- Public talk
- Donation of artwork