Can Serrat, approximately 1187 square meters, is a classic old Catalan farmhouse located in Spain. The space functions as a community where people from different cultures, fields, and topics of research can work on their own process, meet and exchange under the same roof. Located in the beautiful environment of El Bruc, a small village that skirts the mountain of Montserrat and is just forty-five kilometers from Barcelona, the house provides various spaces and workshops for working in an awe-inspiring surrounding natural environment. A pleasant walk along paths and trails leads one from the house to the foot of the mountain, where one can enjoy a spectacular view of Les Agülles, or The Needles, of Montserrat.
The activities organized reflect an interest in being present to processes, production, research, question, doubt, understanding, curiosity, and debate. The house organizes ongoing projects that everyone is welcome to participate in during their stay here. These include, but are not limited to, a selected residency program for contemporary art and writing projects, a local nonprofit organization called Els Amics de Can Serrat that organizes activities within the local context, a co-op for local and ecological products called Roca Verda, and a non profit organization called Be Sport.
Duration of residency
<p>One week minimum / Two months maximum</p>
Shared or private bedroom (shared bathrooms)
Food (half-board on weekdays)
Shared studio space and access to all equipment (printmaking, sound recording, projectors, general tools)
Access to all activities organized by Can Serrat : project presentations, recorded debates, literature club, local cultural visits.
Disciplines, work equipment and assistance
<p>CONDITION TO APPLY: Research project No theme required Open to all disciplines (mathematics, astrology, physics, architecture, mythology, anthropology, philosophy, literature, sociology, (micro)biology, ecology, music, performance, theatre, dance, visual art, etc) Minimum stay: one week / maximum stay: 2 months.</p>
Studio / Workspace
<p>shared studio spaces</p>
Fees and support
<p>FEE* (per person in a shared bedroom)** one week: 198€ (6 nights) one month: 990€ (30 nights) two months: 1782€ (including a 10% extra support) *daily rate = 33€ **for a private bedroom: an additional + 12€ per day.</p>
Expectations towards the artist
<p>Share the research with the community of residents and if interested, through a public activity at the city council.</p>