Open Call

Open Call for Contemporary Art + Writing Residency Winter 2021 near Barcelona, Spain

Can Serrat Art Residency

With Funding
El Bruc, Spain


The residency program supports writing, research, and artistic production, offering individual support and resources to each resident according to their needs. Individual, duos, and collectives working in contemporary or visual art, sound, research, fiction, or poetry from anywhere are encouraged to apply. If under 18 years old, you must provide a letter from parents or a legal guardian. The calls are open to all topics and mediums for artists and writers at any stage in their careers. Selected residents will have time and space to work on their own projects while residing in Can Serrat. To apply, please visit the webpage provided, where you will find the necessary information. Please note, once directed to the open call page on our website, you will have to select which open call you are applying for before uploading your documents.

Number of Participants

We have two open calls for winter 2021 for residencies in 1/ contemporary, visual or sound art or 2/ writers poets and/or researchers. For each open call, the jury will select 1 application to receive a full grant and 15 applications to receive partial support. Partners and family members are welcome to stay with residents. Please inquire about additional fees. Children under 5 stay for free. Please visit the conditions on our webpage to review costs of the program broken down according to the available stipends:


Selection Results (Announcement Dates)


February 01, 2021 - March 31, 2021


  • €540.00-1620.00 stipend (monthly)


  • €2,190.00 program fee (monthly)


Co-Working, Desk Space, Gallery, Installation Space, Library, Piano, Print Shop, Sculpture Facility, Shared Studio


Kitchen, Live/Work, Private Room, Shared Bathroom, Shared Room


Breakfast, Chef on Site, Coffee, Dinner, Snacks, Tea, Vegan, Vegetarian

Public Programs

Community Engagement , Courses, Critique, Demo Day, Discussion, Exhibition, Festival, Forum, Group Dinners, Picnic Baskets, Pool Party, Publication, Readings, Retreat, Round Tables, Schools, Self-Directed, Seminars, Work Exchange, Workshops, Yoga


Acting, Activists, Architecture, Arts Administrator, Book Arts, Ceramics, Chefs, Collective, Conceptual Art, Culinary, Curatorial, Dance, Dance Groups, Design, Documentary, Drawing, Dreamers, Fiction, Film, Illustration, Immersive Experiences, Installation, Interdiscplinary Arts, Journalism, Land Art, Literature, Makers, Moving Image, Music, Nonfiction, Painting, Pedagogy, Performance Art, Photography, Playwriting, Poetry, Printmaking, Public Art, Research, Scholar, Scientists, Screenwriting, Sculpture, Singing, Social Practice, Sound Art, Textile, Theatre, Theatre Directors, Thinkers, Video Art, Visual Arts


English, French, Spanish

Program Description

Can Serrat is a classic old Catalan farmhouse. The residency originally was started in 1989, by eleven Norwegian artists. Can Serrat is situated in the beautiful surroundings of El Bruc, a small town that borders the mountain of Montserrat, and is only 45 kilometers from Barcelona. The residency functions as a live-work community where people from different cultures, and fields of research meet under the same roof. The house hosts several projects throughout the year in which everyone is welcome to participate during their stay. These include a residency program, short-term co-working opportunities, a non-profit association called Els Amics de Can Serrat that organizes activities in relation to the local context, and Roca Verda, a co-op for local produce and products. Can Serrat is a space of process. As such, the activities we organize are oriented around this notion and include presentations, community dinners, dialogs, readings, critiques and visits to cultural spaces.

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