Can Serrat, approximately 1187 square meters, is a classic old Catalan farmhouse, rehabilitated in 1989 as an art residency / center for artistic production and writing, thanks to 11 Norwegian artists *. It is located in El Bruc, at the foot of Montserrat, 45 km from Barcelona. The house has several spaces / workshops and an impressive natural environment.
Can Serrat is an independent and private non profit project: the community receives more than 200 residents annually (program artists, art and coworking schools), and funds up to 26790€ of projects every year. Every year several composed juries select 6 international and national projects (2 for writing, 3 for visual art, 1 for music). Each selection jury selects between 10 and 20 artists / writers to come to Can Serrat.
The project of Can Serrat is thought as an international community of artists where are mixed, intimate lives and production process. Above all, the residency focuses on supporting artists and writers in their process of production and investigation without the need for results, though feeding the possible nourishing conflict between the will to define and make visible, against the desire to wander and transit continuously.
In addition to the internal relationships generated among the residents selected in the program, the team develops and supports various monthly and annual activities facilitating the production of projects and connections at a local and international level. Can Serrat is supported by the City Council of Bruc and a member of Xarxaprod (network of artistic production spaces in Catalonia).
* Thorleif Gjedebo | Helle Kaarem | Vilde Von Krogh | Yngvild Nergaard | Terje Nicolaysen | Live Rasmussen | Siv Johansen | Tone Fjereide | Vibeke Marnburg | Johanna Getz.
– Old ‘bodega’ (260m2)
– 2 multidisciplinary studios (45m2)
– 1 writing / presentation room (30m2)
– 1 workshop studio (30m2)
– 10,000 m2 garden with 100m2 patio, 1 stage, 1 studio zone under arches
– 1 printing press
– sound recording equipment (ask for the list)
– projectors (3)
– DIY tools for wood & metal
Can Serrat closes from December 21st until January 7th.