The international residency program invites writers and contemporary artists from all over the world for residencies of short and middle-term duration. Can Serrat holds open calls throughout the year and chosen projects are selected by a jury. One full grant for each call modality and several partial stipends are available (except for the ‘ongoing call’ ). Open calls are posted on our website, social media pages, Transartist, Art connect, Art jobs, Call for Entries, Bandadas, and Rivet.
The residency program supports writing and artistic production in process, offering time, space, individual and collective support, and a professional network since 1989. Monthly activities are organized to activate the investigation of the projects in production and allow connections with the surroundings and locals: conversations, a book club reading, visits to relevant spaces, a dinner open to the local community (summer time only), studio visit and project presentations (racons), to name a few. The organized activities reflect an interest in being present to process, research, question, doubt, understand, curiosity, and debate.
Can Serrat is the right place if one is looking for a rural space to produce, community living, art/literature network and collaborations, process and production support, and slowness.
We do not expect a finished product upon completion of the residency (although it asked to send a process summary before living the residency). We don’t have the goal to organize shows in galleries.
We do create a digital catalog that highlights work created during the residency time, which will be made available via download.
Residents are free to self-organize any other relevant activities. The staff also allows itself the organization of improvised activities based on interests.
As Can Serrat is a live-work space, with many individuals and groups passing through throughout the year, we experiment with sustainable ways for maintaining the household as well as being present to work content and everyones’ practices. Part of the communal experience includes participating in the general cleaning of personal spaces as well as common areas.