Open Call for March 2021


                 call opens:                             monday november 9, 2020

                                                call closes:                             wednesday december 9, 2020  5:00 pm COL 

                                                                                                                                                 0:00 am  ESP

                      announcement of results:      tuesday december 22*, 2020

    residency dates:                     march 1-31, 2021

*subject to change


What is REMOTA?

REMOTA residing at a distance is an online residency for artistic and writing practices.  Through this virtual space, the program seeks to transcend borders by bringing together a diverse group of creators who will enrich one anothers’ processes by offering different perspectives and strengthening and expanding one anothers’ cultural networks. The selection process aims for inclusivity and will consider a range of creative practices, places of origin, ages, and genders.


The residency will run for one month, in which the residents will share their work, projects, and creative process in a series of online sessions.  Residents are encouraged to work individually on their respective projects for the duration of the residency and can expect regular support and input from the REMOTA residing at a distance team.  The team will also suggest various digital tools for individual or collective experimentation and platforms or files for sharing their works and for building a library of references.  Throughout the residency, there will be various channels of open and ongoing communication among participants as well as between the residents and the REMOTA team to maintain the thread of discussion.



  1. First group sessions: Welcome, introduction to the residency and individual presentations. (Each resident will have 15 minutes to briefly share the topic of their project).
  2. Resident’s Time: We are proposing this optional meeting as a space in which residents will have the opportunity to socialize, speak about past projects, and to get to know one another better.  (The REMOTA team will not be present for this session).
  3.  Individual Sessions: The REMOTA team will meet individually with each resident to discuss the projects they have proposed and will be working on throughout the month, address questions that may arise and offer support and resources in accordance with residents’ needs and interests.
  4.  Second group session: Participants will be divided into smaller groups according to common themes and interests.  The residents as well as the REMOTA team will actively participate in the presentations by asking questions, suggesting references, or debating over some of the shared topics.
  5. Xerrem/ tea time /diálogo: Previous residents from the October 2020 session will be invited to hold a group dialog related to residents’ work and presentations.
  6. Group Session: Residents will present on the progress of their work over the course of the month.




Who is the program for?

This program was developed for creators who have time to devote to their practice and who are unable to travel (due to current restrictions on movement, lack of time for exclusive dedication on their projects, or due to work or family commitments, etc.)


Terms of the Open Call

The jury will select 10 applications to participate in the program, one of which will awarded a full grant and nine will be awarded partial grants.  Applications and/or writing samples may be submitted in Spanish, although the online group sessions will be held in English. 


Cost of the residency: 520 € — $2.250.00,00 COP 



The jury will select 10 proposals to be part of the remota residency program.

The breakdown of scholarships and invitations will be as follows:


  • 1 full scholarship
  • 1 scholarships of 70%
  • 1 scholarships of 50%
  • 7 scholarships of 30%


How to Apply

FILL OUT THE GOOGLE FORM with your information.  Full name, place and date of birth, email address, cell number, country and city of residency, webpage, handles or links to social media.


-SEND A .PDF FILE TO saved as “Last Name_REMOTA2021” (maximum size 5MB)

This document should include, in the following order:

  1. A brief biography.
  2. An artist or writer’s statement (a brief summary of your work, topics of research and interests, references and/or information about your current field of research)
  3. Examples of your recent work (maximum 3 pages for writers and maximum 5 pages for visual artists accompanied by a brief description of up to 5 sentences per image if necessary.)
  4. Description of and plan for the project you will be working on during the residency (whether already in progress or if proposing a new one.)
  5. A recording of your voice/video/multimedia* to accompany your work samples.  Include a link embedded in your .PDF so that we can access it from your application.  
  6. Your CV 
*only applicable to writers (please include recording of your work being read aloud) and artists working with sound.


please note: The application can be in Spanish or English.  Applications that do not follow the above specifications will NOT be considered.


Residents agree to:

-Accept the terms of the open call 

-Confirm their participation on the scheduled dates (it is not possible to postpone)

-To participate in the presentations and discussions organized throughout the residency

-Authorize the use of documentation for informational purposes, sharing and publishing on social networks, and for creating an archive of the residency and its related activities


The results will be published on the following websites: and and we will notify everyone who has been selected by email.  


Upon being accepted, the participant will have up to seven (7) days to respond.  In the event that someone is unable to participate in the residency, we will contact those on the waitlist.



Jury and REMOTA’s team:


Sophie Blais. Director of Can Serrat

Sophie studied visual arts at the University of Strasbourg, photography at the ICART-Photo School in Paris, and completed her studies with a master’s degree in film and photography at Louis Lumière University in Lyon, followed by a specialization in cultural management and mediation.  She has been working in the field of contemporary art and visual arts for 10 years.  Past experience includes positions at the Nicephore Niepce Museum (Chalon-sur-Saône, France), National Scene LUX (Valence), RIP and Le Creux de l’Enfer (Thiers, France).  Since 2015, she has been working as the Director of Can Serrat, an international art and literature residency program.  While coordinating this project, Sophie has participated in several residency juries, exhibitions, conferences, and publications, including at the Ohio Art League with Columbus College of Art & Design, the University of Barcelona for the ‘On Mediation‘ program, and has written publications for ‘Yucca magazine‘, ‘Le Crabe,’ Leopardskinandlimes‘.


Sarah Goodchild Robb. Artist Coordinator at Can Serrat

MFA in Studio Practice from The City College of New York, CUNY (2014) and her BA in Art History and French Bard College at Simon’s Rock (2006).  Since 2016, she has been working at Can Serrat international art and literature residency, coordinating resident activities and communication.  Along with visual artist Maria Kim she co-founded and was an active core member of MODS (2017-2018), a nomadic and international creative initiative, which she continues to participate in as a member.  She has completed residencies at MODS (Virtual Lab) (2020), Can Serrat (2015), and Picture Berlin (2013) and she organized a group exhibition at Academic, a gallery that was based in Long Island City, NYC, entitled Fragments of Space (2015).

Paola Caballero Daza. Cultural manager, writer and director of guion bajo 

B.A. in literature from Los Andes University in Bogotá and M.A in Asian and African Studies from El Colegio de México. She has 15 years of experience working in public and private institutions related with culture and literature. She has coordinated various projects such as the award Premio Hispanoamericano de Cuento Gabriel García Márquez in the National Library of Colombia. Paola has participated as a juror for different awards, grants and for district and national competitions, and has published chronicles, stories and other writings, including Voy y vengo with El Peregrino Ediciones.


Invited jury members:


Iris Ferrer. Freelance cultural practitioner

She has worked as a writer, researcher, project manager and curator across the field of contemporary visual arts and alongside Philippine and regional-based platforms, artistic communities such as Back to Square, VIVA ExCon, artist-led biennale Juan and diverse collaborators


En Palabras

María Ríos. Editor

Degree in Literature from the Universidad de los Andes and a Master’s Degree in Publishing from the UPF. Specialized in creation, translation and editing of texts. Writer and editor of Mi viaje, (Acnur, 2017), Las voces del bosque (Clickarte, 2016), La Aldea (El Espectador, 2016) Conferencia de los pájaros (Clickarte, 2013 ), the workshop “Ponte en los zapatos” (“Objects for Peace”, Clickarte, 2017), and the pedagogical methodology “Pazalobien” (Fundación Mi Sangre, 2014). She is a project coordinator at Connectats.

Diego Salazar.  Cultural manager.

Degree in Audiovisual Communication from the UPF and Master in Cultural Management from UB. He worked as a program producer for La Xarxa, the Catalan Local Television Network. Specialized in the development of collaborative cultural projects. He is a co-founder and project manager of Connectats Cooperativa (2009), an organization that promotes social interaction processes through artistic practices in Barcelona.