In 2016 the association “Els Amics de Can Serrat” (Friends of Can Serrat) was established to complement the year-round program in the Can Serrat farmhouse with creative events organized with local involvement (theater, concerts, performances, workshops, seminars, artistic open calls) taking advantage of the access to the 260 m2 of the renovated bodega, a garden with full of wonderful spots, sound equipment for live performances and recording, and a manual printing press.  It is also the intention to have Amics members vote and invite one local artist per year for a residency to use the available resources at Can Serrat.

This organization was started by Carla Jorba, Sophie Blais, Rubén León and Daniel Moreno.

Name of the Association: Els Amics de Can Serrat

Location: Masia Can Serrat s/n (08294 EL BRUC)

 

Thais Buforn: President

Carla Jorba: Secretary

Jordi Algarra: Treasurer

Facebook Page: Els Amics de Can Serrat

Email address: elsamicsdecanserrat@gmail.com

 

 Association Objectives:

  • To promote artistic and cultural events in the local context
  • To cultivate a space in which to share interests, and initiatives related to art, nature, and culture.  
  • Initiate dialogs around contemporary international and local creativity.
  • To collaborate with other institutions and associations.

 

Activities:

  • Festival Escletxa (1st iteration: Noviembre, 2018)
  • Concerts
  • Cinema forums
  • Thater / performance / recitlals
  • Discussion groups
  • Expositions / Art open calls
  • Workshops
  • Literary and artistic competitions in El Bruc
  • Cultural outings in El Bruc

 

Become a member

 

  • 50€ / year: Access to the studios and the right to propose and vote on activities/concerts/projects.  Includes free admission to concerts and theatre performances. 50% discount on workshops and seminars. Free entrance to the artistic walk of each iteration of the Escletxa Festival + 1 Festival backpack.
  • 20€ / year: Access to the studios and the right to propose and vote on activities / concerts / projects. 50% discount on workshops and seminars and on the Escletxa Festival art walk.
  • 5€ / year:  Right to propose and vote on activities/concerts/projects.

 

The Association is a not-for-profit and its finances and communications are independent from Can Serrat.  The International Residency, however, supports the initiatives of Els Amics de Can Serrat and offers full access to all available studio spaces and activities and audiovisual material (depending on availability).

 

 

SCHEDULE OF ACTIVITIES 2019

 

APRIL

14/04/2019 Stand at the “Som País” Fair (Sustainability in the Natural Park of Montserrat, El Bruc.)

 

JUNE

22/06/2019 Summer Solstice Celebration:

Medicinal plants guided tour

Reading of texts on summer solstice and exchange of ancient knowledge

 

JUNE-JULY-AUGUST

Open Air Cinema followed by a forum:

 

28-29/06/2019 Homage to Agnès Varda

Agnès Varda’s LOS ESPIGADORES Y LA ESPIGADORA and 

Agnès Varda and JR’s VISAGES VILLAGES

 

27/07/2019

Juliano Ribeiro Salgado and Wim Wender’s documentary on Sebastião Salgado LA SAL DE LA TIERRA

 

31/08/2019

Icíar Bollaín’s EL OLIVO 

 

SEPTEMBER

15/09/2019  ESCLETXA Festival around the theme “El aceite de la vida” or “The oil of life”

 

OCTOBER

Book presentation El común catalán by David Algarra

Projection of documentary “A tornallom” by Enric Peris, Miguel Castro y Videohackers

 

NOVEMBER

15/11/2019 Certamen literario en el Bruc


DECEMBER

22/12/2019 Celebración del Solsticio de Invierno

 

HISTÓRICO DE ACTIVIDADES

DE LA ASOCIACIÓN

ELS AMICS DE CAN SERRAT

 

ABRIL 2016

Presentación artista local

JOAN BENNASSAR CERDÀ en Can Serrat

13/04/2016 a las 12h

Concierto en Can Serrat

FERRAN PALAU – AMOR ABSOLUTO

30/04/2016 a las 13h

 

MAYO 2016

Presentación artista local

ANNA DOT en Can Serrat

14/05/2016 a las 12h

 

OPEN STUDIO en Can Serrat

28/05/2016 de las 14h a las 17h

CHAI MI, ESTER EVA DAMEN, SAMREEN SULTAN, MARILIIN VASSENIN, SARAH MORAN, CODY BRGANT, SARA MALINARICH, ANGELA ROBINSON, YAMBE TAM, ANA MARIA MICU, ANDREA GARCIA VASQUEZ, SUZANNE BOTTELLI, GERI DORAN

 

JULIO 2016

Concierto en Can Serrat

BEDROOM y PAULA GRANDE + JAZZ TRIO ANGEL VEGAS

01/07/2016 a las 20.30h

 

Presentación artista local

MARC SERRA en Can Serrat

http://www.marcserra.net/work/

23/07/2016 a las 12h

 

OPEN STUDIO en Can Serrat

30/07/2016 de las 14h a las 17h

 

AGOSTO 2016

Lectura pública en la biblioteca:

18/08/2016 a las 19h MARGO DAVIS – TAMARA LAZAROFF

 

Concierto en Can Serrat:

27/08/2016 a las 20.30h

DOFÍ MALALT – L’HEREU ESCAMPA

 

NOVIEMBRE 2018

1ª edición del festival ESCLETXA (“Paisajes familiares”)

25/11/2018 a las 12h