Over the past several years, we have served on many jury panels selecting residents for full or partial stipends to come to our residency. Now, we would like to use that experience and offer feedback sessions on professional materials (such as artists or writers’ statements, CVs, and images) and/or applications to applicants who are looking for more constructive criticism on the way they present their work for opportunities.
Therefore we are proposing a week program for application file and process work feedbacks. The program consist in a 2 video-meeting of 2 hours each + an ongoing conversation through mail/WhatsApp during that week.
- First meeting will be to review together the application file sent to Can Serrat and exchange on its content and format.
- Second meeting will be to exchange about projects in process, preoccupations, past and/or future projects, in order to understand, follow and give a constructive critic, and possible connections with other creators and cultural institutions.
- In between those meetings Can Serrat and g_b will be available to chat and exchange through email and/or WhatsApp/telegram.
Possible languages for conversations: English, Spanish, French, Catalan.
Feedback of portafolio and application file: 80€
Feedback for only the application file: 45€
The resources obtained through the program will help mitigate the difficulties that non-profit projects are experiencing with the actual global health crisis.
El programa estará abierto durante todo el año y las fechas se establecerán con los interesados.
Can Serrat & g_b team members are:
Paola Caballero, cultural manager, writer and director of g_b a writers residency based in Colombia. g_b collaborates with Cajón de Sastre, independent publisher house, La Librera an independent library in Santa Marta and Idartes, Instituto Distrital de las Artes in Bogotá.
Paola has a degree in literature from Los Andes University and master’s degree 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 such as The National Library, where she was the coordinator of Premio Hispanoamericano de Cuento Gabriel García Márquez. Paola has participated as a jury in different prizes, grants and contests she also published chronicles, short stories, and other writings, including Voy y vengo with El Peregrino Ediciones.
Sophie Blais, visual artist and director of Can Serrat.
She 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 photographic studies at Louis Lumière University in Lyon, then a specialization in cultural management and mediation.
For 8 years she has been working in the field of contemporary art and visual arts 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, international art & literature residency program. While coordinating this project, Sophie participates in several residency juries, exhibitions, conferences, publications __, among others, for the Ohio Art League with Columbus College of Art & Design, and for the University of Barcelona within the ‘On Mediation‘ program, publications for ‘Yucca magazine‘, ‘Le Crabe,’ Leopardskinandlimes‘.
Can Serrat is member of several networks, Xarxaprod (catalan network for art&litterature production center – board member since 2019), TAV-CC (cultural network of center catalonia), Resartis, Transartists, GRAF.
Can Serrat collaborated with several projects/institutions: EESI (Art school – Poitiers/Angoulême, France), the cultural and economical office of Taiwan for writers, Athr Gallery, Nau Côclea, among others.
Sarah Goodchild Robb, visual artist & art coodinator at Can Serrat since 2016.
She received her master’s degree in studio practice from The City College of New York, CUNY (2014) and a bachelor’s degree in art history and a French from Bard College at Simon’s Rock (2006).
While completing her master’s degree, she undertook research internships at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, and previously served as an art educator and administrator at a non-profit organization in Portland, OR.
In 2018 she co-founded MODS, a creative initiative currently created in Barcelona and Leipzig, along with visual artist Maria Kim. She has completed residencies at Can Serrat (2015) and Picture Berlin (2013) and, in October 2015, organized a group exhibition on The Scholar, a gallery based in Long Island City, NYC, entitled Fragments of Space.
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