Spanish, English, French, Catalan
Full granted 2 months; Partial granted- 3 weeks to 3 months
Paid by host 

Can Serrat offers a limited number of support stipends to visual artists and writers. The stipends cover depending on the grant received (100% - 50% - 30%). 2 meals (breakfast and dinner) per day and accommodation are provided.

Paid by artist 

The selected artists are responsible for all extra personal living expenses, travel and insurance costs, telephone charges and any other expenses during their stay.

Application guidelines 

For ongoing calls, please check their website.

Writers Full Stipend Candidates are asked to send :

  • Curriculum Vitae / Resume
  • Cover letter describing artist statement and project/work planned for the residency period.
  • 10 page sample of recent work (i.e. completed poems, prose, plays or scripts)

Visual Artists Full Stipend Candidates are asked to send: 

  • Curriculum Vitae / Resume
  • Cover letter describing artist statement and project/work planned for the residency period.
  • Visual documentation of recent work (10 jpg images)or link to webpage / blog at, total email size not to exceed 5MB.
  • There is no specified subject for the project you want to propose and there is no fee to apply. Candidates to the Full Stipend are automatically considered for a Support Stipend.

Can Serrat - Art Residency

Can Serrat - Art Residency


CAN SERRAT is located in El Bruc, at the foot of Montserrat and only 45 km from Barcelona. This center was founded in 1989 by a group of 11 Norwegian artists. It has several spaces / workshops and a beautiful natural environment. With a pleasant path from the house to the bottom of one of the most spectacular areas around the massif of Montserrat, “Les Agülles “. The art center is open all year except in December.
THE FARMHOUSE - an old manor of 1187m², on the ground floor we find the hall, a kitchen, dining area, bathrooms an old cellar of 260m², which has been conditioned as work space. In the whole house :there are 15 rooms (global capacity : 41 persons) for single use and double, three studies 36, 24 and 25 sqm, 2 kitchens, 5 private showers, 4 toilets, 2 dining-rooms. Outside, an area of 9200 m² with terraces, stage for concert and performance, etc.


  • old cellar: printmaking studio + rehearsal space for dance / performance / theater + exhibition space
  • 2 multifunctional shared studios
  • 1 sound recording studio
  • 1 writer and presentation room
  • several spaces outside (2 terraces + courtyard with arches in U + concert stage)

35 minutes with car/cab from the airport to Can Serrat (reservation of a cab possible); 45 minutes in bus from Barcelona to El Bruc; direct access from the house to different paths around the mountain Montserrat;
10 minutes walking from the house to all shops in the village (bakery, pharmacy, bar, restaurants, supermarket etc.).

  • Meeting point artists in residency agree to explain about their work and project for Can Serrat / please think about how you want to explain about your past work and project for this residency in a limited time (5/10 minutes) - if projection, a pdf on usb key are recommended.
  • Invitation to a local artist to come to Can Serrat for a day and present his work
  • Visit of emerging art places in Barcelona and around / one or two visits can be organized per month, regarding events, artists availability etc
  • Critic session for visual artists, we invite one or two professional from the art world + amateur - to discover your work and exchange about it
  • Public reading at the library. Writers in residency are invited to present the project they are working on here.
  • Concert (every 2 months). A Musician/group is invited for a short residency at Can Serrat to conclude with a public representation
  • Open studio (every 2 months). Visual artists and writers in residency are invited to open their workspace to show to public projects they are working one. Open studios are really thought as a casual and leaving moment of sharing a project that can still process, on the contrary, may be, of an exhibition of finished works.
Accommodation Information 

12 rustic and charming bedrooms of various sizes, for single, double, triple or quadruple accommodation. Linen and towels are provided upon arrival and residents can use the washing machine located in the bathroom area to wash their sheets, towels, and other personal items during their stay. It is expected that each individual clean their bedroom during their stay and before departure. Community bathroom with sinks, 3 private toilets, and two private showers is available on the ground floor, and cleaned on a daily basis on weekdays, as well as other common spaces like reception, living room, kitchen, etc.

Local basic food supplies are provided every week – 6 individual ingredients are chosen in a list that need to be filled every week so the food supplies can be delivered. Rest of supplies are shared with all artists (pasta, rice, butter, coffee, tea, cereals, oranges, onions, bread, etc). Any extra or specific food and personal necessities can be purchased in the town of El Bruc and residents can use the refrigerators located in the dining room to store food items. There are also a number of restaurants located in and near the village that offer lunch menus at very affordable price. A microwave, toaster, water boiler, and coffee machine (tea and coffee provided) are also available in the kitchen for use throughout the day.

Regarding public events organised (meeting point, invitation to a local artist, critic session, concert, open studio ..), the team prepares food for the occasion and artists are of course invited to eat and help!

Studio Information 
  • An antique wine cellar, located on the ground floor, (260 m2) has been converted into multi-use studio with facilities for printmaking and performance.
  • 2 shared multi-use and inter-disciplinary studios (35 and 75 m2), all located on the first floor. During months of highest occupancy, please be aware that studio space will be limited (approx 15m2 per artist).
  • 1 sound recording studio (50m2) on the first floor – access possible regarding project and after a first initiation.
  • Please share studio space and common materials according to occupancy and respect other artists’ privacy and creative process while working in the studios.
  • Ample outdoor workspace (both covered and open).
  • Basic knowledge level is required to use the studio unless during a workshop situation in which an experienced printmaker supervises the activities.
  • Manual printing press (80 cm wide), blankets and a paper press. Various basic tools are available for use, but it is suggested that experienced printmakers bring their own tools.
  • Please note the printmaking studio is NOT set up for acid etching.
  • Equipment which can be used freely by all artists includes: easels, drawing boards, wood stretchers, projector, sewing machine and various tools.
  • Materials which must be brought or purchased locally are inks, plates, varnish, personal specific tools, paper, canvas, paints, brushes, etc

Can Serrat is located in a rustic farmhouse just 45 kilometres outside Barcelona, within the confines of Montserrat Natural Park. The house is situated at the foot of Montserrat, a mountain mass which is unique due to its spectacular natural forms. The area, very popular with hikers and climbers, has been a Natural Park since 1987 - Just five minutes walk from the village of El Bruc. In the village, you will find bars, restaurants, shops, a swimming pool, a pharmacy and a bank. Just up the hill from Can Serrat is El Bruc's beautiful romanesque church.

Masia Can Serrat
08294 El Bruc, Barcelona Barcelona
+34 937710313

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