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