Spanish, Basque, English
From one week to three months
Paid by artist 

Contact ZAWP Bilbao for more information.

There are also working spaces for artists or creative companies from 60 euros and up.

Application guidelines 

Four times a year (March, June, September and December) there is an open call for artists to fill the empty spaces that previous residents have left unused.

The selection committee is integrated by members of SWAP association.  They value highly those artistic projects that reflect over the concept of "transformation", specially when it is related to urbanism.

ZWAP has exchange programs with different international institutions and universities.



A urban transformation residency


ZAWP LAb is a space for research and creation part of the Zorrotzaurre Art Work in Progress, a project launched by Asociación Cultural hACERIA arteak in the context of the urbanisitic process "Plan Zorrotzuarre" for the Ribera de Deusto and Zorrotzaurre, a postindustrial area. This great urban development plan of the city Bilbao, will turn this small peninsula into a real island.

ZAWP Lab is a space for experimentation, research, creation and sharing of knowledge, where diaologue and interaction is encouraged.


Artists must make a presentation of their projectat the end of the residency, whether the work is finished or not.

Accommodation Information 

There are 10 containers dedicated for residencies. Half of them are destined to be rooms for artists. There are also shared bathrooms, kitchen and dinning room. 

Studio Information 

Artist can work in the containers of specific labs of their interest or in the common oper space. There is also a shared office space available.

Technical Information 

ZAWP LAb is located in an old warehouse in which different shipping containers become spaces for labs and artist studios.  This warehouse also shelters  transmedia, sound and education labs and permanent projects and resident collectives

The building has WiFi connection and it is accesible for people with reduced mobility.


The building is located in the Ribera de Deusto and Zorrotzaurre, a post industrial area is being renowed by the local government after a process of decadence. The residency is within a walking distance from the center of Bilbao and artistic institutions like the Guggenheim Museum.

Callejón de la fuente
Pabellón Nº5
48014 Bilbao VZ
(34) 944 759 576

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