Artist in Residence Programmes in Spain

Artist in Residence Programmes in Spain

Database from the research project, granted by the Catalan Arts Council in 2009, Spanish Artist in Residence programmes: an overview, by Marta Gracia.

Fundación Valparaiso

To provide a place where creative artists can find peace to concentrate on their work, free from the distractions and duties of daily life.

CACIS - Forn de la calç

A centre for art and sustainability, the centre of art and sustainability Forn de la calç of Calders aims to be a meeting point for culture, history and sustainability.

Can Serrat International Art Centre

Can Serrat is an international centre for artists, art students, musicians writers, architects and others, who may benefit from temporarily moving their activity to an old farm-house in Spain.

Can Xalant

Can Xalant was born out of an agreement between Mataró Town Council and the Independent Body for Cultural Promotion of the Catalan Regional Government's Department of Culture.


CASAMARLES is a non for profit organization that aims to work as a Residency for artists and curators and as a provider of affordable working and living space (*known under the name of CerCCA)

La Rectoria Contemporary Art Centre

The program is intended for professional artists working in the realms of the visual arts (painting, sculpture, print-making, photography, drawing, illustration, multiple techniques, installations), the media arts, and the arts and crafts, as well as for architecture professionals.

Centre d'Art i Natura

The Center of Art and Nature (CAN) of Farrera is a residence programme for artists and researchers from all over the world.

Experimentem amb l'Art

The association Experimentem amb l'art was established in 1993 as an initiative by the artist Montse Vives. Since then the association has grown with the incorporation of different people from arts education and management.

The Rodríguez Amat Foundation

The main goal of the Foundation Rodríguez-Amat is to promote knowledge of the artwork of Jordi Rodríguez-Amat.

Fundacio Tallers Josep Llorens Artigas

The foundation offers professional artists -not just potters- from around the world the use of workshops and other facilities to carry out their projects and to expose their works.


Hangar is a centre for arts production and research, set up by the Association of Visual Arts of Catalonia (AAVC) in 1997. It provides support facilities for artists and designers and offers services adapted to production needs associated with the arts world.


The project was initiated originally to combine an involvement with contemporary art and a strong interest in the Japanese culture.

Nau Coclea

Nau Côclea is a meeting point between culture and nature. The center is dedicated to research, production and the presentation of contemporary art and culture projects. Nau Côclea has a small residence space for creators and researchers.


PINOTXO is a studio programme, part of the initiative "Sant Andreu Contemporani" which has as a goal the promotion of contemporary art production, reflection and exhibition.


Since 1990, the C.A.C. Piramidon has been reinventing the concept of an art gallery. It is an art centre designed as a space for artists where both creativity and its diffusion converge as equals.


TPK is a research project in the field of contemporary art and thought. The project has three main activities: art training for children and adults, production of events for the promotion of multidisciplinary projects in the field of contemporary art and thought, and and a studio programme for artists.

Instituto Rural de Arte

The residence hosts artists from all over the world who want to develop their own project surrounded by a unique natural environment.

Centre Cultural Andratx

The CCA was founded in 2001 by Jacob and Patricia Asbaek. The 4000 m2 building with a minimal but traditional style is perfectly integrated with the breathtaking natural scenery of its surroundings and is one of the largest centres of contemporary art in in the Balearic Islands.

Casa de Velasquez

Casa de Velázquez is both a centre for artistic creation and a centre for research. It is run by the French Ministry of Higher Education and Research.


Arteleku is a contemporary arts centre run by the Culture Office of the Provincial Government of Gipuzkoa.

Bilbao Arte

Bilbao Arte is an artistic production centre belonging to the Culture Department of the Bilbao City Council and provides young creators with the means and infrastructures required to develop their artistic ideas through the availability of studio spaces, engraving and silkscreening workshop, digital imaging, sculpture, photography, a film set, documentation centre and projection rooms.


KREA Contemporary Expression is a project promoted by Obra Social (Social and Cultural Work) of Caja Vital Kutxa.


Tabakalera is a public initiative that will change the former tobacco factory of San Sebastian into an International contemporary culture centre, specialised in audio visual culture.

Fundación InspirArte - La Alquería de los artistas

La Alquería de los Artistas is a center for artistic creation and experimentation located in the nature reserve of La Albufera, Valencia, Spain.

Fundacio Knecht-Drenth

Fundacio Knecht-Drenth is a Dutch/Flemish (North-West Belgium) institute under Spanish law located in the province of Alicante (Spain).

Laboral - Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial

As part of its educational programme LABoral is establishing new residencies offered to artists and creators interested in developing research or production in the convergence of art, science and technology.