Nectar is a non-profit cultural organization located in the Pre-Pyrenees, where work and projects can be combined with passions and enriching activities by collaborating, innovating, and connecting. Nectar is founded on the belief that working in a sustainable, rural, and collaborative environment away from the pressures of everyday life in the city can restore and empower people personally and professionally.
Surrounded by endless forest in an off-the-grid 16th-century farmhouse, Nectar is an open and collaborative project, an inspiring and creative place of knowledge and training with a connotation of home, where individuals and groups become part of a community and stimulate their work through the exchange of ideas and perspectives. Through a series of activities such as courses, workshops, co-living experiences, retreats, or artists' residencies, Nectar creates connections and connects skills between different disciplines and cultures, combining productivity with activity in the perfect setting. They also work through open calls, where they purpose a matter of global responsibility and invite a multidisciplinary group of people to share knowledge, learn new skills, and work with creative solutions.
Nectar will work in collaboration with Espronceda - Institute of Art & Culture and On Mediation_Platform on Curatorship and Research, an initiative of the Research Group Art Globalization Interculturality (AGI) from the University of Barcelona. The culmination of the residency will be an exhibition at Espronceda exhibition space, one of the most innovative contemporary art centers of Barcelona, where the artists will present their works within the frame of Art Nou Festival. The opening will be on July 13th, 2023. The artists will have the chance to present their work in an Open Studio event and gather along with guests and cultural agents from the local art scene, enabling a space of conversation and feedback.
Studio spaces vary according to the proposed projects and media. Individual space and shared working studios are located in the main farmhouse. Indoor and outdoor spaces (two terraces, a patio, the land of the property and a 60m2 Moroccan tent) are open to the artist’s practice. Artists are also encouraged to use the nature and the environment that surrounds us as their workspace. Artists will have access to studio and workspaces 24 hours a day. The fully equipped-kitchen and the two bathrooms are shared.
The historic farmhouse is in the heart of the Les Guilleries natural park. At a height of 800 meters, it allows the enjoyment of the landscape around the Sau Reservoir with the high Pyrenees in the background. Nectar offers a variety of work, rest, and social spaces, both indoor and outdoor, and six big furnished double rooms (private/shared). The house is self-sufficient: we get the water from a spring and the electricity is solar-powered.
Individual space and shared working studios are located in the main farmhouse. Indoor and outdoor spaces (two terraces, a patio, the land of the property, and a 60m2 Moroccan tent) are open to each own's practice.
They welcome individuals that are searching for a place like Nectar to get their job done while sharing, getting to know other like-minded people, and being open to collaboration and synergies. Moreover, they are open to groups such as research groups, start-ups, small companies, communities, families, or collectives.
- Tools for wood and metal
- Projector and projector screen
- Depending on the activity, the organizers can provide different materials for the artists