Can Serrat International Art Centre

General information

Organisation founded in


Brief description of residency program

Since 2015, Can Serrat works as a self funded project for art production focused on contemporary practices & research. As a non profit space, all private or public income is reinvested into the residency program.

Every year a jury selects six local and/or international artists -2 writers, 3 visual artists and 1 sound artist/musician- for a complete scholarship and a certain amount of artists for a partial scholarships. The staff assists and develops activities that facilitate the production of resident’s projects (artistic monitoring, human and material resources, local and international connections, accommodation and food).

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, we soon get to the bottom of one of the most spectacular areas around the massif of Montserrat, “Les Agülles “ –
Community of artists from all over the world – integrating a Catalan village of 2000 inhabitants, and indeed their daily lives –

THE FARMHOUSE: an old manor of 1187m², on the ground floor where we find the hall, a kitchen, dining area, bathrooms an old cellar of 240m², which has been conditioned as a workspace. On the first floor are 10 rooms for single use and double, three studies 36, 24 and 25 sqm. Outside, an area of 9200 m².

* Thorleif Gjedebo | Helle Kaarem | Vilde Von Krogh | Yngvild Nergaard | Terje Nicolaysen | Carlos Cortes Leon | Live Rasmussen | Siv Johansen | Tone Fjereide | Vibeke Marnburg | Johanna Getz


Old cellar: + printmaking studio + welding + sound recording equipment
Rehearsal space for dance / performance / theater
3 multifunctional shared studies
Several spaces outside (2 terraces + courtyard with arches in U + concert stage)

Can Serrat, is a rustic house close to an old and mysterious mountain – there is no obligation to write a proposal directly related to Montserrat [but ] jury appreciates proposals who take in consideration the place and environment – as well as it is excepted from the applicant a position taken in the contemporary art creation

Results are usually out one month after the call is closed.
There are no age restrictions or nationality.

SEND APPLICATION IN ENGLISH ( international jury )

[ IF ]selected: It will be proposed to you several months to come regarding the support you received.

Can Serrat closes from December 22nd until January 7th

Residency program since


Disciplines and media
  • Visual Art
  • Performing Arts
  • Music
  • Literature
  • New Media
  • Printmaking
  • Curatorial
Type of organisation
  • Independent Association/Foundation

Residency conditions

Duration of residencies
  • between 1 and 3 months
Number of artists resident at one time

between 5 and 10

Companions allowed
  • Children
  • Partners
  • Pets
Grants available

Can Serrat offers 6 full grants (3 visual artists, 2 writers, 1 musician) and a number of partial aid support stipends per year. Deadline for Applications : Visual art : March, August & October Writing : January & June Music : July

Expenses paid by artist
  • Travel
  • Supplies
  • Other

misc expenses, lunch, telephone charges

Expectations of the artist
  • Presentation

following the activities organized by the residency (conference, visit to emergent art spaces, etc), clearing studio space before leaving.

Expenses paid by the organisation
  • Allowance/Stipend
Application who/how

Digital Application

Selection procedure

By Committee

Presentation of artists' work

Arranged on a case-by-case basis

Description of residency



  • Internet Connection
  • Kitchen
  • Printmaking Facilities
  • Welding Tools
  • Dance / Performance Practice Space
Number of studios


Type and size of studios

Shared Studio

  • Private Room
  • Shared Room
Working language(s)
  • English
  • French
  • Spanish
  • Catalan, Turkish, Norwegian
Other activities happening at the space
  • Workshops
  • Presentation

How to reach

Nearest airport

Barcelona El Prat

Contact information

Can Serrat International Art Centre
Masia Can Serrat s/n
08294 El Bruc, Barcelona

Phone: +34 937 71 03 13

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