Jiwar Creation & Society Barcelona International Residence for Artists and Researchers in Urban Creativity

General information

Brief description of organisation

The concept of the project is inspired from the Mediterranean tradition of "Jiwar", an arab word which literally means neighbourhood. Jiwar refers to the art of establishing a creative and sustainable relation between neighbours in a district. Beyond this meaning, Jiwar evokes a philosophy of life that consists in neighbouring values and bridging experiences. Jiwar Residence promote inter-cultural and interdisciplinary exchange in the district and the city of Barcelona.

The main objectives of our organization are:
- To contribute to social cohesion through interaction between artists and the community
- To offer a privileged space to creators, thinkers and researchers in the field of urban creativity.

Who we are: https://vimeo.com/159488624

Organisation founded in

2011

Brief description of residency program

Jiwar Creation and Society is a residence that host and support all professionals whose work is based or inspired by urban space. Located in a heritage house with a 700 sqm backyard garden in the heart of Gràcia district, Jiwar Residence is unique for its space and environment, it is a very special place where to create and share.

Jiwar offers different resident formats
- Individual residence:
Jiwar hosts all over the year residents depending on availabilities. The candidates are selected on the base of their summitted projects and CV. Jiwar supports the residents in carrying out their work and in organizing public events and activities (after three weeks of residence).

Project Team Residence:
Jiwar hosts groups of residents working on the same project.
Priority is given to multidisciplinary teams. Jiwar supports the team and organizes its public activity or event either within our facilities (garden or indoor studio) or within the facilities of a relevant partner in the city (theatre, cultural centre, radio studio, library, etc.).

Jiwar projects:
Several times a year Jiwar creates its own projects with specific deadlines.

Residency program since

2011

Disciplines and media
  • Visual Art
  • Educational Programmes
  • New Media
  • Animation
  • Curatorial
  • Administrative
  • Film Making
  • Architecture
  • Ceramics
  • Dance
  • Theatre
  • Performing Arts
  • Music
  • Literature
  • We will consider with the artist if his/her project its possible in every case depends on our infrastructure.
Type of organisation
  • Independent Association/Foundation

Residency conditions

Duration of residencies
  • 1 month
Number of artists resident at one time

4

Companions allowed
  • Other
Grants available

Unfortunately we are not able to afford grants (but working hard to do it!). Artists will have to achieve grants by their own means. However, we can support artist with any recommendation or attestation they may need for their grant applications.

Expenses paid by artist
  • Travel
  • Housing
  • Supplies
  • Food
Expectations of the artist
  • Other

We are very interested to connect the artist work with the community. We will appreciate that artists be ready to share their work in high schools, public presentations, open studio, etc. We don´t have any gallery space, all exhibitions are as event in the garden space for one day.

Application who/how

Open Call

Selection procedure

By Committee

Presentation of artists' work

Arranged on a case-by-case basis

Description of residency

Setting

UrbanThe residency is an old familiar house built in 1888-1909 and classified Architectural Heritage of the City of Barcelona. We are located in Gràcia, adored by artists and intellectuals for its rich cultural and popular activities

Resources
  • Big garden and an extra 10sqm separate space that serves as workshop for artistic activities
Number of studios

4

Type and size of studios

Live-work space

Accomodation
  • Private Room
  • Shared Apartment
Working language(s)
  • English
  • French
  • Spanish
  • Arabic and Catalan
Other activities happening at the space
  • Workshops
  • Presentation
  • Films
  • Exhibitions
  • We work with some associations in our district as ARAPDIS who works with people with mental illness and who takes care of our vegetable garden. The schools of the district are invited to come to visit some times by year the garden. We collaborated with ot

How to reach

Nearest airport

El Prat

Link to Google Maps

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Contact information

Jiwar Creation & Society Barcelona International Residence for Artists and Researchers in Urban Creativity
C. Astúries 36, 1º
08012 Barcelona
Spain

jiwar@jiwarbarcelona.com
www.jiwarbarcelona.com

Phone: 34 655 41 4402
Fax: 34 93 238 82 39

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