Arxiu Comarcal de l’Urgell (ACUR)

General information

Brief description of organisation

The Arxiu Comarcal de l’Urgell (ACUR) was created in 1982, following an agreement signed between the Department of Culture and the Tàrrega Town Hall. In 1986 its new headquarters were opened in the old part of the town, and it joined the Network of Regional Archives of the Generalitat de Catalonia.
The Archive is the custodian of public and private (from institutions, families or individuals) documentation collections, both old and modern, that exist in various formats (such as photographs, films, letters, maps, posters, printed material...etc.) on various supports (parchment scrolls, paper, glass, plastic, digital media, etc.).
ACUR’s basic mission is to collect, treat, preserve, conserve, diffuse and assess the area’s public and private documentation heritage. And also, to facilitate documentation access and consultation so as to respond to citizen rights and public administration functions.

In the field of cultural action, ACUR promotes facilitating, creating and diffusing ideas through publications, courses, exhibitions, and reusing their contents.

The Archive is the custodian of public and private (from institutions, families and individuals) documentation collections, both old and modern, that exist in various formats (like photographs, films, letters, maps, posters, printed material...etc.) on various materials (parchment scrolls, paper, glass, plastic, digital media, etc.).

Organisation founded in

1986

Brief description of residency program

The residency program is located in a public archive in a small city in the region of Catalonia. From the Arxiu Comarcal de l’Urgell(ACUR) we want to support the creators and researchers, from any scientific or artistic discipline, who produce, reflect upon or research, the documents and archives for inspiring and basing the work.

Therefore, ACUR provides residents with their equipment for carrying out their creations and research. With particular interest in facilitating cultural exchange and dialogue and interaction between the residents and their projects with the local inhabitants.

The aims of the residency program are:

• To promote artistic research and production in a public archive
• To contribute to the artistic promotion associated with interpreting documents
• To enrich the experience for the artist and host city, based on the dialogue between them.
• To open a new field of transdisciplinary focus on archives

The Archive provides the selected residents with various areas for researching, creating, experimenting and devising their projects. We also offer temporary accommodation with various bedrooms, kitchen-dining room and some common areas. These facilities are provided in an old hotel that has been renovated and managed by Associació Alba (an association focused on promoting people with disabilities), and which is located in the town centre. The Archive offers to create a link between the resident and the local cultural and social network.
Applications are open to artists from any sector of art, culture or science. Creators, researchers in all fields (visual arts, literature, music, social sciences, natural sciences, scientists, etc.) who wish to focus their work or research projects on ACUR.
The selected projects will have to be developed between of period of 15 to 45 days maximum, during the residency period, from 1 May to 31 July 2017.
The projects will be selected by a committee of archivists, historians, university lecturers and prestigious artists

Disciplines and media
  • Visual Art
  • Sculpture
  • Ceramics
  • Performing Arts
  • Music
  • Literature
  • Animation
  • Curatorial
  • Film Making
  • Architecture
Type of organisation
  • Part of a Governmental Institution

Residency conditions

Duration of residencies
  • 2 weeks
Number of artists resident at one time

4

Companions allowed
  • Children
  • Partners
Expenses paid by artist
  • Travel
  • Supplies
  • Food
Expectations of the artist
  • Presentation
  • Leading Workshop or Class
  • Exhibition
Expenses paid by the organisation
  • Housing
Application who/how

Open Call

Selection procedure

By Committee

Presentation of artists' work

Arranged on a case-by-case basis

Description of residency

Setting

Urban

Resources
  • Internet Connection
  • Library
  • Kitchen
  • Computer
  • Printmaking Facilities
Accomodation
  • Private Room
Working language(s)
  • English
  • Spanish
  • Catalan
Other activities happening at the space
  • Workshops
  • Presentation
  • Exhibitions

How to reach

By train

AVE (high speed train) to Lleida
Local train service from Lleida to Tàrrega
Regional Barcelona – Tàrrega - Lleida train service (via Manresa)

By plane

Barcelona Aeroport del Prat. Train connection.
Lleida Alguaire. Only taxi connection

By car

The main access routes to Tàrrega by road are:
A2: A2 Madrid - Barcelona motorway
C-25 (Transversal Axis): C-25 Girona - Vic - Lleida motorway
C-14 (Tarragona- Andorra Axis): C-14 Tarragona - Reus - Andorra road

Nearest airport

Lleida Alguaire (nearest). Barcelona Aeroport del Prat (more useful)

Contact information

Arxiu Comarcal de l’Urgell (ACUR)
Carrer de les Sitges, 4
25300 Tàrrega
Spain

acurgell.cultura@gencat.cat
http://xac.gencat.cat/ca/llista_arxius_comarcals/urgell/

Phone: 00 34 973 31 24 11

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