Faber, Residency for Arts, Sciences and Humanities of Catalonia in Olot

General information

Brief description of organisation

Faber, the Arts, Sciences and Humanities Residency of Catalonia in Olot, is a project spearheaded by Olot City Council and the Government of Catalonia’s Ministry of Culture.

faber works and collaborate with institutions, associations, and organisations. Also, we have signed collaboration agreement with Catalan PEN, which depends on Pen International.

Organisation founded in

2015

Brief description of residency program

Faber, the Arts, Sciences and Humanities Residency of Catalonia in Olot is a place for writers, translators, artists of diverse disciplines, scholars and scientists to stay together and to work on their personal projects.

During their stay, the residents will collaborate in different kinds of activities addressed to students, professionals and general public. The activities will be carried out in accordance with a project, taking into account previous demands and necessities.

The Residency is a contemporary space which acts out of the interests of the hosting society. It collects ideas, opinion trends and worries of contemporary world and European cultures. The Residency’s permanence of being up-to-date is reinforced by the residents who are going to stay there. The Residency will participate in the maintenance of communication lines towards Catalonia and towards the world, essential for today’s society, and will be a connecting link between the town and other towns, between the country and other countries. Faber is at the disposal of individuals, institutions, companies and non-profit organisations of Catalonia.

Residency program since

2015

Disciplines and media
  • Visual Art
  • Educational Programmes
  • New Media
  • Animation
  • Curatorial
  • Administrative
  • Architecture
  • Dance
  • Theatre
  • Performing Arts
  • Textile Art
  • Music
  • Literature
  • history, economy, philosophy, psychology, sociology, physics...
Type of organisation
  • Part of a Governmental Institution

Residency conditions

Duration of residencies
  • 1 week
  • 2 weeks
  • 3 weeks
  • 1 month
Number of artists resident at one time

between 16 and 20

Expenses paid by artist

travel and lunch

Expectations of the artist
  • Presentation
  • Leading Workshop or Class
Expenses paid by the organisation
  • Housing
  • Supplies
  • Food
Application who/how

Application by Mail

Selection procedure

By Committee

Presentation of artists' work

Arranged on a case-by-case basis

Description of residency

Number of studios

2

Type and size of studios

Shared Studio

Accomodation
  • Private Room
  • Shared Room
Other activities happening at the space

How to reach

By plane

The best way to come from Barcelona Airport to Olot is by bus; first you have to take a bus from Barcelona Airport to Barcelona city centre, and then another one from Barcelona to Olot.
The Aerobus service is an express bus service that links Barcelona airport to Barcelona city centre. This service normally runs every 5 or 10 minutes within its fixed hours of operation.
You can catch the Aerobus from outside both Terminal 1 and Terminal 2. The Aerobus will then take you to the city centre, Plaça de Catalunya.
Tickets from both T1 and T2 cost €5.90 for a single and €10.20 for a return (return ticket is only valid for 15 days).
Once you arrive at Plaça de Catalunya there’s a ten minute walk to the bus station at Pau Claris Street in order to take the bus to Olot. You can look for “Teisa Pau Claris” in Google Maps. Teisa is the name of the bus company, and you can find the timetable here: http://www.teisa-bus.com/en/index.html

Contact information

Faber, Residency for Arts, Sciences and Humanities of Catalonia in Olot
Hotel Riu Fluvià. Carretera Santa Pau s/n
17800 Olot (Garrotxa, Catalunya)
Spain

info@faberresidency.com
faberresidency.com

Phone: 0034 629 081 996

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