Nectar non-profit cultural organization

General information

Brief description of organisation

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.

Located in the midst of nature inside a Natural Park, in a 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, retreats or artists residencies, Nectar creates connections and connects skills between different disciplines and cultures.

Organisation founded in


Brief description of residency program

Located in the midst of nature surrounded by endless forest, Nectar, in collaboration with FUNDACIÓN IDEOGRAMA, ON MEDIATION_Platform on Curatorship and Research, & KOYAC_Art collecting platform, presents its multidisciplinary art residency program offering a community-based living and working experience for worldwide artists in all career stages. The residency is a unique opportunity to delve into the artistic and creative process enjoying rural environment and a great opportunity to connect with Barcelona Art scene and with the art market.

- Nectar will host 4 artists during the 3-week residency, one with a fully funded grant and three with 50% funded grant -

Residency program since


Disciplines and media
  • Visual Art
  • Educational Programmes
  • New Media
  • Animation
  • Curatorial
  • Film Making
  • Architecture
  • Sculpture
  • Ceramics
  • Dance
  • Theatre
  • Performing Arts
  • Music
  • Literature
Type of organisation
  • Artist-Run
  • Independent Association/Foundation

Residency conditions

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


Grants available

Application fee: 35€* * A 35€ application fee is required. The fee is a donation to Nectar non-profit cultural organization and used exclusively to support the Nectar Artist in Residence Program. -Application fee payment through the online application form- Conditions 1 Full grant (100% funded): No costs / 3 and a half weeks / Private room. Confirmation of the stay at the residency must be done within one week after the announcement. 3 Partial grants (50% funded): 600€ / 3 and a half weeks / Private room. Confirmation & Payment must be done within one week after the announcement. Each art work value must not exceed 2500€. Each artist will have to donate one work Included: -3 and a half weeks residency at Nectar -One month exhibition at Fundación Ideograma artistic and cultural space, inside the Fàbrica Lehmann -One year agreement with KOYAC on the works produced during the residency, which will be put on sale through their online platform -Opening event of the exhibition -Collaboration with On Mediation_Platform on Curatorship and Research -Texts written by On Mediation\'s team and special guests -Interactions with local agents (curators, writers, art critics) through Open Studio -One day visit to Barcelona artistic scene -Private bedroom -Private and Shared working studios -Food supplies -Access to Nectar equipments -Communication and social networks -Pick-up/drop off at Vic train station. -Transport Nectar-Barcelona for the exhibition at Fundación Ideograma -Shipping cost in case of work sales -Storage for one year Not included: -Travel costs -Materials -Work-shipping at the end of agreement

Expenses paid by artist
  • Travel
  • Other

Material, Work shipping after exhibition

Expectations of the artist
  • Presentation
  • Exhibition
  • Donation of an Artwork
Expenses paid by the organisation
  • Housing
  • Food
Application who/how

Open Call

Selection procedure

By Committee

Presentation of artists' work

Exhibition at end of Residency

Description of residency



  • Internet Connection
  • Metal Working Tools
  • Dance / Performance Practice Space
  • Library
  • Office
  • Kitchen
  • Computer
  • Welding Tools
  • Woodworking Tools
Number of studios

between 5 and 10

Type and size of studios

Private Studio

  • Private Room
Working language(s)
  • English
  • French
  • Spanish
  • Italian, Catalan, Hebrew
Other activities happening at the space
  • Presentation
  • Exhibitions
  • Open studio

How to reach

By train

to Vic train station with Renfe rodalies from there its 40 minutes drive to Nectar

By plane

Girona or Barcelona airport

By car

From Barcelona:
C-17 towards Vic
C-25 towards Girona
Exit 194 Sant Sadurní d´Osormort
Follow El Camping El Pont signs

Nearest airport

Girona or Barcelona

Contact information

Nectar non-profit cultural organization
Les Guilleries natural park
08519 Vilanova de Sau

Phone: +34 646660917 / +34 697503285

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