Riba Rocks

General information

Brief description of organisation

Established in 2013, Riba Rocks is a not-for-profit organisation based in La Vall, an off-grid olive farm in Riba-roja dEbre, rural Catalunya. With Art, Music and Ecology at its heart, we have hosted 4 international music and arts festivals, volunteer events to improve soil and infrastructure, cultural tipi presentations as well as art workshops and residencies. Riba Rocks also works in collaboration with local associations and organisations on projects including Riu dart and Summer Party.

The 4th Riba Rocks music and arts festival was awarded the Contribution to Sustainability Award at the Iberian Festival Awards 2017. The award recognises the focus on creating an ecologically, socially, culturally and economically sustainable event.

Organisation founded in


Brief description of residency program

The Association of Riba Rocks offers 2 residency options to creatives of all disciplines: visual artists, writers, musicians, poets, performers... who wish to experience the peace and tranquility of a rural environment in the hills of Catalunya, Spain.

The first option is an annual village based residency Riu dart (River of art) which offers a two week stay in village accommodation, food and access to local amenities in a summer month. This residency is in collaboration with the local town hall and focuses on reanimating public and private locations throughout the village.

The second option is La Vall residency based in an off-grid olive farm 3 km from the village of Riba-roja dEbre, with mountain backdrop and private valley surroundings.

Riba Rocks Association is not-for-profit, with any and all profits made being reinvested into future developments of infrastructure and improvements to facilities and accommodation.

Our residencies promote active cultural and social integration and research and/or production of work. Any work produced for our residencies is given a permanent setting either inside one of the public owned buildings, a street venue in negotiation with the owner or within the natural environment of the valley´s olive farm.

We would also support each artist in an exhibition of their work and or public performance in the village of Riba-roja dEbre.

Residency program since


Disciplines and media
  • Visual Art
  • Sculpture
  • Ceramics
  • Dance
  • Theatre
  • Performing Arts
  • Textile Art
  • Music
  • Literature
  • Animation
  • Printmaking
  • Film Making
  • Architecture
Type of organisation
  • Independent Association/Foundation

Residency conditions

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

between 5 and 10

Companions allowed
  • Partners
Expenses paid by artist
  • Travel
  • Housing
  • Supplies
  • Food
Expectations of the artist
  • Presentation
  • Exhibition
  • Donation of an Artwork
Application who/how

Open Call

Selection procedure

By Committee

Presentation of artists' work

Arranged on a case-by-case basis

Description of residency



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


Type and size of studios

Live-work space

  • Private Room
  • Shared Apartment
  • Private Cabin/House
Working language(s)
  • English
  • Spanish
  • Catalan
Other activities happening at the space
  • Workshops
  • Presentation
  • Exhibitions

How to reach

By train

If you are coming from Barcelona centre or Reus you can take a train directly to Riba-roja d’Ebre. with the Renfe service.

By plane

If you have to fly…
OUR CLOSEST AIRPORT IS REUS (Barcelona). Riba-roja d´Ebre is only a 40 minute drive from this airport so this is the best option.

You can also fly into Barcelona El Prat or Girona airports but these are a fair distance away (2-3 hours).

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From Reus Airport:
Take the Shuttle Bus to Reus train station (directly outside the airport). Then take the train to Riba-roja d’Ebre, easy!

From Barcelona (El Prat) Airport:
Take the airport shuttle train which runs every 30 minutes to Barcelona Sants. From there take the train directly to Riba-roja d’Ebre. One ticket can be purchased at the airport for this whole journey.

If you want to book an airport transfer just contact us with your flight details and we’ll sort it!

By car

Please see the google maps link to Riba-roja d´Ebre.
Brittany Ferries offers a ferry crossing from the UK direct to Spain.

Nearest airport

Reus, Barcelona

Contact information

Riba Rocks
Zona Liquida, Plaça de la Vila, 1
43790 Riba-roja d´Ebre


Phone: 0034 608256577

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