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Llorenç del Penedés, Tarragona, Catalonia, Spain.

URL: www.cercca.com
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ADDRESS: C/ Mare de Déu dels Dolors 10, Llorenç del Penedès, TA 43712, Catalonia, Spain.
TELEPHONE: (0034) 667264771.
DISCIPLINES: Visual and applied arts, curating, cultural research, video, writing, anthropology, urban planning, sociology, architecture, ecology, music and performance.


The objective of CeRCCa, Centre for Research and Creativity Casamarles, is to provide a space where artists, curators and cultural researchers can stay and develop projects inspired by the socio -cultural context of Llorenç del Penedès, the small town where the centre is located. With this goal CeRCCa supports collaborative and interdisciplinary creation strategies based on this premise. Along with the residency programme, CeRCCa also participates in and coordinates various research projects on mobility and alternative models of artistic production and exhibition through workshops, public presentations and interventions in order to bring artistic creation to new audiences.

The main objectives of CeRCCa are:

To promote research, development and dissemination of contemporary culture and arts;

To organise cultural activities in order to enhance the interaction between local cultural initiatives and national and international artists;

To provide a website that works as an archive and a resource repository;

To facilitate exchange and dialogue among Spanish and international artists and researchers, with special interest in strengthening cooperation with the Mediterranean rim countries and Maghreb in particular;

To participate in meetings, seminars and conferences both nationally and internationally in order to be an active part of current debates on artist mobility and cultural research.

Through the residency programme CeRCCa fulfills the objective of rethinking the existing conventional model of residencies that offer creative spaces isolated from their socio-cultural contexts and based on the individual creation of art objects. CeRCCa believes that the experience of living and creating in a different context than usual must be accompanied by exchange and collaboration. In order to enhance this, CeRCCa residency proposes a context where dialogue and interaction are essential.

Along with its residency programme, CeRCCa takes part in different cultural research projects with the Euro-Mediterranean region being its main area of interest. Between 2009 and 2014, thanks to collaborations with different institutions, CeRCCa took part in the development of the project Transitory Research Initiative for the Balkans and East Europe (TRIBE) as well as North Africa Cultural Mobility Map.

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CeRCCa is located in an old house built by the family Marlès Vinas in 1850. The house is located in the center of Llorenç del Penedès, a town of 2,000 inhabitants, 50km to the south of Barcelona and 10 km from the coast, in a region famous for the production of wine, champagne and olive oil called El Penedès.

Llorenç del Penedès can be taken as an example of the ambiguous consequences of globalisation. In recent years, sometimes in opposition to the interests of the villagers, the town has seen a significant flow of immigration, the development of a large public and private infrastructure and the building of new neighborhoods. These facts have lead to various forms of local protests and demonstrations for reclamation. The objective of CeRCCa is to collaborate and reflect on these social processes through creativity and research.

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Studio and accommodation, a library, a large living room/kitchen area and a patio.

Accommodation: Individual bedrooms, two bathrooms. Each artist/researcher has a room with double bed.

Studios: Two shared 40m² studios with lots of natural light and high ceilings.

Work Facilities: The residency states that they offer living and working space as well as basic material and technical equipment.

Access / Artists with families: Depending on the circumstances of each artist, arrangements can be made for those with reduced mobility or those travelling with families.

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Duration of stays: At least one month.

Cost: The cost of the residency is €500 per month, which includes electricity, water, gas and internet. The resident artist should cover the cost of travel, food and materials.

Grants: CeRCCa does not offer grants but its program runs at ‘affordable’ prices. Furthermore CeRCCa can provide access to a database of possible funding organisations and can provide selected applicants with invitation letters.

Selection procedure: Ongoing call. CeRCCa favours projects that interact with the local context, and is especially interested in video, photography, writing, drawing as well as research practices based on anthropology, architecture, evey day life and urban intervention. Applicants should be older than 25 and have an MA or equivalent level of professional expercience. CeRCCa is in the process of developing exchange programs with residencies that favour dialogue within the Mediterranean area. It also tries to promote artists from often under-represented countries. Apart from this, it is a residency open to all.

Languages: English, Spanish and Catalan.

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CeRCCa is a member of the networks Xarxaprod, Transartists, Resartis, and ALF.

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