NectArt, Artist in Residency Program — OPEN CALL

Application Period: Until March 31st 2018


Located in the midst of nature surrounded by endless forest, Nectar, in collaboration with CARLES TACHÉ GALLERY ON MEDIATION_Platform on Curatorship and Research, presents its first 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.

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

The Residency

Nectar is a non-profit cultural organization located in the midst of nature in the off-the-grid 16th-century farmhouse, surrounded by endless forest inside Les Guilleries Natural Park, about 1h and 30min drive north from Barcelona.

In its first artist residency program, Nectar will work in collaboration with ON MEDIATION_Platform on Curatorship and Research, an initiative of the Research Group Art Globalization Interculturality (AGI) from the University of Barcelona.

The artists will have the chance to present their work in an Open Studio event and gather along with On Mediation team and guests from the local art scene, enabling a space of conversation and feed-back. On Mediation team will write a short text about each artist’s work that will be published at OMMagazine.
The culmination of the residency will be a one month exhibition in CARLES TACHÉ GALLERYone of the most well-known Contemporary Art Galleries in Barcelona, where the artists will present their works within the artistic Barcelona scene. The opening will be on June 9th 2018.​A one-day visit to exhibitions, art spaces, artist’s studios or other events in Barcelona will be organized by Nectar’s team. During their residency, the artists will have access to Nectar’s administrative and human support and to its network with local artistic and cultural community.
— Accommodation:
Participants will live in a big private furnished bedroom
— Food:
Daily food supply / self-cooked
— Studio Spaces & Facilities:
Studio spaces vary according to the proposed projects and media. Individual space and shared working studios are located in the main farmhouse. Indoor and outdoor spaces (two terraces, a patio, the land of the property and a 60m2 Moroccan tent) are open to the artist’s practice. Artists are also encouraged to use the nature and the environment that surrounds us as their workspace. Artists will have access to studio and workspaces 24 hours a day. The fully equipped-kitchen and the two bathrooms are shared.
— Transport:
Pick-up/drop off at Vic train station.

Application Guidelines

Artists must submit a project proposal which should include the following:
Summarize your project’s proposal, giving the reader a a clear understanding of your intended work / A statement of your needs in order to research and produce your art.To apply, applicants must submit the following documents by using the online application form:
— Project proposal (PDF up to 10MB)
— Short bio/CV and artists’ statement (PDF up to 10MB)
— Motivation letter (max.300 words)
— Portfolio / Up to 10 images in 1PDF up to 10MB and/or up to 3 videos or links to a website
— Application payment receipt (PDF)

Documents can be written either in English or Spanish.
Application period: 
February 14th to March 31st 2018

Results will be announced on April 12th 2018.

The Jury is composed of: 
Nectar’s co-founders Tai Lomas & Olga Sureda
Carles Taché Gallery’s director Charlie Taché
On Mediation’s coordinators Christian Alonso & Pablo Santa Olalla

Application fee payment:

Fully funded 3-week residency for 1 artist in Nectar
50% funded 3-week residency for 3 artists in Nectar

Don’t miss the chance to win one fully funded and three 50% funded 3-week residency in Nectar + one month exhibition at Carles Taché Gallery (Barcelona).
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.Information for the Application fee transfer:
IBAN: ES64 2100 0839 8502 0059 0632

Concept: Name + Artist Residency donation


  • 1 Full grant (100% funded): No costs / 3 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 weeks / Private room. Confirmation & Payment must be done within one week after the announcement.
  • Each artist will have to donate one work.


  • 3 weeks residency at Nectar
  • One month exhibition at at Carles Taché Gallery (black & white space)
  • 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 – transport included –
  • 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 Carles Taché Gallery

Not included:

  • Travel costs 
  • Materials
  • Work-shipping after the exhibition