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Art Residencies in Barcelona

Written by Ashley B

Barcelona, home to the art world’s most prestigious geniuses. Artists like Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dali, Diego Valazquez, and much more made Barcelona their home for some time, and others a lifetime. All who, through every piece of artwork, engraved a sense of creativity different from any other city in Spain. They inspired art that pushed and defied the norm, art that fused surrealism with everyday elements. Barcelona has become an art community with unlimited possibilities.

Wouldn’t it be an amazing opportunity to create and inspire art in such a magical city?  

Barcelona’s various art residency programs welcome artist from all over the world. These art residencies give these aspiring creative minds the opportunity to live, breathe and work in spaces where they can collaborate and create monuments. With unlimited time and working space artists can reflect, research, present, and/or produce with no distractions. 

Below we have provided a list of art residency programs in Barcelona.


Photo credit: latitudes-flickr via VisualHunt / CC BY-NC-ND

Photo credit: latitudes-flickr via VisualHunt / CC BY-NC-ND

Located in the heart of Barcelona’s industrial complex of Can Ricard. The Hangar opened it’s doors in 1997 as an open artistic workspace and resource center for artistic production. It wasn’t until 2011, it began it’s residency program. Today it hosts a max of four artists for periods of one week to up to three months. 

Today it hosts a max of four artists for periods of one week to up to three months. 


In 2012, Homesession started its artist-in-residence program. As mentioned on their website,

Homesession Studio offers stays from one week to three months. This gives artists the opportunity to enjoy the interactions that can be generated from a culturally active neighbourhood in the centre of Barcelona.

It located in the Poble Sec district, a perfect location for inspiration. 

Estudio Nomada 

Studio Nomada Barcelona offers an art residency with Mas Els Iglos. They offer both monthly residencies and weekly retreats. Located in La Berna, 60 kilometers from the city center, you are sure to get your creative juice flowing in this oasis.   

La Escocesa 

La Escocesa centre de creación provides residencies of a minimum of a month and maximum of three months. It is an affordable centre that focuses on visual art and always keeps the public in mind.

Art Print Residence 

Art Print Residencies offer’s individual and group residencies, as well as individual and group courses. You can stay in this humble residence for a minimum of a week and max of 3 months. The application process is open year round and selected via a first-come-first-serve basis. It offers residents accommodation and art space for creativity. 


Canserrat focuses on creative writers and visual artists. It is located in a rustic farmhouse 45 kilometer from the city center. It operates as an open residency, with no formal application procedure prior to attending. Booking depends on space availability. It also offers a full 30-day stipend to two visual artist and two writers. You must apply for the stipend before the deadline.


Photo credit: Jobopa via VisualHunt / CC BY-NC-ND

Photo credit: Jobopa via VisualHunt / CC BY-NC-ND

If you are looking for a creative place in the city Jiwar offers residency in the heart of Gracia district. It was founded in 2011 with means of establishing a creative and sustainable relation between neighbours in a district. It has since opened its space to many professionals who create and reflect on urban space, and whose work uses the city as material for inspiration or investigation. They host artists based on availability year round.


About the author

Ashley B

Originally from the United States of America, Ashley Bravo currently lives in Barcelona. She graduated with a Marketing degree from the University of Central Florida. She loves to write, take pictures, and record and edit videos.


  • Please, i would like to place an add on your web site. I have a 130 sq. m art studio space in “Poble nou” area.
    I am currently using 30 sq.m and i have a hundred abailable for rent as studio/home
    I would be very gratefull if you please could explain me the way to publish the advert.
    I’ll be glad to give you more information
    Thanking you in advance

  • Hi, nice to see your excellent organization, I am interested, I am from Bangladesh, how can I get admission or joining you? Please inform me my email, thanks.

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