International Ceramics Resident Program
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Taller Gingell is a ceramics design studio and art workshop based downtown Barcelona, Spain.
The resident program offers a unique opportunity. You work and live on site at a ceramic design and production studio located downtown Barcelona, Spain. Located on the mediterranean sea it’s a European city of 5.6 million people.
We invite artists from around the world to experience different cultures and new perspectives. The resident program offers the opportunity to work in a concentrated fashion over an extended period of time.
Studio experiences at Taller Gingell are as varied and unique as the individuals involved.
International Resident Program
The program provides the opportunity to open new paths, develop careers, and change perspectives.
We provide space, resources and time for artists to focus intensely on their craft. You explore new ideas and techniques, and push your work to new levels.
We designed the resident program for artists in ceramics, craft, design and fine-arts who have a background in ceramics. We offer the opportunity to conceive and create a project in a unique cultural context.
The goal is to provide folks from around the world, time and place to work on a specific project, work in a ceramics studio or conduct research in a diverse cultural setting.
Is the Taller Gingell International Resident program a fit for you?
It’s a place where you:
- Create new work or series of works
- Experience different cultures and new perspectives
- Have freedom to work and focus over an extended period of time
- Work together with other artists on a shared project
- Build your portfolio for further study
- Experiment with new construction techniques and decoration
- Create a project in a unique cultural context
How to Apply
The international resident program is ideal for ceramic artists seeking to invest in their personal studio practice, complete a special project, or that simply need uninterrupted time to work in a well-equipped studio with a supportive community environment.
We accept applications year round and are evaluated in about 4 weeks. New residents are selected by Taller Gingell and a rotating jury of two other ceramic artists/curators. We maintain an inclusive, impartial, and open jury process. Submit what you feel is your strongest work. We request all necessary materials before assembling the jury.
- We accept applications from individuals at least 18 years of age.
- Residency periods lasting 5 - 12 consecutive weeks.
- Preferred residency dates with preferred start and end dates. If possible, please include up to three dates in order of preference.
- Curriculum Vitae / Resume
- A brief artist's statement.
- Letter of intent stating your artistic goals and interests in the Taller Gingell Ceramics Resident program.
- Two reference letters from people who can speak to your qualifications as a potential resident and serve as a character reference. Please include their name, affiliation, phone number, and email address.
- 5 - 8 digital images of at least 5 different pieces of recent work submitted as jpegs/svg with title of the piece, year made, materials and dimensions. Please make sure each file is smaller than 10 MB. For best image quality, size your files about 1800 x 1800 pixels.
Acceptance is dependent on evident and developed skill in an applicant's work, the ability of individuals to be self-directed with prior experience and knowledge about ceramic processes, as well as the availability of requested dates of attendance.
We evaluate applications based on:
- Quality of the work
- Artistic merit
- How the residency program may benefit the artist and their larger community
- How our local community would benefit from the artists residency
Residencies are offered for periods between 5 to 12 weeks.
We encourage you to apply with a partner, family or second artist.
Cost per artist is:
- Solo artist €1500 / month
- Artist plus artist €1180 + €1180 / month
- Please refer to our FAQ for more price details and information about partners and families.