Hangar is a project created by the Association of Visual Arts of Catalonia. In spite of being a privately run initiative, it is managed according to public(government) criteria and has a strong focus on service. It is an independent project financed by:
The Catalan Government
The Barcelona City Council
The Spanish Ministry of Culture
The Barcelona Provincial Council
The Sabadell Bank Foundation
As a result, Hangar is able to offer artists a series of subsidised services at affordable prices, contributing towards the upkeep and continuity of the project.
Legally, Hangar is a private foundation of the AAVC. The members of the Foundation’s Board of Trustees are also the members of its Executive Board. Therefore, when elections are held to renew the Executive, Hangar’s Board of Trustees is also renewed.
The team responsible for the day-to-day running of the centre is independent of the Board of Trustees. This team is recruited by the Foundation and is made up as follows:
Tere Badía, Technical Director
Laila Agzaou, Administration
Joana Cervià, Grants and Studios
Marta Gracia, Research
Núria Marquès, Production
Rocío Campaña, Spaces Manager
Glòria Martí, Video
Álex Posada and Miguel Ángel de Heras, Interaction Laboratory
Lluís Gómez, Free Software and Streaming
Jovan Cvetkovski, Medialab
The Programmes Committee is responsible for artistic management functions. This committee is made up of 5 Visual Arts experts who are responsible for making decisions based on aesthetic criteria, such as selecting resident artists, pre-selecting artists for an overseas grant or selecting projects. This Committee is renewed every 2 years and is currently composed of:
(May 2008 to May 2010)
Previously (May 2006 to May 2008)
Jorge Luis Marzo
Candidates who would like to form part of the Programmes Committee should submit their application to the AAVC at election time. The General Assembly makes its vote from among all the candidacies presented and the 5 most-voted candidates are those who will finally make up the Committee.