Hangar is a centre for arts production and research, set up by the Association of Visual Arts of Catalonia (AAVC) in 1997. It provides support facilities for artists and designers and offers services adapted to production needs associated with the arts world.
The centre is housed in refurbished industrial premises in the Poblenou neighbourhood of Barcelona. Its 1,800 m2includes 15 individual studios, Medialab, 2 film sets, an equipment rental service,technicians and consultancy and advice on production. In addition to its international exchange programme, Hangar also offers production grants and a series of training workshops for artists.The centre is subsidised mainly by the Catalan Government and Barcelona City Council, and is managed by the AAVC Foundation. Focused on production and research, its management model and philosophy make Hangar a unique venue in Spain in general and Barcelona in particular.