Open call for medium-stay residencies at Hangar (6 months) with or without accommodation

Open call for medium-stay residencies (6 months), with the possibility of accommodation in Hangar’s artist residency.
Deadline for submission until October 15, 2022 at 11:59 pm.
Any artist, of any nationality, can apply for medium-stay residencies in its two modalities: studio + residency (accommodation) or studio.
Available spaces: 2
Duration of the residency: from January 2023 to June 2023.
Publication of results: end of October 2022.
Access to studio, programs and services: €130,26/month (VAT included).
Access to studio, programs and services + residence: €600 (VAT included).
Deposit: €130 to be returned at the end of the stay.

Hangar is a center that maintains (i.e. that generates, updates, reviews, repairs and sustains) the necessary conditions to facilitate artistic production and research, understanding them as practices and modes of critical speculation that have the capacity to respond to contemporary debates and urgencies.

Hangar functions as an ecosystem made of tools, spaces, diverse ways of carrying out accompaniments, programs and calls, but above all, it is shaped by those who inhabit it or participate in it.

To be a resident artist in Hangar is to take part in this ecosystem as a form of co-responsibility or co-dependence; being nourished by it and nurturing it at the same time.


This call is addressed to individual artists or collectives with a common practice (which should not be the sum of individual practices).

Any artist, of any nationality, may apply for long-stay residencies. Travel and accommodation expenses to and in Barcelona, as well as the contribution for the studio, programs and services, are the responsibility of the artist in residence.

These residencies are intended for practices located in the field of Contemporary Art, in its different formalizations and languages.

It is important to bear in mind that the nature of the space does not allow for the coexistence with practices that generate sustained noise, odours or floating materials that may disturb others.

The residency does not include any medical insurance. For international residents, it is strongly recommended to obtain medical insurance in the country of origin for the period of their residency at Hangar.


Each resident has a work space of 30 m2 in a building shared with the other residents. There are walls that provide visual but not acoustic or climatic divisions. There are some studios measuring 60m2 whose space is shared between two artists.

Studio facilities: work table and chair, electrical outlet, internet connection (wi-fi) and heating.

Other shared facilities: kitchen, showers and toilets.

Access to the workshop is free, 7/24/365.


The Hangar artists’ residency is located at the entrance of the factory site where the center is located. The house has a first floor and a second floor (80.99 m2 and 62.59 m2 respectively) with two bedrooms, a bathroom, a living room and a kitchen each. The residency is designed to accommodate up to four artists at the same time, for stays ranging from one week to six months.


1. Use of the following services free of charge: digital image laboratory and video desktop editing, Hangar spaces (Rooms: Plató, Ricson and Polivalente) and rental of audiovisual material. The spaces are a shared tool and as such are subject to reservation and availability processes to guarantee their shared use.

2. Free advice on issues related to artistic production (advice on production planning, drafting and management of budgets, etc.). Hangar has 3 laboratories (Construction, Interaction & Soft/hardware, and interfaces and networks) that are available to residents in the form of a free time bank. The rest of the hours are billed at a very reduced rate.

3. Free consultancies once a week in the framework of Open Thursdays in Hangar’s labs and with the resident collectives.

4. Free access to the activities that take place in Hangar.

5. Dissemination of the practice and processes on Hangar’s website and networks.

6. Organization of a public presentation within the framework of Paratext.

7. Calls for various production and research grants.


The application must be sent in pdf format to sergi(at) with the subject “Convocatoria residencia estancia media Hangar 2023”.

The document must contain:

1. Personal data (Full name, date and place of birth, ID or passport photo, e-mail contact, telephone contact).

2. Artist statement: The artist statement is not a biography but a brief discourse on the intentionality of the work, what characterizes it, its themes, the references it handles and the type of formalizations it usually adopts (2500 characters maximum, spaces included).

3. Curriculum Vitae (2500 characters maximum, spaces included).

4. Motivation letter (3000 characters maximum, spaces included). The letter should include, among other things that the candidates would consider appropriate:
– Why Hangar? That is, in what way the artistic practice finds in Hangar a specific and suitable context and in what way it can be linked to the center, its lines of work and with other resident practices or communities.
-Why now? That is, in what way Hangar favors opportunities for development at the point of the journey in which the candidates find themselves.

5. Graphic dossier of a selection of projects (up to a maximum of 5 works; technical data sheets, images, texts and corresponding links).

6. Personal web URL if available.

IMPORTANT: Applications that do not include the required information and/or exceed the length limits will not be accepted.


The selection will be made by Hangar’s Stable Jury.

Evaluation Criteria

1. The presentation of all documents and materials requested by the call, in the requested format and with the recommended length.

2. Practices, backgrounds or dispositions that show a knowledge of the particularities of Hangar as a center for research and artistic production will be valued. Either because the work puts into play interests, techniques or technologies that will find in Hangar handles and accompaniments that are especially relevant to them; or because the candidate’s practice is explicitely – or implicitly – attuned to Hangar’s environment, including its services, its methodologies, its research threads and ways of being and resisting in the world in general.

3. The moment in which the artists find themselves. What they have done so far, what they intend to do and the coherence and state of maturity of their current processes in relation to previous ones.

4. Interest, solidity and singularity of the practice, as well as the harmony between their methodologies and processes and the values and methodologies of Hangar.

5. Applications from artists with an emerging career will be considered, as well as those from artists with a greater degree of experience or longer trajectory. Given that there are numerous opportunities for emerging artists in Barcelona, Hangar also intends to be a space for longer carreers.

Note: The Stable Jury reserves the right to declare some of the vacancies void.

Data Protection

In accordance with data protection regulations, we inform you that personal data will be processed by Hangar for the purpose of managing participation in the framework of this call. By legal obligation, the data will not be disclosed to third parties. You have the right to access, rectify and delete the data provided, as well as to exercise the other rights established in the current data protection regulations.

2. The presentation of projects within the framework of this call will imply the presumption of authorship, being the responsibility of the person who has presented the project any possible claim that may arise.

More information and submission of applications:
Sergi Botella
+34 93 308 4041 ext. 21

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