Exchange grant for artistic projects between Taller 7 (Medellín) and Hangar (Barcelona)

Hangar and Taller 7 have signed an agreement for the realization of an artists exchange residency program, whose objective is to facilitate the knowledge of other artistic and cultural environments, to produce and to confront their work with those of others and expand their artistic curriculum. Under this program, an artist residing in Spain will remain in Taller 7, Medellín, for three months and an artist residing in Colombia will hold a residence in Hangar (Barcelona). Taller 7 will carry out the management of the necessary resources to realize the residence of the artist of Medellín in Hangar during the year 2018.

About Taller 7

Taller 7 is a self-managed project that emerged in 2003 in Medellín on the initiative of a group of plastic artists. It is proposed as a laboratory of creation and experimentation, a space of thought, research and exchange that aims at the development of processes that can have continuity in the long term through the construction of networks of work and collaboration. The Residency Program promotes the exchange of artists and curators in pursuit to incorporate dialogue between local and national and international scenarios and processes, trying to strengthen the discussion around artistic practices in the city. Residences, beyond looking for the production of specific projects, try that the residents approach a new context, during a determined period of time, that allows them to enrich their experience.

The exhibitions, workshops and conversations respond to the need for spaces that project the processes generated during the residences and the work of curators and artists. It has tried to maintain a constant and divergent flow of projects that allow diverse glances, configuring an open space in permanent change, where the greater interest is to propitiate a platform prepared to promote processes of investigation and experimentation.

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The objective of this call is to select a Spanish artist or resident in Spain for the realization of a three-month stay in Workshop 7 (Medellín).

Participation in this contest is open to all visual artists of any age and nationality who live in the geographical environment of Spain, or Spaniards residing abroad, who develop proposals in the field of contemporary public art, performance, facilities, Sound art, visual arts, audiovisual and digital media.

Period of residence

The length of residence will be three months (from mid-September to mid-December 2017).

Budget and amount of the grant

  • Flight ticket Barcelona – Medellín – Barcelona.
  • Funding: € 2,100 for maintenance (€ 700 / month) and € 1,000 for production (gross quantities).
  • Accommodation and work space in Medellín.
  • Use of the infrastructures of the receiving center, according to availability.
  • Timely technical assistance. In case of requiring exclusive dedication to the project, the costs charged to the production budget will be invoiced.
  • Access to technical advisory services and in matters related to the artistic production available to Taller 7, as well as to its workshops.
  • Dissemination of the project on the web and organization of a public presentation within the framework of the public activities of Taller 7.
  • Hiring of travel medical insurance.

Commitments of the selected project

The selected artists will commit to:

  • Participate during your residence in communication activities of the project.
  • During the residence, maintain active contact with the local artistic context and with artists and curators residing in the host city.
  • Deliver a final report of the project to the centers and a valuation of the residence during the two months after its completion.
  • Conduct a public presentation of the results of the residency in the framework of the public activities of Taller 7.
  • Make a presentation of the results of the residence in Hangar within the framework of the Paratext. The travel expenses are borne by the artist and can be deducted from his production endowment.
  • Include the logos of participating institutions.


Artists interested in applying for this grant must complete the following form, including a biography / resume and a description of the project to be developed:

Application form

* Applications may be submitted in Catalan, Spanish or English.

** It is recommended to submit the application in Spanish. Alternatively, in case your candidature is selected, the artist must submit a pdf with the translation into Spanish of his proposal for the final evaluation in Medellín, before Monday, August 7th. The pdf will have to contain exactly the same contents of the online application. In the event that the document is not presented within the deadlines established for this announcement, the candidature will be considered void.

*** Each artist can submit to the call with a single project.

Deadline for applications

The deadline for receipt of applications is until July 31st, 2017 at 24 hours (GTM + 1).

Pre-selection and final selection process

The selection of artists will be made through this public call.

The Program Committee of Hangar will carry out a pre-selection of minimum 3 and maximum 6 artists that will be sent, together with the documentation of the shortlisted candidates, with their corresponding portfolios and resumes, to Taller 7 so that they can evaluate the candidacies.

The final selection will be carried out by a commission composed of members of Taller 7 on the second week of August, 2017.

The resolution of this call will be communicated to the selected artist by email within a week.

Valuation Criteria

It will be valued:

  • The interest of the proposal according to the lines of work of each of the centers of residence.
  • The ability of the project to solve the issue it raises.
  • A realistic assessment of the time and the adequacy of the project objectives to the context and resources of the participating centers.
  • The presentation of all documents and materials requested by the call, in the format requested and with the recommended extension.
  • The suitability of the material that is presented to the specific conditions of the call, either by the provision of workshops or an exchange scholarship.
  • The explanatory clarity of the information presented in writing and in visual material.
  • The quality of the general project of the artist and the specific project that is presented.
  • The professional attitude of the artists in describing and defending their project, in writing or interview.

Commitments of the beneficiary

All beneficiaries of the Hangar grants are obliged to:

  • Communicate in writing the acceptance of the aid within a period of fifteen days, counted from the receipt of the notification of the concession. If this is not the case, it will be understood that he / she waives the grant, which means that he / she will be disqualified in his / her right, and the grant may be awarded to the substitute that appears in the first place and so on.
  • Perform the residency in the terms and deadlines established in the call for each of them.
  • Request in writing to Hangar management authorization to make any changes in start and end dates, as well as any other circumstances related to the development of the grant.
  • Fully allocate the amount of the budget to the realization of the residence.
  • To record the participation of Hangar in any type of communication that is carried out in relation to the project or projects that emanate from the residence obtained, by including the Hangar logo, preceded by the words “With the collaboration of”.
  • The beneficiaries of the Hangar grant must comply with the general and private norms of the institution where the residence takes place.
  • Hangar will not be responsible in any case for the damages that can derive from the projects realized as a result of the present grant.

Acceptance of the bases and the decision of the jury

Participation in this contest implies acceptance of its rules and the resolution of the jury, as well as changes that, as a result of factors beyond the AAVC Foundation, may occur later. Once the grant has been granted and the beneficiary has accepted it, Hangar will agree with each beneficiary the terms of payment of it.

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