Exchange grants for artistic projects between Stuttgart and Barcelona

For the seventh consecutive year and in spite of COVID-19, Hangar publishes this call for artists exchange grants between the land Baden-Württemberg and Catalonia. This grant arose in 2015 at the initiative of the Goethe-Institut Barcelona, the Kunststiftung Baden-Württemberg, the Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart -WBK and Hangar, Center for Production and Research in Visual Arts and receives the support of the Ministerium für Wissenschaft, Forschung und Kunst Baden-Wurttemberg -MWK- and the Generalitat de Catalunya.

Objective of this call and its recipients

The objective of this call is to offer a mobility and production grant to four artists (2 from Baden-Württemberg and 2 from Catalonia) to support the development of artistic works linked to the contexts of each of the participating centers and institutions, to promote interregional exchange between creators from Baden-Württemberg and Catalonia, and to enable experiences of dialogue between two artistic communities and their respective social collectives.

Participation in this competition is open to all visual artists of any age and nationality living in the geographical area of Baden-Württemberg and Catalonia, who develop proposals in the fields of contemporary public art, performance, installations, sound art, visual arts, audiovisual and new media, etc.

Residency period

The residencies will last two months each and will take place in August and September in Stuttgart and September and October in Barcelona.

Benefits and grant endowment

– Travel allowance: 300 €.
– Financial endowment: 1,800 € in concept of maintenance (2 months) and 900 € in concept of production (gross amounts).
– Accommodation and work space.
– Use of the center’s infrastructures.
– Occasional technical assistance. In case of requiring exclusive dedication to the project, the costs will be charged to the production budget.

*The residency does not include medical insurance. It is mandatory that the artists personally arrange a medical insurance valid for the period of the residency.


Each artist can apply with only one project. The application must be sent in .pdf format to marzia(at) with the subject ” Grant exchange Baden-Württemberg Catalunya 2021″.

The document must contain:

– Personal data (full name, date and place of birth, ID or passport number, email contact, telephone contact).
– Biography (2500 characters maximum, spaces included).
– Artist statement: The artist statement is not a biography but a brief discourse on the artistic identity of the work, that which characterizes it thematically, theoretically and formally (2500 characters maximum, spaces included).
– Motivation letter stating the interest in developing one’s own artistic practice in the host country (2500 characters maximum, spaces included).
– Project (2500 characters maximum, spaces included).
– Graphic dossier (up to a maximum of 10 images with their technical specifications).
– URL (only for videos). This field is optional if you have attached images to the graphic dossier and mandatory if you do not attach images. Write a single URL to a video or animation (personal website, vimeo, youtube or any other). The committee will view a maximum of 5 minutes of video.
– Personal web URL.

* Applications may be submitted in English, Catalan or Spanish. If the application is submitted in Catalan or Spanish, the English translation must also be sent for evaluation in Stuttgart.

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

Deadline for submission of applications

The deadline for receipt of applications is May 5, 2021 at 23:59 h CET.

Failure to submit the documentation within the deadlines established by this call for applications will result in the application being considered void.

Selection process

The jury meeting and announcement of the selected projects will be made in mid-May 2021.

Commitments of the selected project

The selected artists will commit to:

– Participate during their residency in communication activities of the project.
– Deliver a final report of the project to the centers and an evaluation of the residency within a maximum of one month after its completion.
– Make a presentation of the results of the residency at the end of it. In Barcelona, the presentation will take place within the framework of the Paratext. In Stuttgart, the presentation will take place at the Kunstverein Stuttgart or other suitable venue.
– Include the logos of the participating institutions.
– During the residency, the selected artists commit themselves to maintain active contact with the artists residing in the host city.

Evaluation Criteria

The following will be evaluated:

– The interest of the proposal according to the lines of work of each of the residency centers.
– The capacity of the project to solve the thematic that it raises.
– A realistic assessment of the time and the adequacy of the project’s objectives to the context and resources of the participating centers.
– The project’s capacity to involve the network of collaborators of the participating centers and institutions.
– Cultural, artistic and social impact and projection of the residency.

Participating institutions

  • Kunststiftung Baden-Württemberg. The Art Foundation Baden-Württemberg is an institution that promotes the development of young creation in contemporary art. Its aim is to support the development of the artistic work of young emerging talents – who live or were born in the federal state of Baden-Württemberg – for a limited period, which guarantees economic independence and freedom in the work of art. The Foundation supports young talents in the fields of visual arts, performing arts, literature, music, art criticism and cultural management with subsidized international residences, providing a space for work and accommodation. With the production, organization of events and publications, the Foundation has awarded works to a wider public.
  • Kunstverein Stuttgart. The WKV supports the production, the work processes and the construction of knowledge of Contemporary Art at the theoretical and practical level. Its work includes the management of ateliers, the promotion of artistic research projects, the co-production of new works and the development of complex exhibition devices, among others.
  • Goethe-Institut Barcelona. It is the cultural institute of the Federal Republic of Germany and is active throughout the world with the aim of promoting knowledge of the German language abroad and promoting cultural cooperation at an international level. In addition, the Goethe-Institut transmits a broad view of Germany through information on the cultural, social and political life of the country. It works on the basis of mutual dialogue and is therefore at the service of all those who are actively involved in German language and culture. To this end, it cooperates with both private and public cultural bodies and promotes cooperation with local cultural agents, organising and supporting a wide range of cultural activities.
  • Departamento de Cultura de la Generalitat de Catalunya.
  • Hangar. It is an open centre for research and artistic production that supports creators and artists. Hangar’s mission is to support creators in all phases of the visual arts production process, and to contribute to the best achievement of each of their projects. To this end, all its services focus on facilitating artists’ access to the necessary material and technical resources, and on providing a context for experimentation and the free transfer of knowledge.


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Phone: +34 93 308 40 41 ext. 22

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