THE SPUR - ETACEC 16/18 PROJECT

 

Girona City Council: Bòlit Centre d'Art Contemporani has been selected by the European Commission under The Europe Creative EU funding programme to develop the Project The Spur - ETACEC 1618.

 

The Spur is a project for the creation of a European cooperation network made up of seven cultural organisations that function on a local and international scale as cultural operators. Lead by Bòlit. Contemporary Art Centre. Girona, the project also includes Centre d'Art LE LAIT - Laboratoire Artistique Internationale du Tarn (Albí, France), el Bureau des Arts et des Territoires (Montpeller, France), Fundació Es Baluard. Museu d'Art Modern i Contemporani of Palma de Mallorca, Sputnik Oz (Bratislava, Slovakia), Fondazione per l'Arte (Rome, Italy) and the Euroregion Pyrenees-Mediterranean.  

 

The project is set to be developed for two years (2016-2018) and its aim is to create a European cooperation network focusing above all on the field of visual arts. It has two key objectives: to develop innovative projects for building the professional capacities and transnational mobility of creators and to implement transnational co-management processes between different organisations.

 

The Spur aims to fulfil these objectives through five actions:

 

Action 1. Exploration: Artist spaces as seeds for professional and social urban renewal. Exploration of new embedding forms and fostering of the relationship between artistic creation and its urban and socio-economic context.

 

Action 2. Innovation: Creative residencies and mentoring. Activation of a creative residencies programme geared towards research and the development of professional profiles through their insertion in the system and the real economy, with the mentoring, advice and internationalisation facilitated by the network.

 

Action 3. Knowledge: Seminars, knowledge transfer and resource bank. Holding of seminars in order to disseminate the experiences enabled by the project and to systematise the knowledge in the form of a protocol and make it transferable (resource bank) in Girona, Albi, Rome and Bratislava (one meeting per country).

 

Action 4. Communication: Creation of a blog, 2.0 actions and publishing. A dynamic, digital magazine-catalogue and a final publication will be published, aimed at the creative industries and visual arts professionals all over the world, thanks to its reach as an online resource, and designed as a live platform of resources that will drive forward the project during (and after) its term of execution.

 

Action 5. Organisation: Joint management and good practices. Creation of a transnational work team which, on the basis of shared knowledge and best practices, steers the project and generates a set of transnational management tools valid across Europe (resource bank) and which, furthermore, provides a solid grounding for stable cooperative initiatives in all kinds of projects between two or more partners (exhibitions, exchanges, co-productions, etc.) beyond the project itself.

 
 

Download the project

dossier-the-spur-eng-def-14july2016.pdf (486.56 KB)

 

ACTION 2: INNOVATION

CALL FOR EUROPEAN ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE (2)

 

As part of the call for Euroregion and Creative Europe - Cooperation Projects, The Spur / ETACEC 16-18 project is launching a second selection process for European artists from a member state of the European Union to take part in its artist-in-residence programme.

 

Call

Grants are being offered for 12 artists in residence to carry out research work with particular emphasis on working and creative processes. The international professional with expert mentor residency will last two months or eight weeks and will take place in one of the network's centres.

2017

From the 2nd October to the 30th November 2017 in Albi, Palma, Girona,

Roma, Bratislava or Montpellier.

2018

From the 1st February to the 30th March 2018 in Albi, Palma, Girona, Roma,

Bratislava or Montpellier.

 

Artists can apply for both periods.

 

Interested visual artists should send their CV, a summary of their artistic trajectory, proposed project, details of related activities with different audiences and a methodology for documenting the creative process. Visual artists should also list three centres and residency spaces in order of preference.


Applicants
Visual artists of legal age from a member state of the European Union.

 

Grant
Each artist will be awarded a 3,200€ grant to cover allowances for research, subsistence expenses, and travelling expenses (including taxes). 

 

Deadline for presenting projects

The deadline for receiving projects is the 31st May 2017 inclusive.

 

Announcement of decision

The jury's decision will be made public before 13th July 2017 on the project website and also on the websites of The Spur's partners.

 

Download the guidelines

the-spur-etacec-16-18-2nd-open-call_eng.pdf (168.36 KB)

 
 

Check the results

resultats-2nd-open-call-web-bolit.pdf (74.93 KB)

 
 

ACTION 3: KNOWLEDGE

SEMINAR

Contemporary art, a spur for the transformation of abandoned spaces into creative spaces for community benefits

 

Saturday 1st April 2017

Auditori del Col·legi d'Arquitectes de Girona.

(Pl. Catedral, 8 - 17004 Girona)

Previous registration required at info@bolit.cat

 

The Spur 1618 is an international project in the field of the Contemporary Art and Creative Industries.

 

The first seminar is held in Girona, and it highlights the exploration of abandoned spaces and their recuperation through contemporary art for community benefits.

 

The conference offers lectures by national and international specialists in the field.

 

The programme is completed with a round table of resident artists, winners of the first open call for creative and research residencies with professional mentoring.

 

 
 

ACTION 2: INNOVATION

CALL FOR EUROPEAN ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE (1)

 

As part of the call for Euroregion and Creative Europe - Cooperation Projects, The Spur / ETACEC 16-18 project is launching a selection process for European artists from a member state of the European Union to take part in its artist-in-residence programme.

 

Call

Grants are being offered for 6 artists in residence to carry out research work with particular emphasis on working and creative processes. The international professional with expert mentor residency will last two months or eight weeks and will take place in one of the network's centres.

 

Interested visual artists should send their CV, a summary of their artistic trajectory, proposed project, details of related activities with different audiences and a methodology for documenting the creative process. Visual artists should also list three centres and residency spaces in order of preference.


Applicants
Visual artists of legal age from a member state of the European Union.

 

Grant
Each artist will be awarded a 3,800€ grant to cover allowances for research, subsistence expenses, and travelling expenses (including taxes). 

 

Deadline for presenting projects

The deadline for receiving projects is 15th November 2016 inclusive.

 

Announcement of decision

The jury's decision will be made public before 23rd December 2016 on the websites of The Spur's partners.

 

Download the guidelines

the-spur-etacec-16-18-open-call_eng.pdf (162.92 KB)

 
 

Check the results

the-spur-open-call-1-results.pdf (63.58 KB)