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SPACES

One of the strongest points of Jiwar is its magnificent space. The house where the residence is settled is part of the heritage of the city of Barcelona, it is located in Asturies, one of the most loved pedestrian streets in Barcelona. At the backyard of the house a huge...

PROJECTS

We believe in the transforming power of every creative process. Jiwar builds new projects often en partnership with local institutions or associations. We bring together professionals from different disciplines and cultures who would enrich each other through project implementing.

NEWS

Latest news, programmed activities and current opencalls

NETWORKS

Jiwar works en network with various local and international institutions and associations.

ABOUT US

Jiwar Creation and Society is a residence that host and support all professionals whose work is based or inspired by urban space. Located in a heritage house with a 700 sqm backyard garden in the heart of Gracia district, Jiwar Residence is unique for its space and environment, it is...

Jiwar Creation and Society is a residence that host and support all professionals whose work is based or inspired by urban space. Located in a heritage house with a 700 sqm backyard garden in the heart of Gracia district, Jiwar Residence is unique for its space and environment, it is a place where to create...
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Open call for artists and researchers. Spring-summer 2016

Open call for artists and researchers. Spring-summer 2016

Open call for artists and researchers Spring-summer 2016   Jiwar Creation and Society is a residency based in Barcelona, in the heart of the Gracia district. Its basic philosophy concentrates on the right to intercultural mobility and its various aspects. Jiwar, meaning neighbourhood in Arabic, promotes the idea of interculturalism through a set of artistic...
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First collaboration with Catalan PEN. Abazar Hamid, musician & writer (Sudan)

First collaboration with Catalan PEN. Abazar Hamid, musician & writer (Sudan)

JIWAR WILL EMBRACE IN RESIDENCY THE SUDANESE MUSICIAN AND COMPOSER ABAZAR HAMID IN COLLABORATION WITH PEN CATALÀ. During some days Jiwar will embrace Abazar Hamid in the framework of a first collaboration with PEN Català. That way, PEN wanted to invite to our city a writer at risk already embraced in another european city, make...
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Artist in residence: Lindsey Kupser (singer and songwriter, US)

Artist in residence: Lindsey Kupser (singer and songwriter, US)

Lindsey Kupser (singer and songwriter, US)   Lindsay Kupser is a Canadian vocalist, songwriter, and performer currently based out of the Vancouver area. She describes her music as “quiet singer-songwriter” and strives to achieve depth through simplicity by utilizing minimalist sounds in order to emphasize her introspective lyrics. She is a graduate of Berklee College...
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CREATIVE SHODÔ WORKSHOPS WITH SACHIYO KANEKO

CREATIVE SHODÔ WORKSHOPS WITH SACHIYO KANEKO

CREATIVE SHODÔ WORKSHOPS WITH SACHIYO KANEKO   Sachiyo has a long history as an artist and also as a calligraphy teacher in Japan. With this workshop she wants to give some foundations but from the creative impulse, inviting the participants to search for their line and their expression. Modality 1: Extensive workshop. Three sessions. 6...
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Open studio JANUARY: Sachiyo Kaneko, Catia Massa, Erin Hobey, Kase Johnstun and Lindsay Kupser

Open studio JANUARY: Sachiyo Kaneko, Catia Massa, Erin Hobey, Kase Johnstun and Lindsay Kupser

Open studio JANUARY Musical, pictorial and literary discovery Tuesday 26th – 19h   Credits photo Home: Caroline Voagen Nelson Open studio at Jiwar. Get to know the space and the resident artist’s work: Sachiyo Kaneko, Japanese visual artist, Catia Massa, Italian painter, Erin Hobey and Kase Johnstun, American writers. With the original music of the...
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Turkish artist in residence Gürçim Yılmaz writes about the Barcelona Ethnological Museum

Turkish artist in residence Gürçim Yılmaz writes about the Barcelona Ethnological Museum

Gürçim Yılmaz writes about the Barcelona Ethnological Museum   Good news from Turkey after so many tragic and heartbreaking events. So proud of the article of our Turkish artist in residence Gürçim Yılmaz about the Barcelona Ethnological Museum Museu Etnològic de Barcelona . Thanks to the reception and the generosity of the museum staff during...
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Artist in residence: Sachiyo Kaneko (visual arts, Japan)

Artist in residence: Sachiyo Kaneko (visual arts, Japan)

  Sachiyo Kaneko (visual artist, Japan)   I started to learn SHO, so called Chinese/ Japanese calligraphy, at 7 years old. I have been involved in SHO deeply since then. It is my lifework. What I’m trying now is to translate this traditional art into contemporary way. What is tradition? Tradition is not the word...
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Artist in residence: Erin Hobey (writer, USA)

Artist in residence: Erin Hobey (writer, USA)

  Erin Hobey (writer, USA)   A graduate of Brown University and Dartmouth College, Erin Hobey was a Robert Bosch fellow in eastern Germany and later taught college-level literature and writing in Boston and New York. Erin writes about the global crowdfunding industry for Crowdfund Insider and was named one of “Top 19 Crowdfunding Experts...
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Artist in residence: Catia Massa (visual arts, Italy)

Artist in residence: Catia Massa (visual arts, Italy)

  Catia Massa (visual artist, Italy)   Catia Massa, self-taught Italian Artist and Painter, embraced painting since she was a child, inspired by a deep and pure passion for colour. The following years, spent in research and active production, return to us a pictorial scenery, done in oil on canvas, varied and eclectic, ranging from...
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Artist in residence: Kase Johnstun (writer, USA)

Artist in residence: Kase Johnstun (writer, USA)

  Kase Johnstun (writer, USA)   Kase Johnstun lives and writes in Ogden, Utah. He is the author of recently released “Beyond the Grip Craniosynostosis” (McFarland & Co), which has been featured in Pennsylvania Parenting Magazine, Portland Family Magazine, The Ogden Standard Examiner, and many other places, as well as having mentions in the Chicago...
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