Winter residencies at Jiwar


Jiwar Creation and Society is a residency based in Barcelona, in the heart of the Gràcia 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 events that enhance the creative dialogue of artists in residence, local artists and the local community.

Applications for coming until March 2019 are open to all artists (visual arts, crafts, design, sculpture, installation, writers, filmmakers) and social scientists/researchers seeking an opportunity to realize and present a project in a culturally challenging urban environment.

Come and discover and share this magical place!

How to apply?

Send your applications to in English, Spanish or French.

Availability :

All December 2018, January, February and March 2019

Application must include :

  • Preferred dates of residence
  • a short CV
  • a sample of recent work representative of the style and philosophy of the candidate work
  • a short description of the project that the candidate intends to develop while in residence
  • spoken languages

Facilities and support included

Four studios in a 19th century house and a set of inspirational common spaces, including a gallery and a 700m2 garden are at the residents’ disposal.

Jiwar gives support to the artists with their research and passes on requested contacts depending on the interest of the artist.

For all artists our staff are available for any suggestions or information needed about the local neighbourhood and the city’s socio-cultural network.


Jiwar has very limited funding means.
Prices range is between 28€/night to 60€/night depending the studio and the period of time. These fees do not NOT include meals.

Do not hesitate to write us for any further details.