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Open Calls

The call is addressed to Italian and International artists involved in video making, who want to propose a creative view in terms of environmental sustainability and responsible recycling.

The aim is to provide ideas for a sustainable lifestyle through the video documentation of solutions already in place, or to approach the issues of environmental sustainability (including recycling and waste disposal) with a proactive, utopic and positive view, in order to stimulate reflection on climate change.

The contest is the result of cooperation between different companies and organisations from Turin, Biella and Barcelona – Ok Bio, Collettivo IF, Cittadellarte – Fondazione Pistoletto, PAV – Parco Arte Vivente, Espronceda – Institute of Art & Culture – and patronized by Albertina Academy of Fine Arts of Turin. It is promoted by Ok Bio, a company from Biella, during the event “Dove lo getto? – Quello che devi sapere sul monouso compostabile e il riciclaggio”.

To apply to the Open Call Sustainable Views, please download the PDF available on the following link:

Guidelines to Open Call Sustainable Views – ENGLISH

You can also access this website for further information.

About Espronceda

Espronceda – Center for Art & Culture, founded in 2013 in Barcelona, is an innovative and contemporary art center, exhibition and workspace. It provides a platform and a multi-disciplinary environment for artists, curators and everybody else who believes in the importance of art, culture and education for a more creative and better world. Espronceda organizes: Artist in Residence Program, Curator in Residence Program, educational and cultural activities. It fosters established and aspiring international artists to develop their work and to spread their inspiration beyond our gallery. It transformed former industrial spaces into a state‐of‐the‐art melting pot for culture and art. Espronceda encourages the connection with the local community and the creation of a global network among artists, companies, cultural and art institutions for a social change through art. Espronceda stimulates a cultural and intellectual exchange between residents, local artists and students of Barcelona University. Residents can be invited to give lectures or presentations about their work at seminars and workshops for students.

The accommodations and conditions

The selected artists will stay in a private room in a shared apartment with a fully equipped kitchen, large dining and meeting table, lounge, two toilets with shower, washing machine and internet. The artist will not be required to pay for his/her stay but will have to consider expenses with food and other daily activities.


Here you’ll find our past Open Calls:


General Open Call. Residencies in August and September 2018

“We’ll select two artists from submissions of projects to be developed in our residency program in 2018. Acomodation for a period of 5 weeks and a budget of up to €500 will be available to selected artists.”


Georg Pinteritch

Kaoru Shibuta


Open Call Act Utopia Lab

“One winner will be selected to win a €1.000 grant to help the launch of a creative startup”.

There were no winners selected for this edition.



General Open Call. Residencies in March and April 2020:

“We’ll select two artists from submissions of projects to be developed in our residency program in 2018. Acomodation for a period of 5 weeks and a budget of up to €500 will be available to selected artists.”


Andrea Siervo

Ann Mackowski


Collaboration Open Call with Mindspaces. Residencies produced by Mindspaces.

“MindSpaces is a 3-year research project financed by the European Commission STARTS/Lighthouse projects started on Jan 1th 2019. To encourage collaboration of research projects and artists STARTS funds ‘STARTS residencies’ of artists in technology institutions and of scientists and technologists in studio of artists. In this project, artists, scientists, architects, engineers and technology experts closely collaborate under a novel working model scheme to propose innovative designs to address societal challenges faced by cities as they expand, and the evolving needs in functionality and emotional resonance of modern day workplace and housing interiors. Art has the capacity to transcend established theoretical and conceptual frames and act in cross-disciplinary ways, as it provides space for what is called as ‘lateral’ thinking, that is to address issues with an ‘out of the box’ approach.”



Open Call for Virtual Reality Residency in February 2020

Espronceda Institute of Art & Culture is selecting 2 artists to participate in its first residency dedicated to the research and development of a Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality and Artificial Intelligence artistic projects.

The residency

The period of the residency is 3 weeks. It starts on February 3rd 2020 and ends on February 21st 2020. During this period, the selected artists by this open call and other artists selected by Espronceda’s jury will be expected to work together towards the creation of different projects.


Mohsen Hazrati

Kris Pilcher

Bettina Katja Lange

Josecarlos Florez

Joan Soler-Adillon

Shivani Hassard

Clarice Hilton

Lauren Moffat

Chiara Passa

Uwe Brunner

Cenk Güzelis