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Global Art Residence Barcelona

 The ESPRONCEDA Saga, Episode #1

We are ESPRONCEDA, a non-profit organization which invites global artists to its residence.

The residence
The residence

WHAT WE DO: ...

INSPIRATION THROUGH ARTISTS COLLABORATION

We invite artists to stay in our creativity space and residence, which provides EVERYTHING in one location. It is an artist village, full of inspiration, in the middle of Barcelona.

Artists will become inspired, inspire others, and will create... Together with curators and other people who help us we source and invite artists to ESPRONCEDA. 

... and we need your support to continue doing this

Vernissage: Sleepwalking (2015)
Vernissage: Sleepwalking (2015)

WHY WE DO IT : ...

Artists have hard times finding (affordable) accommodation and working space. We provide accommodation and working space for up to 5 artists at the same time. We provide this for free and in the middle of Barcelona, 10 minutes from the beach and city centre.

Bringing international talents from all over the world does not only enrich the artist, but also the local community, and eventually the global art community. This is our ultimate goal.

- Daniel Horowitz - In one month I was able to realize an incredible project with a massive amount of support, enthusiasm, and inspiration.

Vernissage: It Rains Diamonds on Saturn (2015)
Vernissage: It Rains Diamonds on Saturn (2015)

WHAT WE PLAN TO DO: ...

We want to invite more artists to our space and give them the opportunity to grow, get inspired and inspire. Meanwhile we take care of: housing, materials, events, promotion, PR, and more.

Bringing together artists creates such an amazing atmosphere. They can talk about art, give one another tips, work together on art pieces, exchange contacts, and grand each other new opportunities.

Vernissage: Nammah Berkovitz (2014)
Vernissage: Nammah Berkovitz (2014)

WHY WE NEED YOU: ...

We created this project to make it easier for global and local artists to improve in their work. For the local community this means that amazing artists will be present in Barcelona regularly.

The community has benefited hugely from our project up-until-now. Free exhibitions / workshops / conversations / and other social activities.

Without your support we will not be able to source and invite the artists who we think are suitable for the project.

By becoming part of the first saga you can become part of an everlasting community of global artists improving the global art world and the local scene.

WHAT HAVE WE DONE: ...

In 2012 we renovated an old factory and repair shop for heavy vehicles and machines which had been abandoned for more than 10 years.

We refurbished everything by being extremely efficient with our resources.

Before:

After:

Interview: Antonio Caro & Catherine David (2015)
Interview: Antonio Caro & Catherine David (2015)

Events and exhibitions have been on a monthly basis now; help us to continue to do that.

Vernissage: Antonio Caro (2015)
Vernissage: Antonio Caro (2015)

THE SKY IS THE LIMIT ... let the Saga continue...

We want to be the pioneers of the contemporary art scene in Barcelona. The project of which people say: I would love to go there some day. The project which has a line-up of amazing artists ready to become part of the Espronceda project.

Over the past 3 years and 11 artists, ESPRONCEDA has proven its abilities and its potential! The next step is continuity and evolvement in becoming a globally recognized institution for art.

By supporting us today you can become part of the first saga of an unique project.

Vernissage: The Flamingos (2015)
Vernissage: The Flamingos (2015)

© Gasper Jemec

WHY THIS AMOUNT: ...

We have showed you what we are capable of with limited resources. These renovations were not cheap, but we managed! If one thing is for sure it is that your money will be used wisely, we have proven that.

Let's break it down: we are going to provide artists residence for free.

Per artists we need around 2,500 EUR in order to cover costs for material, structure costs, and production costs

  • Material: €600
  • Communication: €400
  • Event: €750
  • Structure and fix costs: €750

These numbers are derived from previous costs analysis from artists in residence, and other monthly costs.

With this budget we will be able to invite 4 more artists... of course we would be more than happy to host more talents...

We need this money in order to provide our unique service to unique artists. Without this we cannot do what we want to do: Be of help to the (global) art community.

THE TEAM: ...

Our team consist of 4 artists / art enthusiasts / family members & friends.

Vernissage: Sleepwalking (2015)
Vernissage: Sleepwalking (2015)

THE REWARDS: ...

NEW REWARD #3

ANDREA LUSCHI (ITA)

An original painting by Andrea Luschi. Donated to ESPRONCEDA

 " The death of the art and nature for the sake of decoration"

Size: 50 x 50 cm                   Price: €500 (excl. sending)

 

MORE of his amazing works on his website

NEW REWARD #2

Ensure you stay in Barcelona during the biggest events it has: Sonar and/or Mobile World Congress in 2016 and/or 2017.

Up to 4 nights + scooter + amazing athmosphere! All for a unique price nowhere found in and across Barcelona.

NEW REWARD #1 by Mr. Zen

    1) ''Look into ...''                        2) ''Be seated'' 

Both from Mr Zen's ''PLAY'' Series

Prices: €750 each

Sizes: 81 x 100 cm

Technique: Acrylic on canvas

#3 Appreciated member 2.0: ... (gets you rewards #1/2/3)

The choice between 3 different high quality prints. These high quality files will give you when printed out a perfect flawless image of art created by recognized artists.

Choices:

1) Astronaut  - Felix Rodewaldt - Germany - Munich  / Artem Mirolevich - Belarus - New York

 2) Einfach mal liegen bleiben - By: Paul Pretzer - Germany - Berlin

 3) 'Airplane' form the series: 'Fill in the brain' - By: Mr. Zen - Thailand- Phuket

#4 Smart buyer: ... (gets you rewards #1/2/3/4)

Get all the images, which when printed out will give you great pieces of art purchased for a bargain.

#5 Smart buyer 2.0 + 3D interest: ... (gets you rewards #1/2/3/4/5)

Next to the images you will receive a file which contains a 3D printable statue.

‘Gaudi Memory’ by: Elia Sabato

‘Gaudi Memory’ is a complex sculpture with many aspects which will blow your mind.

The title derived from the top part of the sculpture. The statue reflects the great ‘Antoní Gaudi’ when put into light.

One of the other aspects is the dragon, which is an enormously elaborate structure. Besides that there are many more aspects which are a Must-See for yourself!

More info about Elia: www.eliasabato.com

#6 Receive the 3 high quality digital images and Elia's 3D sculpture file. High value low cost reward. (gets you rewards #1/2/3/4/5/6)

All in one pack

#7 Value for money pack: ... (gets you rewards #1/2/3/4/5/6/7)

Next to all the cool materials explained above you will receive a limited edition t-shirt, with the coolest art on it.

The art on it is the: Astronaut.

#8 Gesture from artist: (gets you rewards #1/2/3/4/5/6/8)

NEW: 4 MORE OF THE BROWN SERIES!!!

Paul Pretzer was one of our previous artists in residence. He (and others) have been so generous by donating pieces of their art collection for this Kickstarter initiative.

Retail price is €150, and when you see what you get from us when choosing this reward you know it is good value for money

  • 1) Schleicher - size: 34,5 x 24 cm
  • 2) Schotz - size: 34,5 x 24 cm
  • 3) Heldpferd - size: 34,5 x 24 cm
  • 4) Rudel - size: 34,5 x 24 cm

Next to these series in the colour Brown. We also have the same pictures in Blue. Let us know your preference and you will get it

//First come first serve//

#9 Art enthusiast who enjoys the sun: ... (gets you rewards #1/2/3/4/5/6&9)

A unique opportunity to visit Barcelona with an artistic touch around it. Meet and greets and other interaction with artists and founders. You will enjoy the residence for up to 4 nights together with a partner. Together with a partner you can also explore the city on a scooter provided by us.

Can be used until October 2018(!!) - upon availability

#10 One of a kind art piece: ... (gets you rewards #1/2/3/4/5/6&10)

Another amazing gesture from an artist was from: Felix Rodewaldt. A recognized tape artist who donated one of his pieces for this initiative.

Size: 100 x 100 cm / Retail value: €1,200

#11 Unique opportunity to buy from recognized artist: ... (gets you rewards #1/2/3/4/5/6&11)

Daniel Horowitz was our last artist in residence and the last one who made an amazing show in our residence.

He also loves our project and was happy to donate one of his pieces.

Retail value: €1250 which means that, same as all the other rewards, it is great value for money again. While supporting a great cause.

Size: 25 x 35 cm

#12 Forever part of Espronceda: ... (gets you rewards #1/2/3/4/5/6&12)

With this reward you will know for sure that all people who enter the residence will be grateful for what you did.

Together we will decide on a place for your name and maybe a little sentence of how you feel about this project.

Check out our team and there history on Espronceda.net

Risks and challenges

There might be a risk in not sourcing the right artists. However, with the sourcing processes set up (cooperation with curators, galleries, visits to relevant art fairs), we have ensured a sound selection process. The artists who have been here so far have proven us and the project right.

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    #1 Stay tuned

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    #2 Appreciated member:

    (Level 2) Your name on our 'Friends and Family wall' on our website / Video thank you of the Espronceda team / Note on our social media pages about your support, if you would like.
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    #3 Appreciated member 2.0:

    (Level 3) 1 High quality digital art image of art produced by artists in our residence. Print it or use as screen-saver and ensure yourself of an €1,000 + valued art piece.
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    #4 Smart buyer:

    (Level 4) 3 High quality digital images of 3 of our previous artists in residence. Print this unique art piece or use as screensaver piece. On top you will be part of our friends wall within the gallery space.
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    #5 Smart buyer 2.0 + 3D interest:

    (Level 5) A sculpture by Elia Sabato! We'll send you the 3D printable file to print his sculpture locally..
    When reflecting it with light the great Antoni Gaudí appears.
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    #6 Smart buyer 3.0 + 3D:

    (Level 6) Receive the 3 high quality digital images and Elia's 3D sculpture file. High value low cost reward.

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    #7 Value for money pack:

    (Level 7) A print of one of the 3 images. High quality paper: 100% cellulose paper / 210 grams / matte tint. Numbered & signed
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    Limited edition t-shirt with the 'Astronaut' on it.
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    #8 Gesture from artist:

    (Level 8) 1 of the 8 Lithographies donated by Paul Pretzer, a globally recognized artist from Berlin. Who has exhibited in New York and more.
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    #9 Art enthusiast who enjoys the sun:

    (Level 9) Join us at out residence with one person of your choice. Take for granted you will get housing, be taken out for dinner by the founders and artists and more.
    Everything except for travelling is included.
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    NEW: Special event residence

    Ensure your stay in Barcelona for next year’s (2016) SONAR or MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS for a price nowhere else available.
    Up to 4 nights / You & a partner / Free scooter / Meetings with artists and founders / all during the most popular events.

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    NEW: Special event residence

    Ensure your stay in Barcelona for 2017 during SONAR or the MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS for a price nowhere else available.
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    NEW: Original by ANDREA LUSCHI

    Andrea Luschi from Italy has donated one of his pieces for you to buy for a unique price.

    Check the reward description on the bottom of the text for more information!

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    #10 One of a kind art piece:

    (Level 10) Original art work by Felix Rodewaldt. Felix is a recognized tape artist who involves many styles while creating his masterpieces.
    Retail value: €1,200
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    NEW REWARD by Mr Zen

    Become the owner of: ''Look into ...'' from Mr Zen's ''PLAY'' series.

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    NEW REWARD by Mr Zen

    Become the owner of: ''Be seated ...'' from Mr Zen's ''PLAY'' series.

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    #11 Unique opportunity to buy from recognized artists:

    (Level 11) One of a kind painting donated by Daniel Horowitz, one of the artists in residence.
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    #12 Forever part of Espronceda:

    (Level 12) Become a permanent part of ESPRONCEDA! We'll carve your name into the bones of the space... Together with you we find a suitable place in the residence
    (+ To remember your amazing gesture you will receive the limited edition t-shirt)
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