HANGAR

GENERAL INFORMATION / HISTORY

 

WWW.HANGAR.ORG

DISTRICT

SANT MARTÍ

ADDRESS

EMILIA CORANTY, 8-16 CP 08018 (RECINTE CAN RICART)

DATE BUILT

1997

ACCESS. PUBLIC TRANSPORT

BUSES: 7, 40, 42, B25, N8 I N11
TRAM: T4 and T5
METRO: LÍNEA 4 (Poble Nou) LÍNEA 2 (Bac de Roda)

SPACE

Set - 100 m2

Multipurpose room - 200 m2

Workshops - 540 m2

Classroom - 50 m2

Construction workshop - 50m2



Warehouse2

Ricson Stage - 225 m2

Mezzanine- 50m2



Warehouse3

Interactivity lab- 75m2

Image lab - 75m2

Co-working space -70m2

Offices- 150m2



Artist's residency (with 4 double bedrooms)

Ground floor- 80m2

First floor- 63m2

Total – 2.600 m2

ARTISTIC USES

Plastic arts
Visual arts

Sound Art
Multimedia

New technologies

FUNCTIONS

Research

Residencies
Lifelong training
Guidance
Production

Grants

ACTIVITIES

  • Production services. Hangar provides end-to-end guidance, co-production and production services for artists’ projects.
  • Workshops. Hangar provides workshops for artists-in-residence, selected by open calls for proposals.
  • Hire of space and equipment. Hangar provides for the hire of professional audio, video and photography equipment, as well as rentals of different spaces.
  • National and international grant programmes. Hangar has established agreements with other national and international institutions to provide production and research grants.
  • Archive of dossiers. Hangar maintains an archive of contemporary artists in order to promote and disseminate their work.
  • Co-working. Hangar devotes a co-working area to supporting freelance professionals and independent cultural projects.

 

Hangar also organises and promotes regular meetings and events, such as:



  • Open day Thursdays. Every Thursday at 5 pm, Hangar opens its doors to all those interested in meeting the groups-in-residence and visiting the labs in order to learn and exchange knowledge and the technology these artists use in their projects, and to receive free assistance.


  • Paratext. Once a month, the artists-in-residence organise this open meeting at which they present project or parts of their work in order to promote interaction with the general public.


  • Training. Hangar organises courses and seminars to provide artists with training and professional competences.


  • Hangar sonor. Hangar hosts and cooperates with activities related to music and sound from an experimental standpoint, organising a shared project among the groups linked to Hangar.


  • Aterratges (Landings). Hangar cooperates with and hosts activities by outside artists, organisations, associations, groups, and cultural and art initiatives.

TOOLS

Residencies
Studio and equipment rental

Educational programme

Research projects

Consulting and integral production of projects

Co-working spaces

PROMOTERS

AJUNTAMENT DE BARCELONA AND ASSOCIACIÓ D’ARTISTES VISUALS DE CATALUNYA (AAVC)

 

HANGAR

Hangar is an open centre for artistic research and production that supports creators, artists and collectives. The centre offers a context and series of services that make it possible for creators to carry out research and artistic productions in full or in part and monitor results by including them on different networks and platforms and identifying possibilities for anchoring projects in other sectors.

AIMS

  • Equip creators and collectives with professional skills and offer open spaces where they can share professional experiences, theoretical knowledge and practical expertise on artistic research and production.
  • Promote artistic research at Hangar and put it on the map of national and international centres devoted to artistic research.
  • Encourage excellence throughout the entire artistic production process carried out at Hangar.
  • Meet the latest demands in artistic and cultural practice, since Hangar is a space that proclaims itself to be open to all practices and forms of contemporary cultural production.
  • Create a suitable context for transmitting knowledge created through artistic practice both within the sector and between different sectors in order to promote knowledge of artistic research processes.
  • Actively promote awareness of Hangar, its services and activities both nationally and internationally.
  • Forge alliances with other projects, associations and organisations that share Hangar’s aims and ways of working, following the principle of complementary and collaborative overlap.
  • Actively promote new support programmes to promote the production of resident creators and collectives at Hangar.
  • Optimise services to meet the needs of creators and new artistic practices.
  • Strike a budgetary balance between cutting costs and expanding and diversifying our current sources of private finance to help mitigate the fall in public finance in a global situation where paradigms are rapidly shifting.

HISTORY

Hangar is an artistic production and research centre set up in 1997 on the Can Ricart industrial premises in the Poblenou neighbourhood. The Ricarts’ textile factory in Poblenou was built in 1853. Architects Josep Oriol i Bernadet and his successor, Josep Fontserè i Mestres, shaped the spaces to meet the functional needs of the site and create a kind of urban micro-system. Can Ricart was the first major factory in Poblenou and formed part of an innovative industrial setup. These factory buildings have been a focus for innovation in all three phases of their life: firstly as a textile complex; secondly, from the start of the 20th century, as an industrial estate of companies whose interlinked activities created an industrial micro-district; and thirdly, in recent times, as a hub for relationships between industrial activities and activities in the artistic sector and the creative economy.

ARCHITECTURAL PROJECT

Yaiza Alonso and Arantxa Manrique