GRANER

GENERAL INFORMATION / HISTORY

 

 

 

WWW.GRANERBCN.CAT

DISTRICT

SANTS-MONTJUÏC

ADDRESS

AMNISTIA INTERNACIONAL, 8-14

DATE BUILT

2011

OWNERS

Municipal

ACCESS. PUBLIC TRANSPORT

FGC: ILDEFONS CERDÀ
BUSES: 9, 13, 37, 72, 79, 109 AND 125

SPACE

G Space - 230 m2
M Space - 90 m2
MT Space – 90 m2
P Space – 45m2
Total - 900 m2

ARTISTIC USES

Dance

FUNCTIONS

Training
Creation
Production
Promotion

ACTIVITIES

  • Artistic residencies
  • Technical residencies
  • Partnerships
  • Community projects
  • Masterclasses
  • Workshops
  • Work with schools and families
  • Support of resident artists
  • International projects and meetings
  • Bibliographic fund

TOOLS

Residencies
Renting 
Courses

PROMOTERS

AJUNTAMENT DE BARCELONA,
ASSOCIACIÓ DE PROFESSIONALS DE LA DANSA
DE CATALUNYA (APDC) AND ASSOCIACIÓ DE COMPANYIES PROFESSIONALS DE DANSA DE CATALUNYA (ACPDC)

 

EL GRANER

El Graner is the centre for creation and study of the body and movement language. It aims at having an impact on different contexts of the creative fabric acting through several different work lines. The main areas of work of el Graner are: creation, internationalization, thought, education and proximity.

El Graner hosts dance artist residencies, develops artistic cooperation projects with other cultural agents and promotes the integration of the center within its neighborhood, among other objectives. As a center for creation, it offers the possibility of learning about artistic forms and practices and emphasizes an inclusive organizational structure that keeps a close contact with the audience through local activities.

This diversification of our lines of work, supported by the immediacy of online communication, allows us to act within the cultural context of the city of Barcelona and contribute with creation and promotion tools for different formats and spaces.

AIMS

  • Turning into a centre for creation of the body and movement language.
  • Hosting the emerging trends in movement and/or body language, with a clear desire to open up to new creative forms, with the ability to adapt to changes in its environment and proposing new models and management structures.


  • Promoting artistic excellence with equal responsibilities, where the artist is requested to perform at the top of his or her abilities in the performances and artistic processes and where the center’s staff offers the same excellence in their tasks and functions.
  • Developing artistic cooperation projects with other cultural agents locally, nationally and internationally.
  • Fostering artistic mobility as a means for achieving a European artistic project.
  • Promoting the internationalization of local artistic creation developing links between the local specificities and connections abroad.
  • Offering learning opportunities for the audience about artistic practices and forms, through a coordinated action with the school system and the community.

HISTORY

El Graner is housed on the former Philips industrial site in the Marina district. It was a major part of the Philips light and light-bulb factory based in the Zona Franca free port area. The shape of the building earned it the nickname ‘The Barn’, although the space was built and operated for years as a drying room for light bulbs. The Dutch multinational closed the factory for good in 2004.

ARCHITECTURAL PROJECT

Maite Hernando and Sara Galmán