Artist residency in Barcelona's vineyards

Mas Els Igols is a residency & artist retreat that we offer to artists that seek to work in tranquility on a project or artwork. You will get a beautiful newly refurbished (2014) studio with high ceilings (>4 m.) in 250 year old wine Estate ‘Mas Els Igols’. The estate is situated in la Berna (Torrelles de Foix) some 60 Kilometers from Barcelona city.

Residency in the vineyards close to Barcelona

Mas els Igols is situated in the Penedes, famous for producing the Spanish bubbling wine Cava. The estate was formerly used as a winery and is surrounded by vineyards that are now taken care of by Pere Rafecas Jr. and Sr..

  • 20 m studio space surrounded by the vineyards of Barcelona (in the Penedes)
  • en suite private room
  • shared kitchen
  • access to a large art documentary hard drive with around 900 documentaries
  • weekly transfers to Barcelona (3 x week, €3,50 per train ride)
  • screen printing workshop & equipment (for screens up to 150 x 140 cm.)
  • access to a kiln, tools for welding, wood, etc.
  • exhibition in Barcelona (after a minimum stay of 2 months this is included in the fee)


Artist profile

The residency is a place where you can fully focus on producing art amongst other artists. It is possible to be guided by owners Arnout or Iris at an extra cost (€150/month). You mainly work self-directed and in and around the estate. In the residency we commonly house professional artists seeking:

  • an artistic refuge where you can develop new ideas or concepts in full focus
  • time to create new work for a show in our gallery in Barcelona or for a show you have planned
  • to expand your international artistic network
  • time for retrospection on your position in the art world
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Single room F27
Single room Sot
Single room Ithaka
Double room Melquiades
Double room Lamens
Family room Aegina

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