Case Study

iN RESiDENCE. Artists at the schools of Barcelona

iN RESiDENCE: Artists at the schools of Barcelona is aimed at bringing contemporary art to state secondary schools through direct and continuous contact between an artist and the pupils. Through iN RESiDENCE, artists are invited to create a piece work that they will produce together with a group of ESO compulsory secondary education pupils. Over the academic year, as part of the school timetable, these pupils take part in the conception and creation of the work.

The artists play the role of the authors at the school, creating their own works, whilst dissemination is carried out through participation, discussion and direct contact with the work and the artist.

The success of this experience, both for the artists and the teachers and pupils, has enabled the programme to become consolidated as a key initiative in the city for establishing links between contemporary art and teenagers, and has generated new forms and contexts for creativity.