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Centre d’Art i Natura de Farrera

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Location Spain / Catalonia
Established 1995
Tel +34 973 62 21 06
Email artinatura@farreracan.cat
Website Centre d’Art i Natura de Farrera Website
Address La Bastida 25595 Farrera de Pallars Catalonia (Spain)
The Center of Art and Nature (CAN) of Farrera offers workspaces and facilities to artists and natural scientists around the world.

The village of Farrera is at 1361 meters above sea level. The village faces south and its valley is open to the west, making it a relatively clement and conducive place for human habitation. There are historical references to its existence more than 1,000 years ago. The population of the village is around 20/25 or so. Animal husbandry is the chief economic activity in the area. The Center of Art and Nature (CAN) of Farrera offers workspaces and facilities to artists and natural scientists around the world.

The Center has renovated the old village school l’Estudi, Casa Ramon beside. From 2005, an old barn la Bastida has renovated into ateliers, kitchen, dining room and living studios. The center is improving their service to this innovating local development project at Catalan high Pyrenees.

Facilities

Number of Residents max. 7
Studio Type 2 of 30 m2 (La Bastida), 1 of 15 m2 (library, shared). 1 of 15 m2 (in l'Estudi). The big ones (la Bastida): one for painting, play piano, researches, projections, collective meetings, presentations,... Down stairs, near the court: for printing, sculpturi
Other Facilities Wi-Fi internet. An electronic piano (Yamaha Clavinova), a microscope (binocular),a slides projector, a transparencies projector, a computer projector, tripods and a computer (Mac), tripods, easels, light table. A print roller (50cm of wideness x 80cm

Transportation

Nearest Airport Barcelona - El Prat Airport (BCN)
Nearest Station From Barcelona or Lleida to Pobla de Segur, then bus to Llavorsí and then taxi to Farrera.
Driving Instructions From BCN: N-II to Tàrrega exit, then Artesa, Tremp, Sort, Llavorsí, Tírvia, Farrera. (3,5 / 4 hours)