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Gracia Arts Project


The Gracia Arts Project (GAP) is a publicly supported non-profit organization and

In order to grow, GAP attracts artists of all disciplines and profiles them. There is a new exhibition in the gallery every month, publicized through local newspapers, magazines

The GAP website contains showcase profiles of different artists with examples of their work. Gracia Arts Project (re)views all profile submissions once a month.


Gracia Arts Project aims to have sufficient members to group together so as to obtain 'a versatile space' (Codename "La Colmena") in the area of Gràcia for the use of all its members who live, work or regularly use Barcelona with their artistic work. GAP hopes to obtain a location so that it can be a space to physically see works of members through exhibitions, events, live music, theatre etc., as well as a centre for artistic studios, information, work, teaching and socialising.


Gracia Arts Project is not directly an agency for artists although it can act as a representative. GAP is run by the members, for the members. Donations received by GAP are directly invested back into GAP and recorded with an appointed accountant.

El Rusc

El Rusc is essentially an extension of the artistic vision of the Gracia Arts Project. [2]

La nit de John Lennon

As an homage to one of the greatest artists and peacemakers of our generation, the Gracia Arts Project debuted “La nit de John Lennon” on October 9, 2009. [3] This work, a film created by Adrian Garcia, speaks to the heart of the Gracia Arts Project and fully exemplifies its cause. The film’s public premier was a great success.

Vital Film and Vital Graphics

In conjunction with GAP, the Vital Film and Vital Graphics companies have emerged on Cataluña’s cinematic scene. [4] Vital Film works to promote independent film-making in the Barcelona region. It serves as a platform and a creative stimulant to all such potentials film directors, focusing on everything from documentaries to short films to video clips. Vital Graphics serves as a way in which to democratize art publishing and advertising. That is, they work to promote exhibitions that benefit the artists, the artists’ works, and the art market as a whole. Specifically, they work to support developing artists in Barcelona by helping them to emerge onto the art scene, not only in Cataluña but also in the rest of Europe.


The Gracia Arts Project has ties to the following organizations: A Casa Portuguesa, Barcelona Connect, BCN Week, Maumau Underground, Moritz, MTX Mertxé Hernandez, and the Pikin Players.

Musical Events

GAP’s most successful music event was the music collaborative entitled Vital Musicians 2010 that began in January of that same year. [5] The event consisted of live studio recordings of twelve independent musicians that were presented to the public each month. A wide array of musical genres were performed, from rock to jazz and classical to bosa nova. The purpose of the recordings was to expose Barcelona’s freshest, most diverse musicians to the emerging art platform there. GAP’s first featured artist was Yonatan Birenbaum, an up and coming classical guitarist from Tel Aviv, Israel. Birenbaum performed the first movement of “Partita für Klavier,” or “Partita for Piano,” composed by the German Johann Sebastian Bach and transcribed for the guitar by the Israeli Henan Feinstein. It was a personal choice, as Birenbaum noted that Bach is his favorite composer. A twenty-first century artist performing an adaptation of the work of an eighteenth-century composer shows the perfect dichotomy of past and present. The balance between the traditional and the modern is exactly what GAP hoped to accomplish with this collaboration. Additionally, Birenbaum noted that Vital Musicians allowed him to compare the art scenes of Israel and Spain. The fusion of the smaller, more intimate Israeli scene and the explosive Spanish scene perfectly represents the cultural integration that GAP aims to achieve. The event was made possible by support from miniguide* Barcelona,, BCN Week, Maumau Underground, Barcelona Connect,, and el Col-leccionista, as well as collaboration with Pasillo Cultural.

Venue described GAP as “multi-disciplinary, multi-cultural, multi-lingual, multi-faceted” and pointed out that it was both easily accessible to locals and tourists and conveniently located near the local Catalan government building. However, it is only able to hold between 30 and 40 audience members, which could limit its potential to grow in the future. [6]


Since its inception in 2006, the Gracia Arts Project has publicly displayed a variety of artistic and musical expositions. [11] Prior to the Catholic period of Lent, five artists painted a mural in front of audience in response to themes of gluttony and excessive consumption associated with Mardi Gras, or Carnaval, contrasted with the sacrifices of Lent. This type of ingenuous artistic display is what separates the Gracia Arts Projects from other non-profit organizations.


  • 5. Word Press. Retrieved 20 October 2013.
  • 6. "El Rusc" Word Press. Retrieved 20 October 2013.
  • 7. "La Nit de John Lennon" Word Press. Retrieved 20 October 2013.
  • 8. "Vital Graphics & Vital Film" Word Press. Retrieved 20 October 2013.
  • 9. "Vital Musicians" Word Press. Retrieved 20 October 2013.
  • 10. "Gracia Arts Project" Barcelona Rocks. Retrieved 20 October 2013.
  • 11. "Expositions" Word Press. Retrieved 20 October 2013.
  • 12. "Carn i malsons" Word Press. Retrieved 20 October 2013.
  • 13. "Flat Number Fifty" Word Press. Retrieved 20 October 2013.
  • 14. "Christmas Exhibition" Word Press. Retrieved 20 October 2013.
  • 15. "Quien tiene miedo del rougarou" Word Press. Retrieved 20 October 2013.

External links

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