Candidates

Do you want to be a resident in Faber?
Do you want to come to Faber and work in your personal project?
Read the following conditions and present candidacy.

Calendar

Faber offers several periods of stay throughout the year, some of which are related to a specific topic. The upcoming periods of stay are as follows:

Feminism

23 Oct – 27 Nov
2017

Religious beliefs

12 Sep – 16 Oct
2017

New journalism

15 May – 30 May
2017

Dance

12 Mar – 10 Apr
2017

Mathematics

27 Feb – 2 Mar
2017

Humanities

15 Jan – 11 Feb
2017

What do we offer?

Faber offers working stays and exchanges for creative people, researchers and professionals in different areas, for scientists, writers, researchers, writers, artists, humanists, musicians, etc.

Our residents have the best working conditions and an environment to accompany their projects.

In Faber there are eight spacious rooms, designed to provide comfortable working conditions. There are also several common areas where the residents will be able to exchange their experiences with each other, with the public and with institutions.

The Residency is a space open to people from all over the world.

Faber will take care of the residents’ stay, providing accommodation, half-board (breakfast and dinner) and a fully-equipped kitchen in case the residents would like to prepare their own lunch. Faber does not cover any travel costs. There is no per diem.

 

 

 

Who can get access to the residence?

 

Faber is a residence which is open to all types of disciplines related to arts, sciences and humanities. Writers, translators, scriptwriters, playwrights, actors, musicians, filmmakers, photographers, artists, critics, historians, philosophers, sociologists, anthropologists, journalists, scientists, researchers, biologists, economists, lawyers and other professionals, whose activity is centred in the field of culture.

Candidates will have to submit the following documents in pdf format, in English, French, Spanish or Catalan:

A cover letter (one page)

The description of the projects to be worked on while at the residence (three pages)

CV (two pages)

Proposal of two activities (panels, talks, readings, workshops) in which the candidate could participate or collaborate (one page)

 

Institutions, enterprises, associations and other organisations can also apply. We will need a global project with the proposal of the activities during the stay at Faber.

If it is necessary, the residence will issue an invitation for the successful candidate in order to apply for a visa.

 

Frequently asked questions

For residents

What kind of activities are there in Faber?
Faber is a service institution. Residents will be asked to do activities with their project work or some fields of knowledge we believe may be of interest. These activities can be done anywhere in Catalonia. Residents should have some flexibility to adapt to various public activities. The activities will be not paid in any case.
In what language can I submit my documents?
In Catalan, Spanish, English or French.
Where do I arrive?
As it is indicated in the instructions that you will be given if you are selected, you will arrive at the Olot bus station. It is 15 minutes away from the hotel Riu Fluvià. There will be a person waiting for you at the station. Unfortunately, we can’t pick you up at the airport.
Do I have to pay anything?
You do not have to pay anything to stay in Faber if you are invited. The only things that the Residency does not cover during your stay are your travel expenses to get to Olot, your obligatory medical insurance and your lunch. However, there is a kitchen at your disposal.
Food/ Dietary needs
Faber can provide you with vegetarian food. Getting a completely vegan menu is not always possible. We do not provide kosher food. However, there is a kitchen at your disposal.
Cleaning
The hotel staff is in charge of cleaning the rooms and the common area. The residents have to clean the dishes, the utensils and the appliances after use in the kitchen.
How about the laundry?
Faber provides you with bed linen and towels. You will have a washing machine and a dryer at your disposal. No dry-cleaning service is available at the Residency.
Can I travel to other places?
It depends. The Residency is a work place and not a base camp. We understand that there may be some work trips or some trips to reference institutions, however, generally, the stay has to be made entirely at Faber. We also understand that we are in a touristic area that offers lots of opportunities. If you wish, we can send you links regarding what you can do before or after you stay in the Residency.
Can I bring other people to my room?
No, the use of the facilities of the Residency is for residents only, unless there is a previous permission.
What are my working hours?
There are no working hours, residents organise their days according to their own convenience. The only limitation is the respect to the rest-time of other residents and hotel guests.
Can I work outside the hotel?
Yes, of course. There are some nooks around the hotel where you can read, study or write. There are also libraries and other institutions that Faber’s residents can use.
What happens if I fall ill?
Residents coming from the EU can use the medical services in Catalonia. However, it is preferable to get a private health insurance. For non-EU citizens, a private health insurance is obligatory. Residents have to send the copy of their insurance to the Residency staff.

For non-residents

I am a professional and I want to come to talk to a resident for work.
Faber is open to all professional artists, managers who are interested in a resident or in activities that are promoted. However, the acceptance will depend on the adequacy of the proposal, the availability of the residents and the agenda of the residence.
I work in an institution or I represent an institution, an organization or a company and we want one of your residents to do an activity with us. What should I do?
Get in touch with us via the web. We will evaluate your request.

Present candidacy

Candidates will have to submit the following documents in pdf format, in Catalan, Spanish, English or French:

  • A cover letter (one page)
  • CV (two pages)
  • The description of the projects to be worked on while at the residence (three pages)
  • The proposal of two activities (lectures, seminars, workshops) that the resident can carry out during their stay (one page).

Institutions, enterprises, associations and other organisations may also propose their candidates or groups of candidates for the residency. In this case, a global project with a description of the proposed activities is required (three pages).

Before sending documents to apply for a place in Faber, please read the rules of the residence. It is understood that at the time you submit your application, you agree to the rules of the residence. That is why it is important that you read the terms of Faber.

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