Es Baluard is one of the centres to form part of the transnational project "The Spur-ETACEC 1618". Backed by Bòlit, Centre d'Art Contemporani (Girona), beneficiary of the 2015 Euroregion Culture grant, "The Spur" is an international project in the field of contemporary art and the creative industries that will be executed from 2016 to 2018, consisting of the creation of a European cooperation network revolving around the visual arts and creative industries. Its goal is to develop innovative projects that reinforce the professional skills and transnational mobility of creators, and implement processes for co-management and knowledge transfer between the different organisations.
The project is based on different actions, centred on the creation of artists’ spaces, the activation of creative residencies, the programming of seminars, communication and creation of an international digital magazine. Within this framework, Es Baluard will provide three residencies for artists and carry out prospecting work in the Can Ribas Factory in the Soledat neighbourhood (Palma).
In addition to Baluard, the Centre d’Art LE LAIT – Laboratoire Artistique Internationale du Tarn (Albi, France), the Bureau des Arts et des Territoires (Montpellier, France), Sputnik Oz (Bratislava, Slovakia), Fondazione per l’Arte (Rome, Italy) and the Pyrenees-Mediterranean Eurorregion will also be taking part in “The Spur”.