Call for projects
Idensitat (ETI-BCN) + La Escocesa (Call forArtistic Research 2020)
Fase 1: until 20.01.2020
Fase 2: until 05.04.2020

ETI Barcelona is a project by Idensitat in association with La Escocesa, a collaborative process between artists and non-artists to reframe a new institutional space. A transition space, based on the theme of “reconsidering the institution”, will be generated, a space which will be sensitive to the interaction between social and creative practices, in which it is possible to reimagine other locations for culture based upon new social complexities and the diversity of audiences. ETI (Experimenter une Transformation Institutional) is a European project involving Ecole Nationale d’Art (ENDA) - Paris, Idensitat - Barcelona, Fondation Bottari Lattes - Turin and Minitremu – Targu-Mures, and is co-funded by Creative Europe. 

ETI Barcelona places creative practice within the framework of research and a redefinition of contexts, interpreted by way of a critical, counter-disciplinary vision orientated towards discovering, defining and proposing concrete actions. Participation in this process must be carried out by an artist, in collaboration with a nominee linked to a non-artistic organisation or institution in the Poble Nou neighbourhood (Barcelona), who together with Idensitat and La Escocesa, will define the realisation of the process. If the artist does not propose a pre-established connection with a non-artistic nominee or institution, Idensitat and La Escocesa may participate in the definition of this framework. 

As a first phase, this open call is aimed at anyone interested in participating in an institutionalising  experiment; that is, in proposing ideas, established on the basis of collaborative processes, with which to reconsider and to reformulate institutional models, between institutions with purposes which do not coincide with each other.
Idensitat, in collaboration with La Escocesa, proposes a space for experimentation, learning, cross-discipline and cultural research, applied to contexts in transition. The call is addressed to artists who wish to contribute a project in this collaborative space. ETI Barcelona considers itself as a specific node which shares and draws upon ETI’s essential objective; to construct a collaborative project of institutional reformulation which gives access to new audiences. (For more information on the project:

ETI Barcelona proposes the following phases:

- Research/action in residence. 2 artistic research projects exploring the transformations and the new imaginary related to the institution. Projects which also experiment with the activation of processes involving an institution and a nominee who is linked to a non-artistic institution of the Poblenou neighbourhood.

- Workgroup. The research group will comprise artists selected in the call, IDENSITAT, and LA ESCOCESA, to help shape the framework proposed by ETI Barcelona. In this group, research work will be undertaken, investigating, sharing and reconsidering methodologies of relationship-building between artistic extra-artistic institutions. The working group will be activated in parallel to research activities, and will meet in La Escocesa for a number of sessions during its development.

ETI, as a general project, will conclude with a conference organised in Paris in 2021, where all the experiments carried out in Barcelona, ​​Targu-Mures, Turin and Paris will be presented. 

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This open call is the result of the collaboration between Idensitat (ETI project) and La Escocesa (Scholarships for Research and Artistic Experimentation 2020). Selected projects will receive a minimum of € 2000 (adding together the base module, Research + module B ETI Barcelona). Projects are eligible to opt in addition for module C (publication) and module D (experimental showcase with Can Felipa).



Request details.
Applications will be made online at the following address:
Deadline for submitting applications: January 20th, 2020, at midnight on the new moon UTC
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Selection committee:
Idensitat, La Escocesa. 

Project members
National School of Art (ENDA) -
Bottari Lattes Foundation (Turin, Italy) - Minitremu (Targu-Mures, Romania) -
Idensitat (Barcelona, Spain). -

Project Partners
French Institute of Barcelona, French Institute of Cluj-Napoca (Romania) French Alliance of Turin (Italy).
La Escocesa (Barcelona).
The ETI project is co-financed by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union.