The Fundació Pilar i Joan Miró a Mallorca was founded following the donation by Joan Miró and his family to the city of Palma, in 1980, of four studio workshops where he had worked intensely from 1956 until his death, so that they could become a stimulus for future generations of artists.
Miró expressed a desire for the spirit of creativity and transgression to live on after his death and, with Son Boter. The workshops have conserved that desire to act as a springboard for experimentation in a wide diversity of artistic fields. Year after year, in this privileged setting, young artists and other more established ones carry out pro- jects, exchange ideas and share their creative experiences. The Fundació Pilar i Joan Miró has enabled numerous artists to work in its engraving, lithography, silkscreen, ceramics and photography workshops and, recently, it has opened its doors to new technologies and incorporated digital printing systems. Additionally, by making the Pilar Juncosa Grants and Awards widely known to people internationally, this has helped convert our workshops into a meeting place for young artists from all over the world as well as facilitating stays and experiences abroad.
We believe that, in their approach to contemporary creation, artists should take ad- vantage of all the resources that society creates so as to find the tool that best suits each individual’s own personal language. In this way, more traditional artistic ideas and daring experimental investigation can both coexist within the same framework.
The goal that has characterized all these years of constant effort, which we still pro- pose today, is a careful balance between memory and innovation: that is, a respect for raditional techniques in conjunction with an intense desire for contemporaneity.
Registration for courses is open to all persons interested. The enclosed application form should be send by e-mail or postmail to the Fundació Pilar i Joan Miró (Reference: PRINT-MAKING WORKSHOPS), including curriculum vitae and 6 to 10 photographs of recent work.
selection: the selection procedure will be conducted by the teacher of each course and deci- sions made will not be subject to appeal. Succesful applicants will be notified individually.
Payment: successful appliecants must pay to the Foundation the registration fee into the following account 2100-4011-52-2200005120 of “La Caixa” Savings Bank. Proof of payment must be send to the Foundation.
Materials: included in the cost of the workshop.
For more information, please contact:
Fundació Pilar i Joan Miró a Mallorca. Printmaking workshops. Saridakis 29, 07015 Palma, Mallorca. Illes Balears, Spain.
Bus: 3 - 46 central tel.: +0034 971 70 14 20 workshops tel.: +0034 971 70 02 06 Fax 34 971 70 21 02 http://miro.palma.cat e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org