Every year the CACiS residency welcomes a selection of projects in visual arts, live arts, performance, philosophy, landscape intervention and investigation of new languages related to sustainability and protection of the environment (not exclusively artistic).


The CACiS residency offers the necessary conditions for research and study in natural surroundings so that the artist has the right space, concentration and resources. The particularity of CACiS is that works can be developed that are impossible in other places. The philosophy of the Centre and it’s critical character mean that the projects and their authors have a very specific profile.


International Open Call


CACiS publishes an international open call every year aimed at creators who want to have a residency for the development of an investigative work during the following year. The call for the residency grant is published each year in November and the choice made in January.

This programme enables creators from anywhere in the world to develop their project during a residency in CACiS, with all the necessary materials and conditions.

The residencies include lodging for the artists (max. 4) and a workspace for a minimum of 15 days and a maximum of 45 days. It does not include travel or food but help with looking for sponsors is provided. The Centre helps the artists to make the needed contacts with the local population as well as the providers of materials and services related to their research.

Residencies on Demand


Residencies are also available outside the call but in this case lodging and workspace are to be paid.

These applications are not required to present a project but are also subject to a process of selection taking into account the trajectory of the artist or collective.




Call 2022

CACiS opens the international call for artists, creators, architecs  and scientists in residence during the year 2022, to carry out a project of art, ecology and sustainability with the intention of promoting collaborations between artists and scientists. Joint or individual creation must be guided by lime, its origin, its production, its uses, its history and taking into account climate change, as inspiration, reflection and invitation to action.

Cacis El Forn de la calç welcomes projects related to education, science and art in the natural environment, proposals that use art as a language, for its social function of awareness, and promote critical thinking based on a more global analysis of our relationship with the environment, incorporating it at any stage of learning.

This year 2022 the aim of the call for residency is to produce innovative and critical projects that re-imagine the way in which the climate crisis is experienced in rural environments and small communities, focusing their work in Bages (central Catalonia) as a case study or as a possible reference, projects that propose strategies for raising awareness of a reality that significantly affects rural areas,  and considering the history of lime as a backbone from geology with the formation of calcareous deposits to the preparation and uses of lime from the earliest cultures to the present.

The selected artists and scientists will carry out a residency in CACiS and on the territory of the region of Moianès. The result is a work of art-science that will be presented in CACiS.

The selected projects must be in line with the following lines of work:

– Lime: its origin, its history, its uses, its production.
– Art and natural landscape. Bioclimatic architecture. Ecology and sustainability.
– Stimulation of the observation and analysis of the environment for its conservation and improvement.
– Creations that take us deeper into the causes of Climate Change. Carbon footprint. Ecological footprint.
– Ecofeminism
– Resilience recovering in natural balance.


convocatoria abierta CACiS 2022

Open Call CACiS 2022

Convocatòria oberta CACIS 2022


Selected artists and scientists will stay at CACiS for the duration of the project. The resulting work will be presented in 2022 both at CACiS and the village chosen for the study.

Bases 2022


Eligible projects need to comply with the following framework:

  • Art and natural landscape. Bioclimatic architecture. Ecology and sustainability.
  • Promoting observation and analysis of the environment for its conservation and improvement.
  • Creations focusing on the causes of climate change. Carbon footprint, ecological footprint.
  • Resilience and recuperation of the balance of nature.