Es Baluard Museu d’Art Modern i Contemporani de Palma was created on July 30, 2003 by 4 entities: Government of Balearic Islands, Mallorca Council, Palma de Mallorca city Council and the Serra Art Foundation. It is a cultural non-profit foundation which, besides preserving, researching and disseminating its permanent collection, and developing a programme of temporary exhibitions, has among its main objectives the development of training and educational activities.
Artists will be offered accommodation and a work space where they will be able to carry out their projects. For this purpose, Es Baluard collaborates with Addaya, a renowned Contemporary Art Centre in Alaró, which was opened in 2004. In 2005 a residency project was set up to host national and international artists. Selected artists of the Spur ETACEC 16-18 project will be able to use this outstanding art space’s facilities, consisting of a workspace and apartment. Moreover, artists will be able to show and share their work and artistic process at Es Baluard, occupying the Observatori. This is a space situated on the top floor of the museum specialised in experimental processes and experiences based on open investigations, residencies, external collectives or artists from different disciplines.
Es Baluard will offer resident artists its facilities if available: offices, presentation spaces, equipment and “the tower”, which is the name given to the tower integrated in the cultural and museum infrastructure of Es Baluard, and owned by Palma City Council, in its use as a Hotel for projects.