La Escocesa is a multidisciplinary artistic production centre focused on the visual arts and self-managed with a public vocation. It is housed in a factory building dating from 1899, where 100 years later, in 1999, it was used for artist's workshops. It currently has 21 workshops, which are awarded through a public call for proposals that is held periodically.
The La Escocesa building is just one of the buildings in the space. It has two floors, a terrace of about 500m2 and a third intermediate floor of about 100m2 where the centre's offices are located. It has changing open spaces in its decoration.
The exterior space is a patio with remains of asphalt and spontaneous and changing vegetation, with a chimney from its industrial period of 30 metres in height. Most of the exterior walls of La Escocesa are full of graffiti that give an urban and eclectic style. Currently, this space is not available due to an architectural renovation.
It is a unique space that breathes creativity and dynamism, industrial and rough style full of charming corners, where the ruin is our own history. Throughout the premises, one can appreciate Barcelona's industrial history and its relationship with the contemporary world.
There are resident artists with whom you can collaborate, subject to prior agreement. The singularity of La Escocesa is that it is a working space that welcomes resident artists, therefore the schedules and noise have to be very controlled.
Due to the associative nature of La Escocesa, it is an indispensable condition that the board of the association reviews and approves the use of any space by third parties. For this reason, it is recommended to submit any request 1 month in advance, at least.