1) Lo Pati aims to be a far-reaching art centre providing art programmes for the specific needs of the Terres de l’Ebre and the rest of southern Catalonia. The centre’s programmes involve the production and dissemination of art, as well as educational projects and archives, following the German Kunsthaus’ model of a pro-active attitude to their environments.
2) Parallel to becoming the backbone for contemporary art in the Terres de l'Ebre, Lo Pati must also play a role within the national network of art centres and within an international context. This objective is linked to tasks of specialization which make the centre stand out from other centres. Our commitment to a dialogue with our natural heritage and landscape forms the transversal axis of this plan. Our co-production projects with the Terres de l'Ebre Museum, the nearness of the Natural Parks of the Ebro Delta and Els Ports mountains, and the availability of our own artists’ residence located in the heart of the Delta provide us with a privileged platform.
3) These two characteristics: the local character of our project and our specialization in the combination of art and nature lead us to our third distinctive feature. Lo Pati also aims to place art projects physically outside of, and away from, the art centre itself. The centre endeavours to encourage and promote interventions in a rural, urban or natural context, as well as forming alliances with local institutions and other bodies which can host or implement art programmes. Our artist residency programme reinforces this feature of our project.
4) Finally, this approach brings us to a definition of art as an instrument for the socio-economic transformation of a territory. In this sense Lo Pati should contribute to the professionalization of artistic practices, as well as the appreciation of the contributions of artistic research to other professional sectors and the promotion of the transfer of knowledge through cross-disciplining, participation and education. Lo Pati also aims to create a strong cultural offer to complement the tourism and local heritage attractions of the Terres de l'Ebre.
Centre d'Art - Terres de l'Ebre
C/ Gran Capità, 38-40
Tel. 977 709 400
Thursday, friday and saturday 17:00 - 20:00
Sunday 11:00 - 14:00
With the support of: