About Riba Rocks

Established in 2013, Riba Rocks is a not-for-profit registered association nestled in the heart of the captivating Catalunya, Spain. Riba Rocks is situated in ‘The Valley,’ an off-grid olive farm located near the charming village of Riba-roja d’Ebre. More about Riba Rocks:

Our Diverse Initiatives

At Riba Rocks, we’re passionate about a diverse range of initiatives that celebrate art, culture, and sustainability. Explore our projects:

Artistic Residencies and Workshops:

Eco-Residency: In the tranquil embrace of The Valley, we offer artists and creative minds the canvas of nature. Here, we craft land art, create temporary installations, and stage performances that harmonise with the environment.

Riu d’art: Our ‘Riu d’art’ residency beckons visiting artists to leave their mark in the heart of Riba-roja d’Ebre. Through large-scale murals, ceramic installations, and sculptures, the village becomes a canvas for artistic expression.

Volunteer Projects and Student Placements:

Workaways in The Valley: Join us for fulfilling volunteer projects, from the ancient art of dry stone walling to olive harvesting. Make a tangible impact on our off-grid oasis.

European Student Placements: Through our valued partner organizations, students from across Europe come to experience our unique culture. Placements encompass illustration, traditional skills workshops, and land art, offering a rich tapestry of learning.

Sustainable Music and Arts Festival:

Our beloved music and art festival is a celebration of global talent, bringing solo artists, bands, DJs, and creatives from all corners of the world. Against the breathtaking backdrop of The Valley, they take center stage for an unforgettable weekend. Explore the rich sounds and artistic expressions.

Sustainability and Local Economy:

At Riba Rocks, we proudly embrace a local, small-scale, and sustainable economy. Our projects shine a spotlight on local producers, featuring treasures like honey, wood-turning, and delectable bakery goods.

Honours and Recognitions:

Best Festival for Contribution to Sustainability: The Riba Rocks weekend festival was honored with the prestigious ‘Best Festival for Contribution to Sustainability’ award at the Iberian Festival Awards. This accolade reflects our unwavering commitment to ecological, social, cultural, and economic sustainability. Read more.

Best Sustainable Educational and Training Development in North East Spain: Riba Rocks was also recognized with the ‘Best Sustainable Educational and Training Development in North East Spain’ award, a testament to our dedication to fostering sustainable education and training initiatives.

UN Sustainability Goals:

At Riba Rocks, we are passionately aligned with the United Nations Sustainability Goals, striving to make a meaningful impact in areas such as:

Good health and well-being
Gender equality
Affordable and clean energy
Reduced inequality
Responsible consumption and production
Climate action
Life on the land

Professional Support:

Our commitment to well-being and personal development is underscored by the presence of a trained Emotional First Aider on site. Additionally, we have the privilege of hosting professional artist Sarah Misselbrook in residence, a qualified professor and mentor, adding an enriching dimension to our initiatives.

Join the Riba Rocks Journey:

Whether you’re inspired to visit Riba Rocks, participate in our volunteer projects, express your artistic talents at a future event, or embark on a captivating art residency, we invite you to get in touch. Let’s make a difference together.