ARTerra – Rural Artistic Residency
Your home and studios in Portugal
ARTerra is an artistic multidisciplinary residency founded in 2010. The project was born from the need for physical spaces where artists can create, meet, reflect on creative processes, and develop their work in an intensive and focused way. ARTerra is located in Central Portugal in the green and friendly village of Lobão da Beira on the foothills of Serra de Estrela, the highest mountain of Portugal (but do not worry the climate is mild all year round).
ARTerra is a private initiative that has partnerships with the Town Hall and other interesting cultural entities. Having been active in the Tondela district for quite a few years, the community is welcoming to ARTerra’s ongoing projects and the artists in residency.
The residency was planned with the artist in mind. Artists needs and requirements to develop their project at their best, in a quiet and peaceful environment is what has been created. The main house offers a fully equipped kitchen and there are rooms of different sizes for individuals or groups. We offer three studios and a recording room to our residents.
The studios are surrounded by a big garden, a small animal yard and an orchard, and are spacious with bright spaces perfect for doing research and developing projects in relaxed and comfortable environment. ARTerra also has a workroom in the main square of the village for artists in residence. Here small exhibitions, talks, and performances can be presented. It’s the perfect place to do trials and to show your work. People of the local community have become very familiar with us and are eager to participate on many levels.
ARTerra offers unique opportunities to artists. Being rural and peaceful, work can be developed further allowing more insights into artists discipline and offers the opportunity to exchange ideas and brainstorm with other artists and the community.
We are open all year round and accept application from artists at every stage of their career. The deadline for 2016 applications is August 15th, 2016.
For more information about ARTerra residency or to apply as an artist in residence please contact us at:
[email protected] or
call us +351963779054
Visit the ARTerra website at: www.arterra.weebly.com
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