Residency

The Creative Residencies program is an opportunity to live and work in the town of Messejana for a period of up to three months.

Buinho has two houses, each with one single and one double bedroom, as well as shared living facilities and working studio. Each house has a very distinct ambience and characteristics.

1

The “FabLab house” has a contemporary, open space concept, with the studio in the main house and the workshop in the backyard. The whole interior was redesigned and rebuilt in 2015.

2

The “Residency house” is an XVII century manor with a unique charm. It is located in the main town square and has a big garden with fruits and vegetables and some tropical plants in the back. It feels like living in a castle.

Buinho also acts as a local intermediary, offering its residents the possibility to use and exhibit their works in other spaces in the town.

Buinho organises two types of residencies:

Visiting residents

Visiting residents are people that are invited directly by Buinho association. They don’t have to apply. The fees for visiting residents are paid through external funding.

They work with the community or help with the development of internal projects and/or products.

Spontaneous Application

Any person can apply through a Spontaneous Application. Residents that are entering Buinho through a Spontaneous Application pay a weekly or a monthly fee.

The fee helps with the maintenance costs of Buinho.

How to Apply

Applicants should send an email to info@buinho.pt with the following information:

  • A brief description of the work you intend to create during your residency and your reasons for applying
  • Biography / CV
  • Small portfolio in PDF format or a link to portfolio site
  • The dates which you intend to stay

The selection will be done by the Buinho’s curatorial committee. We will take in consideration the creative´s portfolio and biography, the motivation, the viability of the proposal and its adaptation to available resources.

Fees

In 2018 the fee for the Buinho’s Creative Residency program is 600€ per month or 150€ per week. Accompanying person has a 50% discount.

The minimum duration of each residency is two weeks and maximum is three months. Please note that after the acceptance in the Creative Residency program, we will ask for an initial deposit of 50% of the total value of the stay. The rest of the value is to be paid upon the arrival to Buinho.

Fees include the private bedroom, use of all shared spaces, the studio and workshop facilities and all of the available equipment.

For more information please download the Creative Residency Guidelines. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us.

Projects

A selection of projects developed by our creative residents.