Technical and production support, and communication.
Artists are expected to pay for their expenses. The payment includes studio space and private accommodation, which are both in-situ at the houses. Costs vary from €150 a week to €600 a month. These expenses cover housing, use of supplies and studio costs like heating, lighting, and water. Not included are the travel cost and food.
The residency doesn’t provide a health insurance. It is the responsibility of the participant to arrange a valid health insurance for the period of the residency.
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Buinho aims to be an inspiring place which fosters creativity, collaboration, and innovation. In 2015 they created one of the very first rural FabLabs in Portugal. Buinho is a place where artists, makers, researchers, and other creatives can work on their projects in the unique rural environment. It is the perfect place for studying theory and for getting hands dirty with practice.
Buinho offers a unique working experience in the historic town of Messejana, Southern Portugal. Messejana is a place of delightful contrasts, between the past aristocratic houses with its hidden, patios, the small rural dwellings, and baroque white churches. All surrounded by endless plains and old cork trees that characterize the Alentejo region. It is located in the sunniest region of Europe, providing more than 3000 hours of sunshine per year, also famous for its gastronomy, and just 1 hour and a half from Lisbon and other major cities. It is an opportunity to be part of a multidisciplinary creative residency program for a period that can go from two weeks to three months.
Besides offering open studios, Buinho challenges creatives for special projects in the town museum and public spaces, which engage with the locals.
The creative residency program of Buinho provides private accommodation and shared work-spaces in two different locations:
Each house is fully-equipped and provide accommodation in individual rooms. They also provide some technical courses related to 3D Printing and laser cutting to the residents that may desire.
Messejana is a small village of 800 inhabitants located in the southern Alentejo region.