English, Portuguese, Spanish, French
3 weeks to 3 months
Paid by host 

They will settle on a symbolic price for hosting the artist.

Paid by artist 

Travel, housing, food.

Application guidelines 

Please send the following information in your application email to [email protected]:

1. About you:

  • Personal information
  • Discipline
  • CV, website or e-portfolio with images
  • Why are you interested in a residency at Córtex Frontal in particular?
  • Have you visited Portugal/Alentejo before?

2. About your project:

  • Application period
  • Brief description of your project or goal to be developed during your residency period
  • A timeline or working plan for the period (can be just a sketch)
  • Would you be available to offer something to the local community? (Open studio, workshop, performance, concert, exhibition, lecture…)

3. About your stay:

  • List of needs and requirements for your work/project
  • Particular housing needs

They do not expect the artist to necessarily realize a complete project during the residency period, but to use the period as a catalyst for further work or as a means to concentrate in completing some vital phase in their project.



Córtex Frontal

Córtex Frontal


Córtex Frontal is an Artist-In-Residence programme hosted by Cortexrcult-Associação Cultural, a non profit organisation located in the peaceful town of Arraiolos, in Alentejo region, Portugal. They welcome professional artists, writers, researchers, workgroups and art students in search of time and space to reflect, discuss and create. Their mission is to promote and develop cultural projects, establishing a lively dialogue between artists from various backgrounds and disciplines, and the local community.

Call for applications is open year round for residency proposals from March to November, for a minimum period of 3 weeks and up to 3 months. Projects with relevance to the Portuguese context and the local community will be specially appreciated.


Open studio, workshop.

Accommodation Information 

7 rooms, 4 bathrooms.

Studio Information 

5 workspaces/ateliers.

Rua Melo Mexia 9
7040-067 Arraiolos

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