1-3 months
Paid by host 

Cleaning once a week
Gallery #3 (70m2) for 1 month / black box up to 4 presentation

Paid by artist 

Living/working studio: €400,00

  • Rehearsal room (90m2) for dance, theatre, performance: €600,00
Application guidelines 

Each application should comprise the following documents in English or in Portuguese to, in a single PDF file of 5 MB maximum:
1. A curatorial or artistic statement (1,000 to 1,500 words, with 3–10 images) must include a project description and a work schedule;
2. A curriculum vitae detailing education, research and professional experience, working languages, and any other relevant information;
3. A representative selection of a few realized projects that convey an impression of your distinctive approach;
4. At least 1 recommendation letter of an academic or professional who is familiar with you and your work.

The CAAA will select a project according to the following criteria: originality of the artistic/curatorial statement, relevance to collaborative thinking and practice, expertise and trajectory of the candidate, feasibility and relevance with the curatorial and artistic direction of the CAAA.



CAAA Centro para os Assuntos da Arte e Arquitectura

CAAA Centro para os Assuntos da Arte e Arquitectura

Artistic Residence Program (ARP)


The CAAA Centre for Art and Architecture Affairs is a nonprofit cultural institution whose mission is to support and encourage artistic creation and application of new methods of production, promoting the interaction between the various fields of artistic expression – visual arts, design, film, literature, media and performing arts – and architecture, generating discussion and collaboration between different artistic and technological platforms, both by sharing a physical space as in the involvement in cultural programming.

The Artistic Residence Program offers the opportunity to emerging artists/architects/curators to propose and curate a project related to CAAA philosophy – the collaboration between different artistic platforms in order to create new interdisciplinary opportunities and confrontations.


The work/research developed should have a public presentation such as an exhibition, lecture, events, etc.

Studio Information 

Living/working studio (22m2) with private bath and equipped kitchenette.

Technical Information 

4 art galleries; black-box for theater, dance, cinema and presentations; rehearsal room; 2 studios for artists in residence; research library; audio-visual production studio; laboratory for art and architecture.


The CAAA building is a former textile factory in the city center of Guimarães, Portugal, which was fully recovered for the purpose.

Rua Padre Augusto Borges de Sá,
4810-523 Guimarães

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