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2 weeks - 2 months
Paid by artist 

100 euros per week. Residencies are offered from 2 weeks – 2 months. A 40% deposit will be required shortly after acceptance of residency offer to hold your place. Full payments should be made one month before participants’ arrival through bank transfer or PayPal.

Application guidelines 

Please complete the application form and send your application to [email protected]. This should be accompanied by an up to date CV, and portfolio (maximum of ten works). NOTE: Please use Adobe Acrobat for opening the application file.

RAIZVANGUARDA - Associação Cultural

RAIZVANGUARDA - Associação Cultural

RAIZVANGUARDA Artist-in-Residency Programme


RAIZVANGUARDA (RV), founded in Góis in January 2014, aims to promote the creation of artistic objects, combined with multiculturalism and active citizenship. Through it’s residency programme, RV selects individuals or small groups (2-6 people) with practical, creative, and original proposals twice a year and provides them with the environment needed to bring projects to life; whether it’s starting a publication, recording an album, shooting a film, producing a dance performance, curating an exhibition, or writing a script. Through the residency programme, residents are provided with the opportunity to live and work in Bordeiro, Góis (artists house and studio), developing their individual projects and immersing themselves in the region’s creative, rural and peaceful atmosphere.


All artists staying in residence are encouraged and welcome to share the outcome of their residency through a performance, exhibition, workshop, or open rehearsal for the local audience of Gois, however this is not compulsory. They are also happy to provide feedback on work. Additional performances or exhibitions can be arranged in the neighbouring villages or the nearest city, Coimbra if sufficient notice is given. Artists should inform RV at least one month in advance to allow for preparation of these events.

Accommodation Information 

Artists are provided with space in a gender-neutral shared living quarters: dormitory with 6 beds, bathroom (based in an outside building), storage room, shared kitchen and dining/living area. Residents also have access to outdoor space, balcony, laundry facilities, Wi-Fi connection, a bike for local travel (the residency is located a 15 minute cycle from Gois village centre), weekly cleaning service, and info-pack (sent before arrival).

Studio Information 
  • Access to 2 large studios/exhibition spaces 40m2, 1 smaller studio space.
  • Additional spaces (dependening on availability): Gois Cultural Centre – 285-seat theatre space with projector, sound system, backstage facilities and exhibition space in Gois Town Centre. The organizers also have access to number of other spaces in the area and are happy to work with artists on finding alternative space to present work.
Technical Information 

Video projector, screen, video camera, 2 laptop computers (for communal use), dark room, keyboard and some basic paint supplies. You will have access to office facilities including printer and scanner.


The residency programme is located in Bordeiro, Góis within the Coimbra District. Sitting on the lap of Ceira Valley, Góis is located in a deep, narrow valley of Ceira, between the mountains of Carvalhal and Rabadão. The 1043 meters of Penedos de Góis are an invitation to those who love adventure and exploring emotions with nature. There is plenty to do in the area, in addition to being able to connect to the neighbouring villages and closest city Coimbra by bus. During the residency, artists will also have access to a bike to explore the village and the option on kayaking down the river during the summer season.

Estrada Nacional 342 - Bordeiro
3330-221 Góis

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