Trans Artists monthly A-I-R mail

no. 25 / Brazil


  • Duration: 2 - 6 months
  • Discipline: Visual Arts
  • Targetgroup: International

FAAP Artistic residence program offers temporary housing to artists from overseas or outside São Paulo. There are 10 studio units (69m2 or 79m2) fully refurbished with private facilities.


  • Discipline: Media Art
  • Targetgroup: International

Associação Cultural Videobrasil (locally ACV) is a public interest organization dedicated to fostering, disseminating, and mapping out electronic art from the southern circuit. The Videobrasil residency programe systematizes the action of Associação Cultural Videobrasil in the field of artistic residencies.


A Mobile Residency Program

Road by CAPACETE is an interdisciplinary project that is taking place in different countries over the course of several years. It began in 2004 when Brazilian artists Ducha and Helmut Batista set out on a road trip from Rio de Janeiro to Santiago de Chile to develop the project entitled Diários de Motocicletas e Aquarelas (Motorcycles Diaries and Watercolors), intended to be seen as a critical comment upon Walter Salles' film The Motorcycles Diaries (an adaptation of the diaries of Che Guevara).


  • Artist in Residency project by Jane Ingram Allen
  • Dec. 29, 2001 - Feb. 3, 2002
  • Instituto Sacatar
  • Bahia, Brazil.


During the residency in Brazil Jane Ingram Allen worked with native plants to explore new papermaking fibers and techniques and created a series of Brazil site maps and an outdoor installation based on Brazilian birds. Jane worked with youth from Itaparica to teach them papermaking and created a collaborative installation with the youth which was exhibited in the town library. The youth also used their handmade paper to create their own art works. An exhibition of the young artists' work and work made by Jane during her residency was held at Quinta Pitanga. Read more...

Iberê Camargo Foundation Residency (ICF)

  • For Brazilian artists

In its programme of cultural activities the Iberê Camargo Foundation organises the annual Iberê Camargo Grant, with the aim of offering Brazilian artists a three-month foreign residency in important visual arts institutions. New partnerships are organised each year, offering artists new destinations. Artists are chosen from throughout Brazil by open competition in which each artist writes a specific project. Selection is carried out by a panel of nationally representative artists and curators who chose the artists for the residency, ten artists who will be highlighted in the Digital Magazine on the Foundation?s website, and one artist to take part in the Print Studio Guest Artist Project.

Green Infrastructure

This competition challenges students of landscape architecture to explore the IFLA World Congress in Brazil theme of sustainability in landscape through new visions for the future. The competition invites submissions from teams of undergraduated students in Landscape Architecture university programs or allied disciplines.The theme that the competition entries must respond to is Green infrastructure: landscape, infrastructure and people for tomorrow.

Favela Painting

Dutch artists Jeroen Koolhaas and Dre Urhahn embarked on a journey to bring outrageous works of art to unexpected places, starting with painting enormous murals in the slums of Brazil together with the local youth. See all about the project here.

Acervo Mariposa

Artist-in-residence programs aren't the only opportunities for artists to share experience and knowledge with other artists from abroad. Acervo Mariposa is an non-profit dance specialized video-library that manages free access to digital dance videos for an international audience. It's mail objective is to make the existing knowledge in dance available.

  • How to get involved?
  • Donate a dance video (records of rehearsal, presentation, interview?) to
  • the website
  • You can
  • : access other artists' videos, share knowledge, research and spread new ways of dancing.