Portuguese, English, Italian
4 weeks
Paid by host:

There is always a technical assistant present in the studio, to help and advise.

Paid by artist:

1040€ (includes accommodation in a double room, studio access during studio's opening hours, technical assistance, project discussion, and final exhibition).

Application guidelines:

Artists have to make sure when applying that they are able to cover the costs of the AIR fee, travel, materials, and food. Artists must be over 21 years old by April 10th, 2023.

Send the following information to [email protected]

  • Full Name
  • Email Address
  • Phone Number
  • Nationality
  • Birth Date
  • Brief description of your project
  • Summarized plan of your four weeks
  • List of types of equipment/tools you will need
  • 5 pictures of recent work (within the last 5 years)
In addition to the Aviário Studio programmes, artists can apply for a tailor-made AIR program at any time.

Update my listing
If you see an error or omission on this page, please let us know by filling out the update form.

Aviário Studio

Aviário Studio


4-week AiR in a creative playground in central Portugal to develop a large format printmaking project. Aviário Studio Large Format Printmaking Residency is open to both artists working in large format or artists willing to develop new work on a larger scale using Printmaking techniques, such as relief, intaglio, screen printing, transfer, and monotype.

During the AIR, artists will have access to technical assistance and weekly project discussions in order to better achieve their intents.


On the last Saturday of the residency at the Cultural Center of Ferreira do Zêzere there will be an exhibition with all the works resulting from the residency. They are open to discussing the possibilities for participating artists to give a workshop, have a presentation, or another kind of event.

Studio Information

Aviário Studio is a creative playground located in the center of Portugal, immersed in nature and just 2 km away from the town Ferreira do Zêzere. The studio has 6 rooms in total, each one about 100 meters square:

  • 1 common room with kitchen and 3 toilets (one adapted for people with reduced mobility)
  • 4 workshops:
    • 2 are equipped to work images: silkscreen, printmaking, digital work, drawing, and bookbinding
    • 2 are equipped to work object: wood, metal and ceramics
  • 1 room for the development of projects with irregular dimensions and/or materials.
Accommodation Information

Artists will be hosted in a shared house in the center of Ferreira do Zêzere, 2 km/1,24 mi away from Aviário Studio. The house is on the ground floor, and has three double bedrooms, a living room, a bathroom and a toilet, a fully-equipped kitchen, and some outside space. Each artist has clean sheets and towels each week. There is wi-fi in the house. There are four bicycles to share. Each weekday there is a ride from the house to the studio at 10 a.m. and a ride back to the home from the studio at 6 p.m.

Technical Information

Specific types of equipment available:

  • Cutting Table 240 x 140 cm - 94,49 x 55,12 in
  • Paper Guillotine 80 cm - 31,5 in
  • Metal Guillotine 100 cm/39,37 in
  • Polymetaal Press 260 x 140 cm - 102,36 x 55,12 in
  • UV Light Exposure Unit 150 x 120 cm - 59,06 x 47,24 n
  • 2 Drying Racks
  • Screen Printing Table

What is not included: paper, matrix (wood, metal, plastic,...), silkscreens (use, coating, and exposure), silkscreen inks, printmaking inks (we have black, white, yellow, red, and blue offset ink for proof prints).


Aviário Studio is a creative hub in central Portugal. The studios are located in an old renovated aviary, surrounded by nature, 2 km away from the center of Ferreira do Zêzere.

Contact information

Estrada da Ribeira de Sao Silvestre, n.10
Chao da Serra
2240-334 Ferreira do Zezere

aviariostudio [at]