Casa Na Ilha
Casa na Ilha is a retreat space to devote time and focus to your creative pursuits in an ecological paradise. Artists can intensely dedicate on their work in progress or develop new projects. The main goal is that artists are able to focus on their ideas and projects, enhancing creativity and inspiration and connect, between them, the local community and nature.
Artists work in a self-directed residency: you will have uninterrupted, self-directed work time. The organisers will not pressure you to deliver finished work; you can focus solely on research and development of ideas. However, during your stay, there will be a tutor on location 24/7 to discuss ideas, projects and progress of work during the duration of the residency time, respecting the artists pace and direction. They do not provide a set program or itinerary for artists to follow, sessions and tutor advice and support will be approached personally case by case around artists' self-directed practices. The tutor will give you guidance, as well as help, make the necessary contacts, approaches and arrangements with different parties the project requires.
They do not provide a set program or itinerary for artists to follow, sessions and tutor advice and support will be approached personally case by case around artists self-directed practices.
The house has a main studio and several shared working spaces, indoor and outdoor, as well as gardens and deck. Artists can set the working space they feel most comfortable in any of the places and can be used at any time during the day or night. The private rooms have space for working privately (unless you are working with large scale projects, please contact us)
An indoor shared studio for artists to work and develop their projects is on the main floor. The studio is full of windows that look right into the ocean and beach. The studio has a small deck and outdoor area for artists that likes working outside as well as a small covered patio.
Also, a general shared indoor area where artists read, work and get together, and an outdoor gallery and deck space surrounding the house as well as an open work area.
Gardens are also used as workspace depending on artist’s projects. The house has a front main garden and others that goes up and down the house where some artists love to work in the nature.
The studio has its own bathroom as well as places inside and outside to place your materials.
There is a space for painters or installations, where you can work freely and with a sink to wash your brushes, rugs and materials.
Private and shared rooms