English, Portuguese, German, Dutch
3 weeks - 2 months
Paid by artist:

The rate for one person for renting an apartment is 115 € per week. If you need a studio this is 30 € per week in addition. Please check their website for all their rates for different housings.


Application guidelines:

In 2023 you can still apply for a residency from 15 April – 28 June and 15 August – 28 October. See for more info.


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Foundation OBRAS Art residencies

Foundation OBRAS Art residencies


Obras-Portugal is located on a hill overlooking a rolling landscape with cork oaks and a medieval fortress. Nature starts at your doorstep. Highlights in the wider surroundings are megalithic monuments, abandoned marble quarries, dreamy villages and Évora: a university town with UNESCO world heritage status.

Obras offers professional artists an inspiring residency in a peaceful, rural environment, with good working spaces and if you wish support for specific activities (such as open studio and other public events).

Generally, there will be around 6 artists. Each work individually and have all privacy; collaborations are on your own initiative. Twice a week they organise an artist talk and shared dinner in an informal atmosphere.  


They generally expect you to give an artist talk in an informal atmosphere.

Studio Information

There are 5 artist's studios ranging in size from 5x5m up to 10x30m for working. One studio has a piano and is dedicated to music. Near to the house is a pergola for sculpting. On walking distance are many places in nature to work, exhibit, contemplate or relax.  

Accommodation Information

The Centre has eight double-bed apartments and two cottages (each with own kitchen and bathroom) for living. There are a swimming pool and lots of terraces, spots with wide views and spots where you can be completely on your own.

Technical Information

Several music instruments (including piano) and basic material for painting and sculpting are available.

Contact information

Herdade da Marmeleira, N18 Evoramonte
7000-300 Estremoz

foundationobras [at]