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Environment, Collaboration, Production residency, Research

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Quinta das Relvas

Quinta das Relvas


Quinta das Relvas is a non-profit NGO located in Branca, in the municipality of Albergaria-a-Velha in Portugal, and is dedicated to non-formal education activities in the areas of Arts and Sustainability. Quinta das Relvas headquarters are placed in a farm, that has a unique natural heritage in terms of native fauna and flora, as well as a rich history with the local population (it is an 18th century manor house where several families have lived).

Sending participants to international activities through training and exchange programs, free of charge, is also one of the association’s fields of action. The organization has a multidisciplinary team with elements working in the fields of event management, education, plastic and performing arts, architecture, meditation, and permaculture, among others.

This program was created to fulfil a need and a demand from people that contacted us before, willing to work at the farm on their personal projects. With this in mind, we applied our expertise from other projects of ours such as GRÃO - Residência Artística e de Investigação (AIR program for national emerging artists) to create this new AIR with unique characteristics that we believe will empower our artists in residence, both in personal and artistic ways.

The association is open to the initiatives of our artists residents, (such as organizing workshops, talks, events that engage local community etc…) and we will have a member of our team available to help materialize any initiatives that may be proposed.


Studio Information

The studio is a wood and glass structure, full of natural light, placed in the middle of the forest with a total of 80 m2. Residents can work in other places of the farm such as the workshop, outside etc. It can host painters, sculptures, digital art makers, video makers, performing artists, land art artists, ceramists (we have a wood oven) literature, sound artists etc. Land art artists or sculptors can make interventions and installations (temporary or permanent) in the site.

Technical Information

Studio space
Shared Accommodation;
Equipped kitchen;
Common areas;
Basic working furniture such as table, chair, wood planks, easel etc;
Wood oven;
Access and usage of tools available in the association;


 The organisation is a non-profit based in an 18th-century eco-farm in the village of Branca (Albergaria-a-Velha Council), Portugal. The farm has a rich natural and historic heritage where several fauna and flora live peacefully together.

The farm, with a lot of natural fauna and flora, holds different spaces with different characteristics. There's is a lot of open space with hundreds of different flora species (trees, flowers, bushes etc.), a veggie garden, a greenhouse, and an animal shelter for the resident animals (rabbits, goats, sheep, chickens, ducks etc..) a wooden structure full of natural light placed in the middle of the woods, that will serve as a studio (residents are welcome to work in other spaces of the farm, including outside), an equipped workshop with lots of tools residents can use (under request), a pool, shared accommodation (either in dormitory apartment or in a glamping tent - depending on the season), smoking area (is not permitted to smoke in other areas of the farm to prevent polluting and fires), shared kitchen, dry toilets and showers, and normal toilets and showers, etc.

Contact information

Rua da Quinta do Alferes Branca
Calçada das Relvas
3850-503 Branca

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