Aviário Studio Art Residency
An art residency provides the technical conditions, time, and space to develop ideas and try new approaches. It is a moment that promotes connection between artists from different backgrounds and consequently the exchange of knowledge and experiences.
Aviário Studio Art Residency aims to promote exploration and production in the Visual Arts. Artists can develop projects using a medium or a combination of technologies. Aviário Studio is an artist-run space with workshops equipped to develop projects on Printmaking, Ceramics, Wood, Metal, Sculpture, Installation, Drawing, Painting, Photography and Bookbinding.
The program is customized according to the participating artist’s goals regarding duration, outcome and focus. We offer the conditions to test possibilities and materialize ideas. On one hand, it can be a moment of transition, more connected to experimentation and research; on the other hand, it can be the point of consolidation of a project translated into the production of a new body of work.
Estrada da Ribeira de São Silvestre
10, Chão da Serra
2240-334 Ferreira do Zêzere
Residency Program Information
Residency Program Summary
No application fees
- Artists have to make sure when applying that they are able to cover the costs of the Residency fee, travel, materials and food.
- Artists must be over 21 years old at the time of their arrival.
To apply please send the following information to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Full Name
- Email Address
- Phone Number
- Birth Date
- Starting and finishing dates of the residency
- Brief description of your project
- Summarized Work Plan for the duration of the residency
- List of equipments/tools needed
Residency Fee includes :
- accommodation in a double bedroom (for single bedroom or shared bedroom with partner, please contact us),
- studio access during opening hours (Mon.-Fri. from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.)
- technical assistance
- weekly project discussion
- exhibition for residencies lasting 1 month or more
2 weeks - 540 €
3 weeks - 790 €
4 weeks - 1040 €
5 weeks - 1290 €
6 weeks - 1540 €
7 weeks - 1790 €
8 weeks - 2040 €
9 weeks - 2290 €
10 weeks - 2540 €
11 weeks - 2790 €
12 weeks - 3040 €
4 months - 4040 €
5 months - 5040 €
6 months - 6040 €
At the moment we do not have any grant available, but we encourage artists to apply for external financial support.
Housing & Accomodation
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, has three double bedrooms, a living room, a bathroom and a toilet, a full-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.
What is not included:
- cleaning service during the stay (paid service under request)
Studio & Facilities
Krause Book Binding Press 56 x 75 cm - 22,05 x 29,53 in
Cutting Table 240 x 140 cm - 94,49 x 55,12 in
Paper Guillotine 80 cm - 31,5 in
Polymetaal Press 260 x 140 cm - 102,36 x 55,12 in
Reig Press 100 x 60 cm - 39,37 x 23,62 in
Paper Soaking Sink
- Glass Inking Tables
Printer/Scanner A4 -A3 Color
Cutting Plotter 120 cm/47,24 in
UV Light Exposure Unit 150 x 120 cm - 59,06 x 47,24 in
2 Drying Racks
Screen Printing Tables
Analog & Digital Camera
Photography Dark Room (Black and White)
PAINTING & DRAWING
- Wood board for paper and fabric
Air Compressor 200 L
Wood Sanding Machine
Bench Drill Press
Stationary Jig Saw
Bench Drill Press
Press Brake 100 cm/39,37 in
Metal Guillotine 100 cm/39,37 in
Slip Roll Machine 100 cm/39,37 in
Hot Air Gun
Gas Kiln 90 x 90 x 90 cm - 35,43 x 35,43 x 35,43 in (1100º)
Electric Kiln 70 x 50 x 40 cm - 27,56 x 19,69 x 15,75 in (1200º)
2 Electrical Pottery Wheels
Aviário Studio is a creative playground in the countryside, right in the middle of Portugal. The building is a renovated aviary immersed in nature and just 2 km/1,24 mi away from Ferreira do Zêzere town, and 6 km/3,73 mi away from the river Zêzere.
The studios are a set of workshops, with common spaces and individual workspaces:
- 1 common area with kitchen and 3 toilets (one adapted for people with reduced mobility)
- 1 room for the development of projects with irregular dimensions and/or materials
- 4 workshops:
2 are equipped to work image: screen printing, printmaking, digital work, drawing and bookbinding
2 are equipped to work object: wood, metal and ceramics
- large area of outside space