Aviário Studio Large Format Residency

Group of artists using large format printmaking press

Group of artists using large format printmaking press

Large format printmaking press and working glass tables

Large format printmaking press and working glass tables

Organizing squeegees next to the drying rack

Organizing squeegees next to the drying rack

Exhibition room at Alfredo Keil Cultural Centre

Exhibition room at Alfredo Keil Cultural Centre

Aviário Studio Large Format Residency

Ferreira do Zêzere, Portugal

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 Large Format Printmaking Residency aims to promote the production and dissemination of Printmaking done in a large format. Artists can develop projects using a wide range of techniques, from relief to intaglio, screen printing, transfer, monotype, among others.


Specific Equipments 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

- Reig Press 100 x 60 cm/39,37 x 23,62 in

- UV Light Exposure Unit 150 x 120 cm/59,06 x 47,24 n

- 2 Drying Racks

- Screen Printing Tables

- Glass tables for inking


Estrada da Ribeira de São Silvestre, 10
Chão da Serra
2240-334 Ferreira do Zêzere

Year Founded
Residency Structure
Embedded industry or for-profit business
Residency Program Type
Studio-based (with housing)
Residency Length
2 weeks - 6 months
Collaborative Residency
May apply as a team
Visual Arts
Installation Arts
Paper Arts
Pets (Non-service animals)
Country of Residence
Open to artists based anywhere in the world
Family Friendly
Spouses/partners allowed for full stay (non-collaborators)
Children allowed for full stay
Stage of Career
Any stage of career
Additional Expectations/Opportunities
Participate in open studio with fellow residents
Give artist talk or presentation
Lead workshop for the public
Lead workshop for fellow residents
How does your residency program support artists?
Opportunity to be in another context
Opportunity to travel
Immersion in new culture and/context
Art production support
Access to studio space to create new work
Access to equipment, specialized facilities and/or technical support
Access to training on new artistic techniques and/or apprenticeship
Inspiration from natural environment
Inspiration from cultural context
Opportunities to collaborate with other artists/residents
Opportunities to develop relationships with other artists/residents
Opportunities to exhibit or perform new work
Additional Eligibility Information
  • 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.


Send the following information to aviariostudio@gmail.com

- Full Name

- Email Address

- Phone Number

- Nationality

- Birth Date

- Brief description of your project 

- Summarized Work Plan for the duration of the residency

- List of equipments/tools needed


Artist Stipend
Euro (EUR)
Travel Stipend/Material Stipends
Residency Fees
Euro (EUR)
Fee Details

Residency Fee includes :

accommodation in a shared house,

- studio access during opening hours (Mon.-Fri. from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.)

- technical assistance

- weekly project discussion 

- exhibition for residencies last 1 month or more


2 weeks - 540 €

3 weeks - 790 €

4 weeks/1 month - 1040 €

5 weeks - 1290 €

6 weeks - 1540 €

7 weeks - 1790 €

8 weeks/2 months - 2040 €

9 weeks - 2290 €

10 weeks - 2540 €

11 weeks - 2790 €

12 weeks/3 months - 3040 €

4 months - 4040 €

5 months - 5040 €

6 months - 6040 €


Grant/Scholarship/other Funding Support
Application Fee
Euro (EUR)
Application Type
Open application
What does your program provide during the residency experience?
Communication before arrival to discuss accommodations, medical conditions, or other health needs
Orientation upon arrival
Is your campus wheelchair accessible?
Partially Accessible
Local arrangements coordinated by resident
Accessibility Contact Name
Cristiana Fernandes
Accessibility Contact Email
Type of Housing
Private bedroom in a shared housing facility on campus
Shared bedroom
Accessible Housing
Housing for Companion And/or Caregivers
Case by case consideration
Accessible Communal Spaces
Additional Housing Information
WIFI available in housing
Air Conditioned Housing
Meals Provided
Residents have access to shared kitchen
Computer/Internet Access
Wireless Internet (WIFI)
Studios/Facilities Details

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 have 6 rooms in total: 

- 1 common area with kitchen and 3 toilets (one adapted for people with reduced mobility)

- 4 workshops: 

2 are equipped to work image: 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

- large area of outside space 


Studios/Special Equipment
Shared Studios
Dedicated Studio/Shop Technicians - Full Time
Exhibition / Installation Space
Ceramics Workspace
Electric Wheels
Electric Kiln
Gas Kiln
Heavy Metals / Blacksmithing
Soldering Workspace
Gas/Oxy Torches
Bench Grinder
Darkroom (Black And White)
Printers + Scanner
Drawing Benches
Printmaking Workspaces
Book Arts Facilities
Etching Press
Glass Inking Table
Drying Racks
Metal Plate Shear
Paper Soaking Sinks
Paper Tearing Table
Acid Room
Silkscreen Studio
Large Sinks
Large Exposure Unit
Washout Room
Hooded Dye Mixing Station
Well-ventilated Spray Room
Woodworking Tools
Router Table
Wood Vises And Wood Working Table
Studios/Facilities Accessibility
Partially Accessible (50% or more)
Studio Support/Tech
Studio/facility orientation provided
Studio support provided by staff
Air Conditioned