Buinho Residency Program

Buinho stands as a retreat where artists, makers, writers, and innovative minds can pursue their projects while enveloped by the idyllic rural surroundings.

Buinho is a project driven by a robust commitment to social engagement and education, dedicated to empowering local communities and creating enhanced development prospects for the historic town of Messejana.

A communal space where creatives of any discipline can work on their projects. The creative residencies program is an opportunity to live and work in the town of Messejana for a period of up to two months. Residents gain access to studio space and the FabLab, a high-tech fabrication space.

Buinho organises two types of residencies:

Visiting residents

Visiting residents are individuals who receive a direct invitation from the Buinho association, and they are not required to submit applications. The costs associated with visiting residents are covered through external funding sources.

During their stay, visiting residents actively engage with the local community and contribute to the advancement of internal projects and/or product development.

Spontaneous Application

Individuals have the opportunity to submit a Spontaneous Application for consideration.

Residents who gain entry into Buinho via a Spontaneous Application are responsible for a weekly or monthly fee, which assists in covering the maintenance expenses of Buinho.

How to Apply

Applicants should send an email to info@buinho.pt with the following information:

  • A brief description of the work you intend to create during your residency and your reasons for applying
  • Biography / CV
  • Small portfolio in PDF format or a link to portfolio site
  • The dates which you intend to stay

The selection will be done by the Buinho’s curatorial committee. We will take in consideration the creative´s portfolio and biography, the motivation, the viability of the proposal and its adaptation to available resources.

Fees

In Buinho we differentiate the value of the residency fees according to the characteristics of the accommodation. By differentiating the fees we are establishing a more fair criterion between residents, and also enabling those with fewer incomes to come to Buinho.

As of May 2023, the monthly fee is the following:

1. São João larger bedroom with private bathroom and shared studio – 900€;
2. São João other two bedrooms with shared bathroom and shared studio – 800€;
3. Joaquina’s House (the whole house for just one resident) – 1000€;
4. Casa da Avó two bedrooms with shared bathroom and private studios – 900€

An accompanying person has a 50% discount but has to share the accommodation.

The minimum duration of each residency is two weeks and the maximum is two months. Residencies should start either on the 1st or on the 15th of each month. Please note that after the acceptance into the Creative Residency program, we will ask for an initial deposit of 50% of the total value of the stay. The rest of the value is to be paid during the first week of residency.

Fees include the private bedroom, use of all shared spaces, the studio and workshop facilities, and all of the available equipment. Buinho will issue a receipt and send a formal acceptance letter if requested.

Cancellation requests with a full reimbursement of the deposit should be made by writing within 5 months before the start of the period of stay. All other cancellations will not result in the refund. Deposits are non-refundable and residency dates are non-transferable.

For more information please download the Creative Residency Guidelines.

Website link: https://buinho.pt/

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  • Start Date
    February 1, 2024 8:00 am
  • End Date
    December 31, 2024 12:00 am
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    Showing
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  • Price
      900
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