Foundation OBRAS runs an Art Residencies program.
We aim to provide an atmosphere for inspiration and effective working. The focus is on residencies for (emerging) professional artists. Disciplines include visual art, music, dance, and writing. Occasionally exhibitions, concerts and site-specific performances are organized.
Most activities take place in a rural area of Portugal, in a carefully renovated quinta with eight apartments, two cottages and five artists’ studios. The region is full of culture and history, and the nature is inviting and mysterious. The weather is warm in summer (with cool, starry nights) and mild in winter.
In Holland OBRAS has an auxiliary establishment: a beautiful mansion with place for two artists, in a village surrounded by nature and with good connections to bigger cities.
Since 2004 OBRAS hosted 950 artists from 64 countries for residencies of 3 to 10 weeks and organized 108 cultural events such as exhibitions, concerts and performances.
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We are preparing for a new residency season (we are nearly fully booked).
The slide show below gives an impression of the 2023 residencies. Much more information on the residents and their projects is in the newsletter and on the 2023 page.