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 61 countries for residencies of 3 to 10 weeks and organized 108 cultural events such as exhibitions, concerts and performances.
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OBRAS has started its 2022 residency program in april. Apart from residencies we occasionally organize exhibitions. This year the first is THE MIRROR BETWEEN US, an exhibition of collaborative work of Sherry Wiggins and Luís Branco, The newsletter has more info on the exhibition and the inauguration on 16 April.
While the exhibition of Sherry Wiggins and Luís Branco is running (and has got 1500 visitors in the first two weeks) we opened a seconnd exhibition: Resonnâncias da Terra, with Ingrid Simons, in Galería de Dinis in Estremoz. See newsletter for more info.