The Centre of Foundation OBRAS is in the South-East of Portugal (see this page for a map). Artists and scientists with (emerging) professional standing are eligible for residence. Disciplines include visual arts, architecture, music composition, film/video, writing, dance, drama and science.
Since 2004, OBRAS-Portugal received around 750 artists in residence from around 53 countries. Have a look at this page for their names and projects. The most recent ones are in the newsletter.
OBRAS-Portugal has seven apartments, two cottages, five studios ranging in size from 25 to 200 m2, some music instruments (including piano) and a swimming pool). It can host up to 10 artists at the same time, but we generally accept 5 to 6. The center is open in April-June and August-October.
We also organise, together with the artist, every year some exhibitions, concerts, performances and open studios. For this we co-operate with museums and other cultural organizations in the region. Have a look on "past and upcoming events".
More information is on "an impression" , "info on prices and more" and on "application form".
In case you are interested in more details: have a look at the history of the house, the surrounding nature, megalithic monuments and local climate.
An obvious highlight is marble, both for sculpting and visiting the active and abandoned quarries in the region. See the marble pages for sites and examples of projects by residents.