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10 Dec 2022

Portugal | Nu’vem Residency Programme on Pico Island 2023

The production company FREESAM is calling for applications from artists working in painting, sculpture, architecture and new media for the Nu’vem Residency Programme on Pico Island, Azores (Portugal), between February and June 2023.

The programme is designed for artists who are at least three years out from a school of arts and who have done at least two solo exhibitions or presentations. 

The residency consists of a one-month stay at Pico Island, during which a unique work of art will be created that reflects Czech-Portuguese relations, the Azores, and their importance in the international context, or whose contents supports protection of the environment of the Azores. The resident will leave the resulting work to FREESAM, which will then use it to present the Programme in the public space at the project venue. 

Simple accommodation is provided in a renovated historical mill on a large private property on the shore of the Atlantic and at the foot of the Pico Volcano. An outdoor kitchen and bathrooms are available for residents. For work, there is a separate studio with running water. The property is located in a strictly protected nature reserve.

Given the type of accommodation and the challenging and frequently changing conditions, the Programme is not intended for artists who require a greater level of comfort and extensive production facilities. 

The programme includes the following:

  • Simple accommodation in a renovated historic mill
  • Round-trip airfare to and from the Azores
  • A monthly allowance of EUR 1,000 per person or EUR 1,500 for an artistic couple
  • A production budget of EUR 200
  • Basic tools and equipment on site
  • One paid whale and dolphin-watching trip
  • Climb to the volcano

Application guidelines 

Deadline: 10 December 2022